We are delighted to announce our two shortlists for the prestigious H G Wells Short Story Competition 2017.
We have received a high level of entries this year of excellent quality from talented writers in the UK, Europe, America, New Zealand and India.
The judges have selected the following stories for the 2017 shortlists.
Shortlist for Junior Competition, The Margaret and Reg Turnill Prize of £1000
- Her American Dream, Malak Elsouri
- Day Dream, Mina Bixley
- The Trouble with Suicide, Elizabeth Kuiper
- Lights, Ashira Shirali
- Lyubochka’s Library on Legs, Sithara Ranasinghe
- In the Light of the Sky, Kaylene Jackmore
- Venus Rising, Hazel Atkinson
- My Lover, The Moon, Francesca Violich Kennedy
- She Is Taken Lightly, Grace Howarth
- Sea Daisies, Laura Steel Pascual
Shortlist for the Senior Competition, The Grand Prize of £250
- A Light for Iorwerth, Anne Petrie
- This Is Not How It Ends, Anthony Maxwell
- The Day Coming up Silver and Bright, D. R. D. Bruton
- Stark, Anne Petrie
- Neon Smile, Mark Howard
- Degrees of Exposure, Dianne Bown-Wilson
- When the Call Comes, Alex Reece Abbott
- Seeing the Light, Sally Lane
- Alone into the Alone, Robin Jones
- Traffic, Louise Rimmer
Many congratulations to the shortlisted writers and we look forward to meeting many of you at the Awards Ceremony at the Grand, Folkestone, Kent CT20 2XL on Sunday 19 November.