Thahera and the Portico Sadie Massey Awards
Prior to joining the Squad, Squad 10’s Thahera Keia was the 2019 Short Story winner at the Portico Sadie Massey Awards.
She has written a blog post for the Portico website on her process and influences, and her winning story ‘Summer Nights in Longsight’ has been published online. You can read both here.
The winners of the 2021 Portico Sadie Massey Awards have now been announced, and the Squad is offering mentorships to the Key Stage Four winners. Established in 2015, the awards are an annual short story and book review competition. The 2022 awards are now open for entries.