Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Entries on a Postcard

Waterstones have announced the 4 Booksellers winners of their What's Your Story Competition.

I joked last week in the magazine about editing down a novel's manuscript to a postcard to send to publishers. Well it seems Waterstones had a similar idea and people were invited to write a story that fitted on a postcard. Some of the more famous people to take part were Neil Gaiman, J K Rowling and Sebastian Faulks.

With nearly 6000 entries, Waterstones will print a limited edition postcard book with the Booksellers winning entries plus 4 winners from customers which will be on sale at Waterstones from August. The original celeb postcards were auctioned off for charity.

The winners were:

Tessa Farlow of Bath Waterstone's for The Day a Robot Appeared in the
Vegetable Patch

Gemma Laws of Waterstone's Durham for A Sense of Disappointment

Martin Kelly of Waterstone's Bradford University for Mr Darcy, We Hardly
Knew Thee

Ellis Ni Raghallaigh of Dublin Jervis Centre for How I Met Your Father

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