Congratulations to the winners and commended entries which together form the Short List for the Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022. Each of these writers is published in Confidence, which is the first in a series of anthologies by Minds Shine Bright exploring the theme of confidence through fiction.
The overall winner for the inaugural Minds Shine Bright writing competition Confidence 2022 is Françoise Thornton-Smith for short story Red Bikini.
The joint winners for the poetry category, are Kevin Dyer, Dahlias and Michael Leach Emergence of Voice.
The winner of the flash fiction category is Poppy Brazier Flying Free.
The winner of the script category is Jed Stanley Beaucoup Bills.
The winner of the short story category is Alexandra Svoboda All the Pain and all the Joy.
Charlotte Finn Treading on Water
Jennifer Harrison Grandmother
Mocco Wollert Jessica at fifteen
Juliet Guthrie the last heady days
Clare Le Fossil
Ella Mitchell Beautiful Things
Sadie Yetton Party Song
Rafael S.W. Stag Nation
Drew Grant Night Owl
Diana Stoicescu Debarked
Peter Fitzgerald Mudgee Railway Station
Olga Pavlinova Olenich The Line of Trees
Heather Compton Somewhere: 2021
Janeen Samuel Parrot People
Morouje Sherif When the Sea Takes You I Won’t Come
Shoshanna Rockman Dragons Don’t Smoke
Jericho Ellao The Kingdom of the Over-world
Lee A Baglin Of Machine and Love
Karen Lee Mills A Northern Flicker
Olivia Campbell The People of the Art
Claire Dalkin Microbial
Karen Lethlean Catch and Release
Jaydan Salzke Rite of Passage
Aoife McFadden Distorted Lens
Anna Rodway Mabel
Regina de Búrca Sovereign
Evelyn Menary Victory Memorial
Steve Fendt Gone South
Jennifer Hurley Tree of Knowledge
Kate Foulds Acorn
C Sullivan Morning Chorus
Leni Maag Sarah
David Edwards Chilblains
Eve Nucifora Trumpet
Lesley Day Poached
Amelia Carter The Currawong
Sue Hall Barred Rock
Scott Hallarn Townscapes
Jessica Kilkenny Move
Hannah Small Confidence in Healing