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Got my rejection for the 4th quarter of 2005 back in January. Form letter with "Send more soon!" hand written at the bottom. Licked my wounds and got on with things. Then today I get a letter from the contest folks. "...one of the semifinalist entries, though it did not place in the final selections for the 4th quarter.... Due to the close proximity to a win of your entry, you will receive a certificate of Honorable Mention.... Enclosed is a critique of your story by coordinating judge, K.D. Wentworth..."

Yes. It's a very useful critique, actually. The story is currently in the slush at Aeon, but whenif it comes back, I think I will see what I can do before subbing it elsewhere.

So, that's nice, as in, it really did put a smile on my face :-). Though *cough* a win would have been way better.


Awesome! A +3 rejection letter. Congratulations. I sent something to WotF back on the last day of December. Have yet to hear anything back on it one way or another... maybe there will be something wating when I get home.

And yes, someday we'll know the joy of an acceptance letter.
Thank you!

They seem to run about a quarter behind in responses, so my guess is you'll hear something...soon. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you!
Still haven't heard anything.... such suspense!

I think the notifications are coming out like now. Saw one posted to The Rumor Mill today.

Good luck!
So you didn't know it was a Semifinalist until this new notice arrived? Strange.
All the first letter said was "Your entry did not place in the final selections for the 4th quarter of 2005..." My ms was in the envelope too, so I figured that was that. It really doesn't matter except that if I'd realized a critique was coming, I probably would have waited for it before sending the story out again.
Came home from a four day weekend to find that I was a quarter finalist in the 1st quarter 2006 contest. So... that makes three quarter finalist placements for me!

One of these days...
Sorry and congrats at the same time! --heh, that seems like a pretty favorable commentary on what you're producing. Next time, a win, for sure!