As someone who has studied creative writing and English at university myself, I am just completely overwhelmed by the quality and the shear incisiveness the individuals have shown
While the interpretation of the theme has been unique with every piece, the quality has been consistently outstanding. I often had to keep reminding myself of just how young our entrants are, and our final selection includes stories that writers of twice our entrants age would struggle to beat.
Writing for me is a creative outlet, I write when I have something to talk about, when I feel upset, if I am really happy, I feel like I can write when I have quite extreme emotions
I like writing because it is a way of reinventing the world around you
As an Editor of a literary magazine, I continue to be pleasantly surprised by the high quality, creativity and imagination of the brilliant young minds entering our Prize - year in year out.