Short Story Competition 2018 Results
Once again, we had a wonderful selection of entries that were most enjoyable to read. These were whittled down to a short list of just four excellent stories:
‘Homecoming’ by Stephen Mamone
‘Life Changing’ by Cathy Cade
‘A Mind All Of His Own’ by Alan Kahn
‘Owzat’ by Kate Critchley-Fowler
But in the end, of course, judges Sue Welfare and Jon Lawrence had to pick just one.
Our huge congratulations to the winner – Alan Kahn from Lincolnshire with ‘A Mind All Of His Own’!
‘A Mind All Of His Own’ has a compelling narrative. The writer has a distinctive voice that carries us through the story. It would have made a much longer piece, and I loved the sense of intrigue and character, both of which were skilfully drawn.’
We are extremely grateful to have the support of The Fens Magazine, an amazing local monthly publication with a circulation of 18,000, and you can read Alan’s story in the January issue which is out now! It’s on page 43 in the Greater Peterborough edition, page 29 of the Wisbech & Surrounding edition. If you’re not fortunate enough to have it delivered then copies are available in Queensgate Shopping Centre in Peterborough, and also in locations in March, Wisbech and Ramsey, or you can read it online.
Alan has generously requested that his £75 prize be donated to a local charity. We’ll be organising that as soon as possible.
Thank you and congratulations to everyone who entered, and particularly to those short listed, and to the judges for again doing a great job of a difficult task. And many thanks to Natasha and all at The Fens Magazine for their support and for publishing the winning story. Please sign up for our newsletter if you haven’t already done so and we’ll let you know when the 2019 competition is open – perhaps we’ll be reading your story later this year!
Eyrie Press is based in the East of England, in the fens of north Cambridgeshire. As a social enterprise, one of our aims is to support writers in our area, and to celebrate the talent we have on our own doorstep, so this annual competition is only open to residents of Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Peterborough.