Friends of Willesden Herald take both Southword fiction chapbook awards 2019

Congratulations to Jill Widner and Brian Kirk, both past contributors to Willesden Herald New Short Stories (as kindly acknowledged in their credit lists), on taking the International and Irish top prizes in the Southword Fiction Chapbook Competition 2019.

“The Island” by Tove Jansson

With an intro by Herman Diaz who describes it as “at once a short story, an essay, and a prose poem.” Here’s a direct link. It is believed that this is the first time it has appeared in an English translation.

Granta: A new short story by Caoilinn Hughes

About the author (Granta)

BBC Radio 3: A subjunctive story by Toby Litt

“Ian McMillan gets into the subjunctive mood with brand new writing from Toby Litt, a new poetry commission from Holly Pester, on the subjunctive in welsh with Menna Elfyn and Rob Drummond explains why the subjunctive is dying out amongst the young…” (The Verb, BBC Radio 3, 1 Feb. 2019)