Category Archives: awards and prizes

Morgaine Merch Lleuad’s entry is shortlisted for the Frogmore Prize

We’re pleased to announce that Morgaine’s entry for the 2015 Frogmore Poetry Prize made it onto the final shortlist of ten.  This year’s entries were adjudicated by John McCulloch. http://frogmore-jp.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/sarah-barr-wins-frogmore-prize-2015.html

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Hannah Vincent’s play wins BBC Audio Award

Hannah Vincent’s radio play Come to Grief has won an award for Best Drama in the Adaptation category in the 2015 BBC Audio Awards, announced on 1st February. The judging panel said that the script, adapted from Hannah’s own stage play, … Continue reading

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Romy Thomas wins flash fiction mini-competition

Romy Thomas’s short story ‘Wings’ is the joint winner of the recent Cinnamon Press mini-competition – based on the theme of ‘changes’. The competition judges described Romy’s story as follows: ‘Romyanna Thomas’s piece is a succinct and powerful narrative; from its … Continue reading

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Debut poetry chapbook from Shanta Everington

Shanta Everington’s debut poetry chapbook, Drowning in Cherryade, is published this month by US-based independent publisher, bedouin books, (http://www.bedouinbooks.com) after winning their annual poetry chapbook competition. Editor Michael D’Alessandro says, ‘Drowning in Cherryade conjures candy-colored scenes of youth mirrored in … Continue reading

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Emily Bullock’s short story to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4

Emily’s short story ‘My Girl’, which won first place in the Bristol short story prize in 2011, is due to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Friday 29th March 2013, at 3.45 pm.  It opens a short series of … Continue reading

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Katrina Naomi is awarded writing residency

Katrina Naomi has been awarded a prestigious Gladstone’s Library Residency in 2013. She has just returned from reading at the Poetry on the Lake Festival in Italy, where she won second prize in the Poetry on the Lake short poem … Continue reading

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Pauline Plummer (Hughes): recent writing successes

Pauline Plummer’s verse novella From Here to Timbuktu has been chosen as a Read Regional book, by New Writing North.  This means that it will be promoted for the next nine months through readings and publicity.  The Read Regional campaign … Continue reading

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Heather Richardson’s bid wins EPSRC Commercial Challenge

A couple of months ago a news item on the OU Home page caught my eye. It was the launch of a Commercial Challenge competition for researchers and research students who had come up with a business idea as a … Continue reading

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Michael Stewart’s novel wins the Not the Booker prize

Michael Stewart’s novel King Crow, published in January 2011, has been voted the winner of the 2011 Not the Booker prize.  The prize is awarded by readers of the Guardian books blog, after an extended process of nominations, shortlisting and reviewing … Continue reading

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Frome Festival Short Story Win

  Jacq Molloy, a tutor on Creative Writing courses A215 and A363, won the Frome short story prize over the summer with her story ‘Wake’. The competition attracted over 550 international entries. Literary agent Jane Judd wrote to Jacq to … Continue reading

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