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 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