Seasons series

The Minds Shine Bright Season series explore themes from the external environment. Each anthology features the winning and commended entries from the Seasons writing competition. In 2023 the theme for our first Seasons writing competition was Storm.


Storms: their destructive power and timeless beauty remind us of the fragility of existence and what it is to be human. Storms touch something elemental in us and also provide a powerful metaphor for internal conflict.

Embark on a journey where you will encounter stormy places, people and animals, as well as different worlds and possible futures.

Buy Storm anthology

You can purchase Storm Minds Shine Bright Seasons 1 2023 at the Minds Shine Bright bookshop

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Light and Shadow

The second Seasons anthology by Minds Shine Bright Light and Shadow will be available in mid to late 2024. The Minds Shine Bright writing competition Light and Shadow is currently open and calling for entries until 31 March 2024.

Book orders

If you are a bookshop, want to support your local bookshop or borrow from your library The distributor for Minds Shine Bright anthologies is Ingram. (Ingram partners with most library buyers and distributes to most bookshops).

The ISBN for STORM Minds Shine Bright, Seasons 1 2023 is 978-0-6455231-2-6. Libraries and bookshops can use the ISBN number to order copies.