The BNZ Katherine Mansfield Literary Award
Wes has won the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Literary Award judged by Lloyd Jones in New Zealand.
‘Established in 1959 with the aim to foster New Zealand Literature, The BNZ Katherine Mansfield Literary Award is the longest standing most prestigious prize for the short story in New Zealand.’
The Joy Chair Shockers appears in the Melbourne based literary journal: page seventeen, issue 8.
The Joy Chair Shockers was shortlisted for the page seventeen short story competition, judged by Amanda le Bas Plumentot.
Ilkley Literature Festival 2010 Short Story Prize
Wes has won the Ilkley Literature Festival 2010 Short Story Prize in the UK, judged by Barbara Trapido.
The winner was announced by Barbara Trapido on October 10 at her festival event: ‘Barbara Trapido in Conversation’.
Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards 2010
Wes has been chosen as one of 10 finalists for the Sunday Star-Times Short Story Awards 2010.
The finalists were selected by New Zealand author Charlotte Grimshaw from over 2,400 entries.
The Sean O'Faolain Short Story Prize
Wes Has been shortlisted for The Sean O'Faolain Short Story Prize in Ireland.
The Sean O'Faolain Short Story Prize is an annual prize dedicated to one of Ireland’s acclaimed short story writers and theorists.
Sponsored by the Munster Literature Centre, it is one of the most respected literary prizes for individual short stories in the world.
The shortlist was chosen by the judge Tania Hershman from over 900 entries.
AlburyCity Short Story Award
Wes has been shortlisted for the 2010 AlburyCity Short Story Award in New South Wales, an annual prize organised by the Write Around the Murray Literature Festival.
The shortlist of 5 was chosen by the judges Ian Travaskis and Kate Rotherham.
RTÉ Guide & Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition
Wes has been selected as a runner-up in the RTÉ Guide & Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition in Ireland. The winner will be published in the RTÉ Guide and will be invited, along with the finalists, to attend a one day writer's workshop hosted by Penguin Ireland and Dublin City Libraries on September 10.
Presenting at the workshop will be Patricia Deevy (Editorial Director - Penguin Ireland), and the Literary Agent Sheila Crowley (Curtis Brown).
page seventeen Short Story & Poetry Competition
The Joy Chair Shockers has been shortlisted for the page seventeen Short Story & Poetry Competition in Melbourne.
The Brit Writers’ Awards 2010
Wes has been selected as a finalist in The Brit Writers’ Awards in London.
7 finalists have been chosen in the short story category by the panel of judges which include: HarperCollins bestselling author, Harry Bingham; journalist and Bloomsbury novelist, Michelle Lovric; Tania Hershman, Salt Publishing author and fiction editor of Southward; Fiona Shaw, novelist and Royal Literary Fellow at the University of York.
The awards gala will be held on July 15 at the 02 Arena in London. Sponsors of The Brit Writers' Awards include: Penguin, Pan Macmillan, Faber Music.
The Bristol Short Story Prize 2010
Wes has been longlisted for The Bristol Short Story Prize out of 1,500 entries from around the world.
The prize was founded by the editors of the quarterly cultural magazine Bristol Review of Books in 2007.
Rodney Writes 2010 (Premier Award)
Wes has won the Premier Award in the Rodney Writes 2010 National Short Story Competition, judged by New Zealand short story writer Sue Orr.
The $1000 prize was sponsored by Rodney District Council.
Page & Blackmore National Short Story Award 2010
Wes has been highly commended in the Page & Blackmore National Short Story Award 2010, organised by the Top of the South branch of the New Zealand Society of Authors.
The award was judged by NZ novelist, playwright and short story writer Carl Nixon.
William Soutar Writing Prize
Wes has been shortlisted for the William Soutar Writing Prize in Scotland, judged by acclaimed Scottish author and Edinburgh Maker Ron Butlin.
Ron Butlin has chosen a shortlist of 4 authors.
The William Soutar Writing Prize, now in its eighth year, was established in memory of Perth poet William Soutar. The prize is a writing residency at Moniack Mhor in Inverness-shire, one of the famous Arvon Centres set up by the poet Ted Hughes.
The 2009/10 International Fish Publishing Prize
Wes has been shortlisted for the Fish Publishing Short Story Prize in Ireland. This year’s prize was judged by the Irish novelist and screenwriter Rowan Bennet.
In 2008 Wes was chosen as runner up in the Fish Publishing Short Story Prize by the judges Carlo Gebler and David Mitchell, and her story appears in the anthology: Harlem River Blues.
The Scott Prize
Wes has been shortlisted for The Scott Prize, Salt Publishing’s prize for unpublished short story collections.
‘From its offices in Bloomsbury, London, Salt publishes over 80 books a year, focusing on poetry, biography, critical companions, essays, literary criticism and text books by authors from the US, the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the Caribbean, and mainland Europe.’
Born in Lancashire of Irish descent, Wes Lee is a poet and short story writer based in Wellington, New Zealand.