We're delighted to reveal the winner and two runner-up entries for our short story competition with Retreat West!
Jane Elmor – author of My Vintage Summer and Pictures Of You, and Creative Writing tutor for the Open University – has very kindly judged the competition, and selected the winning entries.
The overall winner receiving an exclusive free place on Retreat West's November retreat in West Bay, Dorset, benefitting from essential workshops led by Richard Skinner and Amanda Saint.
Both runners up will also be the lucky recipients of the Writers' & Artists' Yearbook 2018, a Writers & Artists Writing Companion Guide of their choice, and a Retreat West Anthology of stories from the annual Retreat West Short Story Prize and Flash Fiction Prize.
Winning entry: Louise Taylor with Of Cabbages And Wreckers
Feedback from Jane Elmor:
I’ve chosen this for its unusual and intriguing premise – a modern/futuristic wrecking …