We received nearly 450 entries for our competition this year, and the standard was amazingly high. Choosing just 10 winners was incredibly difficult, but the judges managed it in the end.
So, without any further fanfare, the winners - and their stories - are...
First Prize: 'A Handful' by Tim Stevenson
Second Prize: 'Spinning' by Oliver Barton
Third Prize: 'X' by Amy Mackelden
'Lost For Words' by Andrea Mullaney
'My Grandad was Roy Rogers' by Anouska Huggins
'Dot to Dot man' by Alison Wells
'Slather' by Clare Kirwan
'The Gradual Discovery of Loss' by Eva Holland
'All Light' by Alan Beard
'India' by Joanna Campbell
Congratulations to all of them!
Well, our crowd-sourced fundraising experiment ended yesterday and, while we didn't hit out target, we're still really pleased and grateful to everyone who helped out by either donating directly or simply spreading the word and helping others with spare cash to find us.
Our specific thanks need to go to our sponsors who were, in no particular order:
Pleased to announce that we now have our longlist for the Micro-Fiction competition. The judges are whittling it down to the winners and so I don't want to reveal who wrote which story, but here is a list of the authors who made it to the top. Congratulations to them all!
Chelsea Covington Maass
Selina Siak Chin Yoke