scott-prizeOn Friday I noticed a tweet from Salt Publishing saying that the Crashaw and Scott prize winners would be announced on Monday, at which point I suddenly realised how desperately I wanted to be one of them. Up until then I was thinking “Well, I’ve got one book coming out this year anyway, so this one doesn’t really matter, does it?”

Turns out it did. I was on edge most of the weekend, I hardly slept last night and I was a complete wreck this morning. I kept checking the RSS feed to see if there were any new entries on the Salt blog and every time there was (and there were two false alarms: the Crashaw announcement and a piece about David Rose, who’s just got a new novel out) I hardly dared look.

And then this appeared. With my name in the right place, alongside Facebook/Twitter chum Andrea Ashworth and new Facebook chum Cassandra Parkin. I still can’t really believe it. I actually have TWO books coming out this year. A comic sci-fi romp and a book of pukka literary short stories. What an extraordinary year it’s turning out to be.

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10 Responses to “The Scott Prize”

  1. Tania Hershman on May 9th, 2011 7:34 pm

    Whoo-hoo! You just never know what’s round the corner, do you? We look forward to a review copy for The Short Review… 2 books in one year? Bloody marvellous!

  2. admin on May 9th, 2011 8:08 pm

    Nope, you never know at all :) Still can’t get my head round it really! And many thanks for your blog post :)

  3. Sandra Norval on May 9th, 2011 8:14 pm

    Wow! That’s fantastic, if only I’d known last night! I’ll have to let the Fantasy Faction readers know so they can see where hard work and effort in all the right places can get you.

    So deserved, well done! (That’s two signed copies I’ll be needing…)

  4. admin on May 9th, 2011 8:20 pm

    Thanks, Sandra :)

  5. Sherri on May 10th, 2011 8:03 am

    Marvellous news, Jon. Well done!

    Put me down for a signed First Edition please!

  6. admin on May 10th, 2011 12:28 pm

    Thanks, Sherri – I’ll make sure there’s one put aside for you :)

  7. Dan on May 12th, 2011 12:22 pm

    Excellent news, Jon. Many congratulations!

  8. admin on May 12th, 2011 12:26 pm

    Thanks, Dan!

  9. Joanna Campbell on May 13th, 2011 2:41 pm

    Oh, this is fantastic news. Many, many congratulations to you on this well deserved success. Looking forward to reading the book so much.

  10. admin on May 13th, 2011 3:24 pm

    Thanks, Joanna!

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