I have just been notified that I have been shortlisted by The Oxford Editors in their short story competition. I rarely enter competitions; I’m usually too busy writing or working. To say I am thrilled would be an understatement.
The Oxford Editors is an international literary consultancy and agency. They hold a short story and first chapter competition each year. As I say, I don’t often enter competitions despite the constant nagging feeling that I ought too. (I haven’t quite figured out the underlying psychological reasoning behind that yet!) The last time I entered anything was 2001 when I sent a Pets ‘r’ Fun piece to an RSPCA competition and claimed third prize, but that’s another story - no pun intended. Anyway I finally scratched the itch and sent a short story entitled, Meadow Lane to The Oxford Editors. Mary Anne Blyth, the head of admin, has informed me that I am shortlisted. It’s surprising how excited I am.