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Perilous Adventures Annual Short Story competition


2012 Perilous Adventures Short Story Competition

We are delighted to announce the results of the 2012 Perilous Adventures Short Story Competition.

We were thrilled with the number and quality of the entries received. It's always exciting to read such a diverse range of stories, from domestic dramas to international intrigue.

Drum roll, please!

Winning stories

  • Jeremy by Carly Nugent
  • The Wild by Anna Trembath
  • Rellik by Tracey White

Highly commended

  • The Mungo Stone by Georgina Luck
  • Boy Child by Sue Goldstiver
  • Hiding the folds by Julie Chilver
  • The Merman's Violin by Eliza-Jane Henry-Jones

Each of the three winning authors will receive a three-month mentorship, and their stories will be published in the November edition of Perilous Adventures.

Those authors on the highly commended list will receive feedback on their story from the judges and will each be published in future editions of Perilous Adventures.

2011 Winning Stories

2010 Winning Stories

2009 Winning Stories

2008 Winning Stories


Looking for the Perilously Short Competition?

With the launch of each issue of Perilous Adventures we also run a Perilously Short flash writing competition. You can find out about the latest flash writing competition by visiting the Perilous Adventures blog.


PA Winners at Dinner

[2009 Winners: Chris, Kate, Sue, (nike) & Theresa]