WSW Competitions

Members’ Short Story Competition

Our own members competition is now open. You have until the June meeting, that’s June 14th, to get these too me. We’ll settle on 1,000 – 2,500 words. Open theme. All you have to do is email your story to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or get it to me by other means. Entries are free and the wonderful Melanie Whipman will judge for us in time for the July meeting. If you want to see what sort of stories Melanie likes to write, check out her collection, ‘Llama Sutra’, which can be found on Amazon and elsewhere. One story only this time please, so pick your best.

 
Steyning Short Story Prize 2018 - Shortlist

News from the Steyning Festival 2018 Short Story Award. Below is the named longlist, the list of highly commended entries and, finally, the shortlist.

The shortlist was chosen by Elly Griffiths and Simon Brett who will also decide the final 1st, 2nd & 3rd. If you have not progressed to the shortlist then we thank you for your entry. Getting to the longlist is an achievement in itself with the standard so high. We greatly enjoyed all your stories. We would love to see all of you at the awards event to help us celebrate story writing in Sussex. To buy tickets please use the link below.

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Many congratulations to our Shortlisted authors. You will soon receive your invitation to the awards.

 

The Longlist

A Keeper's Telling - Tracy Fells
Apple Crumble - Sara Crowley
Crown Above Star - Roland Miles
Down the Aisle - Elisabeth Kondal
Every Day's a Pink Day - Andrew Stiggers
Fieldwork - Graeme Page
Following Mr Wharton - Gaye Jee
Gift - Rose Bray
I See You - Wendy Clarke
Identity - Gill Thompson
In the Bricklayers Arms - Geoff Lavender
Let Me Tell You What I Did - Sarah Lundie
Marianne - Melissa Hubbard
Music Box - Rob Nisbet
Plotted Crab - Melanie Corrigan
Rebuffed - Michael Fleming
Revolution - Rachel Swabey
Sideline - Patricia Langmaid
Tembo - Robert Cant
The Children's Hour - Jennie Pulling
The Spell - Richard Godfrey
Tides - Anita Goodfellow
Tulem - Sue Milnes

 

Highly Commended Stories

Fieldwork - Graeme Page
I See You - Wendy Clarke
Let Me Tell You What I Did - Sarah Lundie
Marianne - Melissa Hubbard
Tides - Anita Goodfellow

 

Shortlist for the Steyning Festival 2018 Short Story Award

A Keeper's Telling - Tracy Fells
Apple Crumble - Sara Crowley
Following Mr Wharton - Gaye Jee
In the Bricklayers Arms - Geoff Lavender
Rebuffed - Michael Fleming
Revolution - Rachel Swabey

 

Congratulations again to everyone.

 

You can check the rules for WSW Members' competitions here.

 

Below are the results of our past members and national competitions