And the results are:

First Place: Echoes by Louise Brakspear

Second Place: Out of the Abyss by Louise Mangos

Third Place: Tell it to the Clouds by Emma Phillips

Highly Commended: Emeralds by Josie Turner and Rookwing by Emma Hillier

Local Prize (for writers living within 25 miles of Frome Library):

First: They’re Getting Help by David Clensy

Second: The Meeting by Caroline Rose

Spontaneous Urban Sculpture (Jimmy Lowther), Sprawled (Adrienne Howell), The Butterfly House (Carys Randeira) and Love (Ting Randle) were all highly commended in the local category.

Many congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who took part and sent us such wonderful stories! Click on the highlighted titles to read the winning entries.


If you have requested a critique of your story, please note that these are always carried out after the judging and will be sent out in the next few weeks.

Young Writers’ Award.

Two years ago, the Competition collaborated with Frome Writers’ Collective to introduce a contest for young writers (under 21) in the Frome area. We received a brilliant range of stories this year, and the following results are as follows:

Winner 16-21 age group: Grace Maddrell

Winner 12-16 age group Jude Shalaby

Runners-up Amber Little and Jake Carter

Congratulations to all who took part!


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