1000 Words Heard

The BIBLIOPHONE 1000 Words Heard Competition

Welcome to the winners’ enclosure…

To all those who’ve indulged their creative powers and stretched imaginations to their limits, I’d like to say a huge thank you for your efforts. Here at Bibliophone we’ve been thrilled, shocked, amazed and awed by your words. But yet again, the biggest surprise has been the level of literary talent out there. You writers have once more proven that genius doesn’t strike in sporadic bursts but falls in a ceaseless deluge of creative brilliance.

Which has made the judging process somewhat challenging! I’ve been in contact with each and every one of you (I hope – my apologies if you’ve been missed!) and so by now you’ll have an idea of how you’ve fared, but let me be quite clear: this has been the toughest judging process we’ve known, and that’s a wonderful thing. Separating wheat from chaff, when all you have before you is acres of prime grade, elephant-eye-high, sun-drenched writing talent, is no mean feat. Still, we pared your stories down to a shortlist. Somehow. And said shortlist was divvied out and handed to our fabulous guest narrators to deliberate over until each had a favourite tale to tell. So without further ado, it is my privilege to announce, in no particular order, the winners and their narrators:

 

 

KEEP ON THE SUNNY SIDE by Owen Banner

selected for narration by Rebecca Roberts

 

 

JOURNEY’S END by Sherri Turner

selected for narration by Tavia Gilbert

 

 

LUCKY LAUREN by David Sears

selected for narration by Pat Fraley

 

 

HEIST IN A SMALL TOWN by Jason Renton

selected for narration by Fred Melamed

 

 

INSIDE OUT by Rebecca Dyson

selected for narration by Duncan Stripp

 

 

COFFEE by Deborah Gasking

selected for narration by Patrice Gambardella

 

 

THE VANISHING MAN by Glen Benzal

selected for narration by Steve Blizin

 

 

WIDOW’S WALK by Allison Walters Luther

selected for narration by Suzie Althens

 

 

THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS by Stephanie Hutton

selected for narration by Jaicie Kirkpatrick

 

 

THE WEARING OF THE GREEN by Rosalind Ambler

selected for narration by Pamela van der Wal

 

What next?

Some of our winning stories are already back with us in their full spoken glory but please be patient! Our amazing narrators have all given of their time voluntarily to support fellow creatives. They’re incredibly busy people (doing what they do best) so bear with us while we get all the narrations collated and ready for publishing. I am optimistic that we’ll be ready for publishing within the next week to ten days and as always, I’ll personally contact the winners to keep you updated.

In the mean time, allow me to express a colossal thank you to our guest narrators and of course, to all of you who took the time to enter the BIBLIOPHONE 1000 Words Heard Competition! 

Till next time…

Paul