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West Sussex Writers and the Steyning Bookshop, in conjunction with the Steyning Festival, are delighted to announce that the winner of the 2018 Steyning Festival Short Story Award is Tracy Fells with her story A Keepers Telling.

The award was announced by judges Elly Griffiths and Simon Brett on June 7th at the Sussex Produce Café in Steyning as part of the festival. Many congratulations to Tracy and to all the finalists.

We would like to thank everyone who entered and all those who helped to deliver the competition. The full results are below.


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Winning Stories

Winner A Keeper's Telling  Tracy Fells
Second Rebuffed  Michael Fleming
Third Revolution  Rachel Swabey


Shortlisted Stories

In the Bricklayers Arms  Geoff Lavender
Apple Crumble  Sara Crowley
Following Mr Wharton  Gaye Jee


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

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
Tulum - Sue Milnes