Winner and finalists 2015

Congratulations, Ryan Glasgo!

It's with much delight that we announce the winner of our June 2015 Pen Factor writing competition. THE ROCK FORTRESS was one of six outstanding finalists shortlisted by our judging panel. Ultimately it was guest judge Nicholas Shakespeare who had the final say in selecting our winner, although it was a very close call. 


Ryan Glasgo receiving the award from The Pen Factor 

Ryan was presented with his award by James our Pen Factor representative in the UK (pictured right). Next step will be for Ryan to receive a full professional feedback service from the chosen consultancy, as well coaching on how to advance his writing career from here.  

A review of The Rock Fortress by best-selling author Peter James is available here. The warming story of a mischievous boy on a Sri Lankan train was vivid, engaging and beautifully written.
We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to Ryan and our finalists for their brilliant pieces of writing. 

Our finalists 

Pink Panties, Chocolate Pudding, and a Proposal by K. M. Zahrt
The Sea Pool by Sharon Moore 
A Communion in Solitude by Shane Humpherys
A Good Drying Day by Mary Rogan 
Black Ink Guilt by Sarah Kee


"Thanks for all the support, the contest was a fantastic and rewarding experience for me! Really nice of the team to come over to Oxford. Such a pleasure."  
Ryan Glasgo 

‚ÄčIt has been a pleasure for the team to read all your submissions and we look forward to reading more in our next competition. 
Thank you to all our writers around the world! 

Keep the dream alive. Keep writing. 

The Pen Factor Team