Short Story Competition 2017: The Final Results!

Exeter Writers are delighted to announce the winners of our 2017 short story competition:

1st prize - Celluloid Job by Sharon Boyle from East Lothian.

2nd prize - Selling Fans in Haliville by Jason Jackson from Bristol.

3rd prize - Fences by Christopher Allen from Munich.


Devon prize - Bye Bye Birdie by Orlando Murrin from Exeter.


We can also now reveal the authors of the shortlisted and longlisted stories (in no particular order):


Shortlist:

A Light Dusting of Snow - Alison Marlow
Bury Me in Brentley Park - Dan Brotzel
Call of the Kazer - Natalie Pearson
Lapsang Souchong - Paul Toolan
Rebuffed - Michael J Fleming
Thin Air - Ingrid Jendrzejewski
The Crossroads at Jijiga - James Woolf

Longlist:

A Death in the Family - Amanda Staples
The Miss Higher Complex - Julie Day
Past breaking - Lesley Mace
Calling the Tune - Clay Iles
The Tracker - James Mitchell
The Secrets of Bones - Lucy Banks
Never the Same Advantages - Judy Walker
Saving Anna - Christine Tennent
Collision - Peter Kelly
Dotted About the Terrace - Corinna Hampton
Fire and Ice - Ali Bacon
The Grief Register - Selma Carvalho
The Woman Within the Dress - Eva Sneddon
I Came and Met Your Absence - E F S Byrne
The Fire of Fortune - Jayanti Kar
Abandon Ship - Alex Kilcannon
Dear Horse - Kathleen Griffin
The Manana Approach - Kira McPherson
The Palace Road Hunt - Janette Ballard
The Fire People - Daniela I Norris
The Power of Three - Judith Wilson
Deer - Sandra Kirley
A Eulogy for Boo - Taria Karrillion
The Cullen Quartet. After Teresa - Catherine Edmunds
Flowerboy - Caitlin Devlin
42nd Street - Paul Toolan
A New Doll - Marla Dean



Thank you to everyone who sent in their stories. 
Next year's competition will be open for entries in the autumn.

 

Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2017: Shortlist

We are delighted to announce the shortlisted entries for the 2017 short story competition (in no particular order):

A Light Dusting of Snow.
Bury Me in Brentley Park.
Call of the Kazer.
Celluloid Job.
Fences.
Lapsang Souchong.
Rebuffed.
Selling Fans in Halivale.
Thin Air.
The Crossroads at Jijiga.

Author names will be withheld until the judging process has finished.

The winners will be announced by the end of May.

Good luck!


Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 2017: Longlist Announced!

Thank you to everyone who entered this year's short story competition.

We had hundreds of entries from around the world, so don't despair if you didn't make it this time. Maybe next year could be your turn?

The longlisted stories are shown below. Authors names are not listed at this stage as we are still going through the judging process.



2017 longlist (in no particular order):

Bury Me in Brently Park.
A Death in the Family.
The Miss Higher Complex.
Past breaking.
Calling the Tune.
Thin Air.
The Tracker.
The Secrets of Bones.
Never the Same Advantages.
Saving Anna.
Collision.
Dotted About the Terrace.
Fire and Ice.
The Grief Register.
The Woman Within the Dress.
I Came and Met Your Absence.
The Fire of Fortune.
A Light Dusting of Snow.
The Crossroads at Jijiga.
Abandon Ship.
Dear Horse.
Rebuffed.
The Manana Approach.
The Palace Road Hunt.
The Fire People.
The Power of Three.
Deer.
A Eulogy for Boo.
Call of the Kazer.
Celluloid Job.
Fences.
The Cullen Quartet. After Teresa.
Flowerboy.
Selling Fans in Haliville.
Lapsang Souchong.
42nd Street.
A New Doll. 
Bye Bye Birdie.


Keep an eye on the website for when these have been narrowed down to a shortlist of ten, and the winners will be announced by the end of May.


Good luck and well done to everyone who has made it this far. 

Cover reveal for The Girl in Red Velvet

The latest novel by Margaret James; The Girl in Red Velvet is out on 25th April. Here's a peek at the gorgeous cover, and you can read more about it here.


Margaret is published by Choc Lit, and recently co-hosted an event at Exeter Library along with some of her fellow choc lit authors, Victoria Cornwall, Linda Mitchelmore and Laura E James (pictured below) talking about their journeys to publication whilst editor Lusana Taylor gave local writers the opportunity to pitch their novels.
Left to right; Margaret James, Victoria Cornwall, Linda Mitchelmore and Laura E James