Monday, 6 June 2011

Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Stories, vol. 9 ... I'm in!

Just had an email from Maxim Jabowski, the editor of the 'Mammoth' series. My short story MOPPING UP (as in, the streets) won an online comp', 18 months ago, to be included in 'Even More Tonto Short Stories'. Well, it's now been accepted for next year's 'Mammoth Book of Best British Crime Stories, vol. 9'. So, cheers, Maxim!

To say I'm humbled and honoured is an understatement. I know this year's volume included a few of my writing friends, alongside the likes of Mark Billingham and Ian Rankin.

As I sit here drinking my celebratory cider (proper Manc!), I've just discovered that I'll be proudly sharing the pages with my writing buddies, Nick Quantrill and Ian Ayris! Well done chaps.

Thanks also, to Tonto Books head honcho, Stuart Wheatman, for originally publishing 'Mopping Up'.

Well chuffed.
Col

17 comments:

Paul D. Brazill said...

Smashing! Congrats, mate!

Julie Lewthwaite said...

Great news, Col - congratulations and (raises a glass) cheers!

Glaznost said...

Congrats Col, bloody well deserved! Putting "short" Manchester crime fiction on the shelves... :)

Col Bury said...

Paul,
You're always first to offer your support. Ta, bud.

Julie,
Cheers! (raises a-nother- glass of cider!).

Paul,
Hopefully the 'long' stuff will follow soon enough. Thanks, mate.

Lily Childs said...

Bloody well done Col. Well deserved and a Mammoth achievement.

I've opened a bottle of Westons in your honour.

x

Col Bury said...

Hey, Lil. I've just used the same phrase re' Nick Quantrill - great minds, eh?

Cheers (hic). x

skees said...

Col,

Great news. Congratulations!

Matt Hilton said...

Excellent news Col. made up for you, man.

Charlie Wade said...

Well Done, Col. Congratulations.

Alan Griffiths said...

Great news, Col and well deserved. Looking forward to this antho - many congrats.

Col Bury said...

Cheers, chaps - really appreciate it. Woke up this morning feeling fine (hey, ain't that a song?). Today will be a good day. Us aspiring writers don't get too many do we? Always battling with plot threads, characters, etc... chasing the dream...
Regards,
Col

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

Awesome news! Couldn't be happier for you. Some great company you are rolling with!

David Barber said...

Great news, Col. Apologies for my lateness, busy as usual! You know I've always got your back though!

Congrats, Buddy!

Col Bury said...

Sean, Nice of you to say so, bud. I just keep on trying, that's all. Oh, did I mention my sign photos are only a fiver! :-)

Dave, no worries. You n me both. Cheers, mate.

Sean Patrick Reardon said...

I was going to pay a ten'r, so that is a bargain!

Jodi MacArthur said...

Congrats, Col!

Col Bury said...

Cheers, Jodi.

Sean, :-)