Big grinning here for the twenty one finalists in the New Voices competition, announced this afternoon.
Have to confess I hadn’t read ANY of those entries! And some wonderful chapters I loved and hoped to see included weren’.. I really want to read more of quite a few, so I hope those writers do get them published eventually!
I’ve only had time to read one of the finalists so far since the announcement, and I can see why the editors chose it. Not at all polished, grammar a bit hit-and-miss, but she has a voice. A very funny, quirky voice. Made me laugh more than once in a short short chapter.
I’ll need to wait and see what the second chapters are like of course but I may have already decided who to vote for!
And what next for those of us who weren’t chosen? I plan to finish Nick and Meg’s story and sub it elsewhere. I believe in these characters and their story and I want them to have their chance. Sussing out epublishers to see where the Haven Bay series might fit. Rather like the look of Entangled…