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New Ghost Stories III
Ghost story competition

Hot on the heels of our Writer’s Award announcement, it’s time to reveal the winners of the 2014 Fiction Desk Ghost Story competition.

This year, we have one first prize winner and ten runners-up.

All of the stories listed below will appear in our autumn anthology.

The runners-up, who will each receive £100, are:

  • Alice Adams, for ‘Watching Kate & Gustav’
  • Die Booth, for ‘Twice a Day with Water’
  • Lucinda Bromfield, for ‘The Time of Your Life’
  • Bernie Deehan, for ‘Hell for Leather’
  • Tamsin Hopkins, for ‘The Table’
  • Matthew Licht, for ‘The Bear Got Me’
  • Amanda Mason, for ‘Incomers’
  • Miha Mazzini, for ‘Armies’
  • Matt Plass, for ‘Next to Godliness’
  • Melanie Whipman, for ‘End of the Rope’

And the winner of the £500 first prize is:

  • Jane Alexander, for ‘In Yon Green Hill To Dwell’

Congratulations to all of the above. It was another great year for the ghost story competition, and once again we’ve found ourselves handing out more prizes than expected.

We’ll be sharing more news about the autumn anthology over the coming weeks. Next month will also see the launch of a new competition (one we’ve not run before), so keep your eyes out for that.

4 Comments on “Announcing the winners of the 2014 Ghost Story Competition”

  1. Matt Says:

    Congratulations to Jane! I’m delighted to be part of this anthology. The Fiction Desk is a wonderful thing.

  2. Flora Alexander Says:

    Congratulations Jane!!!!

  3. Jane Says:

    Thanks Matt! Looking forward to reading everyone’s stories…

  4. Anita Says:

    Looking forward to reading Jane Alexander’s latest short story -bound to be as high quality as her other writing! Congratulations to all the writers involved.

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