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1st Playing Bingo Short Story Competition - Stories

The 1st Anthology Of Bingo Book

In an attempt to generate some exciting new content about our favourite game, Playing Bingo launched its first short story competition in the Spring of 2012. As well as cash prizes up for grabs for the best stories, entrants would also get their stories featured here at the site and the best entries to be collected together in an anthology.

In total we received 174 qualifying entries, all of which we're happy to publish here for your entertainment. Judged by the Playing Bingo team and the award winning novelist and short story writer Rachel Trezise, you can read the stories in the competition below.

Announced on the 29th of March 2013, the winners are listed below, as well as our short listed entrants. Thank you to everyone who entered, unfortunately not everyone can win, but it was a pleasure for the team at Playing Bingo to read your stories.

All the winners and shortlisted entries were included in our book The 1st Anthology Of Bingo, along with a selection of photographs we commissioned for the site.

You can by your own hard copy of the book here.

If you'd like to get the Kindle version, it's available here.

The Winners

Below are the stories that were placed top in the competition - we had one grand winner and second place, with two runners-up slots up also up for grabs.

The Short List

The below stories also made the final judging short list, as chosen by our panel of judges here at Playing Bingo.

Other Entries

We had many entries in the competition, and here for your entertainment are the rest of the entries we received, but whom didn't quite make the final judging.

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