photo © Michael Shaheen, 2013
Every year, the THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition invites essays from around the world that celebrate the short story form.
We ask that entries either recommend a short story, a collection or an anthology, or profile the life and writing of a short story author, and that they do not exceed 2,000 words. Judged anonymously, the Competition currently awards the winning writer £500, with two runner-up prizes of £100 each.
* The 2017 Feature Writing Competition is now open for entries!*
Below, we collect together the winning feature essays from previous years, since the Competition’s inception in 2012.
‘The Iron Which Pierces the Heart’ by Alex Coulton
‘An Epiphany in the Company of Alice Munro’ by Mary O’Donnell
‘The Radical Horror and Loneliness of The Martian Chronicles’ by Tyler Miller
‘The Laureate of the Veld’ by Richard Newton
‘Nothing is the way it used to be, yet everything is like before’ by Dan Powell
‘Rediscovering the Deep South’ by Richard Buxton
‘Wolves at the Hearthside’ by Sharon Telfer
‘A Trio of Irish Short Stories’ by Nuala Ní Chonchúir
‘The Games of Night’ by Dan Powell
‘We Recommend: H.P. Lovecraft’ by Geoff Holder