A Hopefull Monster Gets Shortlisted

It’s not often you get to say you know someone who has been shortlisted for a significant writing award, so it’s a pleasure to congratulate fellow Hopefull Monster Colum Paget for making the shortlist for the James White Award.  The contest is open to “amateur” speculative fiction writers, and comes with a nice cash prize and publication in Interzone, one of speculative fiction’s most respected short story magazines.  The winner will be announced next week at Eastercon.  Good luck, Colum!

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Writer of speculative fiction
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4 Responses to A Hopefull Monster Gets Shortlisted

  1. Colum Paget says:

    If, as I suspect, they’ve picked someone else to be the winner, I promise not to declare the entire panel incompetent and insist that the competition be cancelled for this year.

    I would, but you know, it’s been done.

    Colum

  2. That’s very big of you… 🙂 Even though I know you, I’m still pulling for you to walk home with the prize. Good luck.

  3. Colum Paget says:

    It occurs to me that, in this day and age where people have been jailed for things they said on twitter, I should probably point out that my above comments were a joke. I’m not impugning anyones motives here, methods, maybe, motives, no.

    Colum

  4. Colum Paget says:

    Anyways, they’ve posted clips from the stories, and I think I can spot the winner. Though I may be wrong, judging from a small slice is very perilous.

    Colum

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