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hysteria-6-front-coverHysteria 6 is the anthology of all 30 winning stories, flash fiction and poetry from the 2017 Hysteria Writing Competition. This is the sixth year of the Hysteria Writing Competition. When we began, it was with a single competition in mind, since then it’s grown beyond our original expectations and is now a major part of the Hysterectomy Association year and the writing calendar.

Each of these outstanding entries are written by the authors, writers and poets to entertain, stimulate and provoke the reader. We have no set theme beyond the broadest of statement ‘what interests women’. Each year, I’m always amazed at the variety of entries that cross our path. They surprise, delight, entrance and inform. The thirty entries in this anthology are the best of the best. This is the fifth anthology from the Hysteria Writing Competition. Hysteria 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 from the 2012 to 2016 competitions are also available to buy. If you’ve enjoyed this collection then you’ll love the others too.

The winners in each category this year are:

Flash fiction

  • Kay Chomic with Train Ride
  • Frances Grapper with Survival Tactics
  • Rachel Hughes with 4lbs 11oz
  • Stephanie Hutton with You don’t have to talk about daddy during counselling
  • Gaynor Kate Jones with The truth behind the labels
  • Fiona J Mackintosh with A still, small point of reference
  • Louise Mangos with Matchmaker
  • Jayne Martin with 4Ever
  • Sal Page with Head’s Off
  • Amanda Speed with The Beach

Short story

  • Susmita Bhattacharya with The Right Thing To Do
  • Lindsay Benfield with Still Life
  • Lucy Corkhill with Predator
  • Margaret Davies with Twenty Six Little Bones
  • Jenny Gaitskell with X On A Corner Square
  • Mandy Huggins with The Rychenkov Ruby
  • Sherry Morris with Perfectly Prime
  • Helen Swain with Silken Threads
  • Olivia Tuck with He Gave Me The Milky Way (deep fried)
  • Marcia Woolf with The Jar Of Ideas

Poetry category

  • Nadia Arbach with My Mother’s Spoon
  • Zara Jane Bosman with The Two Frida’s
  • Marie Chambers with True Story
  • Robyn Curtis with A Woman Of The Road
  • Moira Garland with Son
  • Victoria Goodsir with Caught
  • Christine Griffin with Tape Measure
  • Laura Potts with Jane Doe #503
  • Gwen Sayers with Fruit Salad
  • Dawn Wisniewski with While I Sleep

Hysteria 6 is also available in the following formats:

Hysteria 6

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