Competition Winners

Misrepresentation Shortlist announced!

The shortlisted stories in the 1,500 word Misrepresentation competition are (in alphabetical order by title):

Careless Whispers

Cobwebs with Rabid Owl Strangler

Jimmy the Gent Goes Viral

Making Hay

Miss Representation

Out of Luck

Situs Inversus

The Body in the Beach Hut

The Capture of the Bunkum Beast

This Won’t Last

Congratulations to everyone who has made it this far. Our judge Amanda Saint now has the difficult job of selecting a winner and a runner-up. Details to be announced later this month.

First prize is a one-year Author Membership of Retreat West, worth £100, which will provide you with:

  • Feedback on 5,000 words of writing (novel chapters, short stories or flash fictions)
  • Weekly emails with a mix of writing prompts, exercises, readings, podcasts, videos and tips for writing short stories, flashes and novels
  • 1 entry to each of the quarterly themed flash comps (£1600 in prizes available)
  • 1 entry to the annual RW Short Story Prize (£820 in prizes available) and the RW Flash Fiction Prize (£755 in prizes available)
  • 1 entry to the First Chapter comp (win literary agent or publisher feedback)
  • e-book editions of all Retreat West Books titles as they are published
    20% discount on Retreat West online creative writing courses
  • 1 guest post on the Retreat West blog per year about your writing-related projects/book launch/writing tips which will also be shared on Retreat West social media pages and sent to our mailing list; and access to a private Facebook group.

The runner-up will receive a Silver Author Membership of Retreat West, worth £50, offering:

  • Feedback on 2,500 words of writing (novel chapters, short stories or flash fictions)
  • Weekly emails with a mix of writing prompts, exercises, readings, podcasts, videos and tips for writing short stories, flashes and novels
  • 1 entry to 2 quarterly themed flash comps (£800 in prizes available)
  • 1 entry to the annual RW Short Story Prize (£820 in prizes available) and the RW Flash Fiction Prize (£755 in prizes available)
  • E-book editions of all Retreat West Books titles as they are published
  • 10% discount on Retreat West online creative writing courses

https://www.retreatwest.co.uk/author-membership/

Amanda Saint is the author of two novels, As If I Were A River (2016), and Remember Tomorrow (2019). Her short stories have been long and shortlisted for, or won, various prizes, and been widely published in literary journals and anthologies. She started Retreat West in 2012 and expanded to include Retreat West Books in 2017. Amanda also works closely with Jericho Writers and designed and delivers the Ultimate Novel Writing Course in conjunction with them. Amanda is a member of the Society of Authors, a mentor on the WoMentoring Project and can often be found teaching and judging competitions at literary festivals.

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