Gaynor's picks for the Curated Shelf project at Oxfam in King's heath are now online at :
The short list and three winners I have chosen are now on the Rubery Book Award website: http://www.ruberybookaward.com
The standard was very high and the three winners (Gregory J Wolos, Melissa Beit and Lucy E M Black) were very accomplished.
Rachel Cronin has won the competition with a photo illustrating a theme from Joel Lane's work. (see www.lostdistricts).
The prize is given by Tindal Street Fiction Group in memory of Joel, who died just a year ago
I will be this year's judge for the Rubery International Short Story Competition, closing date 31st October 2014, winners to be announced at the end of the year.