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NO SOONER THE WORD THAN THE FICTION

Slingink Poetry Prize

Slingink Logo WPI found out yesterday that I’d been shortlisted in the poetry section of the the inaugural Slingink Prize for “Imitation of a Suicide”.

I have to admit that I was in two minds whether or not to stay in this contest after it was announced that there weren’t enough entrants to fund the prize money – and in fact my initial reaction was to withdraw. But then I felt bad because both judges agreed to stay on anyway and I was also impressed by the way that the entry fees were refunded immediately so I decided to stay in. And I’m now glad that I did.

In the interests of full disclosure, I should also say that I failed to make the shortlist in the fiction section altogether. But that’s the way it goes with competitions; to paraphrase the excellent words of the judge, Sally Quilford: you win some, you lose some. Huge congrats to everyone who made it, though.

8 Comments

  1. admin

    August 31, 2010 at 9:29 am

    Thanks, Rachel :)

  2. Congrats! The title alone makes me want to check it out!

  3. admin

    August 31, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Thanks, Barry!

  4. Congrats on the shortlist. Now I don’t feel quite so bad on my crash and burn in the fiction!

  5. admin

    September 1, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    Thanks, Sallie! I think the list of people who crash and burn in a lot of competitions would make fascinating – and in many ways reassuring – reading.

  6. Many congratulations on being shortlisted. That’s always an achievement.

  7. admin

    September 1, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Thanks, Simon!

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