Entrants to our Winter Writing Challenge arrived, along with family and friends, at the Lakenheath Peace Memorial Hall on Monday evening to celebrate the publishing of the Winter Writing Challenge Anthology 2014-15 and to hear the announcement of the winning short stories.
We will have a full report and photographs from the fantastic WWC Awards Ceremony up on this blog in the coming days, but we thought it was only fair to first reveal the winners, as judged by library patron and crime writer Alison Bruce and her Newmarket Library Reading Group companion Genevieve Pease.
Firstly, three short stories were marked as “Highly Commended” in the book; the short-listed few. They are:
“Lost” by Christopher Willin
“Layers” by Jenny Porter
“Back to Nature” by Christopher Howard
In addition, one further story was highlighted as a special “Local Interest Read”:
“1936 – My Last Christmas Down Dumpling Bridge Lane” by Margaret Marion
Now, on to the three grand prize winners, who each receive a copy of the Anthology and £20 of book tokens. Drum roll, please…
Congratulations to not only the winners, but EVERYONE who took the time, effort and creativity to enter F.O.LK.’s first ever Writing Challenge; all 17 entries are featured in the book (which will be up for pre-order soon on a print-on-demand basis) and you should all be incredibly proud.