We are delighted to announce the release of our 2016 Short Story Competition Collection. As ever the competition was hugely popular and we received nearly 450 entries, from all around the world! We had such fun reading everyone’s stories and we hope you will enjoy those we have selected for this year’s collection. There are some serious chuckles to be found within!
Monday evening saw us celebrating our winning authors and their storytelling talents with the ever-wonderful Sally Gardner at Burgh House in Hampstead. Sally very kindly penned an introduction to the collection and gave an amusing and inspiring speech reminding the children to ‘keep hold of their imaginations and not give them away’, ‘collect everything in a trusty notebook’, and ‘step away from the computer and listen to your own thoughts’.
We were also incredibly lucky this year to have the very talented Tor Freeman design us a fantastic cover and join us for the prize-giving to meet the children whose stories she brought to life.
Thank-you to all involved in making this competition such a success, especially to all our young writers – keep scribbling, you never known where it might take you!
Copies of the 2016 Short Story Collection are now available to purchase at all of our Daunt Books stores and online here.
Happy reading!
Here’s the list of this year’s winners:
Daunt Books Short Story Competition 2016
Daniel Weller
Joey Slotover
Ianni Alibertis
Max Slotover
Piper Lynch
Robert Ebner-Statt
Oscar Trier
Atinuke Adelakun
Freya Hannan-Mills
Izzy Green
Alexander Furlong
Alexander Atkinson
Jess Ebner-Statt