Thursday, 6 September 2012

Announcement: The results for the 2012 Short Story Writing Competitions are in!

Drum roll, please...

The results of the 2012 Sunpenny Short Story Writing Competitions have been announced on our website!

First of all, congratulations to all our winners and commendations from everyone at Sunpenny!

Once again, the entries for the Christian Short Story Competition and the Open Short Story Competition were of a high standard and the judges enjoyed reading their way through a vivid and fascinating variety of stories from all over the world. There was a lot of positive feedback and the wonderful standard of entries meant that the judging was once more very close. The top three entries in each competition are listed below but please visit our website for the commendations and more detail on the results.

Christian Short Story Competition

1st PlaceDustJanet Killeen, London, UK
2nd PlaceA Song In Three PartsRhoda Williams, Tunbridge Wells, UK
3rd PlaceBehind The FenceVasiliki Scurfield, Royston, UK

Open Short Story Competition

1st PlaceThe TollPeter Court, Manningham, Australia
2nd PlaceA Melon Out Of SeasonLeo Madigan, Fatima, Portugal
3rd PlaceThe Further Adventures of MoleJacqueline Dowling, Hermanus, South Africa

Current Competitions

If you're feeling inspired, why not enter our current writing competitions? The deadline is the 31st October so there is still plenty of time to get writing and enter a story to one of the three categories of 'Open', Christian' and 'Sunberry Young Writers' short story competitions. Find out more about the competition categorie,s including the guidelines and rules on our website here.

For aspiring novelists, there is also our Rose & Crown New Novel Competition for manuscripts within the Christian inspirational romance genre! It is open for entries until the 31st of January 2013 and the winners will get their novels published under our Rose & Crown imprint. Find out more on the Rose & Crown website.

Watch out for the results of the 2012 Rose & Crown New Novel Competition around the end of September and remember to spread the word about our current short story competitions!

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