HISSAC Highlands and Islands Short Story Association and Writing Competition

Winning Stories

This will be the last year we are running our competitions, so it is with very great pleasure that we announce our last winners. As always it has been hard to reach our final decision as judges, and as always personal taste comes into it. Which is another way of saying that all the authors listed below, in both Flash Fiction and Short Story sections, should be immensely proud.
And to everyone who has ever entered our competitions: thank you.
We have been privileged, entertained and on occasion awed by your work.
May you keep on writing to the best of your ability, and beyond.



2022 WINNERS ARE


For Flash Fiction

1st PlaceJP Relph...And Nowhere To Go
Joint 2ndJo ClarkLetís Pretend
Joint 2ndKathy HoyleCourtesan
Highly CommendedTerry HollandThree Studies For Figures At The Base Of A Multimedia Installation Commemorating The Death Of Civil Society



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For Short Stories:

1st PlaceJacqueline HaskellStingray Jones Goes All The Way Down
2nd PlaceSarah RoystonA Crossing
3rd PlaceMike CorbettLetter From The Edge



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Congratulations to all our winners, and a huge thank you to everyone who entered.
It has been an absolute pleasure to read your work.
Please, keep on writing.






WINNING STORIES From Previous Years