We are delighted to announce the winners, runners up, highly commended and commended writers in each category of The FORTY WORDS Competition.


Thank you to everyone for sending in your fantastic work.  We had 243 entries in total, of an extremely high standard and it was a very difficult job to select our winners.


Winners will be contacted by email this weekend to confirm availability for reading and presentation.


Congratulations to the winners and thank you so much to everyone for allowing us to read your work.




Winner- Sherry Morris-‘Reckoning Day’

Runner-up- Ed Broom- ‘Every Penny Warms the Sea’

Highly commended- John Holland- ‘Iodine’

Highly commended- Lynda Kirby- ‘Wishing’

Commended- Eilise Norris- ‘Three days, no sightings’

Commended- Martin Parker- ‘Fabulous’

Commended- David Atkinson- ‘My Father Cut My Hair Until I Was Fifteen’

Commended- JL McCavana- ‘Target Practice’

Commended-Ingrid Jendrzejewski – ‘Hyperbolic Geometry’

Commended-Marilyn Timms- ‘First Frost’




Winner- David Braziel- ‘Snails’

Runner-up-Nick Allen- ‘Salt’

Highly commended- Peter Adair- ‘Open Chapel’

Highly commended- Richard Hough- ‘Ambiguity’

Commended- Anne Casey- ‘Final Offensive’

Commended- Patricia Bennett- ‘Rewrite’

Commended- Kevin Reid- ‘Four Walls and an Absence of Livestock’

Commended- Angela Graham- ‘View-finder’

Commended- Aine McAllister- ‘How to Take the Next Step’

Commended- Diane Jackman- ‘A comparison of cows’

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