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Hastings Book Festival 2023 - WINNERS! 

CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who was on the 'Almost Made the Longlist', the Longlists, the shortlists and the WINNERS! We'll be back next year so keep an eye on the website.

Poetry Winner - Jeanette Burney - Introduction to the Kitchen

Poetry 1st Runner Up - Sean Kelly - Commute

Poetry 2nd Runner Up - Sylee Gore - Dear Yesterday

Short Story Winner - Glenda Young - My Imaginary Friend, David Bowie

Short Story 1st Runner Up - Steven Muir - Mickela’s Kaleidoscope


Short Story 2nd Runner Up - Maureen Cullen - Serengeti

Sussex Prize  in association with New Writing South

Sussex Prize Winner (Short Story) - Ross Anderson - Queer Boy Crush

Sussex Prize 1st Runner Up (Short Story) - Rachel Boscobel - Welfare Check  

Sussex Prize 2nd Runner Up (Short Story) - Paul Brennen - Frozen Star

Sussex Prize Winner (Poetry) - Judith Shaw - A marriage

Sussex Prize 1st Runner Up  (Poetry) - Andy Breckenridge - The Keeper's Fear Of Taking A Goal Kick

Sussex Prize 2nd Runner Up (Poetry) - Jill Fricker - In The Adelaide Hills

Time to Stare residency in association with B&R Productions


Winner - Jackie Hutchinson - Oumuamua   


Further information about Time to Stare can be found

And New Writing South -




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