Thank you so much to all our readers and judges, and to everyone who submitted. It was a fantastic year.
. Collapse ~ Chrissy Sturt
An immediately engrossing tale of a family in Southampton in 1940. A great sense of place and character and a full and satisfying story told with economy and grace.
. Forever Mine ~ Bradford Gyori
A haunting tale of the American west with a fresh and persuasive voice which feels like an epic in miniature.
. Homecoming ~ Ruth Moore
A dark and unsettling tale of a return after World War II. Superb writing and a shimmering tension which delivers an impressive twist.
. The Coachman’s Tale ~ Stuart Fortey
A convincing story of the household of Charles Dickens – moving and surprising.
. The Whole of the Moon ~ John Irving Clarke
Gentle, hopeful and musical encounter between a Falklands veteran and an unusual young woman.
. The Tale of Mud-Mary ~ Valerie Thompson
A lovely lyrical story which conjures a whole 19th century community along a riverbank.
We look forward to publishing all six of these short stories as an anthology later in the year, and Collapse will also be published on www.historiamag.com and the Dorothy Dunnett Society Magazine, The Whispering Gallery.