APRIL 2016 – Historical Fiction – Judge’s Report

Historical Fiction – April 2016

As usual, the high standard of the entries made it really difficult to select the winners.  Perhaps in future it would be helpful to emphasise in the rubric that the length limit in words is not just a pious wish but a precise requirement and that those entries whose lengths overshoot will automatically be disqualified.  This is especially important in a craft where editors dictate length in order to meet the requirements of page makeup.
Robin Lamplough