Competition Results

2018 International Prizes: Winners 

2018 Novel Prize



The Thing about Max - Claire Owen

Runner Up

The Lyre and the Longships - Elizabeth Price


Havock - Dan Forrester
Scuzzling -  CR Berry
Eleven Bodies -  Rachel McHale
Irredeemable - Naomi Rebis
Live for Today - SA Solomon


Absent from the Photograph - Tim Macedo-Hatch
Agency - Stephanie Hutton
Bloodline/Murmurs of the Earth - Nick Van Der Leek
Bronte's Mistress - Finola Austin
Elbow Street - Barbara Robinson
Faces Behind the Grille - Lorraine Buck
Mako Bay - Stephanie Ruth
Money Bear - Kerry Cox
Siege Portrait - Molly Gartland
Static - Peter Coles
The Commune - Lucy McLaren
The Last Card - Tip Finch
Irredeemable - Naomi Rebis

2018 Short Story Prize


When Miracles End - K. Crocker

Runner Up

The God of Small Colours - Katie Reed


Baggage Allowance - Paul Brockbank
The Nightingale - Declan Wilk
Pet Hospital - Michael Thompson
Ignis - Thomas Firth


A Delicious Aroma Made Me Fall In Love - Eugenia Robusti
Alva - Erica Robb
Echoes and Awakenings - Gillian Robertson
Her Other Passion - James Woolf
Hew Own Woman - Lindsay Staniforth
Home Schooling - Shannon Savvas
Infinitesimal Footprints - Alden Etra
Numbers is Good - Brandt Scheidemantel
Setting Sail to the Edge of the World - Emma Reed
Soiled - Tony Leonard
Steer the Dark Skies - Niamh MacCabe
The Farewell Cabin - Alastair Hagger
The Fear - Michael Thompson

2018 Poetry Prize


The Alarming Decline of the Bobwhite - Mara Adamitz Scrupe

Runner Up

A Birth in Abaddon Vale - Andie Hughes


The Wait - Andreana Chan

A Bipolar Poem - Aaron Morris

Ephemerality - Hannah-Lee Osborn

Heartbreak - Amanda Adamson

The Waiting Room - Laura Purcell

White Stick - Joan Michelson


The Pencaitland Hoopoe - Stella Hervey Birrell

Song of the Wind - Jane Burn

Of Bridges - Anamaria Julia Dragomir

Lotus Moon - Stacey George

Lapland Blues - Bruce Marsland

Homes - Sam Barcock

Dismissal of the Birds - Josiah O'Brien

Dancefloor - Tom Woodhead

Break of Day - Simon Pocock

The Death of Bare Feet - Angela Kubinec

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