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Saturday, February 18, 2012

The Literary Lab "Variations on a Theme" Anthology Winners!

The Literary Lab just announced the winners to be included in their anticipated anthology, “Variations on a Theme.” My short story “The Barcelona Chairs” is among those chosen for publication.

Participants had been asked to use as inspiration one of two short stories, Chekhov’s “The Huntsman” or Hans Christian Anderson’s “The Tinderbox.” I used Chekhov’s tale of an abandoned wife to inspire me to create a contemporary version of a marriage cleft by abandonment.

I salute the two prize winners, Yat-Yee Chong and Judy Croome. I also congratulate the other authors whose stories will be included in the anthology, currently slated for publication in mid-March. I eagerly anticipate reading their short stories. I am sure my story will be in great company.

The Literary Lab trio of Michelle Davidson Argyle, Davin Malasarn, and Scott G. F. Bailey deserve high praise for sponsoring this anthology. I can only imagine the hard work involved in reading and then selecting winners from among all the worthy entries. As I told them, “Thank you for making me soar.” I thank them for choosing my story and for promoting the art of literary writing. May they reap ample rewards from their efforts.

As soon as publication details emerge, I will share them with you.


Malcolm R. Campbell said...

Congratulations on the acceptance of your story in the anthology. Not too long to wait for the release date!


Judith Mercado said...

Malcolm, thanks. I look forward to reading all the stories.

Nevine Sultan said...

Congratulations to you, Judy! I'm feeling a bit jealous now :-) because I didn't participate this year. But, I just couldn't. My studies are getting in the way of everything, these days, and I can't seem to make time for anything else. Still, I'm happy for all the winners, and I can't wait to read this anthology.


Judith Mercado said...

Thanks, Nevine, it is always a boost to the ego and spirits to get that kind of affirmation. I too am looking forward to reading the anthology.

A Cuban In London said...

Congrats to you and the winners! You thoroughly deserved it.

Greetings from London.

Judith Mercado said...

Thanks, Cuban, I look forward to reading the anthology.