Congratulations to the winners of our very first Aurora Poetry and Short Fiction competition.

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You can read all of the winning and commended poems and stories in our online anthology, Flakes of a Fire, here. Format is PDF.

Living on Dreams by Kerry Darbishire – 1st Prize Poetry

The Space Between by Peter Hitchen – 1st Prize Short Fiction

From the Book of Crow Etiquette by Roy Marshall – 2nd Prize Poetry

Mika and Don’t She Hear the Sound of Grass Growing by L. Fisher – 2nd Prize Short Fiction

Poem in which I visit Addenbrookes my Twin having had Brainsurgery for the Fourth Time by Peter Wallis – 3rd Prize Poetry

As You Follow by Giselle Leeb – 3rd Prize Short Fiction

Pine by Rich Goodson – Stonewood Prize Poetry

Mountains by Amy McCormack – Stonewood Prize Short Fiction


Servants of the Loom by Charlotte Baldwin – Highly Commended Poetry

Untethered by Emma Harding – Highly Commended Poetry

Mushrooms for Breakfast by John D Kelly – Highly Commended Poetry

It Only Takes Ten Minutes by Ali Thurm – Highly Commended Poetry

Woven In Place by Sarah Tinsley – Highly Commended Short Fiction

Patrick and Mr Ralph by Helen Wilber – Highly Commended Short Fiction


Being Jellyfish by Pat Borthwick – Commended Poetry

Mother Ganga by Jo Carroll – Commended Short Fiction

Skegness Wake by Joanne Dixon – Commended Poetry

The Sound Wings Make by K M Elkes – Commended Short Fiction