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AFM's Winners


Where the winners get thier chance to shine

Thank you for taking the time to come and have a look at our previous winners. These writers have sweated ink and repaired sore fingers to get their entry in.  You could be here too all you need to do is head to the competitions page and enter.  You have to be in it to win it. We accept entries from the whole world.


A point to note we will only show the winners over the past years issues and will be updated after each issue release. If you wanted to have the exhaustive list please email  editor@arenafantasymagazine.co.uk for the list.



Winners from December 2021 Competitions

Please say hello to the winners of the December 21 writing competitions. These were the cream of the crop in each competition. Well done all!

Catherine Mason

The Arena

Winner - Picture That

I love all things to do with gladiatorial battles. Catherine’s story is packed full of action and I think she took the image and crafted something unique and entertaining. A very well compiled story certainly one author to watch for the future.

 

Steven Gibney

Interupted Battle

Winner - The 300

I picked this entry as my winner as it is well written and has a sweet twist. I really like stories that lead you down the garden path to a totally different outcome. I really enjoyed this story and a worthy winner. 

 

Paul Sumner

The Tinder Forest

Winner - Say What?

Paul has written a great story and if you have been following the Magazine I love a good twist. The  writing was very well paced and was tense when it needed to be. A very enjoyable short story.

 

Winners from September 2021 Competition's

Competition -Forbidden Friendship

You’re a young royal in disguise who befriends a villager with a scarred face. The next day, he’s arrested for stealing something you gave to him. Saving his life will mean risking everything.


Title: Forest of Secrets

Written by Rebekah Cooper

Position - Winner


Editors remarks

In my humblest opinion: I picked Rebekah’s story out as my winner because I was drawn in from the start. The story has a very comfortable and readable pace with an equal mix of Dialogue and description. This story takes you on a complete journey and for a short story, this is key. I also can relate to the characters they are well rounded and very relatable. All in all, this is a very well thought out story with a twist on the ending. Very enjoyable read.


Title: The Mountie

Written by JJ Mokrzewski

Position - Runner Up


In my humblest opinion: JJ has written a brilliant piece  I felt that I was rooting for the protagonist from the start. The Mountie is a very well composed story not taking away from the quality of the writing but  Forest of Secrets just pipped The Mountie at the line.

 

Again this story had a great mix of Action and adventure and well thought out characters it was a tough decision as both the winner and runner up were such good entries.

 

 

Winners from June 2021 Competition's

Competition -2k Flash

While exploring an abandoned rubbish dump location off the coast, a young boy discovers an ancient sword.

Title: Road to Justice

Written by Victoria Liiv

Position - Winner


Editors remarks

This story is a different viewpoint on the rag to riches trope, with a touch of Arthurian legend. A very well written story and you end up feeling for the character. This story could easily be part one of a full-blown fantasy novel. Keep an eye on Victoria Liiv definitely one to watch for the future. Feel free to download her entry here







Winners from prior to Launch

Competition - Launch competition

Before bed, you put your clock back one hour for daylight saving time. When you wake up, you realize you've gone back a lot more than one hour.

Title: Manic Monday

Written by Josie Lane

Position - Winner


Editors remarks

Josie has written a brilliant piece about an everyday item a Mobile phone. (cell if you are American.) She also marries that with a groundhog day kind of theme all the while ramping up the tension until the crescendo of the finale. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this piece. She was a very worthy winner. Feel free to download her entry here