The Scribblers of Brevard are delighted to announce that their latest anthology will be published in the fall of 2021. They have also taken the momentous decision to change the name of the anthology. The change in name was prompted by a review of way the anthology is now published (print-on-demand via Amazon and by Kindle download) and the implications of that i.e. how people search for and find books that they want to purchase from the Amazon bookstore. A simple search for the word ‘Driftwood’ yielded pages and pages of results. Our Driftwood was drowning in a sea of other Driftwoods. It was time to choose a new, more unique title that would enable our anthology to stand out from the others and be found more easily. We are therefore delighted to announce that the title of our next anthology is: Written in the Sun: Brevard Scribblers Anthology 2021. We will never forget Driftwood and all the past members of the group, from all the previous years, who contributed to it. There will be an acknowledgement to this effect in the new anthology and we will make sure that the old title can always be tagged to the new one.
The entries in our next anthology were evaluated by a panel of three literary judges, who adjudicated the work in four categories: Short Stories, Poetry, Autobiography/Memoir and Fifty Word Sagas. Using a specific set of criteria for each category, they scored the entries in five areas that were relevant to each category. We published the criteria in advance here.
The standard of entries for the competition was generally very good with some of the entries being exceptional. The winners of the Scribblers of Brevard Writing Competition 2021 gained automatic entry to the anthology as part of their prize. They were:
- Cindy Foley for Metamorphosis
- Elayne Kershaw for Somatosensation
- Richard MacNamara (Mac) for Dinner Surprise
- Norm Davis for The Ring
- Linda Paul for Venus Flytrap
- Kit Adams for Lady Margaret
There will be over forty entries in the new anthology and, as ever, they are as diverse as the profiles and writing styles of their authors, so it promises to be a wonderful collection. We will announce the publication with links to access the book as soon as it is available.