The Athlete’s Footnote Award

Create your own sport of the future in this award due Sunday the 18th of February. Click to find out more details.



Winner Announcement: Deus Ex Lover Award

5 new and returning authors competed for first place in this award about broken hearts and bad lovers. Find out who won after the jump.


This Week's Shortlist

The Graft Chunk Award

Two returning authors go head to head in this shortlist about altered carbon.


New Major Contest

We're asking authors to delve deep into the darker side of human emotion and memory in this Major Prize for 2018. Find the full details below.


Major Comp

Winner Announcement: Gift of Returning Award

Can newcomer Nicola Messer oust multi-award winner Sophie L Macdonald? Find out after the jump.


Our Latest Collection

Seasons of Discontent

New year new book. From seven of Needle in the Hay's award winning authors comes Seasons of Discontent, an anthology of short stories inspired by winter, seasonal shifts and personal change. From the monstrous to the misguided, the sinful to the saved, there are stories here to warm your heart and chill your bones.

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Winner Announcement: Heineken Memorial Award

Our final shortlist for 2017 was one very close to my heart. Find out who took top honours in the full winner announcement after the jump.


Non Fiction:

For Whom The Bell Tolls: How I spend My New Year In Tokyo

Ash Warren gives us the low down on how his family spends New Year's in Tokyo.

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