Tomorrow evening the winner of The 2009 Melissa Nathan Award For Comedy Romance will be announced. Then, at the end of June, the results of the Jane Austen Short Story Award will be out and the finalists will find out which 20 stories will be going into the winners' anthology.
The winner was Farahad Zama's The Marriage Bureau for Rich People which he wrote in 300 word chunks on his 40 minute commute into work each day. Goes to show it really is possible to work and write in the same life.
Melissa was first published by the same publisher as me. Here's a very moving piece (scroll down) she wrote about the experience of getting published. She died in April 2006 at the age of 37.
Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.