A strange situation this time around with 4 of the 5 stories sharing second place. Well done to Fingernails, Grading On A Curve, Mrs Williamson’s Rose Garden and The Box on running a tight race.

Ultimately though our congratulations go to Lisa White for her story “Better Than Most.” A win on your first short list probably doesn’t qualify as a NORMAL SUCCESS, but it’s more than deserved (Insert ‘Better Than Most’ pun here).

Don’t forget to check out all the new awards we have up for the first couple of months of 2015 on the awards and collaborations page. Also, the NORRISH GIFT Award short list is up right now.

That’s all for the moment. We’ll have some interesting new elements coming up this week, including a public schedule of the awards for 2015 for those of you who like spreadsheets. It might be holiday season but that doesn’t mean there’s any excuse to stop writing. :)