Dear world, Well, we didn't want to come out with the generic competition response that we were overwhelmed with the amount and quality of submissions. Truth be told, we were taken aback, didn't schedule enough reading time and have had some prolonged, involved and fiery discussions.
And now, without further ado, and in no particular order, we'd like to announce our short-list.
Dead End by A.S. Patric Autumn Hymnal by Jane Jervis-Read The Origin of Grief by Giorgio Montanari 36 Views of Fuji by Jo Gardiner The Last Big Show by Veronica Gleeson The Crocodile Lover by Susan Errington Sympathy by Chris Palazzolo
Next up, the short-listed works will be judged by the publishing director at Xoum, Rod Morrison.
The winner will be announced and their book published in March 2013.
We hope to run Viva La Novella next year, so stay tuned for more announcements.