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The Literateur and TLC were delighted to announce the winners of our joint competition on 11 November.
It was truly an enjoyable evening with readings by the judges, a discussion about the future of writing and, of course, our awards ceremony. All six of the winners were given a chance to read their short story or poem in front of a fully packed lecture theatre at the Free Word Centre. The winning submissions will be published in The Literateur and the winners will also receive an hour’s specialist consultation with The Literary Consultancy.
Our three judges, novelists Joanna Briscoe and Rebecca Abrams, and the poet Sarah Hesketh, found it very difficult to narrow it down to just six winners. Click here to read the winning submissions.
Alison Key, Short story, This Changes Everything
Uschi Gatward, Short Story, Birth Plan
Adam Steiner, Short Story, Living Through Saccharin
Selena Wisnom, Poetry, Mushrooming
Clémence Sebag, Poetry, Inventory
Tom Bailey, Poetry, Notes to the Construction of Beverley Minster
We would like to thank The Literateur editor Kit Toda, everyone who submitted their work and those who attended our awards evening.
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Photography by Max Colson www.maxcolson.com.
Denise Larking Coste, one of our literary adventurers, was long listed for the poetry section of the literateur competition. In addition to being long-listed, several of her poems have been put forward for the showcase section of the TLC website. One of these, gives a wonderful flavour of romance and holiday. We thought you might like to see it in full:
Olive trees tumble green shadow down the cliff,
veil narrow terraces.
A girl sings on a white wall, watching
the blue mating of two seas: crossroads,
noiseless ships strung out over water.
She smokes kif, sips hot minted tea
from a cup on a dusty table.
Dreams of Spain across the straight, seeing
Antaeus, straddled, one foot in Europe
one in Africa: giant back arched like a silent bow.
Then we cuddle and love
and you lie back on fat silk pillows –
your lips moist with red wine –
waiting for the dancing girls to come.
TLC and the Literateur presented the short listed winners at the fully booked Free Word Awards ceremony on11 November, an inspiring evening with readings from both the judges and the participants.
To learn more about the competition and winners see the Literateur website.
The Literary Consultancy has worked with the Arts Council in helping to raise the voice of culturally diverse arts in Britain. TLC has worked with writers on the Decibel scheme and will also be critiquing the work of runners up in the Penguin Books/Decibel writing competition. Click here to learn more about Decibel.