Winner Announcement: The Fake News Real Fiction Award

Recap “His fingers crawled across the keys, spiders weaving webs. Following suit. It beat yesterday’s article on the most recent celebrity to get butt implants or the one after that about which couple is now in splitsville. He also wrote […]

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Winner Announcement: The Queen’s Cryptographer Part 4

Winner Announcement by Ash Warren And so we come to the last part of our each of our serial quartets for The Queen’s Cryptographer Award. The final installments of this award were the most closely contested from the judge’s point […]

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The Queen’s Cryptographer Part Three Winner Announcement

One of the most important parts of any serial is the cliffhanger and each of our writers has been asked to make sure this element is present in the first three parts of their quartet for The Queen’s Cryptographer. The […]

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Winner Announcement: Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Award Part 4

Can you ever really tell if a specific moment in time is the end of something, or the start of something else? Is it ever that simple? In the same way, one story’s final sentence can quickly become the opening line […]

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The Queen’s Cryptographer Part One Winner Announcement

By award creator Ash Warren. When I was thinking up this award I had, I confess, rather specific ideas in my own mind as to where the type of brief I was making was likely to end up going, what […]

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Winner Announcement: To Pant Or Not To Pant Award

The To Pant Or Not To Pant Award is a one shot contest that asked writers to “create a piece of flash fiction that looks at some kind of real life paradox and use it as the catalyst for conflict […]

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Winner Announcement: Hindsight Isn’t 20/20 Part 2

  Sometimes, memories are blurry, out of focus. Emotions are dulled and senses muted. Often, pieces of the puzzle are missing entirely – especially as we age – or new, fabricated scenes are implanted over painful ones to protect us […]

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Winner Announcement: 21C Mega Death Award

Happy holidays everyone. What an exciting quartet of stories we saw in the 21C Mega Death Award. I received an email this week encouraging NiTH to keep the single awards going. The writer thought that they were a great introduction […]

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Winner Announcement: Quitters Anonymous Award

After a series of serials we’re heading into 2017 with a few more one shot awards. Focusing on brevity, these contests give authors the opportunity to enter regular contests without the full on commitment of a serial award. We’ve already […]

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Winner Announcement: WOLVES IV – Worlds

From lycanthropy to mystery WOLVES was a serial award that pushed writers on sometimes opposite yet complimentary directions. We’re always on the lookout for that lone wolf who stands out from the competition, but it was clear from the outset […]

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Winner Announcement: The Lucky Numbers Award

The winner announcement this week was inspired by Lavinia Simson’s 10 Seconds 6 The number of stories on the shortlist 5 The number of authors on the shortlist. John Falconer was among them, an author who has been plying his […]

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Winner Announcement: WOLVES III

Between the final chapters of Flintlocks & Folly and To The Nines we were treated to the penultimate serials for WOLVES. Authors were asked to consider love of self and love of others with an opportunity to bare one’s teeth […]

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Winner Announcement: To The Nines Part 8

Sorry for the late Winner’s Announcement this week. I had a big article in mind talking about various things to do judging etc but wasn’t really happy with it. The core point is that I’ve been looking for ways to […]

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Winner Announcement: To The Nines Part 7

Let’s get straight to it shall we, a tie for first place in the To The Nines Award: Part 7, sees one likely lad and one wolfish writer share top spot in this week’s winner announcement. No it wasn’t Sophie […]

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