Short Story Competition 2023 "Turning Point" Long List
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We are thrilled to announce the long-listed entries for our 2023 Rotary Dean Scribblers Short Story competition.

Many thanks for all your entertaining stories, and congratulations to those who made the long list. If your story isn’t here, don’t be discouraged. Judging is a very subjective task, and we hope you will keep entering competitions, including this one next year.

Wishing all these young writers the best for the next phase of the competition.

Age 7 to 10 years

The AdventureKyeya Masonde
The Day it all ChangedSeren Rose Richfield
Down on the FarmKitty Empett
Keep MovingGeorge England
Magdon HeightsGrace Empett
The Ruins to RomeAlyssa Buckly

Age 11 to 14 years

The ArchMariana Goncalves
The Bird RevolutionKimberley Bandy
Bloodshed and BetrayalImogen Aston
CrashedMaddy Norville
The Deadly HikeDora Bajko
The DungeonJoseph Whatmore
The Girl and the LeopardEmylea Harding
The Golden Gem QuestMichael Mullinger
The LabyrinthOliver Moss
Lost Souls of the Broken Chapel Kaiden Krasuski
The Spiral StoneLucibella Marley May Smith
The Two Boys' JourneyHenry Dewick

Age 15 to 18 years

A lone wandering mindCaitlyn Prynn
It all started whenLibby Adams
Labyrinthine Whispers Jenny Crompton
Lost to TimeShayna Trim
SEALDan Thompson
The Sound of LightningMatt Jones
Turning Point (or not)Izzy Ogden
We underestimate the power of loveChloe Condron
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