Guess the cover story and win a free copy of Hysteria 5 anthology

It’s time to unveil this year’s Hysteria anthology cover image. As you know, each anthology cover takes inspiration from one of our three overall winners, and this year is no exception.

We are giving away a free copy of the Hysteria anthology to the first person to guess correctly which of the 30 entries the cover is inspired by. All you need to do is leave a comment on our blog to be in with a chance of winning – click here to enter.

I admit it’s not easy, and of course the only person who will be fairly certain is the writer of the winning entry!

And just as a reminder, our winning entries are:

Hysteria 2016 Finalists – Poetry

  • Dizzy With It, Mandy Huggins
  • Wolves chew through chains like they do prey, Nina S Stone
  • Hard Labour, Janis Clark
  • Once I was a Tree, Nicola Warwick
  • The light is different, Eithne Cullen
  • Garden Gate, Jenny Hunt
  • Two inches numb, Lee Morris
  • A Young Man Once, Barney Harper
  • Soapbox,  Kathryn Jacopi
  • Nativity, Lindy Newns

Hysteria 2016 Finalists – Flash Fiction

  • Sleeping Dogs, Irene Buckler
  • Waiting for the Big One, Marie Gethins
  • Octopus, Gwen Sayers
  • Boudicca, Karen Money
  • Batman and Unicorns, Natalie Poyser
  • Helix Aspersa, Vicki Morley
  • What doesn’t kill you, Laura Bridge
  • Skinny Dipping, Josephine L Martin
  • Sea Change, Sharon Telfer
  • The Sound of One Page Ripping, Jude Higgins

Hysteria 2016 Finalists – Short Story

  • When Jesus Came to Tea, Olga Wojtas
  • Inspiration, Linda Fawke
  • Tartan Legs, Maureen Cullen
  • Counting Squirrels, Jacqui Cooper
  • In the Pink, Tracy Davidson
  • The Coffee Business, Clare Girvan
  • With Deepest Regret, Kelly Turner
  • Seeing in the Dark, Laura Morgan
  • A ‘Ta Da’ Moment, Sandra Crook
  • Safe as houses, Christine Griffin

So, pick your winner and leave a comment with the title on the blog post – click here to enter. We’ll let the winner of our free copy know when the anthology is published at the end of this month.

Good luck



  1. Fiona J Mackintosh with A still, small point of reference is the cover, I’d say, although a planet is never still… but it posed for the photo!

  2. I’m opting for “Dizzy With It” as the cover image. Hope this year’s anthology proves a dizzy success.

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