A more in-depth post will come soon, with comments from voters, logos for each winner, pictures and links to videos from the night (if you have any, do email them to us!), but we thought some of you might like to know as soon as possible who won in each category. You can find links to reviews of the shortlisted works here. We’re also featured in the Guardian today here, while Dan Holloway reviewed the event here! There is also a storify here of the event.
Winner: Shake the dust
Runners up (joint-place): Penning Perfumes and Poetry Parnassus
Best short story collection
Winner: Tony Williams, All the bananas I’ve never eaten
Runner up: Tania Hershman, My Mother was an Upright Piano
Runner up: Lakeview International Journal of Literature and Arts.
Best poetry pamphlet:
Winner: Selected Poems by Charlotte Newman
Runner up: Lune by Sarah Hymas
Best spoken word performer:
Winner: Vanessa Kisuule
Runner Up: Dan Cockrill
Best regular spoken word night:
Winner: Bang said the Gun
Runner Up: Jibba Jabba
Best spoken word show:
Winner: ‘Whistle’ by Martin Figura
Runner Up: ‘Lullabies to Make your Children Cry’ by Lucy Ayrton
Best poetry anthology:
Winner: Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot
Runner-Up: Adventures with Form
Best fiction anthology:
Overheard: Stories to be read aloud
Runner Up: Unthology volume 3.
Best mixed anthology:
Winner: Estuary: a Confluence of Art and Poetry
Runner Up: Still (Negative Press).
Winner: ‘Holophin’ by Luke Kennard
Runner-Up: ‘Count from Zero to One Hundred’ by Alan Cunningham
Most innovative publisher:
Winner: Penned in the Margins
Runner-up: Unthank Books