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Emma Newman bags the BFA Short Story Award!

3 years ago

We're crazy happy for Emma Newman, who yesterday won the British Fantasy Award for Best Short Story, for her story "A Woman's Place."

In a slightly shaky acceptance speech, Em reflected that 2014 had been a particularly gruelling year for her, in which this story managed to be her only piece of writing to be published, and that this award - her first since being nominated "best Trekkie" in her high school yearbook - had helped shine a little light on a very tough time. We'll admit to getting a bit choked up at our table...

"A Woman's Place" appears in the 2014 anthology of Sherlock Holmesian stories, Two Hundred and Twenty-One Baker Streets, edited by David Thomas Moore. To celebrate the win, for a short time only, you can buy the anthology in ebook form from Kindle for only 99p! (US|UK)

And a massive congratulations of course for all the other winners, runners-up and nominees. It was an incredible show of talent and passion for - and dedication to - the genre all round...