Inaugural Ella Finalists

We are very excited to announce the finalists in RWA’s inaugural Ella competition, for published, novella-length stories.

Congratulations go to:

Carolyn Wren – Diplomat’s Daughter (The Protectors)

Danielle Lisle – The Rose’s Bloom

Kelly Hunter – Wish

Margareta Osborn – A Bush Christmas

Thanks go to the Ella co-ordinator, Raewyn Bright and to Louise Reynolds, our erstwhile R*by co-ordinator, for mentoring her through her first year in this role.  We would be helpless without our stalwart volunteers!  Thanks too, to our wonderful reader judges.

And for those of you waiting impatiently for our R*by finalists, there isn’t long to wait.  Watch this space for an announcement next week!

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  1. Congratulations, ladies! Excellent news!

  2. So very happy! Thanks to all the reader judges, plus Raewyn and Louise for working so hard to run the comp. MUWAH!

  3. Congratulations to all the finalists.

  4. Congratulations to the finalists. What a sensational short list. PLUS, well done to the co-ordinators and all the volunteer judges.

  5. Thank you for making me a finalist with my debut publication. I am so thrilled!

  6. Super stuff. Congratulations to you all.

  7. Congratulations, girls!

  8. I’m thrilled to see the finalists announced for the very first Ella. How exciting! Congratulations, Carolyn, Danielle, Kelly and Margareta, and also to Raewyn for coordinating the inaugural event.


  9. Well done, finalists! Congratulations.

  10. Congrats all you clever ladies. A stiff competition!

  11. Congratulations to all of you. Great achievement.

  12. Congratulations to you all!!

  13. Congratulations! A fantastic achievement.

  14. Cath Evans

     /  June 19, 2013

    Hugest Congratulations Kelly, Margareta, Carolyn and Danielle!! What a great diversity of novellas! All the best on Awards Night.

    Cath xo

  15. Congratulations. Well deserved.

  16. Many thanks everyone, and congratulations to the other girls on the finalist list – Kelly, Carolyn and Danielle. So delighted to be sitting there with such talent. Much appreciation also to the judges, Raewyn and Louise for their time and hard work.

  17. Congratulations everyone! Good luck on the awards night.

  18. Congratulations to you all! Good luck and see you on the awards night.


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