Ruler's Wit

Dark and Light – Winners and Contributors

27 September 2021 | Stephen Ashurst

Chosen contributors

After so many people have taken the time to write and send in stories and poetry, to be included in our forthcoming anthology on the theme of Dark and Light. We are delighted to announce that the following people have been shortlisted and selected to have their work included in our publication:

  • George Ashurst
  • Claire Bateman
  • David Bell
  • Mary Byrne
  • Jenni Dobson
  • David Green
  • Katherine Hetzel
  • Emma Lee
  • Ivan Richardson
  • Emily Wilshaw
  • Julia Wood

Competition winners

We would also like to announce that from those chosen contributors, based on our decision of highest quality submitted work and most appropriate to the Dark and Light theme, the following have been chosen as winners of this competition:

  • Emma Lee – 1st place
  • Katherine Hetzel – 2nd place
  • Mary Byrne – 3rd place
  • Ivan Richardson – 4th place


The winners have chosen their preferred prizes from the selection offered:

  • A mentoring session
  • A book cover design
  • A 500-word blog/marketing post
  • A copy-edit up to 5,000 words