Hey all, hate to toot my own horn, but I had to share this with you:
Just announced yesterday. While trying hard to stay modest and uber-cool about it, I have to admit that I was pretty amazed. For those who don’t know, CBC is Canada’s national broadcasting service, kind of like BBC or NPR. I have mad respect for CBC, and listen to it all the time (someone told me when I was young that I would do this someday – they were right). Anyway, the fiction short story competition has like thousands of entries, so it’s pretty amazing to me to be amongst the 36 finalists. Kind of mind-blowing actually. I don’t really send my work out there to anything other than WordPress, so this is a new experience. The story “Saad Steps Out” is, as you may suspect, a bit different… never thought anyone would enjoy that level of weirdness, but I feel warm and sappy that someone did. When I opened the letter in the mail (yes, real mail!) yesterday, it was a bit nuts between my ears.
Anyway, CBC announces a shortlist and finalists from amongst the 36 on March 10th. No idea how that will go, but I feel very honoured to have gotten this far.