The current BFS Short Story Competition began in 2004 (though we are currently investigating mysterious rumours of earlier instances – any information will be gratefully received). Here are the previous winners of the current competition.
Winner: Omar the Teller of Tales, Robin Tompkins. Published in the BFS Journal, Winter 2010.
Runner-up: The Song, Travis Heermann. Published in the BFS Journal, Winter 2010.
Third place: Beating Heart, by Dan Malach
Winner: Dead Astronauts, Patrick Whittaker
Runner-up: In the Moment, Elana Gomel
The Apocalypse Has Been Good To Us, by Charlotte Bond
Shortlisted: The Tin Box, Cheryl Alleyne; 17, by Anjanee Sooknah
Winner: Seems Only Right, Mathew F. Riley. Published in New Horizons 3.
Runner-up: The Skeleton in the Cupboard, Astrid Klemz. Published in Dark Horizons 55.
Winner: Star-Changer, Rebecca Lusher. Published in Dark Horizons 52.
Runner-up: Keep Off the Grass, Sally Quilford. Published in Dark Horizons 52.
Winner: The Ice Game, Sue Anderson. Published in Dark Horizons 50.
Runner-up: In His Charge, Nicky Robson. Available to read on the author’s website. Published in Dark Horizons 51.
Runner-up: Father’s Day, David Turnbull. Published in Dark Horizons 51.
Winner: Baby, Simon Messingham. Published in Dark Horizons 48.
Winner: Manny and the Monkeys, Simon Woodward
Runner-up: Our Friends, Philip Harris
Shortlisted: Bird Songs at Eventide, Nina Allen; All Beauty Must Die, Mike Chinn; The River Child, Glen Cox; The Journey of Life, K.S. Dearsley