Summer Writing Project 2017 Winner

After reviewing our Top 25 authors, 1888 editing staff selected Last One to the Bridge by Kathy Joy to be published with cover artwork by David Moscati.

It was a pleasure to read so many passionate, creative, and provocative stories and we are thankful for that privilege. To say that it was difficult to select one novella would be a gross understatement. This decision could not have been made without the help of readers from all around the world who supported their favorite authors throughout the writing process.

Because the Summer Writing Project was designed to advocate writing and support reading, we will continue to document Kathy Joy’s progress with her editor, with the artist, and with the many collaborations needed to complete her book.

Summer Writing Project 2017 Short List:

  • In Future Use Spellcheck by Taye Carrol
  • Murder by Proxy by Brandon Czubinski
  • PLE by Marie Enger
  • Death by Chance by M. N. Gibbs
  • What the Bones Say by Tonya Moore



Kathy Joy lives in Norwich, Norfolk with her husband, daughter, and cavalier King Charles spaniel. When not writing, Kathy is a keen gardener and stargazer. Kathy has written a number of serialised fiction stories, including the sci-fi adventure Lexus. She is also a huge fan of Star Trek: The Next Generation, The Big Bang Theory, and Cowboy Bebop.