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.
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.