I have no idea when the shortlist will be announced. I didn’t even know the longlist was out until I saw someone twitting about it! There are so many great and experienced writers on that list I’m really chuffed I made it that far.
I’m delighted, thrilled, stunned and generally, totally chuffed that my entry for our own Room with a View writing comp has been given a highly commended in the Michael Terrence short story comp. There is also a teasing mention of publication for a selection of the highly commended stories on the MTP webpage but no confirmation, as yet.