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Dulwich Festival Flash Fiction 2022 Selected Entries

The winners of 3rd Dulwich Festival Flash Fiction Competition have been announced. A huge thank you to all the writers who submitted their work. The judges felt that the standard was really high and thanked everyone who took part. They noted a few recommendations to authors: to work on their endings, to avoid clichés and to take time to redraft their work coming back after a break with fresh eyes. They also recommended reading short stories and flash fiction to see how other authors have approached their writing and to think about if and why these are successful.

1st Prize
Memories Are Made Of This by S M Valdar

2nd Prize
The Call of the Wild by Phil Oddy

3rd Prize (joint)
My Travelling Companion by Abi Harris-Bean
The Opener by Shura Roberts

Highly Commended
Fitting In by Tilly Lavenas
God’s Mother by Janina Aza Karpinska
Sunset by Andrew Jackson
The Alarm Clock by Delphine Chui
The Zookeeper by Katy Heald
Two to Tango by Amanda Addison
Two Tribes Migrate by Kate Coghlan
Valourchic by David Belcher

Under 18 winners
1st Prize Last stop by Ruby Charles
2nd Prize County Fair Rabbits by Martha Preece

Thank you to our judges:
Alice Castle is an author, blogger and book reviewer.
Nick Makoha is a poet, playwright and creative entrepreneur.
Marianne Kavanagh is an author and journalist.

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