Well, It’s About Time We Had Some Good News

Hey, Everyone, you’re not going to believe this but I’ve actually got some good news.

I entered a writing competition a few weeks ago and I got Highly Commended.

It was the Eureka Street Reader’s Feast Awards based in Victoria. I had to write an essay about life 20 years in the future.  I rambled a bit (you know me) and there was the possibility I hadn’t written a proper essay – more like a story – and I actually thought when I sent it in that they might not consider it because it was more fiction-like than essay-like, but they really liked it. And it’s going to be published on their website. And I’m even getting paid for it. Well, blow me down.

You can see my name in lights here under the Eureka St/ Reader’s Feast Awards.

I think the story essay is going to be up on the site next week. I’ll let you know when.

I want to thank all of you for your constant support with my writing but I also want to say to my fellow writers  – DON’T STOP SUBMITTING – you just never know when something’s going to be accepted.

And it’s a great feeling when it is.

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25 thoughts on “Well, It’s About Time We Had Some Good News

  1. Right ON!!!!! How freakin cool is that?? Congrats Selma, that’s fantabulous!!! So proud of you and proud to know such an awesome writer! You go girl!

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  2. Woo-HOO!!! Yay Selma!!! I’m so proud of you and happy for you. See, it’s not just your readers here who know you’ve got “mad writing skills.” 🙂 Congrats!

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  3. Hi Selma,
    That is FANTASTIC news, Congratulations. You do have a genuine talent for writing and I’m glad to hear that you entered your work. Who knows what else is around the corner. 😛

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  4. Woohoohoooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you (I can say – I know her :)) Can’t wait to read your essay. The unexpected good news, is my very favourite thing. Now I must start submitting again. Big bear hugs and fairy kisses to you Selma.

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  5. THANK YOU SO MUCH, EVERYBODY. YOUR SUPPORT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME. YOU REALLY ARE THE BEST. IT HAS BEEN SUCH A PLEASURE GETTING TO KNOW YOU YOU ALL. THANK YOU, AGAIN. AND MAGS, THAT CARD IS HILARIOUS. DISCO OWL ROCKS!!!!!

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  6. I knew you could do it if you stuck to it!

    You always write such lovely pieces, and it’s obvious from the comments that a lot of people like reading them. But, as I’m sure you know, the trick is finding an editor or publisher who does. Well done!

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  7. TRAVELRAT,
    That is the trick all right. Those editors and publishers certainly like to keep us on our toes. Thanks for your support. I really do appreciate it.

    MELINDA,
    So nice of you to visit. You can do it too. Don’t stop writing and submitting!

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  8. Well done Selma. I’m not surprised though, you are such a talented writer. And I agree 100% never give up and keep on the creative path….I am so happy for you!

    Happy Week, let’s keep it coming….G :<)

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