Monthly Archives: December 2014

More wins and success for our anthology writers

Many congratulations to the following writers, published in our 2014 anthology, who have had further 2014 writing successes since our results were announced in June.  We may not have everyone listed here – so writers, do let us know your news.

Kit de Waal  our  2014 second prize winner for her story ‘A Beautiful Thing’,  won the 2014 Bridport Flash Fiction competition with her story ‘Romans Chapter 1, Verse 29’,  her work, ‘Blue in Green’ won the Reader’s Choice Prize in the Sl Leeds Literary Prize 2014 and her  debut novel, ‘My Name Is Leon,’ is to be published by Viking after a recent 6-way bidding auction.

Roisin O’Donnell  one of the commended writers in the 2014 Award,  was shortlisted in the Wasafiri New Writing Prize for her story ‘Infinite Landscapes’  and her first published poem ‘The Lighthouse Keeper to his Daughter’ has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize by Structo Magazine.

Sophie Hampton,  shortlisted for her story ‘Ghost Bike’ in our award,  was also  shortlisted for her story ‘The Tower’ in the  Bristol Prize 2014. This story is published in Bristol Prize  2014 anthology.

Ken Elkes’s  longlisted story ‘Greta Garbo and the Chrysanthemum Man’ is published in our anthology. He also  won the Prolitzer Prize 2014 for his short story ‘Anyplace Is Paradise’.  He was a winner in the Aestthetica Creative Writing Compeition 2014 and was first prize winner in the 2014 Brighter Writers’ flash fiction competition  He was also shortlisted for another story in this same competition, received an honourable mention in the 2014 Yeovil Short Story Prize and was shortlisted in the Exeter Short Story Prize 2014

Anne-Marie Neary’s longlisted story ‘Gon-Do-La’  is published in our anthology. Her story ‘Upstairs’ won the 2014 Michael Mclavety Award, her story ‘Remote Control’ was one of four runners-up in the 2014 Sean O’Faolain short story competition and will be published in the Winter 2014 edition of Southword. Her story,  ‘One Day In Sarajevo’ was one of three finalists in the inaugural KWS Hilary Mantel short story competition 2014, judged by Hilary Mantel and organised by Kingston Writing School.