2016 Winners plus Shortlist


First prize went to David Swann for ‘An Arabesque: the Lamping’, second prize to Clare Golding for ‘Deafening’, third prize to Rolf Venner for ‘Julia’s Breakfast Redux’. The local prize was awarded to Liz Jones of Wells for ‘All These Inexorable Things’, with local runner up Jude Winter of Frome with ‘Hide and Seek’.

Vanessa Lafayen (‘Experiments in Gravity’) and D R D Bruton were highly commended overall.

The following stories were commended in the local category: ‘When I was Wolf’, ‘The Genie’, ‘No Substitute’, ‘No Good Will Come of It’, and ‘Kites’.

Well done to all our winners!

Short List 2016

The following twelve stories have gone through to the short list and the final judging process.

All those Inexorable Things

An Arabesque: the Lamping

As Far as She Goes

Being Roy

Cake

Deafening

Experiments in Gravity

Hide and Seek

Julia’s Breakfast Redux

Lost Souls

The Asinine Fool

The Way Men Look

 

Here are the long listed entries:

All Those Inexorable Things

An Arabesque: the Lamping

Animalia

As Far as she Goes

Being Roy

Bermondsey Girl

Cake

Contracted

Deafening

Ella

Experiments in Gravity

Hide and Seek

Home Baking

Honeymoon Abroad

Julia’s Breakfast Redux

Kites

Lost Souls

Mission Creep

No Good will Come of It

No Substitute

Pink Girls

Summer’s Lease

The Asinine Fool

The Genie

The Purple File

The Way Men Look

Victim

When I was Wolf

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