We are delighted to announce the results of our writing competition on the theme of refugees and peace-seekers.

First of all, special thanks to our splendid judges, Anna Johnson, Emma Kittle-Pey, Joceline Bury and Petra McQueen.


Short-listed poems:

Crossing Borders by Adrienne Silcock

The Photo by Aoife Lyall

Something Human by Rebecca Balforth

The Lake by Kit Coldstream

The Border by Susannah Tassell

Refuge is a taxi by Pen Avey – equal sixth place

Evensong by Louise G. Cole – equal sixth place


Short-listed stories:

Winter Solstice by Penny Simpson

You, Sameh by Kathy Stevens

The Milk by Naomi Hamill

The Boy on the Beach by Susan Pope

Running through New York by Priya Gunasingham

Travels by Wheelchair by Katherine Blessan


Overall winners:

First prize: Winter Solstice by Penny Simpson

Second prize: You, Sameh by Kathy Stevens

Third prize: The Milk by Naomi Hamill


All of the above will be appearing in the Patrician Press Anthology:

Patrician Press Anthology of Poems and Short Stories