Write Across Sussex

Short Story Competition


Here is the list of winners in the Chindi: Write Across Sussex short story competition run in association with Sussex Newspapers, as chosen by the panel of judges (see below).

Lilly Barkes (11) – ‘£1 to Freedom’
Madison Thomas (8) – ‘Bobby Knows Best’
Finlay Mott (9) – ‘Gurgle the Gargoyle’
Harry Avey-Stapley (6) – ‘Harry & Turtle’s Adventure to Australia’

Helen Christmas – ‘Decisions’
Mike Gould – ‘Normans Bay’
Alexander Wallis – ‘The Sea Between’
Daisy Pearce – ‘Worm Food’
Michael Fleming – ‘Scar Tissue’
John Connor – ‘The Chair’
Josie Gilbert – ‘The Choirboy’

Prizes were presented by best-selling Chichester author, Kate Mosse. The 10 winners were invited to a special ceremony in January 2016 to be presented their prize, an anthology of the best 10 short stories, by famous Sussex author Kate Mosse. The anthology book is available on amazon for your friends and family to purchase either in Kindle e-book or paperback versions.

The stories have been judged by a panel of four top Sussex based published authors.

Chair of the judges: Kate Mosse is a best-selling novelist and broadcaster. Author of Labyrinth, the first in the Languedoc trilogy which has been translated into 42 languages. She is the co-founder of the Bailey’s Women’s Prize for Fiction (formerly the Orange Prize). Her latest novel is The Taxidermist’s Daughter. Kate lives in Chichester and Carcassonne in Southern France.

The judges: Peter Lovesey from Chichester is the author of over a hundred short stories and has had five collections published as well as novels. He has won many awards, including the Crime Writer’s Ass. Short Story Dagger. Liss Norton is a children’s author living in Fontwell. She has had more than 40 books published including the ‘Pet Finders Club’ series by Macmillan. Liss also writes plays, short stories and poetry for children. Lizzie Enfield from Brighton, combines novel writing with freelance journalism. Her latest novel, Living With It, was a Mail on Sunday book of the week and featured on Women’s Hour. Araminta Hall is the author of two novels published by Harper Collins. Everything & Nothing was a Richard and Judy Book Club read in 2011. Before becoming an author, Araminta worked as a journalist for some of British media’s biggest titles. She lives in Brighton.