Open 2015

Here are the results of the open competitions 2015.

My personal congratulations go to you all; you were judged against a very strong entry this year and you should feel proud to have reached the high status of a place in this list of finalists.

The winning short story and the three placed poems are available to read here on our website. They will also be published in our anthology, The Write Path 2016, together with the full judging notes. Estimated publication date: end of October 2016.

My thanks also to everyone who entered, as without your support we would not be able to offer the big cash prizes, and don't be discouraged if you didn't win this time. We had an exceedingly high standard of entries.

And many thanks to the Judges, Simon and Maggie – you have worked very hard and with cheerful diligence.

— Pam Fish, NAWG Chairman.

Open Short Story – Judged by Simon Whaley

  1. £250 – The Fortune Teller's Words by Michelle Pilkington.
  2. £100 – The Reinvention Test by Dianne Bown-Wilson.
  3. £50 – A Perfect Cliché by John Glander.
Highly Commended
  1. The Hold-up by Tracy Davidson.
  2. Another Manic Monday by Melissa Valente.

Open Poetry – Judged by Maggie Harris

  1. £250 – Small Fry by Roger Elkin.
  2. £100 – The Gardener by Alice O'Malley.
  3. £50 – Those Days by Sam Payne.
Highly Commended
  • Waiting and Weaving by Jane Pauline Mann.
  • Doodlebug by Heather Ann Russell.
  • I've fallen in Love with a Dalek by Helen Jane Somers.
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Author: Kevin Machin Date: December 3, 2015 5:21 pm
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