Latest news from winning and listed BSSA writers

A round-up of the latest news from some of our prize winning, short listed and longlisted authors. Let us know if you have any more news to post. Many congratulations to all, and we look forward to reading your work.

Hot of the Press: 2014 local prize winner, Anne Corlett’s debut novel, The Space Between the Stars has  just been acquired by Pan  Macmillan. The Bookseller wrote “Senior commissioning editor Bella Pagan bought world rights from Lisa Eveleigh at the Richford Becklow Literary Agency…Pagan said ‘I was utterly captivated by Jamie’s plight and her incredible journey – which is one of self-discovery as well as a hazardous push for home. Anne has an incredible talent and I can’t wait for others to discover it too.’  The novel will be published in 2017. You can read about Anne’s journey to publication on her blog

Second prize winner,  BSSA 2014 Kit de Waal’s  acclaimed debut  My Name is Leon is published in June by Viking. Kit was named as one of the Guardian newspaper’s new faces of fiction for 2016.Read’s Kit’s interview with us on this site.

Annemarie Neary is published in our 2014 anthology and her debut novel Siren will be published by Hutchinson (Penguin Random House UK), next month, March 24th with a second novel to follow in 2017. Siren was recently feature in the Independents iPaper as one of their Top 10 Book Club Reads for 2016.

Roisin 0’Donnell, commended in our 2014 BSSA has her debut short story collection coming out this year with New Island Press.

Annalisa Crawford recently won third prize in the prestigious Costa Short Story Award for her story, Watching the Storms Roll In which was longlisted, under a different title, in our 2015 Award.

Local prize winner in 2015 BSSA Award, KM Elkes was recently highly commended  in the  Bare Fiction magazine short story competition judged by Paul McVeigh

Read the stories from Anne, Kit, Roisin and KM Elkes in our 2014 and 2015 anthologies available to buy on this site to UK residents only because of the cost of posting overseas.  If you live overseas, you can buy in digital or printed form via Amazon.