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Congratulations to the authors of the following titles that have been shortlisted for the 2017 Peggy Chapman-Andrews Award for a First Novel:

Djinn Patrol On The Purple Line
Sugar Bird
The Waiting Rooms
The Sentence
The Embalming

The results of the 2017 competition will be announced here on 23 October.


Find out below about our previous winners.

2016   |  2015  |  2014


The 2017 longlist:

A Crack in the Door

A Dream of Something Falling

A Fancy-Dress Genocide

A Fatal Mercy

Albany

All In Sarah Gee’s Head

Billy Watkins

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

Here in Eden

May Never

Nuance of Nothing

Skinned

Sugar Bird

The Arrow Garden

The Embalming

The Passenger 

The Scribbler's Tales 

The Second Heart

The Sentence

The Waiting Rooms


New to flash fiction and to the Bridport Prize, I entered at the last minute. 

What were the best bits of winning a prize - Publication? Publicity? The Event?  Well yes, all those and especially meeting the other, wonderful, winners. But it was being sought out through the crowd by the final reader to explain why my work was shortlisted and that he was pleased it had won a prize and hearing the judge David Gaffney's comments on the story - that has stayed with me: the recognition, the understanding of what I was trying to achieve. 

So have courage. Enter!

Sandy Tozer, third prize, flash fiction competition 2015

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