England’s Future History announces winners

After many great entries on everything from genetic engineering to England’s football team, we’ve select our three winners.

The three stories are the first to be published on our new site, which aims to create a new vision of the future of our country through short stories.

It’s was hard to choose the winners, but we managed to get it down to three. They are…

Click on the links above to read these stories or go to our site. It also means we’ve updated our future timeline with the events of these brilliant short stories.

And it means we’re now accepting submissions for the June 30th deadline. Anyone wanting to enter should read the stories and check our timeline to make sure their piece fits in with the events now established. More details on how to enter can be found here.

Shortlist for the 2014 KWS Hilary Mantel International Short Story Competition

Shortlist for the 2014 KWS Hilary Mantel Short Story Competition

Congratulations to the writers of the following shortlisted stories:

Fortuna Street
Fresh, Cold, and Most Importantly, Whole
One Day in Sarajevo
Season’s End
The Thousand Yard Memory
The Beasts of the Earth Will Adore Him
Water Bull Ride
What Lies Beneath

Hilary Mantel will publicly announce the first prize and two runners up prizes at a lunch-time awards ceremony in Kingston-upon-Thames on December 5.

See http://fass.kingston.ac.uk/writing/competitions/