Little Gems set for 2015

The Little Gems competition for short stories of love has been decided for another year.  This year, we have four official placegetters, and a further 11 stories which ranked highly enough with our judges to make it into the anthology.

First:                    Kat Colmer—For the Love Of Gnomes

Second:               Rowena Candlish—How You Love Me

Equal Third:       Lisa Barry—Peridot Silk

and                       Anne Prince—The Rules Of the Game.


Anthology placegetters (in alphabetical order):

Elizabeth Ellen Carter—The Tin Bear

Heidi Catherine—Peridot Eyes

Kat Colmer—Sweet Bombe Alaska

Stella Frances—Fragments

Nicole Grant—Lost and Found

Fiona Greene—Secrets Of the Past

Harriet Jarvis—The Enemy Next Door

Kerrie Paterson—Lost Love

Anne Prince—The Greening of Love

Ute Rozenbilds—Time Heals

Michelle Skidmore—The Peridot Package


Little Gems Manager, Lis Hoorweg, says:

The standard was very high once again. The 15 successful entries scored above 94%, and all of the 63 entries received scored 70% or above. As usual, the anthology will be available in a lovely print edition by conference time. Thanks to all our judges, and congratulations everyone!


Also decided is the winner of the Little Gems Cover Contest.  This year, the winner is (once again) Sheridan Kent, with this fabulous cover.

Competition was fierce, with 4 covers making a hotly contested short list. Thank you to all entrants for their fabulous artwork, and to our final judging panel, including our expert judge, graphic designer David Whitbread.

LG Peridot Cover 2015FC


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  1. Congratulations to our winner and to all the finalists.

  2. Fantastic results everyone – congratulations. Special big congrats to friend, Kerrie Paterson. And that cover is gorgeous.

  3. elizabethellencarter

     /  March 5, 2015

    Congratulations to everyone included in this year’s anthology. I can’t wait to read all the other stories.

  4. Congratulations to everyone! What a gorgeous cover.

  5. Mishka Rae

     /  March 5, 2015

    Congratulations to everyone in the anthology, and especially the place-getters! Can’t wait to read it all 😀 Awesome cover, Sheridan, as per usual!

    A big congrats to my fellow HOG, Lisa, for third place! ^_^

    – Michelle Skidmore

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