2021 Winners

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Congratulations to all our 2021 winners! Please join us in congratulating them and wishing them well in their writing journey. You can leave comments at the bottom of their profile by following the various links below. Scroll down to see a photo collage of all these winners. You can read the winners' aspiring stories here.

The 2021 Award Winners Are:

  • Writing Award Winners: Claire Stibbe and Jaya Padmanabhanwon the Writing Award for fiction, and Ruth Millington won the Writing Award for non-fiction.
  • Book Award Winners: Zarina Macha won the Book Award for fiction and Andrea Wilson Woods won the Book Award for non-fiction. From the Book Award shortlist, six authors won an audiobook production from Spectrum Audiobooks. See the Audiobook Winners.
  • Young Writer Award Winner: Jaidyn Groth
  • Writing Mentorship Winners: Helen Rowe has won Karen Williams as her mentor. Zara Sekhavati has won Marni Seneker as her mentor. Candace Cox and Alex Johnson have won Ann Brady as their mentor.
  • Screenplay Award Winners: Jonny King won the TV series category, Martin Keady won the feature film category, Phil Vengrinovich won the short film category and LM Latham won the book adaptation needed category.

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While judging, we noticed some intriguing book titles and covers, so we decided to announce a surprise sub-category for:

Video Gallery of 2021 Winners
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Alex Johnson for "Three Paths Home"

Alex Johnson has enjoyed a passion for history, anthropology, and mythology from a young age. He believes that an ontological study of stories and mythology can help orient oneself as part of the universal history of humanity. Alex obtained a bachelor's degree in History from Cal Poly, San Luis

Candace Cox for "The Todd Family"

After graduating from Rutgers University with a degree in English I began my career as a writer in public relations and advertising. Several years later I decided to pursue a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University (in the top five in the US) and financed my education by

Helen Rowe for "Eliminating British Poverty"

Helen Rowe is an award-winning social researcher, an author and a campaigner. Her expertise in the social housing sector includes campaigns on adult literacy and digital inclusion. As co-founder of the Connected Housing Initiative, she fought to improve Internet access for vulnerable and low-income

Zara Sekhavati for "Another Iran"

Travel editor for APA Publications (Rough Guides, Insight Guides, Berlitz Guides). Published in National Geographic Traveller, Independent, Financial Times. Winner of the Telegraph's Just Back competition. Currently writing a travelogue about Iran.

Martin Keady for "MAN OF COLOUR"

(From my website: http://theshakespeareplays.com/) Martin Keady is an award-winning dramatist, journalist, poet and lyricist. As a dramatist, his major credits include: Man of Colour, a biopic of Walter Tull, one of Britain’s first black professional footballers who subsequently became a hero of WWI

LM Latham for "Shoot The Savage"

I'm a journalist and editor whose work has regularly appeared in top international publications, including the New York Times, FT, Sunday Times and Wall Street Journal. I have a degree in literature and film. Naturally terrified of risk but always on the hunt for a good story, I've trekked in Tierra

Phil Vengrinovich for "Regarding the Pain of Others"

A Russian born living in the US, I am a data engineer by trade and have worked in tech for the last 10 years. I tend to focus on stories that echo the issues that I am facing personally.

Jonny King for "Gifted"

I’m a musician by day, writer by night, originally from High Wycombe – which genuinely has a chair museum – but now living a seagull poop-spattered existence in Plymouth, Devon. I began pursuing screen/comedy writing in earnest in 2015, starting off writing jokes and sketches for radio, before

Jaya Padmanabhan for "Bloom of a Drunken Coconut"

Jaya Padmanabhan is a journalist and columnist, writing the “In Brown Type” Sunday column for the San Francisco Examiner. Her byline can also be found in PBS Next Avenue, Forbes, Medium (Elemental and The Bold Italic), and India Currents. Jaya's collection of short stories, "Transactions of

Jaidyn Groth for "The Other Side of Sunshine"

Best described as 'a unicorn in pyjamas', I spend most of my days consuming too much coffee, writing contemporary YA, fantasy and murder mysteries and travelling around my home country of Australia. I am lucky enough to be working as a hiking tour guide in the middle of a global pandemic, which is a

Ruth Millington for "Aftershock"

Ruth Millington is an award-winning writer, passionate adventure world traveller, and creator and host of Ruth Millington's Extreme Holidays Podcast which was rated in the top 10% of podcasts worldwide within two weeks of its launch in September 2021. Read it here: https://bit.ly/39mltgK She has a

Claire Stibbe for "No Good Lie"

Claire is an award-winning blogger at Bookpreneur. Originally from Norfolk, UK, she now lives the US. Having lived in Albuquerque, New Mexico for twenty-seven years, she has worked with victims of domestic violence, helping women to survive the aftermath of abuse. Member: Graduate of Albuquerque

Andrea Wilson Woods for "Better Off Bald: A Life in 147 Days"

ANDREA WILSON WOODS is a writer who loves to tell stories, and a patient advocate who founded the nonprofit Blue Faery: The Adrienne Wilson Liver Cancer Association. Andrea is the CEO and co-founder of Cancer University, a for-profit, social-benefit, digital health company. With Cancer U, Andrea

Zarina Macha for "Anne"

Zarina Macha is an author, blogger, and musician born and raised in London, UK. She studied Songwriting and Creative Artistry at The Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford. She regularly writes a social commentary blog titled ‘The Zarina Macha Blog.’ In her spare time, she loves reading