The Brightwater Anthology

“Evokes County Durham in colour and complexity. Each story is a unique take on the River Skerne and the people who live by it.” JESSICA ANDREWS, AUTHOR OF MILK TEETH

and the earth drank deep & Other Stories

The stories brim with energies not yet subdued by concerns of fitting in. It is this defiant edge, encouraged by not needing to be published to enter, that lends the Prize its uniqueness, helping to unearth winning stories and authors that shift the global reading landscape towards a better future.” NII AYIKWEI PARKES, AUTHOR OF TAIL OF THE BLUE BIRD

Mark Twain

Mark Twain is the legendary pen name of Samuel I. Clemens, whose central place in the American literary pantheon remains assured […]

Žemaitė

Žemaitė is the pen name of Julija Beniuševičiūtė-Žymantienė, who was born to Lithuanian gentry in Samogitia, in the country’s northwest […]

O. Henry

O. Henry is the author of hundreds of short stories. He is renowned for his wordplay and “twist” endings, yet […]

Katherine Mansfield

Katherine Mansfield was born in Wellington, New Zealand, and moved to Britain as a teenager. She is considered one of the […]

D H Lawrence

David Herbert Richards Lawrence was an English writer and literary critic. Born poor in a mining town in Nottinghamshire, he began […]