Woohoo! The shortlist is here. You can find it on the Shortlist 2015 page. The link is also up there in the banner.
We were amazed at how many countries our entries came from. New Zealand is probably the furthest, but we had entries from across Europe, the Middle East, and the USA. The internet is a wonderful thing.
We were also thrilled with our more youthful entrants. In particular, ‘The Sword of Life’, from eight-year-old Arjun Deepak of London, impressed us hugely with its drive and imagery – a writer we’ll be hearing more of in the future, we don’t doubt.
Congratulations to the twelve authors on the shortlist – you were a joy to read.
Commiserations to those who haven’t made the shortlist – some of you were just a whisker away. Keep writing, and thanks to all of you.