Natasha Bland is a member of our lovely short story judging team this year. Originally from Devon, Natasha is now based in Kapiti, New Zealand. Her short stories are published in various anthologies and have been shortlisted in competitions, including the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize, Early Works Press Short Story Competition, and NZ Writers College Short Story Competition.
Marie Gethins is a member of the Flash Fiction judging team for the Hysteria Writing Competition 2017. She lives and works in Cork, Ireland and is a flash fiction and short story writer with many credits to her name who has won or been placed in The Short Story, Tethered by Letters flash, Flash500, Dromineer Literary Festival, The New Writer Microfiction, Prick of the Spindle. She has also had other work listed by some of the UK’s leading writing competitions, the Bristol Short Story Prize, Fish Short Story/Flash/Memoir, James Plunkett Award, Listowel Writers’ Week Originals, Inktears, RTE/Penguin, Molotav Cocktail, Lightship, Doris Gooderson, Over the Edge and WOW! Award . Marie is a Pushcart and Best of the Short Fictions nominee. You can meet Marie on Twitter @MarieGethins.
Sue Borgersen is one our fab poetry category judges for the Hysteria Writing Competition 2017. She writes and makes art on the south shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, surrounded by boisterous dogs and a vast collection of odd musical instruments.
Ingrid Jendrzejewski is one of the Flash Fiction team of judges for Hysteria 2017. One of two runners up for the Bath Novella-in-Flash competition, her novella (composed of stand-alone flash-fiction pieces) will the published with the novellas written by the winner and the other runner up later this year. You can catch up with Ingrid and her annual Christmas Puzzles on her website: www.ingridj.com and also on Twitter @LunchOnTuesday
Liz Berg is one of our team of short story judges in the Hysteria Writing Competition 2017. Liz is a storyteller with a background in education who has told stories in schools, mental health homes, clubs, festivals and parks. She has a special interest in Jewish stories, both Ashkenazi and Sephardi and is part of Mazed- collecting and retelling stories from South East Cornwall. You can meet Liz on her blog at: lizberg.wordpress.com
Josianne Barrette is one of our team of poetry judges in the Hysteria Writing Competition 2017. She is a contributor at À l’essai, Cygne Noir, L’Organe, Bad Nudes Magazine (Canada) and Les Éditions des Femmes d’à Côté (France). She was a semi-finalist for the CBC Fiction Prizes in the Short Story category. Her poetry has been published in English in Matrix Magazine, Vinyl Poetry & Prose and will be anthologised in a collection due for 2018. She lives and teaches in the Montreal area. You can meet Josianne on Twitter @JosiannBarrett.
Céline Domenech is a judge in the short story category of the Hysteria Writing Competition and English is her second language. She won a Write Star competition in 2016 on the theme of Holiday and is currently looking for an agent for her first English novel, ‘The Shadow of Phaedrus’. It’s a YA magical saga that shows the journey of a strong and determined teenage girl to restore order in her world. You can read an extract from the book on her blog. You can meet Céline on her website, and read an extract from her new novel as well, here http://fluffandpoops.com/. You can also find her on Twitter @FluffAndPoops.
Shaheen Hussain is a judge in the Poetry category of the Hysteria 2017 Writing Competition; she is also a novice writer who has had two poems printed in books of poetry by the United Press Limited, entitled Oh How I Wished it Missed, and Colourful life.