Those nice guys at Near to the Knuckle have put together a writing competition for the end of the year, and to celebrate their fourth anniversary.
You can read all the shortlisted entries at the magazine’s web site – all are on the edgy side but some of ’em are an absolute blast.
I didn’t take part in the end. I had the best intentions, but managed to add over 400 words to the story I was trying to prune down to the 1,000 word maximum word count. Since it was already over the limit, I clearly flunked.
But congratulations to Craig Furchtenicht, who caught the judges’ eye with his entry ‘Black Lung Gang’. You can read that over at the magazine too.
And a very happy fourth birthday to Near to the Knuckle. What a nice way to celebrate.