The very best 2015 competition entries have been published in one anthology entitled ‘Last Call & other short stories’ which features fictitious canines portrayed in many different roles – companion, hero, fighter, helper – from Swiss mountain ranges to small-town Canada, across urban and rural landscapes – providing the reader with a compelling variety of tales and countless memorable journeys. Naturally, we think this would make a ‘novel’ gift for any dog owner or short story enthusiast!
Encouraging this theme provided a broad canvas of possibility whilst highlighting the potential and positive impact canine companions have on human lives. We were delighted with the global reach of the competition as we promoted a worldwide submissions policy, reflecting our interest in talented writers regardless of geography.
Congratulations to the prizewinners and many thanks to all who entered the competition -visit www.ouenpress.com to view the FINAL RESULTS.
London-based Guardian newspaper journalist and author, Robert Hull won top place in for his work ‘Last Call’. Other prizewinners were fellow British journalist Jane Connolly, for Old Tricks and Canadian author, Claire Lawrence for God’s Dog Day.
Having seen the interest this competition has generated with both experienced writers and those new to the short story form, it is our intention to run an annual competition.
Deadline dates and next year’s theme will be made available on our website early in 2016 – or you may wish to check in with us on Twitter @OuenP for more regular updates on future competitions and all our other activities.
Good luck with your writing projects and very best for the festive season!
Ouen Press team