The response to The Phoenix Prize (and to the previous Frantc Flash) was very poor.
Seventh Quark (meaning ME) lost money on the Frantic Flash.
As entries stand we will lose money on the Phoenix, also.
This is a fantastic opportuntiy for any half-decent writers to win a first prize. Get your entries in NOW!
We need 13 more entries just to break even (a £200 first prize and no place prizes) but I am not prepared to lose on two consecutive competitions.
I'm thus keeping the comp open a little while longer in the hope that the various promised stories arrive.
The following is a FIRST PASS (meaning it's rough and positions could change) which gives an APPROXIMATE standing (in bands) of the stories. The list is to show you ROUGHLY where your story stands but please note that within a band, just because you are first doesn't nmean you are top of that band.
A Good Day For Trumpet Fish
The Big Enigma
Saviour of Mons
The I in the Sky
The Truth Game
Not Los Angeles
Elixir of Youth
Sea Songs & Bladderwrack
The Leg or Oliver's Lamp
Crossing the Bridge
The Good Deed
The Power of One
The End of the World is Done