The Bridport Prize, 2015

'Beyond the Blind' was selected as Highly Commended for the Bridport. It was a privilege to meet judges Jane Rogers (Short Story), Jane Feaver (Novel) and Roger Mc Gough (Poetry). I had a thoroughly good time socialising with other winners and enjoying excerpts read from the first, second and third placed entries. With over 4,500 entries for the short story alone, the odds were certainly agaisnt us. Another of my stories received Highly Commended but only one story per entrant was able to be published in the anthology. Thank you to the super-friendly organisers, especially Kate Wilson. Copies of the anthology may be purchased here.


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