Hysteria 3 is an anthology of winning stories, flash fiction and poetry from the 2014 Hysteria Writing Competition. Each contribution is designed by the authors, writers and poets to entertain, stimulate and provoke the reader. The competition's theme is Women and each winner has reflected a very different aspect of the glorious, touching and amazing female experience. As well as revealing key moments in women's lives and relationships this anthology paints a rich and vivid picture of life as we experience it. The writers tell us of the big issues and life events; love, hate, abuse, betrayal, birth, marriage and death. Equally, the smaller, more intimate moments are also beautifully observed, often shedding light on the inner landscape of both women and writer. Many of the entries examine the cultural and social encounters we take for granted, and in their telling perhaps encourage us to review our own life events in new ways and with fresh eyes.