Just a quick note to say huge congratulations to Debz Hobbs-Wyatt who has been shortlisted in the prestigious Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Debz has been shortlisted for her short story ‘Chutney’ alongside other talented writers from around the Commonwealth. I read with Debz at Sarah Dobbs’ book launch in December (see story below) and appear alongside her in the pages of Unthology 3 from Unthank Books – so I’ve got everything crossed for her. The prize is a great one to win – last year’s winner Emma Martin, from New Zealand, is an online writing friend of mine so I was thrilled when she won. Since then, Emma has completed a short story collection, titled ‘Two Girls in a Boat’, and this is set to be published by Victoria University Press in May.