2005 Short Story Prize


Press Release

At another very successful Poetry in the Brickworks, part of The Word’s Out! Festival, the winner of this year’s Word’s Out! short story competition was announced.

First Prize

The poets reciting at the evening - Brian Johnstone, Elizabeth Burns and Colette Bryce - lined up to congratulate winner Fiona Thackeray for her story Watercolours. Ron Butlin, who judged the prize, described Fiona’s work as 'exquisitely written, evocative and deeply moving.' Fiona’s prize is a writing course in the renowned Moniack Mhor Centre.

Highly Commended

Two further stories were judged as highly commended. These were Charity by Lilla Scott ('impeccably written') and The Appeal of Sisyphus by Alice Walsh ('genuine humour').

Further Comments

Caroline Beaton, Community Libraries Manager, commented, "I would like to congratulate all who took part. The quality of entries was very high. We are planning to make the winning and commended stories available on our website, so that others can enjoy this writing."

Further Information

Please contact Caroline Beaton on 01738-477001.

Tuesday 8 November 2005, 10:30am

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