Wednesday, 9 November 2011

The Autumn Yellow Room Competition Shortlist

With the help of Sarah Green, I have now judged the 71 entries in this autumn's Yellow Room Competition and drawn up a shortlist of 12. I am disappointed in most of the titles! Where is the originality? There are only 4 titles here that really grab me. Remember, this is the first thing a judge sees and it should be catchy enough to make a judge sit up and take notice. Your title has to have resonance as well as the story as a whole.

Chocolate by Gill James
He Was Beautiful by Pam Eaves
Mother Ganga by Jo Carroll
Fish of the Sea by Tracy Fells
Captive Audience by Andrew Campbell-Kearsey
One Good Man by Jacki Hale
La Fille Du Jongleur by Anouska Huggins
Accidentals, Guitar Mick-Style by Jo Waterworth
A Family Portrait by Diane Simmons
Grubs and Leaves by Lucy Brown
The Pick Up Point by Angela Buckley
Ma's Trip To Europe by Liz Ringrose


BridgeyB said...

Congratulations and good luck to all those shortlisted!

Gill James said...

Delighted to have been shortlisted. I've looked through other titles and decided which four grab me the most.I wonder whether they're the same as Jo's!

TracyFells said...

Just found out I've been shortlisted! Good luck to everyone. Now I'm already fretting over my title - usually deliberate forever when choosing and once submitted always wish I'd picked another one!!

Jo said...

Oh dear... a grave error... I missed one story off the shortlist printed here. It's Cry Baby Bunting by Rosemary Dun. Sorry, Rosemary! Oops! Not sure how that happened.