Anthology Cover 2

 Cover design by Rob Pearce.

The STORGY Short Story Competition Anthology – Volume II celebrates the continued resurgence of the short story genre and showcases some of the most talented up-and-coming authors from across the world. This outstanding collection features all fourteen finalists and competitions winners, as judged by critically-acclaimed author Paul McVeigh. These wonderfully diverse short stories will move, amuse, unsettle, and entertain, combining to create the most eclectic collection available online.


This collection features the works of fourteen writers from across the world, whose short stories span across genres, ranging from drama to science fiction, fantasy, comedy, horror and romance. The writers published in the STORGY SHORT STORY ANTHOLOGY (vol.2) come from all walks of life, from actors to academics, to insurance brokers and netball players, and each offers a unique short story which is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, or vomit.

Jessica Bonder – ‘Not Today’

Gina Challen –
‘The Broom Maker’

Krishan Coupland – ‘Three Second Memory’

Alistair Daniel –
‘The Descent’

Mark Dixon –
‘Inside the Machine’

Sarah Evans –
‘Password Ryan

Sarah Hahn –
‘My Co-pilot Jessica Tandy’

Benjamin Johncock –
‘By the third time Gramps showed up he’d  been dead a month and it didn’t seem like such a big deal.’

Arkadiusz Kwapiszewski – ‘Frankly Reconstructed’

Tamsin Macdonald – ‘B Below Middle C’

Alexander Paul – ‘Greenwave’

Eva Rivers –

Tom Vowler –
‘Romi and Romina’

Kat Wiliams –
‘No Better Helper’




HarlotVonCharlotte is an artist living and working in London – she graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2009 with a BA(Hons) in illustration, subsequently discovering that the years spent there were a complete waste of time. She primarily focuses on figurative illustrative artwork of the slightly odd and macabre persuasion and has also used sculpting, painting, figure drawing and graphic design to create new styles and unique works of art. She is currently experimenting with laser cut acrylic collages. She collaborates with other artists for live drawing events. Her client list ranges from corporate to personal commissions.

Amie Dearlove


London based tooth fairy and monster enthusiast Amie Dearlove, works in a sweet shop by day and creates creatures by night. When not making tiny toothy jewellery Amie can be found keeping sketchbooks and live drawing with her fellow artists

Henry Davis

Henry began exploring his artistic mind with finger painting at the age of three before graduating to drawing dinosaurs at approximately six. Not long after, teachers dictated what to paint and draw, but that didn’t last long and soon he began to draw the things within his head – despite often being reprimanded.  He has produced work for theatrical productions, in addition to personal commissions.  He seems to be in search for something that he’ll probably never find, but drawing helps, besides, it’s not healthy to keep such stuff locked inside.



Paul McVeigh’s short fiction has been published in the New Century New Writing, Rattle Tales 2 & 3 and Unbraiding the Short Story anthologies, Harrington’s Fiction Journal, Flash Flood Journal, The Stinging Fly and been commissioned by BBC Radio 4. He has read his work on BBC Radio 5, at the Belfast Book Festival, the International Conference on the Short Story in Vienna and the Cork International Short Story Festival. He represented the UK short story for The Brittish Council in Mexico this year.

He is currently working on a short story collection and his first novel; The Food Son was published by Salt Publishing and shortlisted for The Guardian’s ‘Not The Booker’ Prize, Longlisted for The Polari First Book Prize 2016, Finalist for The People’s Book Prize 2016, Shortlisted for the Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award 2016, Chosen for City Reads 2016, Shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize, and ELLE Best Books of 2015.

Paul is the Co-Founder of the London Short Story Festival and Associate Director of Word Factory, The UK’s leading short story salon. He has judged numerous short story competitions and prizes and his blog on the short story receives approximately 40,000 international hits a month. He has also interviewed prize-winning and critically acclaimed authors such as George Saunders and Kevin Barry.


STORGY Short Story Prize Anthology
Volume I

Anthology Cover 1


The STORGY Short Story Prize Anthology – Volume I – is now available on Amazon for a reduced price of only 99p.



Chris Arp – The Talk
H C Child –
Lucy Durneen –
Noli Me Tangere
Curtis Dickerson –
Acknowledge My Sacrifices
Aleksei Drakos
Between Universes
Karina Evans
– Building
Sarah Evans – The Failures of Love
Rab Ferguson – Ricia
Dyane Forde – Nor’easter
Juliet Hill – Property Is Theft
Jacqueline Horrix – Yesterday Once More
Rowena Macdonald – Live Meat and Freedom
Scott Palmer – The Salesman Rings Twice
Thomas Stewart – Cremations


 We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who entered the 2014 STORGY Short Story Competition. It was a truly wonderful and inspiring experience to read your short stories. Stay tuned for an announcement about our first ever STORGY Flash Fiction Competition.