Commonwealth Writers Short List

I hope lots of Antiguan and Barbudan writers submitted to the Commonwealth short story contest and I hope lots of us will continue trying. As I discovered when my story Amelia was subsequently picked for Pepperpot: Best New Stories from the Caribbean, there is sometimes a second act….and there is always room to keep working and grow as writers. These let downs are part of the process but not the final chapter.

Big up, meanwhile, to the three Caribbean writers who did make the cut among the 19 finalists from all parts of the Commonwealth – effectively all parts of the globe.

Those Caribbean finalists include 2014 Wadadli Pen Patron Guyanese writer Maggie Harris, Trini Charmaine Rousseau who I am acquainted with through social media, and Bahamas writer Helen Klonaris. Read the full run down on these and other finalists here.


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