Archive for October, 2017

I’m in a magazine!

Well, sort of. I entered a short story competition for The University of Nottingham alumni magazine, Connect, all the way back in February and genuinely thought I didn’t have a chance of getting shortlisted (because I almost never do for these things). Shock of all shocks, I did! My story was picked as one of the top 6!

All entries were initially judged blind by a panel of 8 Creative writing and English students and graduates, and assigned scores for: creativity and premise, characterisation and dialogue, plot and structure, presentation and grammar, style and tone. Then three  prestigious judges cast the deciding vote.  I know I didn’t win but I really don’t care. It’s just nice to know that my rambling makes sense to other people out there. And I get featured on the online version of the magazine.

The final judges with the casting vote were:

Jon McGregor – creative Writer-in-Residence, whose latest novel Reservoir 13 is currently on the longlist for the acclaimed Man Booker Prize 2017.

John Miller – celebrated BBC television and radio producer, who has published books on many famous actors including Dame Judi Dench, Sir John Gielgud and Sir John Mills.

Lauren James – British Young Adult author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe and popular The Next Together series.

This is the link! Don’t be thrown by the fact they’ve called me Kenny on the website. Hope you enjoy it!

The Conversation – The University of Nottingham – The University of Nottingham

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