I am delighted that my story, Followers, has made the short list of the Labello Press, Gem Street: Beyond the Axis competition.
I am one of 30 stories which will now be considered for inclusion in their annual anthology. I will be keeping as many fingers as possible crossed.
‘Gem Street: Beyond the Axis’ Short List:
Chance…..Eileen Herbert Goodall
The Parish State…..Will Haynes
The Rules of Caketin James…..Ken Elkes
We Sea You…..Georgia Davies
The Proposal…..Sarah Hallahan
Samsa’s Hair…..Rahad Abir
A Vintage Year…..Daphne Chappell
Burnt Cork…..Michael J. Fleming
The Text Machine…..Mark Sheeky
Letters to a Ghost…..Tannith Perry
The Countdown…..Shira Lane
Trollsboro, Vermont…..Elizabeth Eber
Strangers in the Night…..Evan Guilford-Blake
Another Day…..Jean Roarty
Sitting Ducks…..Anita Davie
High Note…..Paul Burns
Into The Dark…..Pauline Burgess
Why Tabitha Gold Won’t Eat Apples…..Louise Garcia
The Tree…..Isolde Wiebenga
His Hand, Our Salvation…..Anne Donnelly
The Friends We Make…..Christian Cook
The Saving of the Shrew…..Ruth Geldard
Give Us Face…..Mandy Pell
Intro Verso…..Sam B. Mansa
From this list, stories will be carefully selected for inclusion in this years’ Anthology. The official announcement will be made during the month of February.
Once they’ve got that bit of business sorted they’ll choose first, second and third place as well as the three Gem Awards. All stories published in ‘Gem Street: Beyond the Axis’ are awarded the Leonard A. Koval Memorial Prize for work of exceptional merit.
For further information check out the Labello Press website.