It’s been a hell of a year for everyone. In the midst of all the difficulties there has been a lot of kindness shared, and I hope none of us will forget the importance of that as we move forward.
In the writing world I want to give a shout out to some people who have shown much kindness and generosity to me and my writing this year:
In no particular order :
Simon Webster at The Cabinet of Heed, especially for the stream of consciousness challenges during the first lockdown, when otherwise I would have written nothing.
Laura Black at Fictive Dream, who always gives a personal and thoughtful response to those submitting work.
Serene Ng and Nikki Yeo at new Singapore-based litmag Ome, who, while wanting to give a platform to Singaporean writers, also extended a welcome to contributors around the world.
Louise Walters at Louise Walters Books, for seeing my second novella into the world. I cannot thank her enough for all the time and care she has given to it, and to me.
Gary Kaill and Han Clark at Lunate, especially for trusting me to join their review team.
Paul Dunn at Cranked Anvil, for the competitions and the anthology
John Lavin at The Lonely Crowd, for including a story of mine which means a lot to me in stellar company in the very special five year anniversary issue.
Jose Varghese of Strands, for such quick turnarounds and for giving me my first competition win in a long time.
Huge thanks to them all.
And here’s to 2021 being a better year for everyone.