Pleased with the multitude and quality of the entries, three members of the Triskele team read each and every one before finally coming to a joint decision.
We enjoyed reading through the variety of genres: everything from children’s to young adult, crime thrillers, sci-fi-fantasy, historical and literary fiction.
Only a few failed to adhere to the rules, such as no synopsis, no first chapter, which, unfortunately, disqualified these entries. So just a gentle reminder, it’s vital to read the competition rules before submitting.
The winners have been contacted and invited to send the first 10 pages of their manuscript before September 1st to our independent judge, Sheila Bugler who will select one winner to be announced on Friday 4 November 2016.
Thank you to all who entered, ensuring our competition was a huge success. From the shortlist, I just know we’re going to have so much fun working on a great book to bring it up to publishing standard!
So, without further ado, here are the six shortlisted winners, in no particular order:
A Whisper of Snow in the Mountains by Janet Wright
Crocodile Tears by Dianne Stadhams
White Stock by Gill Thompson
Original Sins by Linda Duncan McLaughlin
Half a Small Kitchen by Su Lynch
The Sky is a Blue Bowl by Sophie Wellstood
Look out for more details soon!