Claire King


A very cool shortlisting

Posted on: December 15th, 2010 by Claire - 4 Comments

Along with 700 or so other entrants, I tried my hand at the New Scientist Forgotten futures flash fiction competition this year and guess what, I made the shortlist!

Which means my story was then read and judged by Neil Gaiman himself.

Now that is cool.

I think this might have made my husband love me a little bit more.

The story, along with other shortlisted entries, can be found here.

4 Responses

  1. Charlie says:

    Just when I thought that it was not possible…

    Well done, wifey! This is portentous of even greater things to come.


  2. James Anderson says:

    Hi Claire,
    I read your entry and followed the link at the end of the post on the new scientist website. I like the originality of using a test paper to convey the history of a fictional Earth. I also entered but I didn’t make the short list. I should have read exactly what they were looking for a little closer. Would you be able recommend any other upcoming competitions?


  3. admin says:

    Hello James, Thanks for your kind comment on my story. What kind of fiction do you write – I can recommend several general short story and flash fiction competitions but am not very knowledgeable on science fiction/fantasy speciality comps. There were 700 entries so a shortlist of 10 is pretty low odds, but you’ve the right idea – if you enter more competitions you’ve more chance of getting recognised. Best wishes,

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