2021 Short Story Competition Results

2021 Short Story Competition Results


Thank you to everyone who took the time to enter this year’s competition. After the entries had been anonymised, John, David and Jane went to work to compile the shortlist. It was, as always, interesting to see that while there were some we agreed on, there were others which polarised us! It just highlights how enjoying a piece of writing is such a subjective experience.

However, we were able to agree on a shortlist of six, which comprised stories by:

Alan Kahn, from Lincolnshire
Katharine Armstrong, from Cambridgeshire
Pine Naylor-Bower, from Cambridgeshire
Cathy Cade, from Cambridgeshire
Ron Fisher, from Cambridgeshire
Virginia Betts, from Suffolk

Congratulations to all six! Their stories were sent to Sue Welfare and Jon Lawrence, who had the unenviable task of selecting the winner. They both agreed it wasn’t easy, but in the end they picked Cathy Cade’s story Tommy.
Many congratulations to Cathy, and you’ll be able to read her winning story in the January edition of The Fens Magazine. Look out for it!