So as you guys know, one of my writing goals is to submit to the Writers of the Future contest each quarter until I either 1) Win or 2) Have too many professional publishing credits to qualify. No danger of 2) occuring any time soon, but it looks like 1) ain’t happening this time either.
I wrote Delphinus back in June and submitted it to WotF. Based on my experience with Passing in the Night, I expected to get an email notification of the results at the end of this month. Well imagine my surprise when I stopped by the WotF website forums and found a bunch of people talking about the results already! Erm…that was quick.
So I zipped over to the blog, where the list of HMs, Silver HMs, and semi- and finalists is posted. And…no Michael Kingswood on any of those lists.
Man, I thought I’d at least get a rejection letter or email. Maybe it got lost in the shuffle.
Oh well. I’m busily writing my submission for this quarter though. It’s a tale I’ve been pondering for a while called So You Want To Be A Dragon Slayer?. It’ll probably be longer than your average short story. Maybe longer than Passing in the Night. But WotF takes stories up to 17,000 words, so I should be good. Hopefully.
Meanwhile, it’s time to search for a home for Delphinus. Which SciFi mag to send it to first, though? Decisions, decisions….