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The Terry Pratchett Prize Shortlist Announcement!
by Lynsey on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:20 am
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The Terry Pratchett PrizeThe Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Prize

SHORTLIST ANNOUNCED!

Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers launched a new award for aspiring debut novelists in June last year: the Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now Prize. Since the deadline for submissions on 31 December 2010, the team have spent many hours reading, reporting and discussing the over 500 entries that were submitted for the £20,000 prize as an advance on a publishing contract.

Here is the final shortlist in alphabetical order:

  1.   Postponing Armageddon by Adele Abbott
  2.  The Platinum Ticket by Dave Beynon
  3.  Half Sick of Shadows by David Logan
  4.  Apocalypse Cow by Michael Logan
  5.  Lun by Andrew Salomon
  6.  The Coven at Callington by Shereen Vedam

The six shortlisted books cover a breadth of topics and sub genres, imagination and alternate worlds. Each shortlisted entry was chosen for their skilful writing, vast imaginative powers and ability to tell a good story!

The winner will be judged by Sir Terry Pratchett, Tony Robinson, Michael Rowley from Waterstone’s, Marianne Velmans, Publishing Director of Doubleday and Simon Taylor, Editorial Director at Transworld Publishers. The winner will be announced by Sir Terry Pratchett at a party to be held on 31 May 2011.

Sir Terry Pratchett and Transworld Publishers would like to thank everyone who submitted an entry to the prize.

For more information please contact: Lynsey Dalladay, Press Officer at Transworld Publishers on 0208 231 6793 or l.dalladay@transworld-publishers.co.uk

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[...] and Andrew Saloman, who has just made yet another shortlist with his novel Lun – this time, for Terry Pratchett’s Between the Lines award, which looks for debut speculative fiction [...]

Posted on May 26th, 2011 at 11:45 pm by Books » Archive » South African SF on the map 

[...] and Andrew Saloman, who has just made yet another shortlist with his novel Lun – this time, for Terry Pratchett’s Between the Lines award, which looks for debut speculative fiction [...]

my congratulations to all the shortlisted entrants for this excellent idea to encourage author – more on this line should be promoted.
I would like to have been included in the list, but in view of the number of entries (over 500) and the fact that my novel is really not so much fantasy, but is based on the facts of the crop circle phenomenon in Wiltshire UK (and the UFO connections etc.) it was always a long shot for me – but the competition did provide the spur to finish….
Now I will be able to contact other publishers with the complete MS, and others, like Colin Andrews for example.

Very best wishes to all concerned, Graham Pepall.
(re. entry – ‘Changes’)

Posted on April 1st, 2011 at 12:06 pm by Graham E. Pepall 
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