Writers’ HQ Wall of Fame: July Edition

Writers’ HQ alumni are out there in the world kicking some literary butt, wahoooo! Here’s what you guys have been up to in the last coupla months:


Stephanie Hutton has been long listed for the Bath Short Story Award and the Bristol Short Story Award.

Portsmouth Writers’ Retreat rep Poppy O’Neill is on the Bristol Short Story long list.

Sarah Deeming has had her first two short stories published, one in Timeless Tales and one in Three Drops Cauldron (out later in the month).

Alex Clark, our new Cheltenham Writers’ Retreat rep, has been chosen to read at Cheltenham Literature Festival as part of their ‘Locally Sourced’ feature.

Annie Kirby has been published in Comma Press’ Thought X compilation, with her story narrated by Nicola Bryant in the audiobook version.

Ellie Lock got a highly commended in the Skylark Soaring Stories competition.

Jessica Whyte was one of two runners up in Thresholds International Feature Writing Competition

Elizabeth Kay was third in the Winchester Writers’ Festival flash fiction category.

Our very own Jo Gatford is on the Reflex Fiction long list, alongside Stephanie Hutton.

Marisa Blagden, Jeanna Skinner, and Ellie Lock are shortlisted in The Scribblers Blog #1st50 competition.


Congratulations, writer humans. You are all awesome-saucesome.

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