Wednesday, December 4th, 2013
I just received my certificate in the mail from the Writers of the Future contest. Another Honorable Mention – this time for my story, All for Beauty and Youth, which I hope to see published next year.
All for Beauty and Youth is my first foray into steampunk, and I had a lot of fun writing it. I stayed away from zeppelins and goggles, and instead focused on trains and clockwork creatures.
It’s been accepted for an anthology due out next year, but I haven’t received the contract yet for it. Until that materializes, I don’t want to mention the anthology.
I’m fairly sure that I’ll find a place for it, even if the expected contract doesn’t come through. I’ll keep you posted.
Thursday, July 2nd, 2009
I finally received it! (Amazing how something can come clear across the United States to me in only a few days!) Here’s a scan of my Honorable Mention certificate from Writers of the Future for my story, Lucky Clover.
The scan really does it no justice. It’s much shinier than this in real life.
Wednesday, June 24th, 2009
My short story Lucky Clover earned an Honorable Mention in the 2nd Quarter of the Writers of the Future Contest. If I remember correctly, this means it placed in the top 5 – 15% of all stories entered. You can see my name up in lights here (Edit: No you can’t. They removed the entry.), or visit the main contest page for rules.
If you write any sort of speculative fiction, you should investigate WotF. If you win, you’ll be flown to California for a week’s retreat to learn from some really famous authors (the list changes) and your story will be published in the yearly anthology. (Plus, you win cash!)
There’s no entry fee, but your story is judged against the bazillion others entered during the quarter. (Okay, bazillion might be just a tad inflated, but WotF doesn’t publish the real number of entries because they don’t want to scare people away from entering.)
I’ll post a scan of my nice, shiny certificate once I receive it…