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The Winner of the

RH CUNNINGHAM MEMORIAL

SHORT STORY COMPETITION, 2017

is

SANDY NORRIS

for her short story

NO GOING BACK

Her story, along with the five runners-up will be published in a new paperback anthology which will be entitled “Life Dances”

This will be available on Amazon in Summer, 2017

 

The five runners-up are

Baking by Maria Borland, When Food Kills by Linda DuPret, Too Much by Israela Margalit

The Death of Rock and Roll by Michael McLaughlin, and True North by Lynne Zolatis

 

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 pastural, 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.    A short story has been adapted by Trevor Maynard from the handwritten journals of RH Cunningham.  It is entitled “The Dance” and will also appear in the anthology.

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. Sandy Norris is a retired English teacher turned writer. In 2005 her children's novel: Run Away to Danger was published by the National Maritime Museum but more recently she has begun to write for an adult audience and has completed two novels, both of which have garnered some agent interest, although neither has yet found a publisher. She is now researching  a third novel about the spitfire women in World War Two.

3. All six stories selected for publication were put forward for first prize of $100. The winning entry was chosen by the editorial team of Willowdown Books, with the generous input of CE Maynard (neé Cunningham).  Further details available at www.willowdownbooks.com

4. 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 16,500 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

        

Sandy Norris, winning entry NO GOING BACK

    

Trevor Maynard (Editor)