Well, that was a nice surprise – finding out earlier that Not So Perfect has made it onto the Edge Hill Prize’s long list.

Yes, very cool indeed. And I’m in some great company, as you’ll see.

The site says:
The unique accolade, now in its fifth year, is the UK’s only literary award that recognises a published collection of short stories and has attracted entries from a number of distinguished writers and newcomers all competing for the winning title.

which is true. And cool as well.

It’s not been a bad couple of weeks for me, really, all things considered.