Wednesday, 20 June 2012

It's Surprising What You Come Up With Sometimes

Just did the ol' Google-my-name thing again, and found this under the April issue of the Global Short story Competition out of England, who published my very first story, "Tin Whistle". Didn't win anything this time, but, I'd be lying if I said that it didn't give me a rush to be there with all those other names from all over the world. 

I'd like to add that The Mathematics of Fate is my latest story of that particular length (2000 words) and The Icon is the oldest, written way back in 1993. If you've been following this blog, you'll know that the Icon was short-listed in the Arts Hamilton award in 2010, and The Mathematics of Fate in 2011 in the same competition.

Now I'm gonna Google my name again, and go over that list with a fine tooth comb. Who knows what else is in there!

The writers on the shortlist (from nine countries) are:
Aleksandra Drzaic, Vukovar, Croatia
Yuzra Amjad, Lahore, Pakistan
Jen Knox, San Antonio, Texas, United States
Fiona McNeil, Edinburgh, Scotland (for All Those Girls and Your Funeral)
Rocky Magana, Kansas City, United States
Chuck Lovatt, Manitoba, Canada (for The Mathematics of Fate and The Icon)
Clinton Bell, Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Stephen O’Sullivan, Dublin, Ireland
Alan Chandler, Brighton, Victoria, Australia
Thomas O’Mara, London, England
Winning stories will be posted on in the next few days.
Well done to our successful writers.


  1. I was just googling my name and came across this... awesome!

    Thanks for the recognition.

    -Rocky Magana

  2. Hi Rocky! Very pleased to make your acquaintance!

    1. Yeah, it's very nice to meet you too.

      congrats on all your success in your craft, keep up the good work.

  3. Thanks! I'm on it! :D Best of luck to you, too!