The Romancing The Phone Award
Modern day romance has change rapidly over the past decade. Exlore contemporary love, sex and dating in this new contest.
Winner Announcement: Iron Clad Alias Award
Four terrific stories on this shortlist, each with their own excellent take on the brief. There can only be one winner though, find out who after the jump.
The Mythological and the Mundane Award
Our first award shortlist that's autobiographical in nature. Check out the full list of stories below and learn alittle more about what motivates some of our best authors.
Creatures In The Making | Darajabi Nnamani
Gone But Not Forgotten | Ian Harrison
Found In The Woods | Sachin Sharma
Marzanna | Sam Aro
Mythamorphosis | Olinda Braganza
Winner Announcement: Death and Public Speaking Award
A diverse shortlist with a variety of intersting takes on the writing prompt, including a special appearance by Death. Find out who won after the jump.
Winner Announcement: Collateral Landscape Award
Learn more about the inspiration for this award, Canadian artist James Milne, and find out who took first place from our shortlist of debut and returning authors.
The Iron Clad Alias Award
Writing from the first person perspective, the Iron Clad Alias Award asks you to enter the mind of the villian. Check out the shortlist and have your say by signing up as a Needle in the Hay Judge.
Winner Announcement: The Murder Internationale Award
A well rounded selection of murder mysteries for this award. Find out who took first place after the jump.
The Death and Public Speaking Award Shortlist
Few people like public speaking, but what happens when the stakes are real. Find out in this week's shortlist.
Winner Announcement: Don McCrady Invitational Award
A huge shortlist, but only one winner. Find out who took first place after the jump.
New Shortlist: The Murder Internationale Award
Winner Announcement: Less Than Noble Award
3 authors competed for first place in this powerful award about corruption. See who won after the jump.
Winner Announcement: The Athlete’s Footnote Award
A belated winner announcement for this showdown between Robert Madden and newcomer Bryana Thomas.
Follow Up Announcement for Major Comp Participants
Shortlisted or longlisted for the 2018 Major Comp? You should read this :)
The Don McCrady Invitational Award
An absolutely outstanding shortlist this week. Was it the open topic? The monetary reward? Perhaps the short word count or just a combination of all three. Whatever the reason, don't miss the shortlist for the Don McCrady Invitational Award.
For the Love of Perverts | Joey To
The Ray of Hope | Sachin Sharma
Love Struck | Katie Brice
Salt Can Heal All Wounds | Jenilee Chen
The Stream of Vengeance | Abhilasha Sharma
Back On The Horse | Rob Madden
Narina | Daphne Olivier
The Perils of Prague | Darajabi Nnamani
The Last Day The Sun Danced | Liam Pender
Colonising Mars | Ella Jones
Winner Announcement: Hate and Coat Major Contest
Without further ado we announce the winner for this year's major comp.
Major Contest Shortlist Announcement: Hate and Coat Award
Alright folks here it is. The major contest shortlist represents our favourite stories from the longlist, as chosen by our hardworking judges.
Best of luck to everyone who entered. We'll announce the winner 6th of May.
Thanks to everyone who entered and best of luck to those who still remain!
The Needle and the Coat | M.C. Benitan
A Cretin's Gamble | Regina Campbell
Trust | Virginnia Johnston
All Alone In The Desert | Grace Halliday
One Step at a Time | Ian Harrison
Strictly Business | Kendal Heyes
The Warm Grey Overcoat | Peter Larsen
Slasher & Co | Sally Lewry
Creatures of the Night | Tessa McCarthy
Away From Me | Mick Wiley
Three Things | Jo Parker
Last Laugh | S. D. Platt
Burning Memories | Jeanette Stampone
Lovers' Tangle | Jacqueline Trott
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