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Jyndral
01-08-2005, 03:11 AM
This has been a bad week, not because of what's below, but that's not the point.

Monday, I got a letter in the mail about that fellowship I applied for at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I didn't get it. But I was still in the running for the general residencies.

Today, I got another letter in the mail. I didn't get that either. No surprise there. I figured if I didn't get the fellowship, I wouldn't get a general residency either. They said, "The reviewers indicated that they felt that you need more time to refine your writing and gain more experience."

I don't know if I agree or not since what I sent them as the writing sample was, admittedly, an older piece.

Also, today, I got an e-mail from the contest administrator for the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest I entered. I made it to the quarter-finals but didn't win after that. That's OK. I'm actually pretty excited that I made it to quarter-finals. :)

They said, "Placing in the quarter-finals means that your story was in the top 15 - 20% of entries for the contest quarter."

As far as I'm concerned, that's pretty darn good. lol.

arrowqueen
01-08-2005, 08:01 AM
Bad luck with the first two, Jen, but the third is positive. Persevere and you'll get there.

Good luck,
aq

triceretops
01-08-2005, 09:30 PM
Jyndral

I was also a quarter-finalist back in 1990, and am still very proud of that. I use it on my credit page to this day.

Triceratops

Jyndral
01-08-2005, 10:48 PM
I'm pretty pleased with the last one, aq. :)

I've been working on another short story, this one a bit more SF than fantasy, anyway, so I think I'll kick it up a notch and get it done for the next deadline on March 31.

Jyndral
01-08-2005, 10:49 PM
I use it on my credit page to this day.

Tri....

I hadn't thought of that! Thanks. :)