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MOLP 5 The Shortlist

After a long wait, the MOLP 5 shortlist is finally here!

Every entry resulted in a tree being planted in Kenya, by The Word Forest Organisation, and you can see your certificate of planting for MOLP5 and any previous MOLP by logging into the MOLP entry system at

Yet again, our judges had a hard time marking all the entries, and will have an even harder time choosing the final line-up. So without further ado, here, in alphabetical order of entry title, is the shortlist.

In the category of stories, the shortlisted entries are:

  • A Moment Of Truth by Neil Harrison from the United States
  • Below The Surface by Stephanie Hutton from the UK
  • Hell Is An Immigration Office by Sabrina Haenze from Poland
  • Moral Purposes by Samantha O’Brien from the United States
  • No Looking Back by Sandy Kundra from the UK
  • Now You See Me by Christopher Cassaday from the United States
  • Reincarnation Of A Bear by Dot Schwarz from the UK
  • Salt by Hazel Atkinson from the UK
  • The Celestial Dragon by Clare Reddaway from the UK
  • The Night Before by Amy Ferguson from the UK

In the category of poems, the shortlisted entries are:

  • At A Crossroads by Samantha Martin from the UK
  • Dementia by Alex Clark from the UK
  • I See You by Grace Brownlie from the UK
  • Murmaid by Taylor Womack from the United States
  • My Coworker Calls Out Sick by Jonathan Greenhause from the United States
  • My Gift For You by Patricia Hamilton from the UK
  • No Daffodils On Mars by Lois Hambleton from the UK
  • The Colour Of Starlight by Susan Rogerson from the UK
  • The Gathering by Val Ormrod from the UK
  • The Memory Tree by Judy Dinnen from the UK

Our warmest congratulations go to all of the shortlist entrants and our heart-felt thanks go to everyone who entered. You are all winners in our view!

The Team

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