W&A Working-Class Writers' Prize 2021 - Shortlist

3rd August 2021
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6th August 2021
W&A Working-Class Writers' Prize

2021 marks the third year of the W&A Working-Class Writers' Prize. We've received 457 entries over the three years, which is a remarkable testament to the amount of brilliant stories, from which we had to select a shortlist.

This year, we celebrate a shortlist of stories including a woman uncovering a legacy of secrets on the remote west coast of Denmark in 1947, an underrecognized black female doctor working in a chronically understaffed British hospital, first love falling together and apart again in late 80's Midlands, a young Scottish woman grappling with depression and leaving university, and our only shortlisted non-fiction work about what it means to negotiate identifies and boundaries as a disabled trauma survivor..

Congratulations to the following writers...

Shortlist

Scunnered by Kira Scott

Plantain by Emma Hanson

The Saturday Boy by Chris Griffiths

The Wreckmaster's House by Anna Whyatt

Madwomen are my Ancestors by Grace Quantock

A huge congratulations to our shortlisted writers! Judge Paul Mendez will be deciding a winner, which will be announced at the beginning of September. The winner and runners-up will be contacted via email, but do keep your eyes peeled on our blog pages for our announcement. 

W&A Admin

Comments

Congratulations to the winners. I can imagine how difficult it was for the jury to decide on the best written history among worthy writers. I dream of taking part in a competition of this magnitude. I am constantly improving my writing skills, I work in the service https://www.personalstatementwriter.com/ This is a demanded service and the number of orders is breaking records. Thanks to the constant practice of writing, I feel confident in my abilities and will definitely apply for participation next time.

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Diana
Davis
110 points
Starting out
Graphic Novels
Romance
Short stories
Diana Davis
25/10/2021

Totally agree Mark. Well done to short-listed writers and all those who entered the competition. Completing a novel is an amazing feat so keep turning up to the page. In intend to. See you next year....

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Valerie
French
160 points
Developing your craft
Fiction
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Valerie French
11/08/2021

Congratulations to all the short-listed writers. Commiserations to those who didn't quite make it. I enjoyed the challenge and will be back next year... still working-class, still working hard and still writing!

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Mark
Braybrook
2655 points
Developing your craft
Film, Music, Theatre, TV and Radio
Short stories
Fiction
Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Adventure
Autobiography, Biography and Memoir
Business, Management and Education
Middle Grade (Children's)
Picture Books (Children's)
Comic
Speculative Fiction
Popular science, Social science, Medical Science
Practical and Self-Help
Historical
Gothic and Horror
Philosophy and Religion
Romance
Mark Braybrook
06/08/2021