Our inaugural short story writing competition, on the theme of "Borders", closed on 10 December 2017. We are delighted to have received 55 submissions.

We are reading the stories, in two rounds, until the end of January. We will short-list submissions to ten top entries before a final round is judged by Fiona Shaw, York-based author of four novels and the widely reviewed memoir Out of Me. We will notify the winner by 15 March.

The winning writer will receive £50.00, a signed first edition of Fiona Shaw's latest novel, and the story published on this website.  The winner's name, along with the names of two runners-up will also be published here.
Thank you to everyone who entered - and good luck.