Earlier in 2020, Exisle Academy hosted a writing competition with the theme: The Moment My Life Changed.
Three finalists and one winner were eventually chosen (congratulations again, Marjorie Counsel), but such was the overall quality of entries received that a decision was made to feature a selection of stories in a resulting anthology, provisionally entitled The Turning Point.
The Turning Point will join other successful nonfiction short story anthologies published by Exisle, such as the Timeless Wisdom series, and Fearless Footsteps. The anticipated publication date will be November 2021.
Our CEO anticipates this will be our best anthology in 30 years:
"There were around 100 entries that were seriously publishable and lots of other good ones too. Taking that down to just 40 means that we had to exclude some excellent writing and brilliant observations. What we have selected will be our best anthology ever in our thirty years. More publishing details to come but it is scheduled for publication in exactly a years’ time November 21."Gareth St John Thomas, Exisle Publishing CEO
Without further ado, we are delighted to announce the selected authors are as follows:
Writers Whose Stories Have Been Selected for The Turning Point:
Please note, this list is hot off the press and therefore may include typos which will be thoroughly reviewed and corrected by our editorial team before the book is published!
Section #1: Love and Romance
Section #2: Big Changes
Kate Marshall Flaherty
Section #3: Momentous Decisions
Section #4: Tragedy Leads to Change
Tony A C Smith
Section #5: Vivid Moments
Section #6: Learning Moments
Orine Ben Shalom
Congratulations, everyone! An Exisle Publishing editor will be in touch with you directly with more publication details, and to confirm spelling, titles et all.
I'm honoured to be included in these promised "pointed selections." Love, change, tragedy are vivid learning moments all experience and I am excited to read each remembrance. Thank you Gareth and and all at Exisle!
Wow, absolutely honoured to be included in this roundup of amazing writers and their life-altering, pivotal life tales. Can. Not. Wait. To see this in real life!