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Hysteria Writing Competition 2014 Winners Announced

Finally, after a short delay, we now have our list of winners for the Hysteria Writing Competition 2014. I am so pleased to say that the standard was, as usual, exception

ally high and our judges all said how much they enjoyed reading the variety of entries sent through.

I’d also like to give you a sneak preview of the Hysteria 3 anthology cover. Hysteria 3 contains all ten winning entries from each category, together with some excellent advice about entering writing competitions from a number of our judges from this year and last.

The manuscript is now in production and Hysteria 3 is currently available to order through the Hysteria website and on Amazon Kindle.

Our top ten winners, by category are:


I do not love you – Polly Hall
Market Day Blues – Janet Dean
Cairo Chorus – Vicki Morley
DNA – Jayne Thickett
Le Castelet – Joy Blake
Kiss – Juliet Antill
On the point of leaving for Pickering……. – Janet Dean
Testing time – Lucy Williams
A mother lets go again – Camilla Lambert
November daffodils – Camilla Lambert

Flash Fiction

A brief history of cycling – Helen Chambers
The Glory Hole – Trish Leake
A day or two – Diane Simmons
A Delicate Operation – Diane Simmons
A husband’s loss – Maureen Bennie
A Lust for Blood – Alison Wassell
A perfect blend of sweet and sour – Christine Griffin
A Sleeping Beauty – Elizabeth Heasman
A wonderful life – Gayle Letherby
Adrift – Sade’ Norward

Short Story

Drowning in Lemon Juice – Tracey Glasspool
The Gift – Marcia Woolf
Green tea and chocolate fudge cake – Olga Wojtas
The Bridge – Katie Martin
Frustration – Margaret Skinner
Dover Calais – Linda McVeigh
Discipline – Alison Wassell
Breaking the Surface – Andrea Wotherspoon
The tears of the mountain cherry tree – Mandy Huggins
The Sweetie Wife – Clare Archibald

Our first prize winners in each category are Tracey Glasspool, Polly Hall and Helen Chambers, who each recieve a cash prize.

Congratulations to everyone placed and a huge thanks to everyone who entered – your writing and poetry are superb and make it very difficult to choose.

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