Miki Byrne

Congratulations to Miki on the 500th publication of an individual magazine/anthology poem. She’s a much valued member of the Glos and South Glos writing community and we salute you!

John Holland

Stroud Short Stories organiser, John Holland, has won the 2018 £1,000 First Prize in the To Hull And Back Short Story Competition (for humorous stories) with his story ‘Lips’. John, who also won the Dorset Fiction Award in July, will have the pleasure of journeying to Hull and having his mugshot on the front cover of the printed anthology. He will also be one of the judges of next year’s competition.

All info – https://www.christopherfielden.com/short-story-competition/results-2018.php#Winners

Joanna Campbell

for winning the TSS Publishing/ Cambridge Short Story Prize with her story ‘Boy in a Bearskin’

Val Ormrod who has won the Mere Festival Flash Fiction prize with ‘Digging Deep’

Belinda Rimmer 

who is joint-winner of the Indigo Dreams First Pamphlet Competition

and to

Frances March who was shortlisted and Howard Timms who was shortlisted for their first full collection competition.

Anna Saunders (GWN Poetry Judge 2018) 
who is the first poet to sign a three book deal with Indigo Dreams Publishing Ltd

Christine Griffin’s poem ‘Ceasefire’ was Commended in the Torbay Open Poetry Competition

and finally

to Sophie E Tallis

shortlisted for the 2018 British Fantasy Awards in the Best Artist category so will attending the posh awards ceremony and keeping her fingers crossed!  🙂


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