Hysteria 1 – The Hysteria 2012 Writing Competition Anthology

Well, it’s been a long time in the waiting for those who entered our Hysteria Short Story and Poetry Writing Competition last year, but finally … just before the next competition starts on the 1st April, the anthology is finally completed and looking good.

It is available in the following formats:

The anthology contains all ten of the winning stories and all ten of the winning poems and has been laid out so that they are each as readable as possible. It’s available in both paperback and various eBook formats (for the Kindle, ePub and as a PDF to print out). At just £5.50 for the paperback and 99p for an ebook it’s great value for a lovely read.

The stories and poems reflect the many different aspects of things that are important to women, we share in the ups and downs of events which span time and experience. We learn what it’s like to lose a child of any age, the reaction of spurned lovers, good and bad marriages and the rivalries of school friends that have never quite made it out of the playground.

The poems are equally insightful, sharing the experiences of lost youth and looks; a sense of history in a children’s home and the call to action that asks us to live life to the full, waving our hands in the air.

Contributors and Winners in the anthology are:

  • Moya Poole
  • Lois Elaine Heckman
  • Jane Bean
  • Eleanor Smith
  • Penelope Lawrence
  • Hazel Gee
  • Olga Wojtas
  • Corrinna Toop
  • Margaret Clark
  • Joy Blake
  • Jayne Thickett
  • Margaret MacKenzie
  • Hayley Staniforth-Room
  • Anne Wilson
  • Alison Wassell
  • Jo Laidlaw
  • Tracy Fells
  • Abigail Wyatt
  • Gaynor Jones
  • Christine Djabarouti

You can see the story from Jayne Thickett – the overall winner of the Short Story Competition by clicking here. The story is called Banana Loaf: a recipe for solace.

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