And the Winners Are... What REALLY Happened At the Twisted50 and Singularity50 Awards and Launch?

What a SPECTACULAR evening we share at the Twosted50 and Singularity50 book launch and awards last Tuesday. The video will give you a sense of the event, the show and the passion present on stage.


For those not present, here is a list of the main category winners for both books (which you can now get on Amazon).


Drum roll please…


Twisted50 vol 2 Winners

  • Best Story (1st place) - Brain Drain written  by Lee Burgess
  • Best Story (Joint 2nd place) - Wholesale Flesh Club written by Melissa Szydlek
  • Best Story (Joint 2nd place) - The Art is Absent written by Leo X Robertson
  • Most Twisted Tale – Worms written by Emma Pullar
  • Best Character - Clive in Market Research written by Richie Brown
  • Best Death – Teddy by written Paul Shearer
  • Most Outstanding Original Voice - Black Ink written by Penegrin Shaw


Singularity50 Winners

  • Best Story: Hive Mind written by Christopher Stanley
  • Best Story Joint second place: Blip written by Maggie Innes
  • Best Story Joint second place: Pondlife written by Ben Marshall
  • HG Wells Award: Transference written by Don McVey
  • Best Character, Janey in Pondlife written by Ben Marshall
  • Most Outstanding Original Voice - Take No Prisoners written by Susannah Heffernan

Fabulous evening last night at the Cinema Museum. Huge thanks to Chris and the team for organising such a brilliant, spooky, fun event. Great to be able to come together and celebrate all the talent on show in Twisted volume 2 and Singularity50.
Caroline Slocock


I just wanted to say what a huge thrill it was to be invited to the Create 50 Twisted 2 / Singularity Awards at the Cinema Museum, London where so many writers works were celebrated. It is a privilege to be recognised for something for which, certainly speaking for myself, when writing my piece, recognition was not on my mind, but was simply trying to serve the story. To then discover that other people have connected with the story and the emotional impact of what you have written is the best reward anyone can receive, to then have that elevated to recognition by your peers is exceptional. Thanks again for a marvellous night where old friends were reconnected and new ones discovered.
Les Grice


What a GREAT evening... watch out for the photos tomorrow.


Chris Jones

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Comments: 4
  • #1

    Richie Brown (Friday, 21 December 2018 18:38)

    Two faceless figures in full bio-hazard gear handing out latex gloves before we’d even entered the Cinema Museum for the Twisted 2/Singularity Awards Ceremony? Chris Jones and his team had set a high bar for the Twisted 1 Awards in 2017, yet vaulted that bar clean and clear this time around. Very creepy and plenty of jump-scares! And the sheer energy and power of the exorcist priest and the possessed woman! I loved it all! Who else but Create 50 would round it off with a gore-stained bride? And obviously, because I never listen (I’d last the first ten seconds of a nascent dystopia) I’d omitted to heed the warning to put on gloves and not touch anything, so got a fistful of blood when I shook the bride’s hand. (As it turned out, I didn’t need all the perfumes of Araby to try and sweeten my own little hand.)

    A brilliant, brilliant evening. A chance to meet fellow contributors familiar and new, and everyone who makes These Things Happen. A well-paced Awards presentation, excellent speeches charged with enthusiasm, and plenty of opportunities for red-carpet photographs. The whole event was galvanised, and crackled and sparked.

    On a personal note, I’m still absurdly pleased with myself for receiving an award for Best Character in Twisted 2 and a little humbled too, as there are so many great characters in both books. It was all such a long way from staring at a computer screen wondering how I might elevate a story from ‘Bloody Awful’ to ‘Still Bloody Awful’…

    Thanks to everyone who made it happen and to everyone who participated in both opportunities. And especial credit to those who are building upon their (perhaps) first steps into fiction writing because they were seized and inspired by Create 50.

    Loved it.

    (PS: I refer to the vague and nebulous ‘team’ – it would be so good to see a credit list of everyone involved.)

  • #2

    Chris Jones (Saturday, 22 December 2018 19:48)

    Thanks Richie was great to see you there and hand you the award.

  • #3

    Patrick Ryder (Wednesday, 02 January 2019 09:29)

    Thank you to Chris and the team for their tireless work on this brilliant project.

    Couldn't make it to the awards but congratulations to everyone! And double-congratulations to the winners of the individual awards!

  • #4

    Chris Jones (Wednesday, 02 January 2019 11:02)

    You were missed Patrick, next time...