by Jenni Lawson
Highly Commended in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2014
Rows of pebbledash houses the colour of dirty spit, to match the sky and the scunnered brown hills that a... Read More...
by Christopher North
Third Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014
fluorescent tubes were flickering in the executive suite. The central gutter had backed up half its length... Read More...
by Bethany W. Pope
Third Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2014
Dante cased his suicides in wood;
Every tree bled pain and hard stories, so
Agony lingered as the corpse cooled... Read More...
The Clay Baby
by Anne Corlett
Third Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2014
It sometimes felt as though I was marrying his mother, not him at all.
We’d been planning on waiting a whil... Read More...
I am the Painter’s Daughter
by Kit De Waal
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014
At the harbour, where island boys gather to trade cigarettes and obscenities, where trawler-... Read More...
The Last of England
by Stephen Devereux
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Poetry 2014
There are black stumps, now, round
the Liver Building like rotten teeth
in a much-loved mouth and th... Read More...
by Allie Rogers
Second Prize in the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2014
Church bells tumble-chasing each other through an October morning. Michael Chalmers opens his green eyes. A... Read More...
Let’s send our lovers where cups are sealed
and breath is measured in grams,
where things return to them in circles:
continents, their own recycled air.
Let’s send our lovers outside blue,
wh... Read More...
Count the Words, Hold your Breath
by Aki Schilz
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Flash Fiction 2014
You could be any one of my lovers: they all look the same when I’m lonely (count them).
I... Read More...
Ger Sheen and the Satanists
by David McGrath
Winner of the Bare Fiction Prize for Short Story 2014
Willy Byrne’s fuck-your-mother swagger was a swagger to mug you off, a swagger to warn were half a... Read More...