…not winning. I have reached a new level as a writer… I have joined the ranks of the “not selected”. Yay?
Back in January I decided that I was going to submit my writing to a publication. I set my goals mighty lofty and since I’d been circling the Glimmer Train wagon for awhile, I decided to submit a short piece of historical fiction called “Hero” for the Very Short Fiction Award and also the Standard Short Story (March 2011). I just read the announcement from Glimmer Train that they have announced the top three (of the Top 25) winners for January 2011. My piece was not on the list.
I did not expect to win, so it’s not a huge disappointment. I plan to read the pieces chosen when I receive my copy so I can see my competition and what I came up against. And of course I’ll write again and submit again.
I am still up for the Standard Short Story– they won’t announce those winners until March 30, but I’m expecting the same result. I guess this means that I can shelve the piece or submit it elsewhere. I’ve yet to decide if I’m going to do that and if so, where I’ll send it. I need to do more research on Duotrope but I’m so overwhelmed by that site.
My mom liked it. So… there’s that.