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It’s time to announce the latest winner of the Fiction Desk Writer’s Award.

The Writer’s Award is given for the best story of each anthology, as voted by our contributors. Nobody else gets a vote, meaning that the award really does represent the judgement of the writers themselves; after all, they’re the ones who best know what makes a good short story.

Today’s award is for the best story in Because of What Happened, our fifth anthology. It was a tough contest, with fifteen stories to choose from, including Tania Hershman’s already-prizewinning story from our 2013 flash fiction competition. But we have a winner…

Cindy GeorgeI’m delighted to announce that our writers chose Cindy George’s story ‘The Coaster Boys’ as the winner of the Fiction Desk Writer’s Award. Congratulations Cindy!

Cindy George has written a post for us about the inspiration behind her story; you can read her post here, and you can read the story itself in Because of What Happened, out now in paperback, Kindle, and other ebook editions.

3 Comments on “Announcing the winner of the Fiction Desk Writer’s Award for Because of What Happened

  1. S.R. Mastrantone Says:

    Well done, Cindy. A lovely story.


  2. Matt Plass Says:

    Congratulations, Cindy. Well deserved!

  3. Linda Brucesmith Says:

    Congratulations Cindy! I’m looking forward to reading your story.

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