The 2020 competition is open and our judge this year is author, journalist and broadcaster, Bel Mooney.

Long List 2019

Congratulations to the writers of these stories which have reached the long list.

1932 (The Bonus Army)

A Little ‘Me Time’


Call me Elspeth


Dictator Perpetuo

Double Take

Far from the Poppy Fields

Fifty Dollars

Foetal Position

Is this the Fussen Train?

It’s a Trap

It’s Later than you Think

Long Way from Home


My Land, your Land

My Name’s Verity

On Brasenose Two


Plant a Tree in ’73



Silver Fish for Silver Coins

The Boxing Day Shout

The Chestnut Harvest

The Condor

The Fire-Breathing Dragon of Salford

The Textures of Life

Trapped in a Box

Visiting Time

Will you make Welshcakes?

Woman in a Chair

You were Warned

Your Move

Short Story Competition 2018


2018 Results!

Congratulations to our winners and shortlisted entrants. It was lovely to meet some of you at the prize-giving on July 15th

Julie Evans took first place for ‘The Artist’s Last Model’, William Hillier came second with ‘I am not Elena’ and Suzie Lockhart-Smith was third with ‘Colouring in’. Entries from James McPherson (‘March of the Wassenkinder’), Simon van der Velde (‘Vanishing’) and Josie Turner (‘Dilys’) were all highly commended.

The local prize went to Suzie Lockhart-Smith, with Jason Jackson as runner-up for ‘A Good Man’ and Caroline Mair highly commended for ‘Billy Boy’.

Sadly, guest judge Margaret Graham was unwell, but poet and writer Rosie Jackson stepped in to award the prizes and give her own and Margaret’s comments on the winners.

Many thanks to Frome Festival, Frome Library, our readers and  judges, and all who helped on the day.


Stories and photos to follow.









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