2024 Long List and previous years’ winners

Long list 2024

A Dying Breed

A Father’s Son

A House Filled with Light

A Struggle for Words

Another Day in Paradise

Arrogance Management


Ben Garrett Saved my Life

Eyes for the World


Flying Away


Getting Even

High Hurstwood


Laurie is Red, Jonas is Blue

Lost Plot

No-one Wants to be Second Best


On the Border



Somethin’ Stupid (paper)

The Bookmark

The Draugh

The Ivy on the Wall

The Job at Dobson’s (paper)

The Last Horse

The Teller of Tales

Until it Hurts

White Rose

2023 Short List

A Hind’s Daughter




I’ll Take You In

Into The Cave

It might be lonelier without the loneliness


Out of the Abyss 


Tell it to the Clouds

They’re Getting Help

Washed Up 

Winning stories 2022

First Prize – Saying Goodbye to Laura by Nikki Copleston

Second Prize – Moonblind by Kieran Marsh

Third Prize – Buyer Beware by Fiona Anderson

Highly Commended:

The Fog, by Joanna Shardlow

Redhead Reunion by Dianne Bown-Williams

Selkie by Anne Corlett.

The Local Prize was won by Anne Corlett for Selkie.

Winners 2021

First place, Tony Peake with Your Call’; second place, Arleen McCrombie with ‘North Ridge’; third place, Jimmy Lowther with ‘Kingfisher; highly commended, Mary Byrne with ‘Finishing Touch‘ and Stella Townson with Butch’.

Local prizes (from writers within 25 miles of Frome): joint first place to Jimmy Lowther (Kingfisher) and Stella Townson (Butch); third place, Jo Kirk with ‘The Last Apple; highly commended, Adrienne Howell with My Boy Jonah’.


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