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2017 Short Story Winners

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Once again the judges of the 2017 Short Story Competition were highly impressed with the quality of the entries submitted. Here is the full list of winners:

First prize: Written in the Stars by Alana Andrews

Second prize: Rainbows by Margot Ogilvie

Third prize: A Walk Down Memory Lane by Gaynor Faulkner

Honorable Mentions:

The Make-Believe Family by Zanita Fletcher

A Sunny Day At The Last Resort by Nikki McWatters

The Rag And Bone Child by Maggie Brooke

Divided Smiles by Leonie Crowden

I Am Fig by Sas Lawrence

Heartbeats by Rachel Sweasey

Final Bid by Christine Johnson

Long list (these will be included in the anthology):

The Art of Saving by Cam Dang

Reveille by Liz Smart

The Loving Cup by Margaret Pearce

The Unexpected by Meg Dunn

Irish Stew by Christine Johnson

Memory by Christine Johnson

Darling River Run by Vickie Walker

Diamonds in the Rough by Simon James

The Printer’s Wife by Gillian Williams

The Window by Jodi Gibson

Congratulations to all those listed above. To those who entered but were not successful this time, please don’t be discouraged. Continue to work on your writing, and remember that, to some extent at least, the judging of writing competitions is subjective. Given a different set of judges, who knows? – you might have made this list. Keep trying, and keep believing in your own ability.

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