There’s a wonderful sense of calm wafting through the office today, but like snow at the seaside, I doubt it’ll stay long enough to settle.
Last night, we sent the Magic Oxygen Literary Prize Anthology 2017 up the wire to the printers and we all breathed a welcome sigh of relief. From the moment the contest closed at the end of December, right through to the moment we hand over the money to our talented winners, there is a palpable sense of urgency to tick all the necessary tasks off the big To Do list.
Judging the pieces is a joy, but a huge responsibility. Every single entry is sifted, graded and graded again with a process more finely tuned than at a premium quality flour factory!