We're busy reading the entries, 645, for which many thanks. It is taking a long time but it is going well. January is slipping by and at the present rate it looks as if the results will only be known about the end of February. Barring unforeseen events we are hoping to announce the winner at an event in London on March 9th, and we are hoping to have the judge with us for that (yay!) but please don't consider this confirmed yet. Announcements will be posted here when details become available. I know it's a long-ish wait, but I think it's better to keep you informed about what's happening. There are even longer waits for results in other short story competitions, as my bitten fingernails will testify.