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Thursday, November 15, 2012

Choc Lit Short Story Competition

It's National Short Story week, so what better way to celebrate than with a winning story in a national competition?  Oh, and a delicious chocolate experience, too!



Sue Moorcroft, Linda Mitchelmore and I had the pleasure of reading dozens of excellent short stories for Choc Lit's latest competition, and we had a hard time choosing two winners. But, after a lot of discussion and whittling down a longlist, we decided on a winner and runner-up.

So - congratulations to winner Tracy Fells and runner-up Laura E James (no relation). Laura was also the runner-up in the last Choc Lit short story competition. Spooky - but don't worry, people, we judges didn't have any names or other details about the entrants, so the judging process was absolutely fair.

Here's the full shortlist

Phoenix and Marilyn - Tracy Fells
Tell Tales - Laura E James
Objects of Desire - Christine Sutton
A Fountain of Promise - Nicky Parham
False Alarm - Deborah Riccio
Superhero - Celia Coyne

Tracy's story will be live on the Choc Lit website soon.  The winter competition is now open, so keep writing! Details at http://www.choc-lit.co.uk/html/choc_lit_short_story_competiti.html.

2 comments:

  1. Only realised the news when I saw one of your tweets earlier today Margaret. Am so excited to have won this competition :)

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  2. Congratulations, Tracy - it's a lovely story! What a hero - I wonder if he has a twin...

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