by Chris Edwards-Pritchard
Highly Commended in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2017
The garden is Safe Zone 2 so the appearance of this black cloud of bees is Somewhat Alarming, and ma... Read More...
by Liz Falkingham Temple
Highly Commended in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2017
It’s almost exactly two miles down the track to the main road. Maggie knows this, knows to... Read More...
by Mara Adamitz Scrupe
Highly Commended in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2017
in the ambush in the middle
of nowhere we go in for low intimacy/ bowels/ duodenum
... Read More...
This is the fourth year of running the Bare Fiction Prize and once again our first, second and third prizewinners in each of the three categories will be published in this year's Spring issue of Bare ... Read More...
by C.G. Menon
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2016
“Excited, Shalini?” Dilip shifts up a gear and all the ghosts crowded into the back seat rock together and nod their in... Read More...
by Peter Jordan
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2016
Following an argument with my wife I’ve booked myself into this hotel. The room is booked for two nights; I may stay l... Read More...
by Gaia Holmes
First Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2016
It’s a dull, wet
from the dead tonight
and we have used up
all our candles.
Today, al... Read More...
by Xanthi Barker
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2016
This is how it happens.
She said, “Let’s have a chat. Why don’t we have a chat? You can walk me home and we can... Read More...
Some Nights, Like Tonight
by Conor Houghton
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2016
Some nights, like tonight, I get a stretchy feeling inside. I feel that my feet are odd and... Read More...
Perspective in a Hare’s Eye
by Jane Lovell
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2016
Skyline erupts into tree, backlit and spilling
its own horizon across a perfect black moon,
an an... Read More...
by Lucy Corkhill
Third Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2016
Alaska, March 1989
Hank’s never told Marlene that the first time he saw her in Bob’s Five and Dime he thought sh... Read More...
The Frozen Planet
by Una Mannion
Third Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2016
Ballygawley Lake had frozen solid. As they drove through the dark, she could see its surface between th... Read More...