Our Reader for July-August (open theme)

Our open-theme competition attracted more entries than normal, and our Reader, Kathryn Wills, enjoyed looking through all of them in September.

Kathryn is a member of Didcot Writers who has just completed a PhD in Literature and Theoloy. In her spare time, she writes poetry and short stories and creates clay sculptures.

To read the pieces Kathryn chose as winners, Follow our site to receive them direct to your inbox as they are published! New posts come out on Mondays.

If you would like to be Reader in a future month, get in touch at didcotwriters@gmail.com to tell us a little about yourself and to let us know why you’re interested.

Competition Winners for July-August (open theme)

With apologies for the delay in publishing these results, I am pleased to share the names of the winners from our July-August open-themed competition:

Competition Winner:
No Brainpickers for Her, by Glen Donaldson

Other Reader’s Choices:
Itsy and the Toothbrush, by Tim Alan White
Blossoms and Branches, by Amy B. Moreno
Star Shell, by Fran Egan
That which must remain unnamed, by Solomon Son
No Resus, by Rose Little

Congratulations to all our winners and choices and thank you to so many for entering our competition! We love reading your entries each month, and it’s fantastic to see some of the same authors sending new entries for each theme. The competition is growing all the time, and it’s lovely to be in touch like this and to have the privilege of reading your work.

The winning pieces will be published at didcotwriters.wordpress.com over the coming weeks. Click ‘Follow’ on the site to receive them direct to your inbox as they come out.

Our current theme is Apple – Trees – Woodland (pick one or use all three), and runs until the end of December. A new theme will be announced on 1st January.

Still looking for Christmas gifts? Why not check out our anthologies (available on Amazon for fast shipping around the world, or if you can wait till mid-Jan we can post it direct from Didcot): http://bit.do/didcotwriters-publications