2016 Awards

TSS support emerging writers, offering an award each month of 2016. Below you will find the biographies of our Award Winners and in due course their commissioned short stories.

If you would like to know more about the TSS Writers Awards and apply, please follow the link here.

 

January

Santino Prinzi

‘Some Place New’

Santino PrinziSantino Prinzi is currently a third year English Literature with Creative Writing undergraduate student at Bath Spa University. Since 2015 he helps with National Flash Fiction Day in the UK, and he was awarded the 2014/15 Bath Spa University Flash Fiction Prize in July of the same year. He has a fondness for European literature, particularly novels and short stories from the 19th Century to the present day, and is especially interested in flash fiction and other short forms. His flash fiction and prose poetry has been published, or is forthcoming, in various places, including Litro Online, Flash Frontier, CHEAP POP, Ink Sweat and Tears, the 2014 and 2015 National Flash Fiction Day UK anthologies, Unbroken Literary Journal, and was selected for The Best of Vine Leaves Journal 2015. He can be found on Twitter @tinoprinzi and more information is available on his website: https://tinoprinzi.wordpress.com  His short story, ‘Some Place New’ can be read here.

 

February

Rhys Milsom

‘The Hooey of Ray Bubble’

Rhys Milsom

Rhys Milsom has a BA in Creative Writing from the University of South Wales and a MA in Creative Writing from the University of Wales: Trinity Saint David. His fiction and poetry has been widely published, including Wales Arts Review, Litro Magazine, The Lonely Crowd and The Lampeter Review, amongst others. His debut poetry collection, Amnesia, is published by Onion Custard Publishing and has been described as ‘…a frank comment on increasingly important conversations: youth lethargy, drink, drugs and notions of masculinity’ and ‘the voice of the poems is a raw, transparent and open one throughout.’ Rhys runs a quarterly literature and art night called Milieu. Held in Cardiff, Milieu is a night of spoken word, art, photography and visual concepts, and aims to give established and emerging writers/artists space to showcase their work. Rhys lives in Cardiff with his partner and daughter, Ivy. You can find him on Twitter at @rhys_milsom. His short story ‘The Hooey of Ray Bubble’ can be read here.

 

March

Chris Edwards-Pritchard

The Short StoryChris Edwards-Pritchard is a 25 year old writer living in Gloucestershire, UK. His short fiction has been published internationally in various magazines and anthologies including New York Journal the Bellevue Literary Review, the Irish Literary Review, Litro, the Bath Short Story Award Anthology and twice in the Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology. Last year he was delighted to accept the Gregory Maguire Award for Short Fiction, and in 2016 he has been shortlisted for the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook Short Story Competition and is delighted to accept this International Writers Award from TSS. In his day job Chris creates digital experiences for an environmental charity and his short fiction often reflects concerns about the modern world, namely climate change and technology. You can follow Chris on Twitter @ChrisEPritchard and keep an eye out for his new short story ‘It’s December Before We Know It’, coming soon to TSS.

 

April

Leon Craig

The Short StoryLeon Craig has had short stories published in Oxford’s Notes Magazine and the Oxford ‘Failed Novelists’ Anthology. Her story ‘Mute Candice’ was recently shortlisted for The White Review Short Story Prize 2016. 

She is a native Londoner and especially interested in the early Middle Ages, queer themes and 19th century contes cruels. Leon is currently working on a short story collection called ‘Spiteful Tales’. Follow her @Leon_C_C