Winning Words – Romance Writing Short Story Winners


More good news for Writers Write! Another Writers Write graduate has won the The Essentials romance writing competition.

Suzanne Jefferies, who completed Writers Write, and Writers Write 2,  was the winner for her entry ‘The Hunt’.

Graduates, Shelagh Foster and Mia Botha, were previous winners of the competition.

Random Fact: Someone buys a romance novel every five seconds, according to Businessweek. This $1.6 billion business is one of the leading genres for eBook sales.

Mia Botha

The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement that graduate, Joanne Garland,is the winner of the Macmillan / Citizen Book Prize.

‘This shows Writers Write has a writing recipe that produces results,’ says Ulrike Hill, Writers Write facilitator. ‘Our CEO, Amanda Patterson, had to excuse herself as a judge in the first Essentials Mills & Boon competition because more than 50% of the finalists were Writers Write graduates.’

Amanda Patterson left the judging panel.

Two of the runners-up, and other finalists, some writing under pseudonyms, are also Writers Write graduates.

Top Tip: If you want to learn how to write a book, sign up for our online course or join our course in Johannesburg.