Isle of Ely Arts Festival short story competition winners announced

Announcing the winners of the short story competition for Ely Writers Day 2015.

Announcing the winners of the short story competition for Ely Writers Day 2015. - Credit: Archant

The results of the 2016 Isle of Ely Arts Festival short story competition have been announced.

Wendy Rolph came first with ‘Shopping List’, Valerie Stirling second with ‘Towie Girl’ and Dominic O’Sullivan third with ‘Sceptred Isle’.

Highly commended went to ‘Falling Star’ by Gordon Mackay, ‘The Guest of Summer’ by Lesley Woods, ‘By the pricking of my thumbs’ by Rose Evison, ‘Contrition’ by June Bird, ‘Cordelia’ by Tessa Hays, ‘Mediterranean tempest’ by Hayley Nelson and ‘Till Birnam Wood remove to Dunsinane’ by Fet Milner.

The judges were Brenda Mead, Jackie Tyler and Jordan Day.

The next Ely Writers’ Day takes place on October 15 in the room next to St Peter’s Church, Broad Street, Ely.


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To enter the short story competition send an unpublished short story of 500 words on any topic to rjwestwell@hotmail.com by September 24. First prize is £50, second prize £25 and third prize £10.

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