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Tuesday, 23 December 2008

Oh My Word - I am Published

It's a funny feeling! Although I was published under my Grandma's name in the 1980s (thanks Grandma) this is different.

I sold a short story earlier this year to My Weekly. It was a story set in December and they said it would be published at Christmas. It wasn't. Apparently it can be years before My Weekly uses a story they have bought. I was gutted. Ah well ... perhaps next year ...

This has made up for it. I know it's not on Amazon and only on sale from the Author v Author website, but listed in the back are the titles of over two thousand short stories that were submitted to the competition nationwide. The thirty-eight winning entries from all over the country have been published in this anthology.

I feel humbled.

And happy.

And published at long last under my own name and not 'Rose Foster' or copyrighted 'Kettering Borough Council'.

What a lovely Christmas present eh?

A huge thank you to all the people who voted for my story from all over the country, whoever you are.

This is the website if anyone is interested in entering the 2009 competition. It starts again in January. www.authorvauthor.com

15 comments:

Captain Black said...

I remember that story back on Cloud Line :o)

Gold medal, no less! Well done.

Lane said...

Well done Annie. Great news.

You'd better get used to seeing your name in print!

Caroline said...

Congratulations :o) I remember that one too!

HelenMH said...

Well done you. How fabulous. Have a wonderful Christmas, and I KNOW you're going to have a really exciting New Year!

TOM FOOLERY said...

Holy Moses! She's done it! Well done you, what a fantastic Christmas present. TFx

Pat Posner said...

Great News, Annie!
Here's to a lot more of the same in 2009.
xxPat

L-Plate Author said...

Copyright of Kettering Borough Council...made me giggle as most of my work is the same!

Well done and Merry Christmas Annie x

Debs said...

Congratulations, and what a wonderful Christmas present to have.

Hope you have a fab Christmas and 2009. x

Dar said...

YEAH! ... Now you're going to have to take the wannabe part out of your blogs decription. :) Way to go!

Tam said...

Great news and here's hoping you see your name in print again really soon :-)

Femin Susan said...

Hi......
Your blog is really interesting... Keep posting.... Wishing you " A Happy New Year''

The Dotterel said...

Fantastic news! Well done!

The Dotterel said...

Happy late Christmas, and here's to 2009 (oh, and you're 'blogrolled on my Writing Therapy site, btw!)

KAREN said...

How exciting, well done :o) Hopefully the My Weekly story will make it in this year!

motherx said...

Congratulations! and Happy New Year! hope 2009 is just as good for you.