I received my notification by email last that night that I’d received an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest for my short story Father’s Honor. I’m pleased. It’s very nice to learn that something I created (and slaved over) didn’t just fall flat.
I’ve noticed, however, that judge KD Wentworth likes my traditional fantasy much better than my contemporary fantasy. That doesn’t affect my choices for this quarter’s upcoming deadline – I’m choosing between two science fiction stories. Actually, they’ll both be going in–one for the 9/30 deadline, and the other the day after for the 1st quarter’s 12/31 deadline. It’ll be nice to get it in early, and leave my December free to focus on other projects. Like the Parsec contest . . .
A lot of writers I know from various online communities have also earned Honorable Mentions. (Congrats to you guys!!) It leaves me wondering who made the next level. Good luck to those of you still awaiting notification.