"Seven bums and fourteen legs,
a brazen ecstasy which begs
the question some of us are asking -
is Peter Goulding multi-tasking?"

Martin Parker, Editor, Lighten Up Online

Friday, August 20, 2010

Nowhere near the edge

My sparkling run of failures continues with my absence from the long list of the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year competition.
I thought one of the three I sent in stood a good chance but obviously I am no judge. Maybe I shouldn't have gone for rhyme. Some people hate it.
Not many familiar names on the list, though some of them are short story writers of course. Michael Farry is in there again - congratulations Michael - and Evan Costigan.
Oh well, maybe next year.


  1. I sent them some of my BESTEST, bviously "lost in the post might" accounts for these obvious oversights...

  2. Sorry Peter, feeling a bit guilty about making the list now. When I don't make a list I always think - It's all a lottery anyhow. When I do make the list I think - How brilliant is that judge to spot the really good stuff!

  3. Don't beat yourself up over it, Peter. They don't know what they're missing!


    (Any sign of the book? I remailed someone's the other day whose copy had gone out with yours - they had not had any sign of it, so I'm just wondering.)