The 2014 Griffith University Josephine Ulrick Literature Prize shortlist has been announced.
Unfortunately, my name is not on that list.
We send out our ships and hope that one comes home with the goods…
Congratulations to Loren Clarke, Nicholas Brooks, Madelaine Lucas, Luke Johnson and SJ Finn. The winner will be announced on 9th May. Good luck all and I look forward to reading your short stories.
Thanks to publishers Random House Australia and the author Kate Forsyth, members of the Stanthorpe Writers Group were given the opportunity to win a copy of Bitter Greens by entering a 100 words or less competition on what it would feel like to be trapped in a tower Rapunzel-like.
We had some terrific entries which were scored, in true Aussie egalitarian fashion, by fellow members.
And the winner is … drumroll …
The prisoner longed for the warmth of human touch and words, softly spoken. Her friends now were the birds who ate the crumbs on the tower floor and gathered strands of her silken hair for their nests. Rapunzel lay quite still – her face close to the tiny creatures – absorbing the lightness of the warm, feathered bodies and fragile legs. In their bright, beaded eyes, she saw reflected the freedom of the sky and rode the wind’s spirals with these, her fellow travellers. Such freedom rendered her speechless with joy, but then she had little need for words.
It is rather fitting that Jeanette – an emerging historical novelist – wrote the winning entry. I know she will enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who entered. And thank you to Kate Forsyth for suggesting the theme.
Bitter Greens, which I reviewed here, is a lavish feast of fairytale, history and fiction.
I used the number draw at physicscience to draw a random number from the twelve entries received, and I’m pleased to announce that the winner of the competion is BB from New South Wales.
I have emailed BB to advise of the win and to arrange for delivery from the air-freighted launch stock as soon as the books are in my hot little hands.
Thanks to those who entered. If you indicated you wished to attend a launch, you will receive an invitation if and when there is one in your state.