Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Cinnamon Anthology, and the Pushcart Prize

Lovely news today. The editors at Cinnamon Press have selected my flash story, I cannot carry a tune, for inclusion in their next anthology, Exposure, due out in September 2010. They had over 4,000 submissions, so the odds of being chosen were slim. Congratulations to everyone who was successful in having a story selected, including my good friend (and neighbour!), Tania Hershman. I'm really looking forward to reading the anthology when it comes out.

The acceptance from Cinnamon came hot on the heels of the news that the editors at Prick of the Spindle have nominated my flash, Flood Plain, for the Pushcart Prize. I'm honoured they chose me for one of only three fiction nominations in 2009. Thank you, Spindle eds!

34 comments:

Rivers Fic said...

That is such fantastic news! I'm utterly thrilled for you on both counts :D

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, River!

Anne-Elisabeth Moutet said...

TERRIFIC news and well-deserved. I'm a fan of both stories; the Biblical overtones of Flood Plain as well as the stark grief of I cannot carry a tune. As the walkers in Flood Plain, you are finding your own level. EXCELLENT!

Raven said...

Congratulations! No one more deserving. *hugs!*

A said...

Congratulations! It's a beautiful story.

Lamia Van Marle said...

Fantastic news, darling. I LOVE your stuff. xxxx

Jo said...

Brilliant news! Absolutely thrilled to hear this as always.

Claudia said...

Brilliant news, and well-deserved! Congratulations, dear.

(Hello from an internet café in Austria, by the way. The weather here is positively English...)

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Anne-Elisabeth. I'm delighted you liked the two stories.

Sarah Hilary said...

Aw, thanks, Raven. x

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, A!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Lamia, you're a darling.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Jo!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Claudia! English weather in Austria? Is it wet there? I wish it would turn cold and snow here... And not just as an excuse for the cinnamon lattes, either. Fed up of this muggy rain.

beccatiendoh said...

Excellent, excellent news, on both counts. So richly deserved - cannot wait to see it. Chuffed for you. :D :D xxx

E Wein said...

Huge congratulations!

ok, you KNOW how I feel about your writing. Every single accolade is wholly deserved and shouldn't even come as a surprise.

I am really looking forward to this collection of short works that I keep nagging you about!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Becca! I can't wait to see the antho either. Cinnamon publish terrific books. I used to visit Blaenau Ffestiniog (where they're based, in North Wales) as a child. Great steam railway.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Elizabeth, you're lovely. I must get that short story collection sub together, it's true. I hope you're having fun in Book World.

Latoxen said...

Congratulations! That is excellent news!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Latoxen!

belantana said...

Sarah, I am having to make a list of anthologies to buy now! Many congratulations; well deserved. :D

Nik Perring said...

Congratulations X 2!!

Excellent news. You're on a bit of a roll, aren't you!

Nik

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Belantana, think of all the lovely reading..!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Nik! It's coming after a long dry spell but, yes, lovely way to see out the year.

Madeline said...

Wonderful news, Sarah! I always look forward to reading your work, and I'm constantly inspired to do better in my own writing. :)

Tania Hershman said...

Lovely lovely lovely!

Vanessa Gebbie said...

Fabulous, one to look out for!

vxx

Sarah Hilary said...

Madeline, what a lovely thing to say, thank you!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Tania, and congrats again!

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Vanessa! I think it was your blog that prompted me to sub to Cinnamon, so double thanks are due.

Anonymous said...

Hurrah! This is wonderful news!

-Afiakate

Sarah Hilary said...

Thanks, Afiakate!

Lisa said...

Wonderful news! You go from strength to strength. And I remember that flash as being one of my favourites, with the clever weaving of words and music.

Sarah Hilary said...

Thank you, Lisa! Yes I remember our discussion about that. I'm like the MC - tone-deaf. Sadly.