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gmGraham 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.

Previous winners

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

Stories must be no longer than 6,000 words and must be previously unpublished in print or online. Entries will also be considered for general publication. Stories may be in any theme/genre and you can submit as many times as you like. Online entries only. Entry fee is £7 per story. After making your payment via the PayPal button, please submit your entries to with ‘Competition Entry’ in the subject box. You can also enter using a credit/debit card with this button. Stories are read anonymously up to the longlist stage, which will be announced in June, the shortlist in July. The winner and runner-up are announced in August. Please read our competition rules here before entering. Good luck!