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Brava Short Story Contest Finalists Announced

brava_bjpg.bmpBrava Short Story Contest Finalists were announced today. Ann Bruce and Annette McCleave were the winners and the entries can be read at the Brava Authors forum. The finalists are read by editor Kate Duffy of Kensington and has led to publication in the past.

I’ve only read the Ann Bruce one but it’s pretty good and makes me interested in other Bruce offerings. Congrats authors.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Shannon
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 16:07:52

    Just to clarify, there are going to be twenty finalists, Ann and Annette being the first two. They’ll be announcing two per week for ten weeks. Then there will a Reader’s Choice winner and a chosen-by-Kate winner. :)

  2. Jane
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 16:12:17

    OH!! LOL. I didn’t get that. Thanks for the heads up.

  3. Shannon
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 16:58:33

    So if you should ever want to keep 300 authors on tenterhooks straight through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years, this is an excellent way to do it.

    Torture for the holidays. :)

  4. Ann Bruce
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 19:09:03

    Thanks, Jane. My first contest and I was thrilled to final. :D And if I don’t win, it’s going to be an awesome 10-weeks of free marketing from Kensington.

  5. Robin
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 19:47:04

    Congratulations, Ann!

    Is this the contest that led to MaryJanice Davidson’s publication with that Under Cover anthology of short stories (back when a short story was a short story and not $25 hard cover novella)?

  6. Ann Bruce
    Nov 15, 2007 @ 21:36:50

    Thanks, Robin.

    Actually, I’m not too familiar with the history of the contest, but a lot of reviewers on Amazon says you’re right.

  7. Janine
    Nov 16, 2007 @ 11:57:54

    Let me extend my congratulations too, Ann.

  8. Ann Bruce
    Nov 18, 2007 @ 02:04:44

    Thanks, Janine!

  9. MaryK
    Nov 19, 2007 @ 12:41:56

    Are we supposed to be able to read the complete stories? Because I can only find excerpts.

  10. Ann Bruce
    Nov 19, 2007 @ 13:27:32

    Mary–Only excerpts of 750 words or less were submitted. My understanding is that authors are encouraged to complete the novella in case Kate Duffy asks to see the entire story for possible publication.

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