The Leeds Writers Circle runs three competitions a year. The competitions are open to all paid-up members of the circle, and are free to enter. Details of the current competitions are listed regularly on this page.

CLOSED: Speculative Fiction Competition 2016

Competition Judge: Justina Robson

We are pleased to announce the Speculative Fiction 2016 Winners: 

I Prize – Graeme Hall for ‘Read Through’

II Prize – Paul Al-Meshall for ‘Nyaber’

III Prize – Dennis Clarkson for ‘The Chair’

Annavation Award – Sarah Dodd for ‘The Winter Queen at the Fall of the Last Leaves.’

Highly Commended – Joanne Bucktrout for ‘The Spirit of Ymir’

Congratulations to all the winners!



Poetry Competition 2016 

I Prize – Gail Mosley for ‘After the Dialogue’

II Prize – Emma Storr for ‘Six Week Check’

III Prize – Anne Watson for ‘Counting the Days.’

Annovation Award – Wolf White for ‘Storm Variations’

Highly Commended – Pat Belford for ‘Escape’

Congratulations to all the winners!


Short Story Competition 2016 

I Prize – Graeme Hall for ‘A Photograph, Creased’

II Prize – Suzanne McArdle for ‘The Forward Friend’

III Prize – Madeleine Ritzker for ‘It’ll be dark soon’

Annovation Award – Wolf White for ‘Altars of Memory’

Highly Commended – Olga Munroe for ‘Thief’

Highly Commended – Gill Osborne for ‘Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey’