Short story shortlistee!

Try saying that title fast!

Last year I entered a story in the Writing Magazine 2013 New Subscribers’ Short Story Competition.  Not being a natural in the short story writing department, I’d given it a go anyway. Writing in a mode that’s difficult for you is excellent practice and really exercises your writing muscles. I didn’t hear anything further, so shrugged my mental shoulders and forgot about it.

When I opened the 2015 competitions supplement enclosed with the recent Writing Magazine, I glanced through it and found the winning story (Sphagnum Moss), then spotted my name in the box with the shortlistees’ names.



I might try another competition sometime…


Alison Morton is the author of Roma Nova thrillers, INCEPTIO, and PERFIDITAS. Third in series, SUCCESSIO, is now out.

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