Segora short story competition 2019
Deadline June 15th and results early August
First prize £300 Second £50 Third £30 or equivalent in Euro.

Judge: Bruce Harris


Bruce Harris began writing fiction and poetry in 2004 following a career in teaching and educational research. To be published in early 2019,Fallen Eagles is his fifth published short story collection, and he has also published three poetry anthologies, the latest being The Huntington Hydra in January 2019.  All his taking from the books are dedicated to Huntington’s Disease charities – for details see

Bruce’s awards list includes prizes, commendations or listings in competitions organised by Momaya Press, Writers’ Bureau (twice); Grace Dieu Writers’ Circle (five times); Cinnamon Press, Artificium (twice), Biscuit Publishing, Yeovil Prize, Milton Keynes Speakeasy (three times), Exeter Writers, Fylde Writers, First Writer, Brighton Writers (three times), Ifanca Helene James Competition, Ink Tears, Wells Literary Festival, Wirral Festival of Firsts, New Writer, Segora (twice), Sentinel Quarterly, Swale Life, Rubery Short Story Competition, Mearns Writers, Nantwich Festival, Bedford Writing Competition, Havant Literary Festival, Earlyworks Press, Southport Writers’ Circle (twice), West Sussex Writers, Grist Magazine, Erewash Writers, Retreat West, Lichfield Writers’ Circle, Cheer Reader (three times), TLC Creative, 3into1 Short Story Competition, Waterloo Commemoration Short Story Competition, Meridian,  Homestart Bridgwater Competition, Five Stop Story (three times), JB Writers’ Bureau, Red Line (three times), Bridport Prize shortlist (twice)and Bristol Prize longlist.  He has also been extensively published in magazines and e-zines.

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2018 Short story winners

FIRST An Ode to those who believe in Luck (And All that Lovey-Dovey Stuff):   
Sherry Morris, Ross-shire

Sherry Morris is from a small Missouri town, but she still gets around. After living in London for almost twenty years, working as a university administrator, she moved to a farm in the Scottish Highlands where she goes for walks, watches clouds and dreams up stories. Her monologues, short stories and flash fiction have won prizes, placed on shortlists and been performed in London and Scotland. She loves a crumpet and a cup of tea in the morning, and still has her American accent. Her first published short story was about her Peace Corps experience in Ukraine and appears in A Small Key Opens Big Doors. Her other published short stories can be found on Feel free to follow her @Uksherka.

SECOND The Birth of God:    Rob McInroy, Beverley

Rob McInroy has a PhD in American literature and an MA (with Distinction) in Creative Writing, both from the University of Hull. Since graduating he has concentrated on writing novels. His first novel, Cloudland, is a humorous literary novel set in Perthshire in the 1980s. He is currently seeking representation for this and is finalising a second novel, recreating a real-life crime in 1930s Perth.
He is also active in short story writing circles and in the past year has won three competitions and been placed or shortlisted in a further eight.
A Scotsman, he now lives in Yorkshire, where he does missionary work.

THIRD Finding your Feet:    Emily Sharma, Exeter

Emily Sharma trained as an actress at Mountview Theatre school before working as a LAMDA teacher for twenty years.  She has had several stories published in anthologies and been short and long listed repeatedly in the Flash 500 competitions.  She is currently completing her first novel based in the Cornish town where she grew up. When her youngest daughter leaves home for University this September she hopes, once she’s stopped crying, she’ll finally have more time to write and work on her allotment. Her rhubarb gin is legendary.


Click on the story titles to read the winning entries. Copyright remains with the author.