I sent in a short story of mine titled, The Rising Sun into Stringybark Stories for their Short Story Award 2015 and while I didn't place 1st, 2nd or 3rd I was extremely lucky enough to—out of 249 entries—receive a 'highly commended' award and have it published in the anthology.
The only requirement this story had to have was some tie to Australia which I have done with the rising sun (I'm talking army, not the sun in the sky). The ebook is currently available and you can order the paperback. Please consider picking this anthology up to support myself and the thirty other authors who have their stories inside and to support Stringybark Stories. If you're a writer, jump on to their site and see what other competitions they have coming up!
For your copy of Standing By head to: http://www.stringybarkstories.net/books/standing-by.html
The day before I received word The Rising Sun had been accepted by Stringybark for publication, I also scored myself a gig at The Australia Times as Deputy Editor of Books. This is unpaid but I am extremely excited for the opportunity and beyond grateful I was approached by the Editor of Books for it. Basically, I am editing book reviews and each issue (monthly) has a new theme. I will also be submitting my own book reviews alongside the rest of the team.
You can check them out at: http://www.theaustraliatimes.com/
And lastly, a writing update *cracks knuckles* .... not really, ouch.
Sheri (MC All The Games for those not sure) is annoying me yet again. We had a disagreement and I am not prepared to talk with her right now.
In the meantime, I have started a newbie I more than love.
I hope to have Paper Dreams out later this year. I will leave you with a snippet, it might sound evil from the snippet but I promise it will have lots of fuzzy feelings within the pages.
He has dark hair and hard eyes.
A slender build and a temper he can't disguise.
His knuckles creak and crack.
All I see is black
© Lo-Arna Green