Dear Amanda

“A letter always seemed to me like immortality because it is the mind alone without corporeal friend.” Emily Dickinson Maybe we’re not immortal just yet, but don’t let that take away from this week’s winner. Handpicked from a fistful of fun and challenging entries, please take a moment to congratulate first timer Annie M and her winning story Letter To Jane Austen From A Disapproving and Loving Aunt Coming up next we have the short list for ANNABEL’S LOST AND FOUND Award, followed by our major award for 2014 the MYSTERY OF THE CELLAR DOOR Prize. There’s still time to get an entry in for CELLAR DOOR, so head over to the awards page and check it out. If any of the authors for the DEAR AMANDA Award would like feedback …

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Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company. ~Lord Byron We’re in good company this week. Letters to modern comics, classic authors, distinguished scientists and… someone you might know Six hand written (or typed) letters to… who? Well you’ll just have to read and see. Thanks everyone for entering. Best of luck. You can find the short list here.   Dear Bill Bailey by Alice Griffiths The 27th Floor by Naomi Lolita Speaks by Lou Steer An Open Letter To Cousin Martin by Maya Spore (personal fav ha!) A Mother’s Words by Brooke Edwards Letter to Jane Austen by Anne M   PS Don’t forget this is the last month to get your entry in for the MYSTERY OF THE CELLAR DOOR Award.    

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