Judges 2021

Selma Carvalho

Carvalho is a prize-wining British-Asian writer and author of three non-fiction books documenting the Goan migration to colonial East Africa. Her short fiction and poetry have been published in journals including Litro, Lighthouse and MIRonline (Birkbeck), and 17 multi-author anthologies, and her work has been translated into Portuguese. She has been placed in 40+ short fiction and poetry contests, including major international and literary festival competitions. Most notably she was shortlisted for the London Short Story Prize 2017, and was winner of the Leicester Writes Prize 2018. Her novella and collection of short stories is forthcoming from Speaking Tiger, India. Her novel Horton is represented by The Ruppin Agency UK. She lives in London.

Kim Magowan

Kim Magowan lives in San Francisco and teaches in the Department of Literatures and Languages at Mills College. Her short story collection Undoing (2018) won the 2017 Moon City Press Fiction Award.

Her novel The Light Source (2019) was published by 7.13 Books. Her fiction has been published in Booth, Colorado Review, Craft Literary, The Gettysburg Review, Smokelong Quarterly, Wigleaf, and many other journals. Her stories have been selected for Best Small Fictions and Wigleaf’s Top 50. She is the Editor-in-Chief and Fiction Editor of Pithead Chapel. www.kimmagowan.com  

Judy Darley

Judy Darley is a Bristol-based British writer who can’t stop writing about the fallibilities of the human mind.

Her fiction and journalism has been widely published, including by CypressThe Mechanics’ Institute Review and The Cabinet of Heed. She is Flash Fiction Editor at Reflex Press. She is the author of short story/flash fiction collections Sky Light Rain (Valley Press) and Remember Me To The Bees (Tangent Books).

You can find her at www.skylightrain.comtwitter.com/JudyDarley.