Friday, November 4, 2011

Announcing...the Longlist!

Right, first off, apologies once more for the wait, but it is a reflection of the overwhelming response to our blogfest, and the quality of writing that has made our job of judging a truly difficult one!

After days of reading and consideration, we have narrowed our 65 entries down to a longlist of 11 entries.

And so, without further ado, the longlisted entries, in no order of preference aside from entry number, are... <cue fanfare>

#8     Corinne O'Flynn
#17     An Eclectic Muse
#20     Kwee Writings
#26     My First Book
#45     The Golden Eagle
#66     ZC
#68     Hugo van Zijl

Congratulations, guys! The judges will continue our deliberations through the weekend, and announce a shortlist of 6 from these entries on Monday Nov 7th, which will then be put up to the public vote. Until then, we will require all longlisted participants to do the following:
  • Consolidate all four parts of your story into one, and have the full story posted on your blog by Sunday November 6th. This will make it easier for voters to read your story in its entirety without having to trawl through endless blog posts.
  • E-mail J.C. (me) HERE with a direct URL to your full story. Should your story be shortlisted, we will link the post on Monday 7th directly to your stories to make it easy for voters to find and read your entries.
Can't wait for polling to start on Monday! You are all already winners in our opinion!


  1. Congratulations on making the longlist. I read some of your stories, and they are worthy of winning. Good luck.

  2. Congrats to the long-listers! A lot of good stuff there.

  3. Wow, I am blown away to be on that list. There were so many fabulous stories entered. Thanks guys! I'm honored!

  4. Yes, there were/are. This was tough, really. So many were on the cusp (for me): we had to go by a points system as well as merits.

    Someone said "next time 200 writers"...I fainted

  5. Wow! I am so complimented. Thank you all. I'm just delighted you enjoyed what I wrote. I can't even think what else to say except, just thank you. I'll start now on putting it into one story. Thank you.

  6. Not to sound like a broken record, but, well--wow. There were so many great stories; it's an honor to be on this list! Thank you!

  7. Congrats to all the winners! I know everyone worked so hard, and the stories were AWESOME!

    Can't wait to see who makes the final cut! :D

  8. Congratulations! Go writers! :)

  9. Congratulations to all the the shortlisted writers. I have read most of them and found them really good. Good luck with the votes.

  10. Congrats everyone and good luck! It will be difficult to decide with the poll comes up with such wonderful entries!

  11. This has been so great! What great entries. :)

  12. Wow, thanks! I already know I didn't make the short list, but it's awesome to have even made the long list! Can't wait to come back to play in Renaissance! Thanks, guys, from the Nightmare Saloon! :)