From the desk of Allen Ashley, our judge:
“I am pleased to be able to make an early call this year with my announcement of the results of British Fantasy Society Short Story Competition 2019.
This year I received a healthy crop of entries again. I read every story thoroughly and silently. I read a large percentage of the stories twice, three times or more. After much deliberation, I can now announce that the three winners are:
First place: “Encumbrance” by Steven Poore
Second place: “Vicarious” by Philip Harris
Third place: “Sibling Rivalry” by Amy McNee
The top three stories win prizes and all three of the above stories will appear in a future issue of “BFS Horizons”, so look out for that.
For those of you who didn’t make the top three this year: it was a hard but rewarding task judging all the entries received and many of the stories should find a suitable home elsewhere. Thank you for your patience during the judging process. I wish you all the best of luck in your future writing endeavours,“