Thanks to the authors who entered over the year, and a special congratulations to the winners and commended in their respective categories.
Winner, Best Fiction
Winner, Best Creative Non-fiction
Winner, Best Poetry
Second Thoughts by B N Oakman. In his second title with IP, B N Oakman showed a impressive scope of subject matter, while always remaining accessible to the reader.
Highly Commended, Best Poetry
Convent Mermaid by Rod Usher. Usher's work had a depth of subject matter and insight that rewards careful and multiple readings.
Winner, Children's / YA
The Handkerchief Map by Kiri English-Hawke. Originally crafted when she was in high school, this Holocaust novel in its second edition penetrates the psyche of people caught up in the horrors of World War II.
Winner, Best First Book
Furniture is Disappearing by Gemma White. In her first poetry volume, White impressed the judges with her mature eye and controlled craft.
IP Rolling Picks will be open again for entries in February, and, for the first time, authors world-wide will be eligible not only to publish with IP but to have their works considered in the competition.
We look forward to your entries in 2015, and wish everyone a healthy a safe holiday season and a very productive and creative New Year!