2017 Annual Short Story Prize
It's been a bit of a wait but we're happy to announce that the annual short story prize has now been adjudicated. The competition for the winning slots was close, the gap between third and first place was tremendously narrow, so the job of deciding was particularly hard. However, here are my final choices:
- FIRST PLACE:
'How Like a Winter' by Linda Ruheman;
- SECOND PLACE:
'Bad Faith' by Omar Sabbagh; and
- THIRD PLACE:
'Her Last Words' by Maeve Henry.
and the runners up were:
- 'Could Be Anything' by Ashleigh Davies;
- 'The Cullen Quartet, After Teresa' by Catherine Edmunds;
- 'Back into the Wild' by Helen Farish;
- 'The Berlin Demonstration' by Jason Harman;
- 'A City of You' by Barry Hogan; and
- 'Llyn Fach' by Diana Wallace
You can download my comments on this year's competition.
The three winning stories will be published in the first of our new annual, The Cinnamon Review of Short Fiction, due in June, 2018. Meanwhile, congratulations to the winners and runners up, and a huge thank you to everyone that took part.