Segora International Writing Competitions 2013 Results
Short Story   Poetry     Vignette 

First  Prize: Tracey Chalmers (Breda, Netherlands) Lottie’s Curse

2nd Prize: Isabelle Llasera (Paris, France) Muse

3rd Prize  Emma Norry (Dorset) Slipped

Commended: Gerard Loughran (Newcastle-upon-Tyne)
A Change of Shifts

Adjudication: Tom Bryan

First  Prize: Vivien Johnson (Spain)
The Woman

2nd Prize: A.C.Clarke (Glasgow) Pandemonium

3rd Prize: Janice Windle (Guildford, Surrey) Tattoos

Highly Commended:
Penny Boxall (York) Unpacking My Grandfather
Roger Elkin (Biddulph Moor, Staffs)
Fishing the Khabur River, Syria
Kaye Lee (Muswell Hill, London) Becoming

Commended: Roger Elkin,
Being Two-faced & This Living Room
Seamus Harrington (Cork, Eire) The Fairy Tree
Thelma Laycock (Leeds, UK) Lost and Found 

Adjudication: John Hudson

First Prize: Ed Briggs (Tours,France)
Time Fold n° 3

Adjudication: Bernard Lord

Click here for details of all the 2014 competitions


Blake Morrison

Many thanks to our Judges, to everyone who entered and to our web designer for uploading all the winning poems and stories.  Jocelyn & Gordon Simms.


Award-winning writers will judge the 2014 Segora competitions: Michèle Roberts (short stories) and Blake Morrison (poetry). Ed Briggs, last year’s winner, will judge the 2014 Vignette. Presentation Evening attended by the Judges 29th August at the Saint Clémentin Litfest.

Michele Roberts

Gordon and Jocelyn Simms are teaching on the 'Second Chances' Weekend Retreat
at the Chateau de Bellefond click here for full details

Round up of recent successes from Segora writers

Simon Jackson, Desmond Kon, Bernard Lord and Gordon Simms all have poems in A Little Book of Serendipity (Thynks Publications, 2013).

Jocelyn Simms’ Grapple Y and Seamus Harrington’s Beachcombers were both commended in the September Sentinel Quarterly Poetry Competition.
Jocelyn’s poem Transubstantiation was a runner-up in the 2013 Bradford-upon-Avon fringe poetry competition.

Bruce Harris’ collection of 25 short stories, First Flame, is available from SPOM publications and Amazon.

Photos from the Segora presentation evening 2012 can be viewed on Tracey Chalmers’ blog

If any Segora entrants have recent success please contact us

Gordon and Jocelyn may be contacted for evaluations: 6 poems £36. Thank you for your feedback. You opened up my eyes to so many possibilities - Ynes Pauly, Belgium.

Bilingual Litfest in St Clémentin, France: 29,30,31 August 2014
Award-winning writers Michèle Roberts and Blake Morrison will judge the 2014 Segora competitions and attend the presentation evening at the Saint Clémentin Litfest, Aug.29th.

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