Congrats to Erin Biglia on her winning entry.
Katherine Mansfield revolutionised the 20th Century English short story. Her best work shakes itself free of plots and endings and gives the story, for the first time, the expansiveness of the interior life, the poetry of feeling, the blurred edges of personality. She is taught worldwide because of her historical importance but also because her prose offers lessons in entering ordinary lives that are still vivid and strong. And her fiction retains its relevance through its open-endedness—its ability to raise discomforting questions about identity, belonging and desire.
In your own style, write a story that achieves ‘the expansiveness of the interior life’. Raise ‘discomforting questions’ while maintaining an ‘open-endedness’ that eschews plots and endings.
Announced: 19 Nov 2014
Due Date: 16 Jan 2015
Short List: 23 Jan 2015
Winner Announcement:: 30 Jan 2015
Word Count: 600