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Willowdown Books

Are pleased to announce the winning entries of 

RH CUNNINGHAM MEMORIAL

SHORT STORY COMPETITION, 2017

Maria Borland – Baking

Linda DuPret – When Food Kills

Israela Margalit – Too Much

Michael McLaughlin – The Death of Rock and Roll

Sandy Norris – No Going Back

Lynne Zotalis – True North

 

All six stories will now appear in a new paperback anthology available on Amazon in Summer 2017.

The RH Memorial Short Story Competition was set up in memory of my grandfather, born in 1911, who lived a varied, and fascinating life, full of world travel, joyful and tragic experience, and always, up until he was ninety-four, ballroom dance.  The brief for the stories was to look at the world anew, to convey life experience in an interesting way, whether it be pastoral, global, or pure imagination.  The stories chosen, in the opinion of the editors, have a distinctive voice, the authors own eyes on the world if you will.    

Although it was a difficult task to whittle the submission pool down to just six entries, I and my team, are very pleased with the results, and look forward to sharing the anthology with you.  Of course, this is also a competition, and very soon, on 30th June, 2017, a winner will be announced and receive a prize of $100.  For this task, I asked for extra help, and sent the stories to CE Maynard (neé Cunningham), the daughter of RH. 

Editors' Notes

1.  Press contact Trevor Maynard at admin@willowdownbooks.com on 0 44 7966 079968 or by snail mail at Willowdown Books, 105 Crockford Park Road, Addletone, Surrey, UK, KT15 2LP

2. All stories selected for publication will be automatically be put forward for first prize of $100. The winning entry will be chosen by the editorial team of Willowdown Books, with the generous input of CE Maynard.  Further details available at www.willowdownbooks.com

 

3. Trevor Maynard is a UK based poet, writer and editor.  He set up this Memorial Short Story Competition in honour of his grandfather.  This is the inaugural year.  Trevor is owner/manager of Poetry, Review and Discuss Group, a major poetry group on LinkedIn, with over 16,000 members.  His new poetry collection is GREY SUN, DARK MOON was published September 14, 2015.  He is also the author of several plays. Further information at http://www.trevormaynard.com

 

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