We have collected the winning entries from our International Writing Competition in this book, which is now available to read online. There are short stories and poetry, as well as a letter and diary entry, all inspired by mental health and the theme of Beginnings.

There are some beautiful, moving and inspiring pieces, so we highly encourage you to read them all. 

Winning Entries:

This is the Beginning by Lorna Wallace

Whisky Stained Words by Amanda Louise Allan

How Beginnings End by Louise Wilson (1st Place)

I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Ana Hine

Split: The Beginning of My Bipolar Diagnosis by Ali Blatcher

Today. Who Knows by Stella Hervey Birrell

This Was the Beginning by Holly Tengrouse (3rd Place)

Monday by Celia Donavon

Wan Day Tae Day Wan by Brian Reid (2nd Place)

Apples & Oranges by Rebecca Monks


Book design by ilka.