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Maynah Lewis Competition 2019 - Winner

We were very lucky, and pleased, that we got this person to judge this year's entrants.

Gee Williams began her creative journey as a poet. She has had work published in a variety of places, including -  The Pan Book of Horror and being broadcast by BBC Radio 4. She has won many book awards including The Book Pl@ce Contemporary Short Story Awards, Pure Gold Fiction Award 2008, and was short-listed for Wales Book of the Year 2009.

The winner of this years Maynah Lewis Competition is, Liz Fisher. 

Liz's story, Checkout Nine, was an amusing tale set in the seaside resort of Blackpool, of singer, River Banks and a chance game of darts. There were two joint runners up - Paul Mann with The Diary and Amy Watkins with The Long Song - both these stories centred on someone's diary and were set in dystopian futures. Gee also gave two commendations for Lynne Quarrell and Chris Black. 

Gee was very generous with her feedback and general advice to writers. She said one could liken the short …