BFS Short Story Competition 2010: the Winners

The winner of the BFS Short Story Competition 2010 was announced at the beginning of the British Fantasy Awards ceremony on Saturday, September 18.

The winning story was ‘Omar the Teller of Tales’ by Robin Tompkins. Robin wins £100 and a year’s membership of the BFS, and the story will appear in either Dark Horizons or New Horizons.

The runner-up was “The Song” by Travis Heermann. Travis wins £50 and a year’s membership of the BFS, and the story will appear in either Dark Horizons or New Horizons.

Third place went to ‘Beating Heart’ by Dan Malach. Dan wins £20, so if he finds another £10 he could buy a year’s membership of the BFS!

Congratulations to them! And thanks to everyone who entered the competition this year. The members of the judging panel this year were Sarah Pinborough, Rhys Hughes and Peter Crowther. Thanks to them, and to our first round readers: Ranjna Theaker, Jan Edwards, Christopher Teague, Pat Barber and Jenny Barber.

The competition will begin again on 1 January 2011.

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Stephen Theaker's reviews, interviews and articles have appeared in Interzone, Black Static, Prism and the BFS Journal. Among other work for the BFS, he has been awards administrator, short story competition administrator, Dark Horizons editor, FantasyCon secretary and treasurer, and (briefly) chair.