Friday, 17 February 2012

Good Writing News

I've just learned from The Literary Lab's latest blog post  that my short story The Gold Miner has placed second in the competition and will be included in the VARIATIONS ON A THEME anthology to be published by The Literary Lab in March 2012.


I won $100! Good heavens. That's the most amount of money my writing's ever earned...just multiply it by 8. Yikes. That's R800!! :):)

Firstly, congratulations to Yat Yee Chong, who placed with a story called Three Weddings! And also to all the other writers in the anthology - I can see from some of those names we have a wonderful treat in store when the anthology comes out!! I can't wait to read all the stories when the anthology comes out. You'll find a list of what excellent stories to expect from this third anthology from The Literary Lab here

And last, but not least, a great big thanks to Domey, Michelle, Scott (and not forgetting behind-the-scenes Becca!) from THE LITERARY LAB for all their hard work and dedication in compiling these anthologies.



You can buy the previous anthologies here:




19 comments:

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Judy - congratulations - 2nd! Well done and then get to be included too - sounds like a winner to me.

I will one day catch up with my reading .. and I love Anthologies as we get such a mix ...

What a fantastic start to the weekend .. hope all's well your end of the world ... cheers Hilary

Judith Mercado said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

HILARY: Thanks for your good wishes! You're always so thoughtful and good about posting! :) All well here thanks - hope you & your Mum doing well!

JUDITH: And CONGRATULATIONS to you too! Looking forward to reading your story in the anthology. THE BARCELONA CHAIRS sounds intriguing! :)

Yvonne Osborne said...

Congratulations Judy on hitting the money!!! I'm so excited and proud to be included with writers such as yourself.Yea!!!

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

YVONNE: Thanks! Can't wait to read all the stories - yours included! I think it's going to be another great read.

scott g.f.bailey said...

Judy, I love your story so much. So very much. Thanks for submitting it for the anthology.

Cold As Heaven said...

That's cool. Congratulations with the 2nd prize, and spend the $100 well >;)

Cold As Heaven

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

SCOTT: I'm *very* glad you liked my story! Thrilled to be included in the anthology with such a collection of excellent writers! :) (And the $100 will come in handy too!)

COLD: And it's $100 REAL money too! :):) Thanks for the good wishes.

Linda Cassidy Lewis said...

Congratulations! I really enjoyed your story in the last anthology, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

LINDA: Thanks! And I'm getting very excited at the thought of your new novel coming out soon - good luck with the final push to get it on the shelves!

Jan said...

Congratulations. I will have to explore your work a little bit more.

jbchicoine said...

Judy, this is Awesome news! Congratulations! and there's nothing like winning a little moola with it :) I can't wait to read The Gold Miner! :)

Claire Robyns said...

Congrats, Judy, that's fabulous news. What a way to wake up to the weekend!! I think you deserve a wee shopping spree :)

oceangirl said...

Congratulations Judy! I am excited :)

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

JAN: Thanks, Jan. This story was one of those that just “worked” – not all my stories work as well! But this one did (am I allowed a small yay!?)

JB: Thanks for the wishes! And not such a little moola – converted to rand it’s mega-moola!! :)

CLAIRE: With $100 US make that a not-so-wee shopping spree! Have already spent it twice over! And it was a great way to end a rather trying week!

OCEANGIRL: Me too (excited, that is!!!) Thanks for the wishes!

Lauri said...

Huge congrats Judy!!

Cozy in Texas said...

How wonderful. Congrats.
Ann

Godfrey Senne said...

Belated congratulations, Judy.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Gosh, I AM behind with comments!

Lauri, Ann and Damaria - thanks all for the good wishes. It was exciting to be accepted into the anthology (and to get $100 to spend!) :)