Winner at Last!

I’ve just won first prize in the H E Bates shorts story competition!! Although I‘ve been short listed a few times in various comps and even came second a few times, this is the first time I have ever won a short story contest, so I’m pretty much over the moon about it. The details are at although you can’t read my story ‘The Handprint Child’ there. The collection will be published this year and as far as I know that will be the only way to see the winning entries, but I’ll post more about that when I know.