As 2023 draws to a close, Ringwood is delighted to present our last newsletter of the year at a time when we reflect on the past year while looking forward to the new one.

In the last month of the year, we still kept ourselves busy with some exciting projects—after a couple of intense yet fun weeks of reading at the judges’ panel, Ringwood was beyond thrilled to announce the results of this year’s Short Story Competition, with the winner being ‘A Sex Manual for the Over Sixties’ by Thomas Malloch, the runner-up ‘Gentle Gravedigger, Rare Suitor’ by Catherine Wilson Garry, and the winner of the internal Grant Muir prize ‘Gay Monkey Business’ by our intern Ophelia Po. You can read the synopses and find the links to the stories in the full newsletter.

In case you missed it, just a reminder that Ringwood’s Christmas Special Offers are still live until the end of the year! From historical fiction to crime novels, we are pleased to present to you a selection of our top picks with special festive prices, so wait no more and grab your special deals while they are still here!

Joining us in the last Ringwood podcast episode of the year, which is to be aired on December 30th, our Executive Director Manager Sandy Jamieson is bringing an Annual Report Card where he gives an earnest review of our past year’s work as well as some transformative changes.

At last, we invite you to share with us the exciting anticipation of our new projects of the upcoming year—Ringwood’s hard work in the past year is finally coming to fruition as we are bringing forward a flurry of new books of various themes and genres—from crime to war, from mystery to fantasy—so be ready for a reading feast in the new year!

Check out the full newsletter here. We wish you a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!