The literary life of EDWARD JAMES, author,reviewer, occasional poet and former pension adviser to the government of Kyrgyzstan
Besides the open competition which the Cheltenham Writers’ Circle has just launched (see cheltprize.wordpress.com) the Circle has for several years run an annual competition for members, for short stories and poems read at meetings in the last year. The prize is a sliver platter – not to keep but to guard until next April – with book tokens for the two runners up.
This week I was delighted to win the platter with my story Grave Words, published as a page on this blog under the title The Scarlet Skull. The runners up were Judi Marsh and Christine Griffin.