I won't bore you with just how cold it is here in my little office, but it is hotting up on the competition front.
I am just waiting for a little more feedback on a few entries and we will be able to finalise and communicate which entries have made the shortlist.
We are aware that means good news for some, and not for others, but veryone should receive an email within the next day or so.
It may have seemed something of a long process to some, but we want to do it thoroughly and we do rely on volunteers to help us. They have done a wonderful job.
Their selected entries will now go forward for further consideration by a small panel, and we will decide on the final stories for our anthology of Dorset shorts within the next few weeks.
Thank you again to everyone who has entered. We have been offered up a great range or styles, topics and ideas - and we feel ever more confident that it will result in a book to be proud of.