John Holland writes.

Short fiction writer, events organiser and obsessive

Award winning stories

These are stories or short pieces that have won prizes or been short-listed, long-listed, commended, etc. Award winners and near award winners. What someone called my "small accomplishments". I've listed them in chronological order, the latest at the top.

 

2017 (to date)

 

Orly (+ an interview with me)

Short listed, commended and published online by Dorset Fiction Award

July 2017

 

The Feather

Long listed Reflex Fiction Flash Fiction Summer 2017 Competition

July 2017

 

Belinda's Diets

Short Listed National Flash Fiction Day New Zealand Micro Madness

May 2017

 

The Valley

Short Listed Reflex Fiction website

May 2017

 

Da

£1,000 First Prize Winner 2016 Inktears Short Story Contest

March 2017

 

Time We Moved On

Short Listed 101Words website Contest 22

January 2017

 

2016

 

The River

Short Listed - The Short Story website Flash 500 Competition winter 2016

December 2016

 

The River

Long listed - Inktears 2016 Flash Fiction Competition

October 2016

 

That Summer

Short Listed - Earlyworks Press 2016 flash fiction competition

October 2016

 

Da

Short Listed - The Short Story website Short Story 2000 competition

October 2016

 

Skin

Short listed - The Short Story website Flash Fiction Competition autumn 2016

September 2016

 

Dear Sis

Short listed - 2016 Chorley and District Writers' Circle short story competition

September 2016

 

The Night Ape

Short listed - 2016 To Hull and Back short story competition

September 2016

 

The White Board

Short listed - The Short Story (website) Flash Fiction Competition June 2016

August 2016

 

The Note

Short listed - Raging Aardvark Twisted Tales

July 2016

 

Da

Short listed - 2016 Chipping Norton LitFest Short Story Competition

March 2016

 

Sunday Morning

Long Listed -  multi-story.co.uk flash fiction competition

January 2016

 

2015

 

True

Special Mention - Hull and Back 2015 Short Story Competition

September 2015

 

Strange Fruit -  An Imagining

Runner Up - 2015 Gloucestershire Writers' Network short story competition

Decision - August 2015. Read by the actor Moses Hardwick at the 2015 Cheltenham Literature Festival on 11 October - here on YouTube

 

True

Short listed & Commended - The Yeovil Literary Prize 2015

July 2015

 

Lips

Long Listed - Bath Short Story Award

June 2015

 

Sensitive

Winner (First Prize) - Worcestershire Literary Festival Flash Fiction Award

May 2015

 

Moustache

Runner-up - Earlyworks Press flash fiction competition

February 2015

 

The River

Long Listed - Bare Fiction Magazine Short Story Award

February 2015

 

2014

 

She Woke First

Finalist - Flash-Lit Fiction FLF14

September 2014

 

The Book

Second Prize - multi-story.co.uk short story competition

June 2014

 

2013

 

Statistics

Short listed - Earlyworks Press comedy competition

September 2013

 

The Note

Short listed - Earlyworks Press comedy competition

September 2013

 

The Open Door

Second Prize - Momaya Press Annual Short Story Competition 2014 (theme - music)

August 2013

 

The Decision

Short listed - Earlyworks Press flash fiction competition

August 2013

 

Thursday Evening

Short listed - Earlyworks Press flash fiction competition

August 2013

 

The Cricket Bat

Commended - Graffiti magazine short story competition

2013

 

The Valley

Commended - Graffiti magazine short story competition

August 2013

 

The Song

Runner-up - Gloucestershire Writers' Network short story award 2014 (theme - memory)

August 2013

 

Trouble Man

Runner-up - multi.story.co.uk crime/mystery short story competition

April 2013

 

Wednesday

Long listed - multi.story.co.uk short story competition

March 2013

 

I Gave my Heart

Commendation - Little House Creative Workshops flash fiction competition

February 2013

 

2012

 

Morning Tea

Second prize - multi.story.co.uk flash fiction competition

November 2012