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.

STALI finalists announced

We are delighted to announce this finalists in this year’s STALI (Single Title And Loving It) competition.

Cheryl Baker

Bridget Gray

Leisl Leighton

Fiona McKenzie

Natalie Moress

Eve Moyse

Congratulations to all our finalists!

Thanks to Sandy Harris for managing the contest.

The finalists’ entries will be ranked by Sarah Fairhall, Commissioning Editor of Penguin Australia.

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