New Book ~ Dancing with Mr. Darcy [short stories]

book cover dancing mr darcyThe anthology of the winning entries in the Jane Austen Short Story contest hosted by the Chawton House Library will be published in October 2009 by Honno Press. 

The intention is to publish the very best short fiction inspired by Jane Austen or Chawton House and the Chair of Judges is Sarah Waters, bestselling author of Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith, who will select a winner and two runners-up. The winners will be announced at the Jane Austen Society Conference at Chawton on July 18.

The anthology will contain introductions from both Sarah Waters, and Rebecca Smith, the great great great great great niece of Jane Austen. [from the website]

For more information go to Honno Press: Discovering Women Writers of Wales [Honno is an independent co-operative press run by women and committed to bringing you the best in Welsh women’s writing.]

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Postscript [July 6, 2009]:  the winner of the short story contest has been announced, along with two runners-up and seventeen entrants whose stories will be published in the above anthology.  Prizes will be presented on July 18th:

  • Winner: Victoria Owens
  • Runner up: Kirsty Mitchell
  • Runner up: Elsa Solender

Works selected for publication:

  • Andrea Watsmore
  • Clair Humphries
  • Elaine Grotefeld
  • Elizabeth Hopkinson
  • Esther Belamy
  • Felicity Cowie
  • Hilary Spiers
  • Jacqui Hazell
  • Lane Ashfeldt
  • Mary Howell
  • Nancy Saunders
  • Penelope Randall
  • Rebecca Cordingly
  • Stephanie Shields
  • Stephanie Tillotson
  • Suzy Hughes

Congratulations one and all!

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3 thoughts on “New Book ~ Dancing with Mr. Darcy [short stories]

  1. Hi Jane Austen in Vermont

    Was just looking for the book jacket online, as I will have a story in ‘Dancing With mr Darcy” – and found your site. Of course I then spent a lot longer than I’d intended, looking around. Very interesting! I hope the book makes it to America as easily as the jacket cover did!



  2. Hello Lane,

    Congratulations to you on having a story in the collection! I look forward to seeing the book when it comes out and reading all the tales – this was the cover that the Honno Press has listed – so hopefully that is what it will be – though changes might occur – one never knows!

    Thanks for visiting!


  3. Pingback: Interview with Lane Ashfeldt ~ Author of ‘Snowmelt’ from the “Dancing with Mr. Darcy” Short Story Anthology « Jane Austen in Vermont

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