Yes, it’s taken a bit longer than planned, but the Noirville winners have finally been announced. In case you missed my original post, I was super excited to be part of the competition amongst an illustrious group of judges.
You can read the winner’s list here – and I’m thrilled that pretty much all my favourites made the cut. The standard was incredibly high though and it was really, really hard to separate the stories. All the judging was done blind, so I was really excited to see who was behind the stories that I’d enjoyed reading so much. So today I’ve got a whole load of new people to add to my twitter watch list so that I can see what they’re going to write next.
It was such a great experience to have the chance to be a judge on this. It was also absolutely terrifying – definitely out of my comfort zone! The actual published book will be out in a couple of months and I can’t wait to see the finished book, and obviously hear what everyone else thinks about the collection.
Congratulations to all the winners – and commiserations to the people who missed out. Here’s to the first Noirville Short Story collection – may it be the first of many!