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<p>Monica Ali and Beth O’Leary </p>

‘Women writers aren’t credited with same powers of intellect as men’

As our judging panel prepare to begin their search for this year’s Stories Competition winner, we catch up with two of the judges, best-selling authors Monica Ali and Beth O’Leary

<p>2022 winner: Sue Ruben with runners-up Iqbal Hussain and Christina Care</p>

Take control of the narrative with Standard’s Stories competition

Renowned authors, podcasters and TV writers join forces to help us find a new storytelling talent — could you be the winner we’re looking for?


New chapter for writer chosen as winner of our Stories contest

Judges praise Sue Ruben’s ‘funny and moving’ story about disability as prizes are presented at Groucho Club celebration


What’s the story? Your chance to find a new audience in 1,000 words

New chapter: Bea Carvalho of Waterstones with Stories Festival runners-up Sara Hamdan and Louise Floyd at the Stories Festival 2021 launch party


Will Young: My story of how I overcame gay shame and found my peace

Today the Evening Standard in association with Netflix launches its first Stories Festival. Will Young, a speaker and a judge of our What’s Your Story? writing competition, tells Katie Law  about why it’s so vital to help young people find their voice