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'Northern Stories & Arc Short Stories' series

For ten years, from 1988 to 1998, Arc Publications ran a short-story competition open to writers living in the North of England (or more specifically the areas covered by the then Northern Arts, North West Arts and the Yorkshire and Humberside regional arts boards). With an entry fee of £5 and a limit of 3000 words per story, writers of every complexion — old hands, first-timers, under 20s, over 80s — sent in their stories to be judged each year by two high-profile professional writers, who undertook this labour out of the kindness of their hearts in order to give encouragement to new writers. Although the task of running the competition eventually became too great a burden for the Arc staff, during its short existence the competition elicited some outstanding winning entries — the ten to fifteen stories from each year's entry that the judges considered the best, all of which were published in an annual anthology — and started a number of writers on their professional writing careers, among them Julia Darling, David Almond and David Swann.

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Arc Short Stories Vol. 9

ed. Sarah Dunant and Tibor Fischer

Arc Short Stories Vol. 9

Stories by Ian Atkin, Chris Banerji, Richard Knight, Alison Leonard, Daithidh MacEaochaidh, Julie Mellor, Margaret Shaw, Kerry Smith, David Swann and Linda Thompson.

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Arc Short Stories Vol. 8

ed. Maureen Freely and Livi Michael

Arc Short Stories Vol. 8

Stories by Anthony Cassidy, Penelope Feeny, Ann Harrison, Elizabeth Iddon, Rosemary Jenkinson, Kathleen Jones, Margaret Lesser, Kath McKay, Carole O'Reilly, William Park, Steve Ryan, Tracey Sinclair, David Swann, Sue Tresidder and Heather Watson.

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Northern Stories Vol. 7

ed. Mark Illis and Jane Rogers

Northern Stories Vol. 7

Stories by David Almond, Brian Birch, Anthony Cassidy, Susan Everett, Johanna Fawkes, Alison Guinane, Andrew Heath, Elizabeth Iddon, Daithidh MacEochaidh, Graham Mort, E. M. Sinclair and David Swann.

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Northern Stories Vol. 6

ed. A. L. Kennedy and David Dabydeen

Northern Stories Vol. 6

Stories by David Almond, Leo Batt, David Buckley, Julia Darling, Alan Dunn, George Green, Jon McLeod, Philip Mervyn, Matthew Plant, David Swann, Linda Thompson and Rob Watson.

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Northern Stories Vol. 5

ed. Beryl Bainbridge and David Pownall

Northern Stories Vol. 5

Stories by Stuart Allison, Howard Baker, Stephen Bohl, Addy Farmer, Joanna Fawkes, Robert Graham, Richard J. Hand, Grace Harvey, Stephen G. Holden, Kathleen Jones, Wendy Robertson, Ian Smith, Gary Webb and Adrian Wilson.

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Northern Stories Vol. 4

ed. Glyn Hughes and Michèle Roberts

Northern Stories Vol. 4

Stories by Maya Chowdhry, Julia Darling, Gerald Deslandes, Dave Downes, Glyn Evans, Alan Dunn, Angela Leighton, Ian Smith, Beverley Strauss, Ralph Thompson and Conrad Williams.

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Northern Stories Vol. 3

ed. Berlie Doherty and Stanley Middleton

Northern Stories Vol. 3

Stories by Simon Gotts, Heather Leach, Margaret Lesser, Hilary Patel, Guy Russell, Mary Sara, Moe Sherrard-Smith, David Stephenson, Beverley Strauss, Robert Watson and Philip Young.

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Northern Poetry Vol. 2

ed. Debjani Chatterjee and William Scammell

Northern Poetry Vol. 2

A second anthology of contemporary poetry from the North of England in which the nineteen prizewinning poets are represented by a group of poems, a sequence, or a long poem.

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Northern Poetry Vol. 1

ed. Catherine Byron and John Lyons

Northern Poetry Vol. 1

This volume contains the best entries from a competition held during the summer of 1989 for northern poets, as selected by the competition judges, Catherine Byron and John Lyons. Each of the twelve winning poets isrepresented by five poems or a sequence, or one longer poem, in order to give a clearer view of the writer than is the case with the usual anthology.

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Northern Stories Vol. 2

ed. Philip Callow, Maura Dooley and David Morley

Northern Stories Vol. 2

Stories by David Almond, Janet Baird, Mary Bell, Ray Brown, Michael Campbell, Ailsa Cox, Robert Forster, Adele Geras, Margaret Jenks, Marian Lane, John Latham, Alison Leonard, Ian McMillan, Hilary Patel, Joanna Rosenthall, Ralph Thompson, James Waddington and Philip Young.

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