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The University of Edinburgh's three creative writing prizes, open for 2024 submissions
2022 Creative Writing Prizes

2022 Creative Writing Prizes

Read all the winners’ and runners’ up entries here

Sloan Prize


The tale of how Evan Evans scrapped wi Evan Nichols – Jo Higgs

Runners Up

1st Runner Up – Three Sangs o Derkness an Licht – Dorothy Lawrenson

2nd Runner Up – let mi spik – Heather Dunnett

3rd Runner Up – To Live and Die Out Your Nugget – Declan Kelly

Grierson Verse Prize


What You Wish For – Olivia Thomakos

Runners Up

1st Runner Up – Putting it this way – Beth Grainger

2nd Runner Up – Some Time Afterwards – Carl Alexandersson

3rd Runner Up – She Will – Tim Tim Cheng

Short List

To the Mountain – Malika McKenney

Struggling – Shelby Shumacher

Husband – Ben Underhill

Long List

Pink Flower – Chiara Toone

Haiku Sequence – Jemma Jenkins-Ferrett

Menhirs – Georgia Bennett

Growing Fragile – Sarah Dukic

Lewis Edwards Memorial Prize


Hills of Basalt – Armaan

Runners Up

1st Runner Up – Semiotics – Hattie Atkins

2nd Runner Up – Fengxian – Siru

3rd Runner Up – Augurs Alone – Ailsa Fraser

Short List

Absence – Marguerite Fox

Friday, 7th January (and Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th, Monday 10th, etc) – Jemma Jenkins-Ferrett

In my mind’s eye – Marisa Lee

Us or Self-reflection in a Sink – Magnus McDowall

Therapy – Devki Panchmatia

Long List

Terracotta Rose – Flora Leask

A Pistachio Croissant – Jack Miller-Smith

Of All the People – Grace Murray

Diego – Scarlett Smyth

Children of the Internet –  Sebastian Szapary 

Times That Were and Weren’t, Are and Aren’t – James Ternent

Generational Trauma – Brianna Zapata


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