Little Gems 2016

The results are in!  The stories have been entered, judged and ranked.

Congratulations to our Little Gems 2016 placegetters!

1st – Victoria Steele – Treasure and Trust

2nd – Monique Hall – Breaking Free

3rd – Cat Whelan – For Love Of A Pug


In addition to the placegetters, the following top-scoring stories will also be invited to participate in the Little Gems Sunstone anthology for 2016:

Heidi Catherine – The Sunstone Heart

Suzanne Cass – Solar Flare

Melanie Coles – The Heart Of Stone

Fiona Greene – Follow Your Dreams

Emily Hussey – In the Cards

Jillian Jones – An Enticing Proposition

Emmeline Lock – Say The Words

Fiona Marsden – The Sunstone Inheritance

Fiona Marsden – The Sunstone Bride

Michelle Skidmore – Lights Will Guide You Home

Camille Taylor – The Healing Gift


And we have fabulous cover art! The winner of the 2016 Sunstone Cover Art Contest – for a record fifth time – is Sheridan Kent, with this outstanding design:


Little Gems Cover 2016

Remember, this year Little Gems will be going digital, so you’ll be able to admire this lovely work – and read our members’ amazing stories! – on-screen as well as in print.

Congratulations to all who entered both contests. As usual, competition was fierce.

Thanks as always to our volunteer judges, Little Gems manager Lis Hoorweg and the Cover Contest judge, David Whitbread of DW Design.



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  1. Congratulations to you all!

  2. Well done everyone 🙂

  3. Congratulations to everyone who entered, let alone those who made the final cut!

  4. Huge congrats to you all! I judged ONE of those books and can’t wait to read the others. xx

  5. Congratulations all!!

  6. Mishka Rae

     /  March 6, 2016

    Congrats, ladies! So proud to be in good company ^_^
    – Michelle S

  7. Reblogged this on Monique Hall and commented:
    I’m so excited to announce that my short story BREAKING FREE has won 2nd place in the RWA Little Gems contest!

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