Topic: Cream to the top
Paul Negri, TNBW stalwart aka skeptikoi, after a few years of near misses, has won the competition in the novella category of the William Faulkner-William Wisdom Competition for his story The Virginal Grip. Paul's success mirrors his always encouraging efforts as a great critic here on TNBW. Great to see him astride his favorite writing category of shorter fiction.
Besides the win in the novella category, he placed 2nd in the Short Story competition for his story "My Best Shot".
From the announcement http://wordsandmusic.org/2015-finalists/
Winners announced on William Faulkner’s Birthday, September 25th will be presented formally at Faulkner for All, the Society’s gala black tie annual meeting on October 31st.
I have to believe Halloween in New Orleans is special in itself, but I want to see Paul strutting his hour on the stage in a black tie.