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Hymn to the Water Goddess – James Hodgson

The Water is Wide – Richard Hillesley

IzzyBella – Philippa Found

Knife Discipline – Elaine Chiew

Her Fluttering Womb – Elaine Chiew

The Advocates of Darkness – David Swann

What the Wind Brings – David Frankel

Sing Me No Sad Songs – Amanda Mason

A Good Turn – K M Elkes

Ministry of the Interior – Louise Kennedy

Astronomer’s Love – Tamas Dobozy

The Fourth Floor – Alban Miles

Murmuration – Christina Sanders

The Names of Things – Catherine Menon

Regret Index – S J Bradley

Strand Baby – Michelle Coyne

Knitting to Oblivion – Katy Wimhurst

Sixteen Feet – Erinna Mettler


Judge Graham Mort is Professor of Creative Writing and Transcultural Literature at Lancaster University. He has worked extensively in Literature development in sub-Saharan Africa and is currently helping to develop new projects in Kurdistan. Visibility: New & Selected Poems, appeared from Seren in 2007, when he was also winner of the Bridport Competition short story prize. His book of short fiction, Touch, was published by Seren in 2010 and won the Edge Hill Prize in the following year. His latest book of poems, Cusp, was published by Seren in 2011. His short story ‘The Glover’ won the Short Fiction Prize in 2014; Terroir, a collection of new short fiction appeared from Seren in May 2015.

P R E V I O U S  W I N N E R S

2015  –  Deirdre Coffey

2014   –   Graham Mort

2013   –   Rachel Fenton

2012   –   David Shames

2011   –   Louis Malloy

2010   –   Jill Widner

2009 – Peter Deadman

2008   –   Wes Lee

2007   –   Tim Love