UEA graduate Justine Mann has won a Highly Commended award for her story ‘Love By Proxy’ in this year’s international Bridport Short Story Prize, judged by AL Kennedy. Justine (pictured) graduated from the Prose Fiction MA in 2008, when she was previously shortlisted for the prize. She won second prize in the Fish International Short Story Prize in 2007 and has been published in a number of anthologies. She is a creative writing tutor and careers adviser and is currently working on the novel she began during her MA year. Sue Butler, who graduated from the Creative Writing MA in 1999, was shortlisted for both the Short Story and the Poetry prizes in this year’s Bridport competition, having been a runner-up in the Short Story prize last year.