Saturday, October 15, 2005

good news...sort of anyway...in the mail. While the fever almanac did not win the Crab Orchard First Book Award, it was apparently a finalist!! I CAN take some joy in the fact that someone in this whole business that at least I'm somewhat a contender in these things--of course I could go on being a mere contender for years from what I've heard from others--but I'm still a bit psyched about it....

Plus, the manuscript, having been freshly reordered and gussied up even since that version went out in the spring, along with several other contests the jury is still out on, is WAY more polished now. Maybe my decision to ditch contests entirely after the batch from the spring comes back was a little too hasty....(see, throw her the tiniest bone and she always comes back...)
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7 comments:

jeannine said...

Congrats! That's great news.

Ivy said...

Yay for the fever almanac being a finalist! Congratulations, kristy!

brandijay said...

That is wonderful!! I can't even get published in their journal ;)

Congratulations!

wickedpen said...

Thanks all---

Actually, thy won't seem to publish me in the journal just yet either...

Christine said...

Congratulations! That is so fantastic.

rebecca said...

congrats...and i know how you feel, hope is a terrible thing.

Penultimatina said...

Hey, that's awesome news, Kristy! :) WTG!