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  • Adjudication from Mike Jenkins

    ''Rice Paper Dreams' by Krystal Song and 'Happy Birthday Marcy Lamport' by Caroline Jensen were both exceptional. I really liked both Song's stories and all of Jensen's......a real talent. I'll have to go for Krystal Song, but it's close and Caroline deserves a special mention for so many great stories.

    The winner of the 2017 competition is Krystal Song.


    Mike Jenkins


    Read the winning entries here:- Krystal Song 2017 WCE Online Story Competition Winner


    Congratulations/Llongyfarchiadau to this year's winner Krystal Song

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    2017 - To Enter Click Here


    The short story competition starts today. The theme of your story need not reference Wales in any way. You may submit your entry in either Welsh or English. Basically you will need to write a short story between 1000 and 5000 words in length and submit it in accordance with the rules for site members or non-site members outlined below. Accompanying graphics ARE permitted but your entry will be judged solely on its literary merit. There is a US 200 dollars (approximately 130GBP ) prize for the winner. The final submission date is Nov 30th 2017 . You may submit up to five entries.

    We are immensely proud and pleased to announce that in 2017, author Mike Jenkins together with the editorial board of eto magazine will judge the entries in the West Coast Eisteddfod Online Short Story competition.

    Poet, story writer and novelist. Mike is a former teacher at Comprehensive school level for nearly 30 years and is now a fulltime writer and is available for readings and workshops at any time. Mike has lived in Merthyr for over 30 years and was winner of an Eric Gregory Award in 1979 and the Welsh Arts Council Young Writer’s Prize in 1984. Mike also won the John Tripp Award for Spoken Poetry and the 1998 Wales Book of the Year (English section) for Wanting To Belong (Seren, 2000), a book of interlinked stories for teenagers. He was a runner-up in Academi's 2009 Rhys Davies Short Story Competition.

    He is a former editor of Poetry Wales and has co–edited Red Poets magazine for many years. His latest novella The Fugitive Three centres on three young people in a South Wales Valley’s estate whose stories intertwine and who, despite the odds, refuse to live lives of quiet desperation. It is fast-paced and written in a tight dialect in the third person narrative. Mike is a Fellow of Academi. Read his poem for Glyn Jones here.

    Mike and painter Michael Gustavius Payne have recently been successful in an application to the Arts Council of Wales to tour a body of work across Wales in 2011 and 2012. The exhibition, currently being developed, will be titled 'Dim Gobaith Caneri', meaning “no hope like a canary” exploring ideas inspired by traditional Welsh idioms and phrases. Mike's latest book Shedding Paper Skin is a collection of poems published by Carreg Gwalch.'



    This is an exciting opportunity for aspiring short story writers to achieve recognition and publication and we would like to repeat that there are NO registration fees. The winner and his/her work will also be featured on this site on what we hope will be a heavily trafficked page.


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    Nathan Miller

    Rhuddlan by Nathan Miller


    12/01/17 04:56:10AM, by Nathan Miller
    AmeriCymru

    Ar Lan Y Mor by Sarah E. Y. Miller


    12/01/17 02:11:10AM, by AmeriCymru
    AmeriCymru

    Customer Service by Nora Greenstein Biondi


    11/30/17 11:45:14PM, by AmeriCymru
    Whyt Pugh

    The Big Send Off


    11/30/17 05:58:58PM, by Whyt Pugh
    Whyt Pugh

    My Plaice


    11/30/17 05:49:44PM, by Whyt Pugh
    Whyt Pugh

    Leave


    11/30/17 05:48:36PM, by Whyt Pugh
    Sian Northey

    Feeding the ducks


    11/30/17 06:37:24AM, by Sian Northey
    AmeriCymru

    LETTERS FOR THE BLIND. (By Daniel Espinoza)


    11/29/17 09:59:59PM, by AmeriCymru
    Sian Northey

    Un tro...


    11/29/17 07:34:08PM, by Sian Northey
    AmeriCymru

    The Year of the Apocalypse by Murzban F Shroff


    11/29/17 06:55:39PM, by AmeriCymru
    AmeriCymru

    The Lady at the Bank by Murzban F Shroff


    11/29/17 06:43:35PM, by AmeriCymru
    ulymac

    MACHINATIONS IN THE MUSEUM


    11/29/17 05:38:18PM, by ulymac
    AmeriCymru

    A Red Candle by Peter Jordan


    11/29/17 05:31:56PM, by AmeriCymru
    AmeriCymru

    RICE PAPER DREAMS By Krystal Song


    11/28/17 05:12:34PM, by AmeriCymru
    AmeriCymru

    OF LILACS AND MELANCHOLY By Krystal Song


    11/28/17 05:08:29PM, by AmeriCymru
    AmeriCymru

    Nuclear Spring by Dean Hardage


    11/28/17 04:50:13PM, by AmeriCymru
    AmeriCymru

    Reluctant Hero by Dean Hardage


    11/28/17 04:48:04PM, by AmeriCymru
    Sally Spedding

    LIE OF THE LAND by SALLY SPEDDING


    11/26/17 09:02:14PM, by Sally Spedding
    Bel Roberts2

    THE LAST SUPPER by BEL ROBERTS


    11/17/17 12:30:54AM, by Bel Roberts2

    Entries must be posted individually in discussion forums using the + symbol, top right hand corner of the page. You can submit up to 5 entries.

    Members

    Post your story or poem (and any links) as a separate discussion in the discussion forum . You will need to click the + sign, top right, to post your entry. If you wish to include a link to your website or blog please do so but remember you must link back to us. Please DO NOT submit attachments...cut and paste your story into a discussion dialog box and add your title and attribution.

    Non Members

    1. Post your submission on your blog and email us with the url ( americymru@gmail.com ). We will include it in the discussion forum. You must include a link to this page on your submission page.

    2. Email your submission to us and we will post it in the discussion forum and credit you as author. ( in this case mutual linking is an option but not required )

    The Fine Print

    There is no entry or submission fee for this competition. The requirement to backlink if you are posting on your own blog and linking here ( or submitting a link to your blog on this page ) is obligatory and designed to be mutually beneficial.

    Any materials submitted in this group will remain the sole property of the author. We guarantee not to display any story or any portion thereof on other pages or sites without the express permission of the author. Likewise materials submitted here or linked here can be removed or unlinked at any time by the author or at his/her request.