Best New Writing of 2012

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that I was on the short list for the Eric Hoffer Award.  Woo!  While the very worthy “Peep Show” by Louise Beech won the award, I made it into their Best New Writing of 2012 anthology.  I squee! I genuinely squee!  And why do I squee oh-so-genuinely?

When I was in college, their Best New Writing was part of my class curriculum.  I actually had to go out and buy a copy to study from.  I was introduced to some delightful stories that way.  And now?  Who knows, maybe somebody will read my tale “Stars” and find something of worth in it.

When I was a student getting a “real” degree while allowing myself the frivolity to minor in Creative Writing, I never would have hoped to be in one of the same books that I was studying. It’s a wonderful, wonderful feeling.

And you know what makes it even more fun?  I won with the story that I wrote for this contest.  Bwa ha ha ha!


5 thoughts on “Best New Writing of 2012

  1. Awesome Mercedes! I especially like the part that your story is in an edition anthology that you once had to read a previous edition of for a class. That is way cool. Congratulations!



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