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!

About D. Thomas Minton

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.


  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.


  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.


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