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MinK2023 - The Shortlists

We're delighted to announce the shortlisted entries in all four categories for our MinK2023 Writing Competition, Green Spaces in the City. All of the shortlisted entries have now been published in an anthology, available in both printed and e-book formats.


The winners, as selected by our judges. were announced at the Prizewinners Ceremony and Anthology Launch event on 15 April.

Fiction 20+

Karen Banfield - My Secret Hobby

K. Bax - Poultry Logs

Sam JT Butterworth - The Distress Signal

Terry Calvert - A Letter to Bill Bryson

Michael Geaney - Green, with Envy

Kath Kirkland - From Small Acorns

Rae Leaver Rahman - Roots

Rob Lowe - Milton Keynes

Susan Reid - Green Therapist

Clare Read - The Park

Poetry 20+

Liam Anslow-Sucevic - Home Vision

Sarah Davies -  The Green

Stella Girvin -  Come with me

Paul Grant - The Wanderer

Hannah Hopkins Jones - All flesh is grass, a collection of 3 haikus

Pippa Marshall - Two Haiku on Bradwell Abbey

Beth Norris - Green-tinted glasses

Guy Russell - The Other One

Sukie Shinn - COVID Spring

Felicity Williams - Archipelago

Fiction 14-19


Clea Grimshaw - The Silence

Ameera Spears - Garden Grace, Cold Embrace

Toby Shrimpton - Growth from the Machine

Amelia Tkaczyk - Immutable

Niamh Whelan - Walking and Thinking in Circles

Poetry 14-19

Lucie Arthurs - My Roots 

Mary Rossiter - The Aftermath

Niamh Whelan - To all you ash-grey men

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