flash fiction COMPETITION

The Winners

A big thank you to Gail Aldwin for judging this year's flash fiction competition.

We are delighted to announce that the winning story  is My Own Telemachus by Alizon Robertson. Gail loved ‘the sensory quality to the writing, the way it fits the theme and the shape of the story.’ 

The quality of the entries was so high, Gail also chose a runner up which is Hypnagogia by Penny Rogers. Gail ‘enjoyed the symbolism in this well imagined story.’

Read the winning stories in our

Lit Fest Library (click here)

Congratulations to both of our winners, and thanks to everyone who entered and made the judging so difficult.


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Alizon Robertson is a crime fiction writer and academic based in Lancashire and Andalucia Spain. She has taught Creative Writing and English Literature at North West Universities for twenty seven years and has recently submitted her Cumbrian based thriller The Lantern Bearers.


Penny Rogers writes mostly flash fiction, short stories and poetry but enjoys trying out other genres. She has been published online and in printed collections and anthologies including Bare Fiction, CaféLit, Potato Soup Journal, A Million Ways, Henshaw, This Little World, Mulling it Over and SOUTH Poetry Magazine. She is on the management team of SOUTH, and a few years ago was shortlisted for the Bridport Prize for flash fiction. As well as writing, Penny makes jam and preserves from fruit and vegetables grown in her garden and foraged from the Dorset countryside