Winner of the Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction Announced.

We are delighted to announce the results of the Frances Copping Memorial Prize for Fiction Competition 2020.

We were pleased to receive a good number of entries from both inside and outside Hay Writers’ Circle and we very much welcome external interest in all our writing competitions.

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Kandace Siobhan Walker

Special thanks to our judge; the writer, filmmaker and Guardian 4th Estate BAME Short Story Winner, Kandance Siobhan Walker for taking the time to review all the entries and selecting her three prize winners. All her comments and feedback have been well received.

The Prize Winners are as follows :

First Prize – Secret Pigeon Service by Katy Stones.

Second Prize – In Dreams by Ange Grunsell.

Third Prize – Taste the Darkness by Mark Bayliss.

First Prize Winner:
Katy Stones

Kandace wrote, ‘Secret Pigeon Service’ stood out with its poignant narrative about the small acts of humanity that connect us to each other. At a time when the world seems so divided, this story feels essential – it reveals that we rely not only upon kindness, but also on the bravery and determination and imagination of strangers’.

Congratulations to all our prize winners and to everyone who submitted work.

Our next Competition is for Poetry, entries due by 16 March 2021.

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