Our award judges David Rundell and Ibrahim Azizi decided that there was no outstanding or outright winner to our 2021 Saudi Short Story Award.

Instead we are awarding runners up prizes, each of £1,000, to six entries.

These are:

A Deep Stillness (‘beautiful’ and ‘effective’)

Hedjaz (‘ends with a punch’)

In Search of Me (‘unique’ and ‘thought-provoking’)

My Grandson and the Sea (a ‘captivating relationship’)

Photo Finish (‘engaging’ and ‘dynamic’)

The Kraytor (‘the most interesting message’)


We are now contacting the authors and will publish the stories in due course.