It’s 3 weeks before our 27th Award ends, on June 2nd!

Our June 2024 Award, judged by writer and editor of Best Small Fictions, Michelle Elvy, ends on Sunday June 2nd, So you have today and three more Sundays until the deadline at midnight BST. And thank you to everyone who has entered their up to 300 words stories so far. There’s a £1460 prize pot and an opportunity for all 50 longlisted to be published in our 2024 anthology.

The judges for our awards very often say that there is a hair’s breadth between the top five stories A while ago, I made a list of all the first and second prize winners from the award and arranged them according to themes. It is very interesting to read the stories and to see what people are writing about. For the final three weeks, I will list the third prize winners and commended since 2015.

Now You See Him by Tim Craig,

To begin here are three third prize wins by brilliant author, Tim Craig plus one by him which was highly commended
Tim’s first win was in June, 2018 with Northern Lights, also included in Bestmicrofictions in 2019, the second time was in February,2021 with ‘Now You See Him’, the title story of his collection, which was longlisted for the prestigious Edge Hill Prize, last year and shortlisted for the International Rubery Award and for the Saboteur Awards. Tim won third prize again in October 2021 with That’s all there is, there aint no more, which is the final story in his collection. In June 2019, Tim was highly commended by judge Christopher Allen with The Falling Silent, which I remember him reading at the 2019 Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol, just after the winners were announced. This story is also included in his collection Tim Craig June 2019 Commended If you haven’t got it, have a read of all four stories and support an author friend by buying the book or reviewing it on Amazon if you already have it. Thank you

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