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Thursday, 16 July 2009

Bristol short story prize winners announced

My copy of the 2nd anthology from the Bristol Short Story Prize arrived in the post this morning. The book is well worth the cover price, containing twenty short stories - all of the entries short-listed in the this year's Bristol Short Story Prize. So congratulations to all the winners from The Tainted Archive. I'll review the book later this month but for now I wanted to share the news with Archive readers.

To find out about this book and next years contest go HERE

The book is available from Amazon, Book Depository and all the usual places. You can find details on the web site of how to purchase the book.

This years prizes were:

Ist- £500 plus £150 Waterstone’s gift card

2nd- £350 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card

3rd- £ 200 plus £100 Waterstone’s gift card

The other 17 writers who feature on the shortlist were presented with a cheque for £50. And all 20 stories appear in the anthology.

The winners this year were:

1st Prize: Beyond the Blackout Curtain – Elizabeth Jane (Victoria, Australia)

2nd Prize: Alone in Bloemfontein – Mary Teague (Surrey)

3rd Prize: Malka – Inna Gertsberg (Toronto, Canada)

17 other shortlisted :

Last Man Standing – John V Breen (Glossop)

The Sand Doll – Andrew Bridgmont (London)

Lee Ferrer’s Brother – Sara Browning (Bath)

The Piano – Nino Caputo (Norwich)

End-of-Life Liaison – Ruth Davis (Basingstoke)

Old Fires – Tessa Edmondson (Bristol)

With Thy Fire Divine – Joanne Fox (Solihull)

Upwards, and Upwards, and Upwards – Andrew Graham (Bristol)

Pictures in the Dust – Craig Hawes (Briton Ferry, S.Wales)

That Kind of Man – Jessie Ledbetter (USA)

One in the Eye for Chance – A.R.Petersen (Brighton)

The Final Whistle – Nick Rawlinson (Bristol)

The Casket Maker – Eira Reed (Cornwall)

The Whiteladies Picture House – Sarah Regan (Bristol)

Second Degree – Marli Roode (Manchester)

Rule of Thumb – Amy Shuckburgh (London)

The Woman in the White-Feathered Hat – Gemma Varnom (Isle of Man)

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