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JenniferHicks
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What Skadder said.
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Congrats on winning Patrick. That is awesome!

And Nick, what you accomplished is amazing. Not many writers ever make it that far.

Good luck to you both.


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Thanks guys. The good thing about writing is that it's not a zero-sum game. I'm sure Patrick is going to go on to a glittering career and it will be well deserved.

Having said that, I won't lie and say that reading the results in this thread wasn't a punch in the guts. It's not easy coming close, especially on the heels of a couple of years of rejections. Still, that's a writer's lot. I'm feeling better about it than a few days ago.

Nick


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You found out via the press release? You didn't get a phone call to say you hadn't won?

Surely not.

I doubt this was a flash in the pan, Nick. What may not be obvious to you about your writing will be obvious to KDW. She had already selected my story--the one that had been entered into the following quarter--as finalist, before she was told to pull it as I'd already won.

You'll be a finalist again--winning at that point is a roll of the dice.



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Here's hoping your story is selected as one of the finalists published in the anthology. That alone can be way cool.
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Hi Skadder,
I didnít receive a phone call. From what I can gather, one of the winners could not be contacted and they needed to go ahead with the press release. I guess they made the decision not to call so that everyone learned the results the same way.

To be honest, I know that this story is better than the next quarterís and itís the best thing Iíve done by quite a long shot. I had to throw the Q1 story together at the last minute after some ill-advised re-writing. Furthermore, I had formatting problems, so there are stray paragraphs and formatting problems all over the place.

Kathleen, Iíd be happy getting anything published, as long as I donít have to pay for it. Getting published in the anthology would be a huge bonus.

Regards,

Nick


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Yeah, it's still a great accomplishment, Nick. Here's hoping you make it into the anthology.
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