And, look for an excerpt from Adrift in the Sound on The Word Garden site in coming weeks. Winter is a great time to sit before a glowing screen, sip cocoa and read, unless you’re one of the many Word Garden visitors who live in areas were the seasons are reversed. In that case, grab an iced tea, get out of the heat and enjoy a quiet read.
The Mercer Street Books Fiction Prize
There were almost 500 entries in Anderbo’s 2011 No-Fee Novel Contest, The Mercer Street Books Fiction Prize. The Winner is:
“THE CITY OF LADIES:
A Novel of pain perdu, Lost Bread”
by Dorette Snover of Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Contest Finalists (Whole Novel-Manuscript) were:
“ADRIFT IN THE SOUND” by Kate Campbell, Sacramento, California
“HALLELUJAH” by Liz Shine, Olympia, Washington
“PROSPECTS OF JOY” by Charles Holdefer, Brussels, Belgium
“THE HOLLOWING MOON” by Aida Zilelian, New York City
“HERE IS A GAME WE COULD PLAY” by Jenny Bitner,
San Francisco, California
And, here’s what fiction prize winner Dorette Snover had to say: “Kate, Congrats to you too! Thank you for the mention here! Hope you’ll have every success – “Adrift” sounds beautiful! Come for a visit to PlantingCabbages.com. May this be the Most Delightful and Festive Season for you and yours.”
Anderbo Publisher & Editor-in-Chief Rick Rofihe offered this observation:
“I looked at every one of the almost-500 9000-word contest entries and then at the entire novel-manuscripts of the 6 finalists; I do hope for a bright future for Kate Campbell’s “ADRIFT IN THE SOUND,” which is both evocative and poignant, besides communicating important observations about humanness.”