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2021 Short Story Competition

Congratulations to our 2021 Short Story Shortlisted Entries

A Love SupremePhilip Kavvadias
A nice Cup of TeaCaroline Rose
A View of the WaterBrooke Dunnell
A Local_ApocalypseGuy Russell  
Anti-socialJames W. Wood
Artisan DwellingBeverley Byrne
Books by BikeAlan Peat
I got LifeLorraine Forrest-Turner
Incident on the LineAlice Fowler
KneelersSherri Turner
Like, UnlikeValerie Bowes  
On leavingDeb Waters
Patient ObscuraJo Brandon
PearlsSarah Davies
PterippusRob Nisbet
ReclamationRobyn Ede
Sandwich BoxPaul Sedgley
Silver BreamTony Bell
StarsG S Walker
Support DogClemency Marlowe
The Albatross and the Silver LiningGwenda Major   
The room of uncertaintyAlaa Halifi  
Times upKaren Glen
War ServiceMatthew Thomas
Sally Bayley is our 2021 Short Story Judge

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.

Prize money in the Short Story is 1st £750, 2nd £300, 3rd £200. Plus an opportunity to win a Local Prize of £100.

Entries to the Short Story Competition must be between 1,000 and 2,000 words. The stories can be about any subject, and must be anonymous.

Please read the Terms & Conditions carefully to ensure you entry is accepted.