CNF Results

In anticipation of Editors Rachael Smart and Dr. Yvonne Battle-Felton launching Creative Non-Fiction with TSS Publishing, we were excited to bring you a CNF competition and today we’re happy to announce the results!

Thank you to everyone who entered.

You can find further details about the judges below. In the meantime, we’re happy to announce that TSS is now accepting general submissions for Creative Non-Fiction.



The End of a Marriage – Paul Jenkins

* Read Here


Bra Cabbage – Holly Pelesky


Baby Dave – @adoptionblogfox

The Thing About Being Brave – Sarah Edghill

Grandfather Smoke – Alison Powell

Little Bear – Hannah Persaud


Rachael Smart has a thing about words. Part-poet, part-prosateur, she has an MA in Creative Writing from The University of Nottingham and is thigh-deep in a hybrid collection about discontinued lipsticks. Rachael has a therapeutic perspective of creative non-fiction. She has undertaken life story work in child protection and researched the benefits of storytelling with unaccompanied asylum seeking children. She has also facilitated life writing workshops with vulnerable adults. Rachael writes for The Motherload and helps coordinate their book club. She reviews books for STORGY. She rides a retro bike [with a basket.]
You can find her on Twitter: @SmartRachael

Dr. Yvonne Battle-Felton is an American writer living in Lancaster, UK. A writer of fiction and Creative Nonfiction, her writing has been published inriverSedge, Assisi, Not Somewhere Else But Here: A Contemporary Anthology of Women and Place, Welter, Slices, and The Chesapeake Reader Literary Journal. Winner of a Northern Writers Award in fiction (2017), her first novel, Remembered (forthcoming 2019), is the story of an emancipated slave haunted by both the past and the present as she struggles to lead her dying son home. Yvonne’s practice-based research explores silence, legacies of slavery, motherhood, and community. Her novel will be published by Dialogue Books of Little, Brown Group (Hachette) in February 2019. Yvonne was shortlisted for the Words and Women Competition (2017) and commended for children’s writing in the Faber Andlyn BAME (FAB) Prize (2017). Yvonne is represented by the Elise Dillsworth agency and holds an MA in Writing (Dual Concentration fiction and nonfiction) from Johns Hopkins University and a Creative Writing PhD from Lancaster University. She has been an Associate Professor at UMUC and is an Associate Lecturer at Lancaster University and a Lecturer at University of Cumbria. Yvonne is a creative producer, writer, and is co-founder and co-Director of North West Literary Arts CIC. Yvonne is co-creator of the North West Literary Salon, a monthly literary event featuring local writers, musicians and food; Stories at the Storey, a monthly true-story open mic night, and Off the Page, interdisciplinary creative writing workshops as well as founder of The Writing Life radio show. She aims to increase diversity in publishing and to build community one story at a time.