Washed in the Water Wins Double Award

Washed in theWater: Tales from the South by Nancy Hartney won the coveted Best Book of the Year Fiction and the President’s Award from Ozarks Writers League during their November 2014 conference.

“I appreciate the judges and OWL officers for honoring me with these two awards,” said Hartney.

Washed in the Water is a collection of short stories set in the deep South. Original sketches by Susan Raymond add a special touch to these tales. The book can be ordered from Pen-L Publishing.com or bought locally in Fayetteville at Nightbird Books.

The London Magazine Short Story Competition Announced

The London Magazine, the oldest bi-monthly Literature and Arts journal in the United Kingdom, announces the annual international contest for stories up to 4,000 words. The best original poetry, short stories, literary essays, cultural and book reviews since 1732, The London Magazine short story competition opens September 1, 2014 closing October 31, 2014. Prizes are 500, 300, and 200 with the winner published in the London Magazine and runners-up on the website.

Winners will be announced at a champagne reception at the House of Commons in early 2015. Polly Samson, author of two short story collections, a novelist, and songwriter, judges with Harriet Kline, the winner of the 2013 short story competition.

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