We would like to thank everyone who entered the competition this time around. We received stories from Ireland, Canada, The US, England, Scotland, Israel, Italy, Romania, Germany, Brazil and Australia, to name a few. Now comes the tough part, deciding which stories will go on to be included in this year's 'Gem Street' anthology. The Long-List will be posted here on 28 February with the announcement of Short-Listed winners following in March. Very best wishes to all entrants and many thanks for sending in your work. Deborah.