Previous winners

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AwardGenreTitle of pieceName
PlatinumPoetryFiresetterYvonne Reddick
PlatinumFictionWinter Melon SoupCharis Fox
GoldPoetryhoudiniTony Spiers
GoldFictionHearts for SaleJade Cuttle
SilverPoetryOperation Ranch HandNatalie Linh Bolderston
SilverFictionCarbon DatingKirsty Capes
BronzePoetryAnd I knowLisette Auton
BronzeFictionVirmala Nagra’s hypotheses on marriage and motherhoodAnita Goveas
Highly commendedPoetryElegy for an eight-year-oldAlice Hiller
Highly commendedFictionThere was an old ladySadie Nott
CommendedPoetryThe alchemy of memoryBrieanne Owen
CommendedFictionThe Walk InAva Ming


Shortlisted: Destiny Adeyemi, Leila Bloom, Carrie Brown, Catherine Davies, Sally Davis, Demet Dayanch, Philip Forsyth, Elizabeth Gibson, Michael Handrick, Robert Holtom, Patrick Jemmer, Poppy Kleiser, Teresa Loughrey, Helen-Rose Owen, Sarah Pickthall, Elizabeth Richards, Stephen Riley, Catherine Sleeman, Pascal Vine, Nicola Wood, Teffy Wrightson and Rosalind York.



CFLA SHowcase 2017

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AwardGenreTitle of pieceName
PlatinumPoetryWay Back HomeRomalyn Ante
PlatinumFictionThe WaitPauline Walker
GoldPoetryCrackHelen Seymour
GoldFictionSnail AbortionEmma Robdale
SilverPoetryGapElleni Harpa
SilverFictionAngel UndergroundSophie Woolley
BronzePoetryThe Thing I Knew I Was Good AtDay Mattar
BronzeFictionPostcards From the Living RoomTricia Lowther
Highly commendedPoetryTadpolesFergus Church
Highly commendedFictionFlameStephen Riley
CommendedPoetryAnaElizabeth Ridout
CommendedFictionDate NightMegan Holland


Shortlisted prose: Kaori Crawford, Daniel Hopewell, Stephen Whitehouse, Alice Creed, Callum Reid, T.Q.Muu, Michelle Perkins, Alison Walker, Eureka Hunt, Alan Bryant, Jay Gee.

Shortlisted poetry: Lauren Robinson, Maddie Godfrey, Arinola Adegbite, Florence Nicholson-Lailey, Gboyega Odubanjo, Deborah Beecher, Caitlin Kendall, Rachel Burns, James Knight, Amy Preece.




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AwardGenreTitle of pieceName
PlatinumPoetryMurlough BeachLauren Stevenson
PlatinumFiction Sewing FlowersMaeve Clarke
GoldPoetryMorphosesOlivia Scott-Berry
GoldFictionA Belated InvasionMichelle Porter
SilverPoetryKircaldy Barry Carter
SilverFictionGroundStephen Riley
BronzePoetrySerotonin Gareth Strachan
BronzeFictionA Picture of YouPeter Jordan
Highly commendedPoetryFerry back from the Isle of ManOwen Lowery
Highly commendedFictionNew WaterJohn Attridge
CommendedPoetryInventing Brother in Batangas PortRomalyn Ante
CommendedFictionThe Green and the SeaKaori Crawford

Shortlisted: Akulah Agbami, Isabel Baylis, Craig Lambert, Catherine Mark

Longlisted: Jag, Alison Jacobs, Susan Kent, Jan McCarthy, Fred McIlmoyle, Brendan O’Neill, Sarah Shaw



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AwardGenreTitle of pieceName
PlatinumPoetryAnatomy for the ArtistCatherine Edmunds
PlatinumFictionFoxAlexi Francis
GoldPoetryThey Call MeDes Mannay
GoldFictionDrifterSanya Semakula
SilverPoetryEdnaJackie Hagan
SilverFictionThe Perfect PearlMoray Sanders
BronzePoetryHungry DragonSuna Akiah
BronzeFictionWalkmenOliver Redfern
Highly commendedPoetryOn Seeing Wild Goats on an island off MallaigNick Lewis
Highly commendedFictionHome InsteadTina Freeth
CommendedPoetryFlying the BothyAllison Dean
CommendedFictionPerceptionPeter Jordan



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AwardGenreTitle of pieceName
PlatinumPoetryMy FatherSarah Walker
PlatinumFictionThe SparkMoray Sanders
GoldPoetryI want oneCathy Bryant
GoldFictionWhat was the Spark?Jarred McGinnis
SilverPoetryLightbulbsDolly Sen
SilverFictionLifebirdTom Jayston
BronzePoetryImmortalNicola Wood
BronzeFictionWaspTracey Watkins
Highly commendedPoetrySparks FlySusan Kent
Highly commendedFictionBostonAnne Oatley
Highly commendedPoetryFinding the SourceDeborah Beecher
Highly commendedFictionUncle’s Gold PenPenny Pepper
Highly commendedPoetryAmnesiaLaura Thornley
Highly commendedFictionJust a SparkAlasdair Watt
CommendedPoetrySparkling PersonalitySusan Kent
CommendedFictionFollow Your JudgementLynne E Blackwood
CommendedPoetryLithium SunDolly Sen
CommendedFictionNextWendy Bettis
CommendedPoetryThe Little-BangDavid Paton
CommendedFictionContactPeter Jordan


Creative Future Writers' Award

Creative Future Writers' Award