'Escape Kit' has been short listed in the "best novella" category in the 2014 Saboteur awards. This set of awards is the free, independent publishing equivalent of the mainstream awards that publishers have to pay to enter, such as the Man Booker prize.
If I win this, it could mean a big step towards having my own collection of poetry or short stories published, or being commissioned to write a novel or a play, and being paid an advance, like proper, grown-up writers.
My highest certificated qualification in English is a 180-point Diploma in English Literature with Creative Writing, which I received in 2012. (I never studied a single English Literature module, by the way.) Before that, I have 'O' levels in English Language and English Literature that I took in 1983. I got a B in Literature.
Please vote for me.
You can buy the printed version of the book here:
And the Kindle version here:
Escape Kit - http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00JLKBWZM/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1634&creative=19450&creativeASIN=B00JLKBWZM&linkCode=as2&tag=sproutnet-21
(the publisher gets a better deal from Amazon if you use this link, rather than a generic search.)
Until 25 May, If you send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org , I will email you back a PDF version of the story, free of charge.