Sunday, February 25, 2007

Shortlisting & new (unpaid) job

Well, it seems that when I despair, something comes to lift me up. My story has been short-listed for the Philip Good Memorial short story competition. That news is pretty much enough to buoy me along for a week or so. The results will be announced in a few days, but the fact that it got this far is enough for me. I also wrote a quick flash story today which made me laugh, and that also made me happy. What a joy, to be able to make yourself chuckle, eh?

Thank you to the Writing Deities!

I am also giving a little back - I've just been accepted as a reader for a flash fiction publication. That means they'll be sending me a bunch of submitted stories each week and trusting my opinion about which are worth publishing. I feel a heavy weight on my shoulders. I hope I am up to it. But I believe that being on both sides of the divide will be good for me - I learn a great deal from reading other people's writing. And I love flash. I won't mention the name of the publication because I am not - I repeat, not - open to bribery.

Not even banana waffles with caramel....

3 comments:

tafka PP said...

Ooh that's exciting! Maybe it's your reward for giving me lovely chocolate.

Vanessa G said...

Hey, many congrats on being chosen as a reader.

Thats wonderful for the CV... if potentially hard work!


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Sara said...

Yay for you...yay yay yay...