Walking Home shortlist published in an illustrated chapbook

Announcing the publication of WALKING (2022) (see feature image) ISBN 978-1-912960-95-8, the illustrated anthology of poetry and prose that includes the shortlisted pieces in the “Walking Home” writing competition.

From over 90 submissions these 12 poems and stories have been shortlisted by our volunteer judges. Congratulations to each of the writers. You can read their pieces printed in the anthology, illustrated by Alban Low and edited by Chris Bestwick by buying it for €4.99 +p&p from our shop.

We are also creating an audio podcast of the shortlisted pieces and hope in time to create geo-located sound walk anthologies close to where shortlisted authors live or the places they wrote about during Sound Walk September

The shortlisted authors will be invited to read their pieces at a special showcase event on Sound Walk Story Sunday, 25th September – you can book your place here (details available in due course).

Our shortlisted authors and their pieces are:


An Afternoon Walk in the Jura by David Thompson

i did by Mark Goodwin

Of Blood and Water by Tony Horitz

Returning by Marcelle Newbold

Transfer by Megan Hicks

Walking Home by Ines R Amado


A deep intake of breath by Jan Howcroft

New Year’s Day by Kim V Goldsmith

The Chalk Walk OS Explorer 143 by Cheryl Markosky

The Scholars’ Path by Helen Harradine

Unpicking the Thread by Sue Dawes

Walk of Life by Cheryl Markosky

Thank you to everyone who took part

Andrew Stuck


Andrew is the founder of the Museum of Walking, created to bring people together and to make and showcase walking pieces and performances. Andrew also is a podcaster, interviewing creative people who use walking as a catalyst for their practice. Talking Wa...

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