Competition Winners 2024

Competition Winners 2024


We are delighted to announce the winners of this year's Exeter Writers Short Story Competition:

1st Prize - Desire Lines by Marc Joan

2nd Prize - The Sleeve by Julie Evans

3rd Prize - Guardian Angel by Jaime Gill

Devon Prize - Trevithick's Miniature Menagerie by Rebecca Shapland

(Highly Commended: Battle Cry by Marc Joan)


Congratulations to all our winners. The stories will be published one by one over the coming week and watch out for interviews with our winners coming soon.

We can now also put names to everyone on our short and long lists, thank you to everyone who entered:

Short List:

And Only I Remain - Michael Pearson
Battle Cry - Marc Joan
Desire Lines - Marc Joan
Guardian Angel - Jaime Gill
Hard Cheese - Keith McGibbon
How Langhead Baptist Church Youth Fellowship Won The Holy Spirit All-Scotland Seven-a-Side Trophy - David McVey
Rosemary + Cindi - Elaine Gormley 
The Portrait - Alex Clissold-Jones
The Sleeve - Julie Evans
Trevithick's Miniature Menagerie - Rebecca Shapland
White Roses and Gypsophila - Wendy Hood


Long List:

And Only I Remain - Michael Pearson
Battle Cry - Marc Joan
Cuckoo - Philip Gibson
Desire Lines - Marc Joan
Don't Look Back - Keren Heenan
Guardian Angel - Jaime Gill
Half of the Sky - Anil Classen
Hand It Over - Eamonn McKeon
Hard Cheese - Keith McGibbon
How Langhead Baptist Church Youth Fellowship Won The Holy Spirit All-Scotland Seven-a-Side Trophy - David McVey
Magpie - Matt Thomas 
Mr Motala - Jon Barton
Nincompoop - Silvia Rucchin
Rosemary + Cindi - Elaine Gormley
Snapshots of a Broken Mind - Paul Chiswick
The Conductor - Anwen John
The Okinawa Gambit - C J Spear
The Portrait - Alex Clissold-Jones
The Runner - Natalie Smith
The Sleeve - Julie Evans
The Woman on His Bench - Sam Szanto
Trevithick's Miniature Menagerie - Rebecca Shapland
White Roses and Gypsophila - Wendy Hood

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