Friday, 14 September 2012

Yeovil Prize - I made the short list!

I have some exciting news I just have to share. 

I was delighted to hear recently that I had been shortlisted, along with 15 other entries, for the international Yeovil Prize in the short story category. The final results were published today and I was awarded a COMMENDED. This is my first major placing in a competition and I am very happy. It is a massive boast to your confidence to know that your work is good enough to catch the judges eye.  There were 386 entries received in the short story category in total. For more details go here or here.

I'm off to celebrate and bask in a warm glow for a while. Have a great weekend everyone.



40 comments:

  1. Congratulations! The Yeovil Prize is a fantastic one to shortlist on! The competition is stiff! It's where everything started for me!

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    1. Aww thanks, Kate. Fingers crossed it works it's magic for me too!

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  2. Omg. How awesome! Congratulations!

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  3. Ohhhhh... too awesome! I love good news! I'm so glad you shared, Suzanne! :D

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  4. Congratulations! I am so happy for you. You've earned it

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    1. Thank you, Heather. I have filed the letter away carefully so that I can look at it and remind myself of the lovely warm feeling it gave me.

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  5. Congratulations, Suzanne! How exciting! :-)

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  6. That's fantastic news! Congratulations!

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    1. Thank you, Helen, it is very exciting :)

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  8. WOW! That's fantastic, Suzanne. Many congrats!

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    1. Aww thanks Talli, it is a nice feeling knowing someone likes your work.

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  10. Congratulations! A boost to the ego does wonders for the writing, doesn't it.

    Good luck!

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  11. Wow, that's great, and something to mention in future submission letters. Congratulations :)

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  12. Woohoo! That's exciting news. It's totally deserved, I'm sure. Congratulations! :)

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  13. This is really amazing to hear. Congrats on making the short list!

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  14. Congratulations! A superb achievement.

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  15. THANKS SO MUCH, Annalisa, Gina and Ellie, I still keep pinching myself when I think about it :)

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  16. I'm sorry I missed this post last week. I've been running everything from my phone for the past two weeks. I hope to get Internet up and running by this evening.

    That is amazing news!!! A huge congratulations is in order. I haven't won anything like that, but I did join a flash fiction contest posted on my blog I hope to win.

    Anyway I sooooooo happy for you. I wish I could send you a box of chocolates:) Here's a cyber hug instead.
    (((hug)))

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    1. Aww thanks so much it is exciting. I will hop over to your blog and check out your flash fiction entry. Good luck.

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    2. Thanks Suzanne! I appreciate that! The entry is the second one on my blog. It's entitled, "Ever Blog Hop"

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  17. Congratulations! I know it's a great feeling - I was over the moon when I got my first short story published in an online magazine a couple of months ago, and I sometimes still think I dreamt it!

    Best of luck with your writing! :)

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    1. Thanks so much and thanks for stopping by. Having some recognition certainly makes your dreams seem more achievable.

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  18. Congratulations! That is great!
    Just stumbled onto your blog, and I think I'll hang around! I'm your newest follower!
    Oh, and PS... I love purple too!
    What's in a Name?

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    1. Thanks Jessica, always great to meet someone new.

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