Progress So Far

  • Romance writer - Historical. Contemporary and Intrigue
  • 2 books written for HarperImpulse

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Some writing success at last....

.....I've won second prize in Writers' Forum Short Story competition.  Happy days!  It's for a short story I wrote AGES ages ago - Alegra's Fairy Tale Wedding.  I subbed it to all the Womags (except Peoples Friend - it certainly isn't a PF story!) and got no-where.  You read about "moving on" in the writing world - i.e. forget the rejections and write something else.  But....sometimes you just love a story and believe in it.

This is what I felt/feel about AFTW, so I didn't give up and subbed it just before Christmas to Writers' Forum.  Then in January a lovely email from Sue Moorcroft saying it had been shortlisted; and then last week another email from Sue saying it has come second (£150.00 prize as well!)

The story will be in March's (26th) publication so I'm looking forward to seeing my name in print (at last).  Caroline x


  1. Well done, Caroline! That's brilliant news. You must be on the ceiling!

  2. FANTASTIC NEWS. I'm so, so pleased. I LOVE this story. Congratulations, Caroline.


  3. I love writer's forum magazine! Can't wait to see your story Caroline!

  4. That's brilliant, Caroline! I'll be heading down to my local mag shop and getting it. Congratulations!

  5. Thanks Joanne, and thanks for stopping by. Caroline x

    Thanks Suzanne. I remember you proof reading it for me ages ago! Caroline xx

    Thanks Scarlet. Congrats to you too, on the RNA shortlist. Fingers crossed.

    Thanks Sally. Much appreciated. Caroline X

    Thanks Colette. Much appreciated. Caroline x

  6. Fantastic News Caroline. Can't wait to read it!

  7. Aww thanks Rachael. Hope you have a great time in Fishguard. I *really* must get back there again and meet up with you and Kate W. Caroline x