The Campaign For Real Fear short story contest has announced its 20 winners from among the many, many entries. Among the names is Christina Koh, a student on the Creative Writing MA course I help teach at Edinburgh Napier University. Her story Hounded will be published by Black Static magazine and also gets released as a narrated audio story [see proposed cover]. Congratulations, Chris!
Also on the list - another student from the course, John Fagan, a winner for his story Infected With Death. Congratulations to John! So that's two of our MA Creative Writing cohort among the top 20, a win ratio of 10%. I'm liking how that sounds.
The Campaign For Real Fear was set up by Christopher Fowler and Maura McHugh to promote new terrifying fiction that reflects the diversity of 21st-century life. They originally planned to have only ten winners, but the standard proved so high they extended that to 20 [with seven honourable mentions]. You can see the full list of winners and find out more about the contest here.