Monday, June 29, 2009

Short Story Comp Results

Bank Street Writers
International Short Story Competition 2009 Results
Judged by Gaye Gerrard
Well-known Lancashire writer, broadcaster and publisher

1st Prize: £75.00

‘Making Sense Of It,’ by Joan V. Park

Judge’s Comment
This is a powerful and poignant story of commonplace experiences told with intensity and clarity. It is enriched by the poetic style and a light touch of humour.

2nd Prize: £50.00

‘Talking to Maurice’ by Brindley Hallam Dennis

Judge’s Comment
The simplicity of this story is captivating. Gentle irony and pathos are combined beautifully in its unexpected ending

3rd Prize: £25.00

‘Cohen’s Legacy’ by Charlotte Matthews

Judge’s Comment
The structure is unusual and the reader is drawn quickly into this compelling piece. The ominous refrain contributes to the mounting tension as the story moves inexorably towards it disturbing conclusion

Highly Commended:

‘Still The same Old Catherine’ by Judy Walker

Judge’s Comment
Reversals of roles and emotional challenges within a mother/daughter relationship are explored in this story. It is both light-hearted and profound.

The above will be published in the Autumn edition of Current Accounts magazine.

A prizegiving celebration will be held at Tuesday 11th August at Sweetens Bookshop in Bolton to which all are invited. Our thanks to all who entered.

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