Always the bridesmaid

Greetings,

And for the third time in five quarters I am a Writers of the Future honorable mention.  I’m always pleased to see the results, it is nice to know I am competitive and close.  Now what I need to figure out is how to break into the semi-finalist category.  Any suggestions?  Anyone? Anyone? You there in the back with the checkered teeth! Vampire gopher erotica you say?

Writers of the Future 4th quarter standings

=Seamus

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2 Responses to Always the bridesmaid

  1. hannahkarena says:

    Even honorable mentions look great on query letters! It doesn’t matter if you got into the semi-finals if you reached the end goal of getting published, right?

    • seamusbayne says:

      Hannah,

      Thanks for the comment. You’re correct. I’m thrilled to be honorable mention and I do include them in my queries and submissions for short stories. My frustration, if you could call it that, is that I need to improve the quality of my work to be worth being a semi-finalist. These kinds of things challenge me to do better, because that is how I think. That does not mean I do not treasure any positive feedback in a profession where the primary feedback is rejection.

      -Seamus

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