Milestones

  • Rachel Keyes' Milestones

    2014

    • “Handsome and Gretchin”  (fractured fairy tale) shortlisted for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Spring Writing Competition - 2014.
    • “The Deal”  (short story) published in Short and Twisted Anthology 2014.
    • Short-listed entry - "Staircase"  - Positive words mini-competition - May 2014
    • 1st Prize - Creative Kids' Tales "Key" Short story competition - 9 June 2014
    • Children's Story - "Amelie's Disappearing Sandcastle"  - published on Kids Book Review website - October/November 2014

    2013

    • Short Story – “One Day”  published in Short and Twisted Anthology June 2013 (Celapene Press).
    • Short-listed entry – “Sour Milk”,  March 2013 Positive Words Mini-Competition (milk).
    • 3rd Prize – CYA Writing Competition July 2013 – Chapter Book (younger readers) – The Curse of the Shattered Sceptre.
    • July Pitch Winner on Susanna Leonard Hill’s blog – “The Curse of the Shattered Sceptre”.
    • “Nelly’s Niche”  accepted for publication – NSW School Magazine
    • Short-listed entry – “tickets”  – Positive Words mini-competition – September 2013
    • Short-listed entry – “lucky”  – Positive Words mini-competition – October 2013
    • “Ebony the Cat”,  (poem) published in Positive Words Magazine, October 2013 Issue.
    • “Gurgle, the not so Scary Ghost”  published on Kids’ Book Review website, October 11, 2013.
    • “The Curse of the Shattered Sceptre”  video book pitch chosen in top 10 for Pitch Your Book Competition – You Tube 14 October 2013.
    • “Curious Cat”  (poem) published in Positive Words Magazine, November 2013 Issue.
    • Children’s story – “Amelia’s Squish-a-licious Christmas”  published on Kids’ Book Review website – November/December 2013

    2012

    • Short –listed entry – “Always a Winner“,  August 2012 Positive Words Mini-Competition (underdog).
    • Short-listed entry – “Who’s to Blame?”  (poem) – Positive Words Magazine end of year Writing Competition 2012.
    • 2nd Prize – Creative Kids Tales “Spread Your Wings” Story Competition 2012 – “Lonely Lionel”.
    • “Ready to Read”  article, published in Better Mum Magazine (MOPS – Mothers of Preschoolers) – 2012 edition.
    • “Squish-a-licious Bubble Gum”  poem, published in Positive Words Magazine – October Issue 2012.
    • “Doggone”  microfiction story, published on Macrorhyncha — Stringybark News Website – October 2012.
    • “Behind the Curtains”  short story, published on ABC Open Website – October 2012.

    2011

    • Short-listed entry – “Never Forget”,  September 2011 Positive Words Mini-Competition.
    • Short-listed entry – “He’s got the Blues”,  October 2011 Positive Words Mini-Competition.
    • Short-listed entry – “One Day”,  November 2011 Positive Words Mini-Competition.


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