2019 Competition entries due by 22 August

2016 Shortlisted Entries Announced


From an author…. As an entrant to this year’s Elyne Mitchell Writing Award it’s really heartening to be given such a clear picture of the judging process. This is something rarely shared, I find. As a writer it makes me feel my work, along with that of all my fellow entrants, will be given thorough, fair and due consideration.

From a judge… as ever, a really enjoyable experience, and some really stand out stories.

And another…I have sincerely agonised over the marking of these stories, but I did print all of them out and have read each entry at least 3 times to be sure that I’ve been as fair as I can be. The top 6 or 8 are very good and there is little separating them

And another… Thanks for choosing me as a judge.  I enjoyed reading the stories and found some real gems among them…the best start and end well, having told an amusing tale…there is a wealth of writing talent out there.


Some, but not all judges made additional comments or critiques.  Authors can email us if they want more feedback on their entries and I will happily pass on what was provided.