Friday, 27 May 2011

And the winner is . . .


We are delighted to announce the winner of our short story competition.


In the third place was Coalescence by Julia Dalby.


In second place was In the Attic by M Wilkinson.


And the winner is My burglar by Carys Bray.


Many congralutation to Carys. A quick search on the internet reveals that Carys was born in Southport in 1975. She has a BA in Literature from the Open University and an MA in Creative Writing from Edge Hill. She is currently immersed in preliminary PhD research. She writes short fiction, but hopes to stretch her attention span and plotting skills into novel dimensions during the coming months. She has four children between the ages of seven and thirteen.





If Carys would like to send an email to Strictly Writing, we would be delighted to arrange the payment of your prize. We would also like to invite you to do a guest post for us here.

9 comments:

Helen Black said...

Well done to the winner and our runners up.
Great stories all.

And thank you to everyone who took part, as someone who has never managed to successfully finish a short story, I am in awe of your skills.

I salute you.
HB x

Susie Nott-Bower said...

Congratulations to all three finalists!
And ditto to what Helen says - I'm full of respect for people who write good short stories.
Susiex

Gillian McDade said...

Thank you to all those who took the time to submit stories. Unfortunately we can only have one winner - congrats to Carys. A worthy winner!

Derek said...

Well done all three and, come to that, everyone who had a story featured. So, what's the next contest then....

Carys said...

Thank you so much, and well done to Julia and 'M' too and all the other writers on the shortlist! I love reading this blog and I'm thrilled to have won the competition,
Carys.

Debs Riccio said...

This was THE story that stood out for me, I couldn't stop thinking about it for ages after I'd read it (about five times). Many congratulations, Carys, and well done too, everybody who submitted a story - shorts are SO hard.

Caroline Rance said...

Congratulations Carys! 'My Burglar' is a superb story - a very well-deserved win.

Julia said...

Well done, Carys and M, great stories!

Julia

The Virtual Victorian said...

Oh I remember reading the winner - a story that really stays with you. Well done to all three. Brilliant writing.