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Ghost story competition logoIt’s time to announce the winners of our 2013 Ghost Story Competition.

We had a fantastic response, especially given that the competition is only in its first year. Listing only the two winning stories wouldn’t really do justice to the strength and variety of entries we received, so we’ve decided to add a shortlist to our announcement.

The winner of the £500 first prize is:

  • ‘Guests’ by Joanne Rush

The winner of the £100 second prize is:

  • ‘At Glenn Dale’ by Julia Patt

The ten shortlisted stories are:

  • ‘Half Mom’ by Jason Atkinson
  • ‘The 25th Caprice’ by Linda Brucesmith
  • ‘Tom’ by Oli Hadfield
  • ‘Washout’ by Matthew Licht
  • ‘No Good Deed’ by Amanda Mason
  • ‘In the Walls’ by Miha Mazzini
  • ‘A Whole Bloody Century’ by Jonathan Pinnock
  • ‘Journeyman, a ghost story’ by Eloise Shepherd
  • ‘Chalklands’ by Richard Smyth
  • ‘Old Ghosts’ by Ann Wahlman

Thank you again to everybody who took part. The two winning stories will appear in an upcoming anthology, and hopefully we’ll be able to feature some of the shortlisted entries too.

We’ll certainly be running this competition again next year, so stay tuned for details of that. (We’ll also be running our flash fiction competition again this autumn.)

3 Comments on “Announcing the winners of the 2013 Ghost Story Competition”

  1. Charles Lambert Says:

    That’s quite an impressive shortlist! I look forward to scaring myself silly…

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  3. Wendy Edmond Says:

    Congratulations to the winners and those shortlisted in the ghost story competition! Looking forward to reading them in the new anthology.

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