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2021 Short Stories

Our thanks go to the shortlist team, to Sally Bayley our 2021 Short Stories Judge and to all those entrants who made the competition so tough for the team.

A writer of fiction and non-fiction, Sally Bayley is a Lecturer in English at Hertford College, Oxford. She also teaches academic writing, literature, film and creative writing for the Sarah Lawrence visiting programme at Wadham College, Oxford. Her latest book No Boys Play Here combines forms of drawing and song with scenes from Shakespeare’s plays.

2021 Winners

PositionTitleAuthorDownload Link (Subject to Availability)
1stIncident on the LineAlice Fowler Download PDF of Incident on the Line by Alice Fowler
2ndPearlsSarah Davies Download PDF of Pearls by Sarah Davies
3rdArtisan DwellingBeverley Byrne Download PDF of Artisan Dwelling by Beverley Byrne
Wyvern Local PrizeA nice Cup of TeaCaroline Rose Download PDF of A nice Cup of Tea by Caroline Rose