A New Batch of Little Gems

The results are in for the RWA Little Gems contest, the competition to earn a place in our annual short story anthology.

Once again the Little Gems was a hard fought contest with entries requiring a score of at least 92.7% to gain a place in the Anthology. This year we were able to take 15 stories from the 69 entries with a good mix of historical, contemporary and paranormal. Something for everyone. Congratulations to:

First: Jean Versace

Second: Emmeline Lock

Third: Patsy Poppenbeek

And our other successful contributors:

Cheryl Baker
Gabrielle Battistel
Harriet Jarvis
Delwyn Jenkins
Cathryn Jones
C.A. Main
Dorothy Martin
Jennifer Rae
Ute Rozenbilds
Shayne Sands
Jacquie Underdown
Vanda Vadas

Thanks, as always to Lis Hoorweg, our volunteer judges and everyone who makes our contests possible.

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  1. Well done all! Congrats!

  2. Congratulations to Jean, Emmeline, and Patsy! And what a thrill to everyone who will be published in the Anthology!

  3. A great moment for all (and if you don’t mind) especially my little ol’ humble self. Congrats to Jean as well as Emmeline and Patsy.

    Thanks to Lis, volunteer judges and all those who put effort into Little Gems 2013.

    Happy dancing here … Cheeries


  4. Brilliant news for all 15 talented writers and for the 3 top scores. Congrat’s to Jean, Emmeline and Patsy. It’s such an honour to be included in a Little Gems anthology.

  5. Cath Evans

     /  March 13, 2013

    Congratulations, Jean, Emmeline and Patsy and to the other Little Gems 🙂
    Can’t wait to read your stories.

    Cath xo

  6. Well done everyone! Huge scores too! Can’t wait to read them!

  7. Congratulations everyone. I also am a fan of The little gems. 🙂

  8. Jenn J McLeod | Come home to the country...

     /  March 13, 2013

    That’s a heck of a top score to have to top. Look forward to reading them all.

  9. Thanks for all your lovely thoughts everyone, I’m blown away!

    Big congrats to the finalists, especially Jean and Patsy.

    Huge yays for Lis and the judges.

    Thanks again, Em. Who is still pinching… 😉

  10. Jean Versace

     /  March 19, 2013

    Thank you to you all for your generous comments. Special thanks to Lis and to all of the judges (especially my three). Congrats to Emmaline and Patsy for their success and to all of you who entered and those of you in the anthology. Really looking forward to seeing it,. Thanks again. Jean

  11. Hello friends, how is all, and what you want to say regarding this article, in my view its
    truly amazing for me.


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