Short Story Prize

The Dan Hemingway Short Story Prize is an annual competition open to all undergraduates at the University of St Andrews

UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS - SHORT STORY PRIZE

The Dan Hemingway Short Story Prize is an annual competition open to all undergraduates at the University of St Andrews, and each year’s entries are judged by a distinguished panel of professional writers.

The first twelve prize-winning stories were published as a collection in 2004 and cover themes from the innocence of childhood to the pain of death and divorce. Some look back in history, others look forward to unknown futures. Their diverse settings reflect the authors’ origins in Canada, the USA, Ireland, England and Scotland, but one thing in common is that all were written by undergraduates mostly in their early twenties, and a couple were just nineteen.

Winners of the £300 prize have included several students in the School of English, but winning writers have also graduated in Environmental Biology, International Relations, Social Anthropology, History and Politics.

The Winners

2018 – Sarah Crawford

2017 – Grace Campbell

2016 – Emma Seckel

2015 – Emily Caulton

2014 – Diana Adachukwu Igwegbu 

2013 – Marissa Visci

2012 – Siobhan Dooley

2011 – Alyssa Kilzer

2010 – David Brankin

2009 – Rosalind Scott

2008 – Lillian Worth

2007 – Ariel Faulkner

2006 – Hanna Robinson

2005 – Margaret Reges

2004 – Lauren Johnson

2003 – Holly V. Culbreath

2002 – Hannah Buckley

2001 – Tara Quinn

2000 – Martin Zeller

1999 – Johanna Lane

1998 – Janet P. Foggie

1997 – Joanne Baxter

1996 – Katherine Orr

1995 – Gavin Bushell

1994 – James Warner

1993 – Leah Edmunds

1992 – Hannah Grant