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The 2018 Competition Longlist

April 9th 2018

Over the past weeks, the team of THRESHOLDS judges has been busy reading and re-reading the entries, debating and deliberating. Now, we bring you the 2018 THRESHOLDS Features Award longlist.

2017 International Feature Writing Competition Shortlist

March 31st 2017

COMPETITION SHORTLIST: The THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition is now in its sixth year – celebrating all that the short story form has to offer and awarding one deserving essayist the top prize of £500…

Feature Writing Competition 2017

January 11th 2017

NOW CLOSED: You have until Sunday 05 March, 11:59pm (GMT) to submit your feature essays for the 2017 THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition…

Stories of the Magical and the Real

April 25th 2016

In this essay, shortlisted for the 2016 Feature Writing Competition, SUSMITA BHATTACHARYA recommends Janice Pariat’s collection Boats on Land: ‘…an amalgamation of folklore, magic-realism and a celebration of the natural beauty of north-eastern India, which has not had much exposure to the rest of the country or the world…’

2016 International Feature Writing Competition Shortlist

April 1st 2016

The THRESHOLDS International Feature Writing Competition is now in its fifth year – celebrating all that the short story form has to offer and awarding one deserving essayist the top prize of £500…

Feature Writing Competition 2016

January 6th 2016

NOW CLOSED: with a £500 first prize. You have until Sunday 06 March, 11:59pm (GMT) to get your feature essays in for the 2015 THRESHOLDS International Short Fiction Feature Writing Competition…

Retreating into Writing

July 1st 2015

CLAIRE SAVAGE discovers a writer’s yearning in ‘Illumination’ by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne: ‘…amidst Ní Dhuibhne’s story-book rabbits and poetic prose, something unsettling ripples, unseen, like the suspected mountain lion thought to roam the hillside…

Decision Time

June 3rd 2015

ERINNA METTLER tells of how short story spoken word event Rattle Tales went from a whim to an annual competition and anthology in just four years…

Dickens’ Ghosts

June 2nd 2014

The Charles Dickens that we largely remember is the novelist of instalments, who sympathised with the orphan’s plight and the poor man’s complaints [but] he also produced short ghost stories, which, by his death in 1870, constituted a huge collection…’ In this essay, SCOTT WILSON delves into Dickens’ Ghost Stories.

No One Belongs Here More Than You

May 13th 2013

Her stories are visually rich, her dialogue skilfully edited, her ability to conjure up the reality of a scene is almost incantatory…’ In her essay, shortlisted for our 2013 Feature Writing Competition, ANNA ARBITER recommends No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July.

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