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

First Prize Winner: Night Light by Jo Withers

Why we chose it: a beautifully emotional piece with perfectly crafted language

Second Prize Winner: When The Lovely Assistant Jumped The Box by Sally Curtis

Why we chose it: a great sense of character and shift in such a small word count

People’s Prize Winner: I Polished All Our Shoes on Saturday Evenings by Kathryn Crowley

Shortlisted Stories

Energy Saving Is Added To The Curriculum by Alice Tarleton – Read it here

The Gifts Of The Magi by Anne Soilleux- Read it here

Coins Are the Most Commonly Swallowed Foreign Object by Stacey George – Read it here

The Journey of Motherhood, Mapped Out by Shiny Things by Rachel Canwell – Read it here

Freedom Day by H M Hulme – Read it here

Monster Truck by Susan Wigmore – Read it here

Each Autumn I Face a Dilemma Over a Pair of Gloves by Katie Holloway – Read it here

Jo and Sally win the cash prizes, and Kathryn wins 5 free subs to the WestWord journal in 2023

Well done to everyone!

We’ll be back with our next monthly micro comp in January 2023! Enjoy the break and thanks for taking part!