6 - 21 June 2024

Short Story Competition

Budding authors and creative writers – share your stories with us for a chance to appear in a published anthology and take home a cash prize.  There is no theme to the competition.


Thank you to everyone who submitted an entry into the 2023 Short Story Competition. We were delighted to announce the winners at Darlington Library on 22nd April.

Congratulations to all the short listed authors who have their story included in the seventh short story anthology.

First Place – You Meet In An Inn by James Waite

Second Place – The Wolf At The Door by Rhiannon Snaith

Third Place – Token Gestures by Britta Benson

Highly Commended

Florrie Moore Is Innocent by Sarah Hunter

Predictive Text by Edward Barnfield

Run by Lorna Snuggs


Shortlisted Finalists

Invisible Me by Ace Baker

The Gift by Cathy Bryant

Trojan by Laura Buckley

Jamila And Me by Anna Byrne

The Man Was History by M. C. Campillo

Hornblower, Nylon Shirts And All That by Jo Derrick

Ever A Fool by Catherine Edmunds

Old Ghost by Martin Feekins

Looner by S.P. Hannaway

Blind Date by R. T. Hardwick

Beginner’s Luck by Ian Inglis

A Fallen Soldier Of The Great War by Robert Kibble

Shambles by Jo McCullock

A Ferry For Frogs by Adam Mclean

The Blind Shall See by June O’sullivan

Rebellion Of One by Elizabeth Ottosson

The Fallings by Libby Pearson

Homecoming 1975 by Alan Pilkington

A Fete Worse Than Death by Val Roberts

Seasons by John Simmonds

The Cage by Stephen D. Smith

A Lighthouse Of A Man by Teika Marija Smits

The Game by Yong Takahashi

The Last ’Bastian by Angela Townsend

Nora by Steve Wade

Thanks to Scott Bonner for these incredible photographs taken at our short story award ceremony at Darlington Library in April.

Take a look at last years results

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