Exeter Writers Short Story competition 2021


Exeter Writers Short Story Competition 

The 2021 competition will open at the beginning of October! Watch this space for more details


Exeter Writers 2020 competition winners

First prize: On Talan Moor by Alastair Chisholm, Edinburgh.
Second Prize: A Light Supper with Friends by EJ Robinson, Kent.
Third Prize: Cane Life by Alexis Wolfe, Berkshire
Devon prize: Nightcaps for Wild Boys by Bruce Harris, Seaton, Devon.

We can now also reveal who wrote the other entries in our short list and our long list.

The Short List
A Light Supper with Friends by EJ Robinson, Kent
A Moonless Sky by Nicole Fitton, Devon
Cane Life by Alexis Wolfe, Kent
Lucky by Sarah Hegarty, Surrey
Miller's Court by Katy Darby, London
Nightcaps for Wild Boys by Bruce Harris, Devon
On Talan Moor by Alastair Chisholm, Edinburgh
Scorched Earth by David Butler, Wicklow
Shoebox by Mags L Halliday, Devon
Something Unsaid by Richard Hooton, Lancashire

The Long List
A Light Supper with Friends by EJ Robinson, Kent
A Moonless Sky by Nicole Fitton, Devon
Beyond the Sea by Andrew Stiggers, Wellington
Cane Life by Alexis Wolfe, Kent
Chords by Linda Grierson-Irish, Manchester
Clown Face by Selma Carvalho, West Drayton
From Across the Sea by Christopher Owen, London
In Case of Emergency, Pull Cord by Stephanie Hutton, Staffordshire
Lucky by Sarah Hegarty, Surrey
Miller's Court by Katy Darby, London
Nightcaps for Wild Boys by Bruce Harris, Devon
Northern Nights by Sara Green, Oullins, France
On Talan Moor by Alastair Chisholm, Edinburgh
Scorched Earth by David Butler, Wicklow
Scorpion by Cath Staincliffe, Manchester
Shoebox by Mags L Halliday, Devon
Something Unsaid by Richard Hooton, Lancashire
The Compass by Noel Taylor, Carcavelos, Portugal 
The Pioneer Spirit by Colleen MacMahon, Devon
The Secret Eater by Tammie Painter, Milwaukie, OR


A Winning Story?

 Flashlight is a new collection of flash fiction by the members of Exeter Writers and is for sale now on Amazon.


The Coastal ZooYou can also read a variety of Exeter Writers’ longer work, as well as the 1st prize-winning stories for years 2009-2013 in our latest anthology, The Coastal Zoo – a good way of assessing the standard of writing you might be competing with.


Click HERE to purchase a copy.


You can read winners here from 2019:

1st prize -  The Woman in Pieces by Jenny Pierpoint

2nd prize -   Wave After Wave by Brigid McConville

3rd Prize -  The Real Thing by Tracy Fells

Devon prize - Seeing to Mrs Hickmott by David Bonnett

You can also read all the previous competition winners by clicking here.