The process is a bit like the familiar 'letting kids loose in a candy store'. What we have before us is a mixed bag of originality, variety, big personality and also, some surprisingly common themes.
This time around, instead of compiling our usual Long-List, we're streamlining and will announce the Short List here on Friday, 27th February 2015. From this list stories will be carefully selected for inclusion in the anthology.
Other noteworthy items:
This year we will host a 'Beyond the Axis' Book Launch. The event will take place during the summer in South Tipperary.
Later in the year we'll invite artists and writers of short fiction/poetry to be part of an exciting and unusual visual art and narrative project, planned for publication in 2016. Watch out for announcements as the year progresses.
Back to work.