I’m going to be published.
My short story, Leave This All Behind, makes it into print in June. It will feature in Crimelines, a collection of short stories for teenagers edited by Manchester Writing School.
Now given I have never written a short story before, I have limited knowledge of the crime genre and I normally write for children aged nine and under, I have to say I am pretty happy about this.
Okay, I had a bit of an advantage. As a creative writing student, I was invited to submit a story for the collection. But there were no guarantees. I had to compete for a place in the publication with both students and professional writers. This makes me even happier.
Crimelines will be launched at the Manchester Children’s Book Festival. There’s a special event and everything. I therefore get to buy a new frock and a pair of posh shoes. You guessed it … I’m ecstatic.
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