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BeaconFlash Year 4 Competition Results

BeaconFlash Competition Results

We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2020/21 BeaconFlash 500 word story competition. Our Judge, Gareth Davies, remarked, ‘The standard was once again high, and any one in the final 10 prizewinners could have made it through to the top three. The final choice reflects the way in which the three stories were so unlike one another, and excellent examples of their type. Number One was a classic chiller, set where no one can hear you scream, and still worryingly unresolved at the end. The second is a story for our times, practical therapy to put yourself, and a relationship, together again under the strains of lockdown. The third was a satisfying “how to solve a problem of everyday life” story.’

The winners are:
First prize: £75 plus up to 5,000 words critique* from the competition’s judge Gareth Davies (worth £50) and free entry to the following year’s BeaconLit fest festival in July 2020 with publication on the BeaconLit website:
Semi-detached by Julian Harvard Barnes
Second prize: £50 plus up to 4,000 words critique* (worth £40) and free entry to the following year’s BeaconLit festival, plus publication on the BeaconLit website:
Piece by Piece by Lynda Casserly
Third prize: £25 plus up to 3,000 words critique* (worth £30) and free entry to the following year’s BeaconLit festival, plus publication on the BeaconLit website:
Barking Mad by Susan Kittles
Seven further prizes of free entry to the following year’s BeaconLit festival, in no particular order:
Party Boy by Pat Mernagh Thompson
Paula’s Clown by Douglas Goodrich
Next! by Simon Shergold
Match of the Day by Barbara Young
No Going Back by Sue Massey
The Grimshaws Rosie San Jose
Little Journal by Kaitlyn Valler
Congratulations to all the winners! You can read the top three stories here.

Author:

Writer of 'dark and light' (crime / chick-lit) fiction since 2005, WordPress blogger since March 2011, editor since March 2012 (more recently just for Bloodhound Books), and creative writing tutor since Jan 2014. Also judge for H.E. Bates, and BeaconFlash / BBC Radio 2 / Althorp Lit Fest 500-word competitions.

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