The winner of this year’s James White Award short story competition is:

“Beside The Dammed River” by DJ Cockburn

who receives £200 and publication in a future issue of , Interzone.

The judges awarded a special commendation to “Flesh and Bone by Vina Jie-Min Prasad’s “Flesh and Bone”.


The James White Award would like to thank our judges: Sophia McDougall, Emma Newman and Adam Roberts and thank the BSFA and Interzone for their continuing support, without whom the competition would not be possible.

This year the James White Award received over 300 entries from all over the world.

This is a record number for the award and the competition was fierce.

The full shortlist was:

  • “Appiness” by Katie Lee
  • “Beside the Dammed River” by DJ Cockburn
  • “Flesh and Bone” by Vina Jie-Min Prasad
  • “Grumpy Old Man” by Cindy George
  • “The Demands of Iron” by Benjamin C. Kinney

The James White Award 2015 will open to entries on 1 June 2015.

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