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The Made Up Words Short Story Competition 2016: The Chosen Ones.

 After an overwhelming entry and a huge amount of interest in all the stories in the Readers’ Vote we had a clear winner.

Congratulations to

Eric Van Meter for Ride it Out.

"Ride It Out" Eric Van Meter daCunha.globalTo be published in early October.
Photo: Unsplash | Annie Spratt

We are now also proud to announce The Editor’s Choice selected from all 107 entries from 17 countries.

Congratulations to

Bari Hein for A Faint, Cautionary Creee.

Cautionary_CreeTo be published in early October.
Photo: Unsplash | Luke Brugger

We were delighted to receive some amazing fiction from younger writers and wanted to create a Special Mention.

Congratulations to

Isabelle Lee for City of Stars.


 To be published in early October.
Photo: Unsplash | Tyler Mullins

To read the other finalists you will now need to subscribe here.
You can read the stories below for free, for now.

daCunha is a human-scale experiment in curiosity and discovery

Sharing ideas that offer cultural insight and disruptive thinking. We intentionally slow down the flow of stories, ideas, and conversations so that you have time to read and be inspired by the different connections you make.

Building a community that believes in quality and craftsmanship

Exclusive and exciting, bringing you alternative ideas and different approaches from writers, artists, film makers,  musicians and award-winning authors around the world.

New connections and intelligent insight

In a world full of followers, it’s your curiosity that sets you apart. Let it lead and offer you a different way to view the world.

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Fiction from around the world. Edited and published by our team. 

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Society and business: big issues, personally told… inspiring action and a new approach.

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