The University of Hertfordshire Writing Award is a joint initiative of UHArts, UH Press and the University’s School of Humanities, celebrating creative writing and supporting new writers.

U H Writing Award

We are pleased to announce that the following entrants have been selected as finalists in the UH Writing Award. Please note that finalists are listed in alphabetical order.

Nathalie Abi-Ezzi The Snow Child
Juliette Adair Grandma’s yellow, autoptic, hypnogogic moon glasses
Kate Baggott Three Wives
Heleina Burton Hurricane Season
Sue Butler Capital Gains
Stephina Clarke The Colour of Webs
Christy Collins The Lady of the Hilltop
Daniel Kaysen No Flowers
Zdravka Evtimova Pale
Clare Girvan The Picture of Edward Downie
Chris Hill So Which is the Way From Here?
Jason Jackson Barefoot and Running
Steven Kelly Replacing the Main
Toby Norways Anonymous Anonymous
Jane Paterson The Hughes Mearns Man
Dena Pezet Dirty Pictures
Jonathan Pinnock Convalescence
Kay Sexton The Mad Women of Guanajuato
Chika Unigwe Growing My Hair
David Weaver Finding Uncle

The top four winners will be announced at the official prize-giving ceremony to be held at the University of Hertfordshire on 27 June, 2007. 1st prize winner will receive £1,000; 2nd prize winner £500; 3rd prize winner £300; and 4th prize winner £200. As stated in the Rules, the judges’ decision is final and binding. Neither the judges nor the organisers will enter into any correspondence about the result of the UH Writing Award.

UH Writing Award Anthology Vision

The twenty shortlisted stories will be published in an anthology by the University of Hertfordshire Press. Copies will be available from July 2007.

So there.


  1. Vanessa G
    1st May 2007

    Hundreds of congratulations… and everything is crossed for you. Wow. Wheeee!!!

    (er… sorry kay, my excitmenet got the better of me back there…)


  2. McKenna
    2nd May 2007

    This is GREAT news! Well deserved, and all my energy for you! Yes!!

  3. Kay Sexton
    2nd May 2007

    Thanks both, it’s very kind of you. And watch out for Thursday’s post where the short-listing reveals one of my own writing neuroses!


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