Announcing the Category Winners of Hysteria 2015

Ta da …. drum roll please … it gives me great pleasure to be able to finally announce the overall category winners of the Hysteria 2015 Writing Competition. Their wins are very well deserved and perfectly capture some simple insights into the lives of women today.

  • Short Story category – Shauna MacKay with No Odysseus
  • Flash Fiction category – Gayle Letherby with He Loves Me, Not
  • Poetry categorySue Spiers with The Weight of Glass

Sue has already given us an interview and our two remaining winners will do so in the coming weeks.

And I can now reveal properly the cover for Hysteria 4 – it’s inspired by Sue’s poem and hopefully captures a little of the essence of her words. The anthology is now available to buy through the Hysterectomy Association shop and will shortly be available through all online booksellers.

Hysteria 4


  1. Thank you so much for your lovely comment Marion and I’m so pleased you were able to join us as a judge. And yes, despite 38mbps broadband here in Puddletown – it still slows down to a crawl. But then I guess we can both be thankful to live in such a beautiful part of the British countryside.

  2. Well done all concerned and particularly to you Linda for the mammoth task you undertake in organising this every year. I was honoured to be involved as one of the judges this year and must apologise for being so reticent myself, due to the joys of living in rural Dorset, the Internet is a luxury which comes and goes. We have been trying to get a landline since May and still no joy so I only get Online when I borrow elsewhere, hence no blog and no website as should be by now!

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