Pretty excited, no scrap that, bloody heaps excited to have a story long-listed for the Peter Carey Short Award. The story, “Let’s Talk Trojan Bees”, is a piece of speculative fiction in which climate changes leads to bee migration leads to right-wing conspiracy theories leads to chaos. It’ll be a part of my PhD creative artefact.
Winners/Runner-ups announced in early-June. Some prestigious writers elsewhere on the list, so chances are slim, but I just watched the Liverpool-Barcelona 2nd leg, so I ain’t giving up!