Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Winning the Yeovil Prize

Today, at last, I am able to tell you some very exciting news. My short story, “A Legend of Flight” has come first – yes FIRST – in the short story category of the Yeovil Literary Prize 2016!

To say I’m delighted would be an understatement. You can see the full list of results here.

This story was a bit of an experiment as I was trying out a different voice and I think I can safely say that it was a success. That’s the great thing about short stories. They’re the perfect form for trying out something new. It may not always work, but when it does – ah – then amazing things can happen. Like this.


  1. Congratulations that's great. I too use short stories to 'try things out' sometimes.

  2. Well done, and many many congratulations - it's a great feeling coming second, and I can only imagine what it must be like to know you're FIRST! Looking forward to reading all the winners in the anthology when it comes out. Well done again :)

    1. Thank you Debs. Anyone who comes anywhere in the Yeovil Prize is right to feel proud. :-) I still can't believe I actually came first. I keep expecting them to realise they've made a mistake. :-)


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