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The competition is now closed for entries. Thank you to everyone who entered. The longlist will be announced at the end of May, the shortlist and winner in June. Shortlisted stories will be published on the website. Our competition rules can be read here. Good luck!


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.


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