Alice Ash, ‘Eggs’
Thomas Chadwick, ‘Above the fat’
Mikaella Clements, ‘The Proci’
Holly Fitzgerald, ‘Little boxes’
Laura Kaye, ‘Girls’
Vijay Khurana, ‘Zenith’
Nicholas Petty, ‘It is summer at Camp Pomodoro’
Guy Ware, ‘Confidence interval’
Martha Whatley, ‘Good girl’
Anna Wood, ‘When can you start?’
And Special Mentions:
‘Keener sounds’, by Richard Strachan
‘Two’, by Laura Hayward
‘As for Tokyo’, by Gordon Collins
’Sal’, by Emma Hutton
‘What's for you won’t go by you’, by Uschi Gatward
‘Other people’s dirt’, by Alison Armstrong
The Judges for the Women's Prize for Fiction, 2019, are:
Chair: Professor Kate Williams
4th March 2019 - The Longlist to be Announced
29th April 2019 - The Shortlist to be Announced
5th June 2019 - The Winner to be Announced
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Anyone can enter the prize, as long as their story (of up to 5,000 words) is previously unpublished.
Every year, a single judge is asked to choose three winning stories, to feature in the autumn issue of The Moth.
Previous judges include John Boyne, Martina Evans, Donal Ryan, Belinda McKeon and Mike McCormack.
Previous winners include Marc Phillips, Nikki McWatters and June Caldwell.
1st prize €3,000
2nd prize week-long writing retreat at Circle of Misse in France plus €250 travel stipend
3rd prize €1,000
The prize is open from January to June annually (with a closing date of 30 June)
Short Story Contest The Results
Fran Hunnisett – Just a Small Boat
Dominic JP Nelson-Ashley – Plastic is Better Than Meta
Rebecca Chadfield – The Diavel Rides Out
Kathryn Baggot – Eleanor
Nate Connor – Failure’s Door
Jo Derrick – With Interest
Marion Husband – The Eye of the Beholder
Alan Parkinson – The Wicker Man
Longlist announcement: 11 February 2019
Shortlist announcement: 1 March 2019
Prize-winner announcement: 22 March 2019
The winning author will receive £1000 or one year’s editorial support for a writing project.
Shortlisted authors will each receive £150.
Longlisted authors will receive £50 of book vouchers and a 4-book subscription to Galley Beggar Press.
Simon Armitage wins Queen's gold medal for poetry 2018
English poet and novelist Simon Armitage has been awarded the Queen’s gold medal for poetry for his body of work “giving voice to those rarely admitted into poetry, and extending an arm around the unheard and the dispossessed”.
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2018 RW Short Story Prize Shortlist
Between The Times by Richard Buxton
Future Shock by Lorri Nicholson
I Visit My Dad Every Thursday by Dave Murray
Like A Dog by Rhys Timson
Something Else by Sophie Kirkwood
The Lost Letter by Lucy Duggan
The Stutter by Alexis Wolfe
The Tailor’s Shears by David Butler
Will You Go Out Tonight by Joanna Campbell
Satellite Presence by A.C. Koch
2018 RW Flash Fiction Prize Shortlist
A Beige Spot by Manisha Khemka
Broken Shackles At Her Feet by Dean Gessie
Burger Raid by David McVey
Connor And His Amazing Ejector Boots by James Ellis
Gold Band by Niamh McCabe
How to Friend Your Shadow by Frances Gapper
Let It Snow by Gwenda Major
Old Woman Cooking Eggs, Diego Valesquez 1618 by Fiona Mackintosh
Sticking Point by Sherry Morris
The Problem Is by Xanthi Barker
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