Just received a lovely phone call from Vanda at WriteSpace (http://www.writespace.co.uk/) to tell me that my story "Archie Wilkinson and the Great Sugared Doughnut" is a runner up in their Modern Fairy Tales competition.
There were 180 entries and a 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize and 10 runners up. That means my story beat 167 other stories. Hooray! No real cash prize (for me) but I do get £15 worth of vouchers to use on any of Vanda's courses or on future entry to her comps. Am hoping I can use it to get a free critique on the first 2,000 words of my novel. That could work!
Photo copyright me. Gent, Belgium 2006.