The Top Three

First, thank you to all of the authors who submitted pieces for this first challenge. We were blown away by the quality and quantity of stories we received. The panel was also impressed by the diversity of genres and the creativity behind the tales you wove!

The first round of judges voting for The Blank Page Short Story Competition 2018 is complete and our panel has voted for the top three stories which will now face the public vote.

The vote will run from from Wednesday, 7th of March until Thursday, 15th of March 2018. The overall winner will then be announced on Friday, 16th of March. that’s right, the poll won’t be telling you how many votes have been cast or for whom, you’ll have to wait!

But you’re not here to read about the competition, you’re here to read the top three we picked. Below you will find the three which we’ve selected as the most imaginative, inspiring and overall amazing work we were sent. So, read them all, vote for your favourite and don’t forget to tweet, share and general promote the person you think deserves to be the first winner of The Blank Page Short Story Challenge!!

Judge’s 1st place:

Paid in Full – Jill Patrick

Judge’s 2nd place:

The Star Collector – Damon Garn

Judge’s 3rd place:

They Come to Me at Night – Brittany Miller

…and a reminder of the prompt: