The Potteries Prize

The Potteries Prize for Flash Fiction 2019!

We’re thrilled to announce the results for Potteries Prize for Flash Fiction competition in conjunction with Stoke-on-Trent Libraries 2019! Shortlisted entries can be read here.

Best Staffordshire based story

First place: ‘The Old Central Hotel’ by David Proudlove

Second place: ‘The Colours of Our Labour’ by June Palmer

Third place: ‘Tapping Ware’ by Ceri Morgan

Highly Commended (in no particular order): ‘Acceptance’ by Rosemary Connor

‘Stoke on Trent…Desirable?’ by Philip Johnson

‘From Stone to Stoke on Trent’ by Curtis Eaton

 

Most beautiful use of language

First place: ‘Parental Guidance’ by Milton Shaw

Second place: ‘The Thing We Don’t Talk About’ by Debbi Voisey

Third place: ‘Meeting for Coffee’ by Neil James

Highly Commended (in no particular order): ‘The Shopping Trip’ by Lisa Culligan

‘Change’ by Daniel Shooter

‘Fore Par’ by David Higham

 

Most compelling character/ voice

First place: ‘New Look Mum’ by Laura Stacey ***OVERALL WINNER***

Second place: ‘Cracked-It!’ by Bev Adams

Third place: ‘Wallis – ringer for a just man’ by Andy Allcock

Highly Commended (in no particular order): ‘Landing the Catch’ by Mike Dawson

‘Trapped Child in Leek’ by Ronal Fairweather

‘Big School’ by Michelle Richardson

 

Funniest story

First place: ‘Clementine’ by Corah Louise Hawkins

Second place: ‘Being Lego Wonder Woman’ by Di Morris

Third place: ‘Food for Thought’ by David Thompson

Highly Commended (in no particular order): ‘Brief Encounter’ by Misha Herwin

‘Entry-level Bounty Hunting is Not Glamorous’ by Kelsie Colclough

‘Production’ by Beverley Mayer