Short story writing is only the start for many people - a jumping-off point into the world or professional writing.
Quite a number of our previous entrants, members, and those who have taken part in our mentorship scheme have gone on to have their works published, and here are some of them...
A wonderful collection of stories from previous winners and runners up
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The Huntingfield Paintress by Pamela Holmes
Click on the cover for reviews and press release
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Tandem by Alex Morgan
Tandem won the Hookline Award in 2014 and was shortlisted for the Guardian Debut Novel 2014 Award
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Talk of the Toun by Helen MacKinven
Talk of the Toun will be published by Thunderpoint in October 2015; a coming of age novel set in Falkirk in the 1980s
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Returning: The Journey of Alexander Sinclair by Sharon Gunason Pottinger
Returning is the story of a journalist returning to Scotland from Afghanistan
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Harriet Kline, who won the HISSAC Short Story Award in 2012 with her story Ghost, went on to win The London Magazine Short Story Competition in 2013 and was appointed a judge in the same competition in 2014.
You can buy the 2013 compilation of winning London Magazine Stories Here
And here's Harriet's website: www.harrietkline.com
The Spike Snaguinetti mysteries www.thomasmogford.com
Neil Sentance, who came 2nd in 2008 with his story The Colour of Days now has a book published on the riverlands of his native Lincolnshire, exploring the history of his family and the landscape that shaped them.
Water and Sky