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2019 Competition Results

🏆 The results are in! 🏆

Last night, competition judge and presenter, Hugh Riches, revealed the winners of this year's competition on BillboardTV. If you missed the announcement you can catch it here >> Link.

The results are now live on our website. You can find the winners in all three categories, plus all shortlisted entries, here >> Link.

Winners and shortlisted entries in the short story and poetry categories will be published in a pair of anthologies, which are now available for pre-order on our store >> Link.

On Wednesday 5th February 2020 we will be holding the Annual Literary Festival at the University Centre Grimsby for the third year running. Enjoy live music and an award ceremony for the winners of the 2019 competition. Entry is free and open to the public, and author tables are available to book. Stay tuned for more information. To book an author table email:

And finally, a big congratulations to all the winners and shortlisted entries, and a huge thank you to everybody who entered this year's competition. The standard of entries across the board has been excellent, and it has been a joy to read them all.

We hope to read more of your fantastic entries next year!

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