Huge thanks to the 100s of writers who sent us their short stories as part of our annual competition. We had entries from all over the world including New Zealand, Greece, Trinidad & Tobago, Canada, Spain, Ireland, Thailand and all over Britain.

Our judge, literary agent Antony Harwood has now selected his three winners:

Winner: David Butler with 'Flight'
Runner up: Lindsay Gillespie with 'Floral Tribute'
Third place: Louise Witts with 'Ghosting'

Read their stories by clicking on the titles. Enormous congratulations to all three as well as the shortlisted authors; Antony commented, "I’ve read the 12 stories and enjoyed them all. I was genuinely delighted by the very high standard of writing."

Many thanks to our sponsor HW Fisher.

Join us at our short story awards event on 29 April.