Sadly, LWC did not win the best anthology category at the David St John Thomas awards today, held at the Society of Authors, in London. To make matters worse, we were beaten by a club with an unpronounceable name: Wingerworth Wordsmiths. Try saying that several times over, quickly. In the post-ceremony discussion, we were very much of the opinion that we did not lose on the quality of our writing, but more that our decision to publish a book of selected wordbites was not quite what the judges were looking for. Nevertheless, we all agreed that we would not have done the anthology any other way and therefore we lost nothing in defeat. Members will be pleased to know that a grand day out was had by all. It didn't rain, and we got a stroll through a bit of Hyde Park. We send our congratulations to the winners. It was genuinely a pleasure to see how excited they were to receive their cup. Maybe another year for us.