I've been shortlisted for that aforementioned journalism award. Well blow me over! I find out the result tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed for me.
Who knows who will win, but I am pleased to announce that the good Paul Levy, Editor of FringeReview has nominated me for a young journalists' award. The Allen Wright Award is a memorial award for journalists under 30 covering the Edinburgh Fringe. According to an article about a previous year, the winner gets £750! Cross your fingers for me, I seriously need the dosh.
But just being nominated is great because it really makes doing the festival worthwhile. Some really great arts journalists are going to read my work in the process of deciding the outcome, and Paul has really given me a vote of confidence by putting my name forward.
So the last week and two days has seen me tramping around the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, laptop in my backpack, seeing and reviewing shows like a madwoman. I've not been writing here because I have been busy as a whore in springtime writing here:
Here is a photograph of my business card, which I ordered the other day. Woohoo! The actual cards don't have those smudges, they are my inexpert airbrushing of my phone number and email address (online safety!). So I have a hundred of these babies which I intend to secrete in every bag, wallet and book I own, so that I can casually hand out my card to all and sundry, provided I remember do so.
This blog started as a way to find a job. Now it's about finding a way to never have a job again.