are pleased to announce
the winners and the shortlisted entries in the 2007 short story competition
that was open to members of all UK trade unions.

They are:
1st Prize 300 - Wendy L Sweetman, Carlisle, Cumbria (NASUWT)
2nd Prize 200 - Jeremy Peletier, Nailsea, Bristol. (WGGB)
3rd Prize 100 - Jill Douglas, Leeds. (PCS)

Commended entries: Bethan Jones, David Crosby, Jacqueline Howard, Keith Large, Keith Morley, Liz Rowland, Michael Law.

Final short list: Bethan Jones, David Crosby, Jacqueline Howard, Jeremy Peletier, Jill Douglas, Keith Large, Keith Morley, Liz Rowland, Michael Law, Wendy L Sweetman.

First short list: Allan Smithson, Bethan Jones, Carly Dowling, Darrell Binding, David Crosby, Emma Bell, Jacqueline Howard, James Griffiths, Jane Bettany, Jeremy Peletier, Jill Douglas, Jo Weinhardt, Keith Large, Keith Morley, Laura Messenger, Linda Foster, Liz Rowland, Martin Smith, Matthew Cookson, Michael Law, Neil Holman, Pam Baddeley, Paul Thompson, R G Nesbitt, Wendy L Sweetman.

Second round reading:Allan Smithson, Andy Moseley, Ann Hodge, Bethan Jones, Beverley Woodburn, Brian Ashworth, Carlee Gilbert, Carly Dowling, Clare Stevens, Colin Kennedy, Darrell Binding, David Crosby, Derek Parkes, Diane McKee, Emma Bell, Emma Hemmingway, Erika Goulden, Ewan Ingram, Francesca Alaimo, Helen Stafford, Irene Brown, Jacqueline Howard, James Griffiths, Jane Bettany, Jason Jawando, Jean Millar, Jeremy Peletier, Jill Douglas, Jo Weinhardt, Keith Large, Keith Morley, Kenneth Alexander, Laura Messenger, Linda Foster, Liz Rowland, Martin Smith, Matthew Cookson, Michael Law, Mike Woof, Neil Holman, Neil Roper, Pam Baddeley, Paul Thompson, Philippa Adburgham, R G Nesbitt, Richard Roberts, Roger Barton, Sandra Sawyers, Simon Stokes, Val Yellow, Vivienne Carr, Wendy L Sweetman.

Total Number of entries: 189


Judges comments: With almost 200 entries to get through this year and the overall standard being so high, the job of arriving at a winning selection was extremely difficult. It was pleasing to note that most of the entrants adhered to the guidelines that were issued and, although there were some exceptions, in general the task was a pleasurable one.


All winning and commended entries will be published in WORDS Magazine
and in an online anthology that is currently being produced.

visit Words Magazine's website - or - visit the PCS website

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