Fifteen year old writer Lindsey Nkem from Edmonton, Canada, has been announced as the winner of the prestigious Short Story Competition. Lindsey wins £2,500 and display of her work on a London Underground Station and printed in Litro Magazine. The Award Ceremony for the competition was hosted at Shakespeare’s Globe in London on Monday 15th October, and although Lindsey could not make it over to the UK she sent a very emotional message via Skype in which she praised the other five shortlisted stories and said “thank you for this incredible opportunity”.
Lindsey’s winning entry ‘I hope there’s Wi-Fi in Heaven’ is an original, intriguing, tongue-in-cheek account of how it feels to be deprived of her sole source of comfort, her beloved wi-fi connection. Read Lindsey's winning story here
The other five writers who were shortlisted will also take home a cash prize of £500 each, thanks to a very generous donation from John Rothenberg.
This is the third year that IGGY and Litro Magazine have come together to host the IGGY and Litro International Short Story Competition for Young People which is open to writers aged 11 to 19 and acknowledges and encourages young writing talent across the world.