Wednesday, 10 August 2011

30 words for $30 - WINNER!

So we have a decision. Sorry it took so long. I've been distracted by the situation in the UK. Really scary stuff. Also, though I've written four novels this year, deciding the best entry was one of the hardest things I've ever done. Next time I'm definitely going to invite a panel of judges.

So thanks to EVERYBODY for excellent entries. You really stepped up to the challenge. The winner has been chosen because of the way it gives a real sense of what the book is like - in fact is quite damning - without using lots of summarising words.

So step up James Steele... entry number 14:

"Flow My Tears the Policeman Said by Philip K. Dick
A 1984ish future.  A protagonist with the emotional depth of oatmeal.  What’s going on?  All I remember is the line where a character “stops speaking to fart silently.”  Thanks, Philip."
By James Steele.
Well done James, I'll be in touch to see how you'd like your prize. Commiserations to everybody who didn't win. I'll definitely be running another competition in a couple of months. In the meantime, if you haven't done it already, pleeeease do my very short cover survey HERE...


  1. What a great winning entry. Great choice, Joe :-) You had a hard job, I agree.

  2. I can see it was a tough choice, so thanks! Happy it made an impression on you! Look forward to hearing from you!

  3. Congratulations, James. :o)