Bath Short Story Award – winners announced

51k9m1pFc1L._SX339_BO1,204,203,200_Congratulations to Safia Moore for winning the 2015 Bath Short Story award today. And to Dan Powell and Angela Readman for taking second and third spots respectively. Also to Lucy Corkhill who won the unpublished writers award, plus Eileen Merriman and Barbara Weeks, who were Highly Commended by the judge Carrie Kania, literary agent with Conville & Walsh.

I’m very pleased to be among such great company, my story The Three Kings was Highly Commended by the judge and picked up the Local Writers Prize. Not too shoddy given there were more than a thousand entries this year.

The Bath Short Story Award is a relatively young competition with a growing reputation, evidenced by the calibre of writers taking the prizes – Dan won the Scott Prize for his debut collection Looking Out Of Broken Windows and Angela (who won the Costa Short Story Award in 2013) has just published her own collection Don’t Try This At Home, which has also garnered awards.

Kudos also to Sophie Hampton, Emma Seaman and Sara Collins who also made the final shortlist of 10 writers (out of more than 1,000 entrants).

Full details are available via the Bath Short Story Award website including links to the prize winning stories and some other information.