April 2023 Monthly Micro Winners

Congratulations again to all of the shortlisted authors. Here are the winners!


First Prize Winner: A Study On Supernovae and the Creation of Black Holes by Charles Prelle

Why we chose it: A beautiful and timely reflection on an all-too familiar tragedy


Second Prize Winner: Stellar Symmetries by Fiona Dignan

Why we chose it: A sad but hopeful story, with a striking opening line


People’s Prize Winner: The Time Until Death Of A Yorkshire Coal Miner, 1936 by PJ Stephenson


Shortlisted Stories

Of Gods and Immortal Birds by Henry Edwards – Read it here

Under The Weight of Words by Dreena Collins – Read it here

Leningradskaya by Sumitra Singam – Read it here

Not Much Longer My Friend by Eleanor Luke – Read it here

The Eezee-Sleep Foldaway Bed Left Holes In More Than The Wall by Sally Curtis – Read it here

The Purpose Of A Human Pyramid by  Ann Tudor – Read it here

As Above, So Below by Salena Casha – Read it here


Charles and Fiona win the cash prizes, and PJ wins 3 free tickets to Zoom workshops

Well done to everyone!

We’ll be back with our next monthly micro comp in May.