Finally – A FIRST PRIZE!

I am delighted to announce that I have won First Prize in the Short Story category for the 2022 Swanwick Writers’ Summer school.

This is a prestigious prize, and I am absolutely thrilled!

Swanwick Writers’ Summer School has been captivating audiences for over 70 years. 

Believed to be the longest running residential writers’ school in the world, the ‘magic of Swanwick’ is legendary. For one spell-binding week every August, over 200 published and unpublished writers across all genres gather together to renew old friendships and to forge new ones. 

Many travel huge distances from around the UK and abroad just to be there. For them, the Swanwick week is a non-negotiable date in their writing year.

from the Swanwick Summer School website

Really looking forward to my week there in mid-August – and reading the winning story!

4 thoughts on “Finally – A FIRST PRIZE!

  1. Congratulations Ian, it is indeed a prestigious award.

    Regards Kate

    Books: Ripples Beyond the Pool

    Selected to appear in: This Place I Know, Persona non-grata, SpeakEasy 3, Write on the Farm, Poetry Scotland, International Leeds Lieder Festival , Pieces of Cake, Oak Tree Alchemy, Seeing Things, Colours of Kendal, Chorus of Seven, Eycott Hill:The Meadow & The Mire (online ), New Contexts 1, New Contexts 2, The Other Side of the Looking Glass, Water Courses, New Contexts 3



  2. Morning!!   Ian      what brilliant news  hearty congratulations such a
    great feeling to be acknowledged

    and momentarily to tell “them”  I told you so….  wallow in it




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