Rose Damon, winner of The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize 2016, for her short story, ‘The Line’, shares her experience on winning with us.
“I just want to offer my heartfelt thanks for a wonderful experience on the weekend, for the beautiful anthology, and for the prize of $1000 awarded for my short story, ‘The Line’.
When I first received the news that my story had been short-listed and would be published in the anthology it was an absolute thrill, and to be awarded first place on Saturday morning was a true surprise and delight.
The anthology is beautiful and makes me really proud to show friends and family, and the prize money is going to be a fantastic help as I am planning to adapt my story as a short film. You have also given me a great confidence boost to approach people and locations to help bring the film to life, and a quiet reassurance that I have a story worth telling.
I am also feeling inspired to write more short stories!
Thank you for putting on a beautifully organised event. I look forward to attending again next year and introducing more people to it.”
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Submissions for The Adas are open until Monday 6 March 2017. You can read previous winning entries here.
View entry guidelines here.