Thursday, December 08, 2005

You're not so cock-sure now, Christopher Robin

Results just in from the Apex Digest competition:

Dear Finalist,

I regretfully inform you that your story did not place in the top four and therefore not eligible for publication or prizes. Rest assured, all twelve stories were top-notch, and was the primary cause of the delay in the announcement of the judge panel's decision.

On the positive side, Ben Bova, Jason Marchi, and M.M. Buckner has offered their professional expertise to help expand on your story, if this is something you're interested in pursuing. I'll have contact information for you in the next few days.

I asked Dr. Bova if he'd like to look at one of my short stories and offer advice. The silence was deafening.

Best,

Jason Sizemore

4 Comments:

Blogger J. C. Allison said...

Sucks, doesn't it?

I can't decide if I want to read the winning stories or not.

11:06 AM  
Blogger J. C. Allison said...

Okay, so I'm not quite as bitter this morning.

I hunted down online examples of some of the winners other works, and they're pretty damn good. I guess it's pretty cool we got as far as we did.

Good luck on selling 'Tangled Dead'. It desereves to be published somewhere.

3:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you guys did damn good. And getting a critique from Ben Bova is pretty fuggin' cool. :)

Jason S.

3:05 AM  
Blogger Bryn Sparks said...

You should do the samw with Ghost in the Machine, Jon.

And I agree, Jason - that was the thing which made us winners the moment we got in that final 12.

Excellent competition, J.

5:50 AM  

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