To read about our previous winners, and read their winning stories, click here
Congratulations to all those who entered. We are sorry it took so long to get a result, but we promise to do better for the April 2013 competition. We hope you enjoyed writing your entries as much as we enjoyed reading them. This competition had quite a few new entrants with some fresh ideas, and some interesting ways of weaving them into a story. We are receiving more and more international entries, and this year had quite a few mystery and sci-fi stories.
Start writing now for our next competition. We are now accepting entries.
We hope you enjoy the winning entry, and look forward to reading more from all of you in the future.
The winner of the October 2012 Raspberry & Vine Short Story Competition is
Jamie Buchanan for "Battle of Wits".
Click here to read Battle of Wits. (Acrobat Reader 5 or above required)
Click here to read about Jamie Buchanan.
The October 2012 Short List (in alphabetical order by surname):
Ian Bowrey -"Redemption"
Jamie Buchanan - "Battle of Wits"
Rosa Christian - "Willow Gate"
Michel Deverall-Thorsen - "Flood Warning"
Barbara Gurney - "By Darkened Shore"
Len Hewlett - "George and Dougie"
Jim Kent - "Confessions"
Christopher Ringrose - "Laying the tables"
Roger Wagstaff - "Rumours"
Peter Watts - "Haunted"
The winner of the April 2012 Raspberry & Vine Short Story Competition is
Jim Murphy for "Bernie in a Bowl".
Click here to read Bernie in a Bowl. (Acrobat Reader 5 or above required)
Click here to read about Jim Murphy.
The April 2012 Short List (in alphabetical order by surname):
Frances Burke - "The Language of Flowers"
Lilane Grace - "A Difficult Thing to Say"
Cassandra Leighton - "Full Circle"
Jennie Linnane - "Old Spookybird"
Wendy McKay - "Monty and the Mud Bath Miracle"
Jim Murphy - "Bernie in a Bowl"
Doug Pender - "A Busker's Fate"
Doug Pender - "That Sinking Feeling"
Peter Smith - "Cricket Training"
Geoff Snell - "A Theft in the Night"
To read about our previous competitions, click here.