Jane Austen Short Story Contest

All the entries are in… now it’s time to vote! Which short story will make it into the Jane Austen Made Me Do It anthology? It’s up to you to decide.

You can find all the entries at the Republic of Pemberley (including a few by members of the Pink community!). Just follow the rules and vote for your top three.

My short story, “A Night at Northanger”, will also be appearing in the anthology. More about that coming up soon on a Teaser Tuesday near you!

Which of the entries do you like best?


  1. Kayse on February 26, 2011 at 2:07 pm

    “The Love Letter” (#56), which described how reading Captain Wentworth’s letter to Anne Elliot encouraged a modern-day hero to give his long-lost love a second change, was one of my favorites.

    I found it very interesting to see which of Austen’s minor characters became protagonists in their own right. I particularly enjoyed reading about Caroline Bingley, Sophy Croft, Lucy Steele, and Margaret Dashwood (in What Would Eliza Do?, Sophy and the Armada, Carpe Diem, and The Marrying of Margaret, respectively).

    The contest was so much fun, and I enjoyed writing for it and reading all the wonderful entries.

  2. Tracie on February 26, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    I’m glad you enjoyed “The Marrying of Margaret” {#25) because I wrote it! 🙂

    There were so many wonderful, entertaining stories entered in the contest. I think all of the entrants did Jane Austen proud. There are a lot of talented, clever writers out there! I encourage everyone to go and read all of the submissions. I think there’s something for everyone.

    Thanks so much for posting about this contest here at your site, Lauren. I would have never known about it otherwise and it was a great writing challenge!

  3. Samantha on February 26, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    There are tons of good ones. I encourage you to ignore all of them and vote for #39, Helen for a Dignified Highbury. My kids are driving me batty this week and I need a pick-me-up!

    Can’t wait to read yours, Lauren.

  4. Nancy on February 26, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I wrote #38 – The Proposal

    I have to admit I was very impress by all the wonderful stories.


  5. Cas on February 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

    Thanks for posting about this contest weeks ago.
    It was just what I needed – having had writer’s block with another story I was working on at the time.

    I wrote entry 09 Prides & Prejudices.

    Which I voted for.
    Of course.
    But I also voted for Tracie’s The Marrying of Margaret!
    I was so entertained by her story.
    And so glad Margaret got her own story.
    The sort of story, you must have more of!

  6. Jess G on February 27, 2011 at 7:05 pm

    I wrote #43 and I think everyone should go check it out. 😉

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