Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Cinnamon and Aesthetica

Nice news to wake up to: Cinnamon Press has accepted my flash story, Straight Up, for their microfiction anthology. This same story was the European winner of the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's short story comp last year (you can listen to it here), and was just commended in Aesthetica magazine's's Creative Works comp.

It's always funny/weird to win something, to in some way "beat" other writers - a horrible attitude, I don't think that way - and you think it's subjective, it's the whims of the judge, which it is, to some extent. But then when one story does well in various places, you think, well, it must have "something" that is quantifiable in some way. But what? Who knows? I certainly don't. If I did, I would damn well try and keep doing it!

Anyhow, a day of warm and fuzzy feelings, and an outing shortly to buy myself clothes appropriate to this weather... 15 years in Israel has left me utterly unprepared for a British winter. (Yes, an excuse to shop.... did you spot that?!) Congrats to my fellow microfiction anthologees, I look forward to reading the book.


PS For those of you who have problems reading my blog posts/comments because of the colours, I highly recommend the Firefox browser,  which enables you to ignore the colours on any site and set your own, whatever is easier for you to read. Firefox has a lot of other benefits too...

13 comments:

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Congratulations, Tania! I'll be in there too - how exciting!

Tania Hershman said...

Congrats to you, too, Valerie, how exciting!

SueG said...

What a star you are!!! :-) xoxo

Vanessa Gebbie said...

How lovely! congrats T (and V as well).

Sara Crowley said...

Cool bananas! X

Nik Perring said...

Congrats Tania!

Sarah Hilary said...

Hi Tania, and congratulations! (I was commended in Aesthetica too, and also chosen for the Cinnamon Antho - a lovely feeling, isn't it?)

Rachel Fenton said...

Great stuff - congrats!

Teresa Stenson said...

Cool beans, Tania :) and to all the writers in there with you

andewallscametumblindown said...

Congrats to you and the rest! ~Miriam

Tania Hershman said...

Thanks, all! And congrats to you too, Sarah, I am in great company.

swiss said...

nice one(s)! i'm also in aesthetica but in the poetry bit.

i totally agree with competitions. i don't like the notion of 'beating' either but what to do?

Lauri Kubuitsile said...

Great news Tania. You are always busy hey?