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January 7, 2015

Late breaking news – not a winner

Filed under: news of the day,wordsmithery — Tags: , , — lexifab @ 10:10 pm

To my not very great surprise, the winners of the Writers of the Future quarter finals have been announced. To save you from clicking on the potentially heartbreaking link, my name is notably absent from the list.

Not to worry. As I noted to a couple of well-wishers today, the momentary disappointment of not getting picked was more than dispelled by the possibility that Tim Powers (one of the listed judges) might have read something I wrote. All right, it seems the odds are better than even that he didn’t like it, but I reiterate: Tim Freaking Powers!

(Also on the list of judges was Nnedi Okorafor, whose alien-invasion-in-Lagos novel Lagoon I read and enjoyed just last week, and a bunch of little-known emerging writers by the names of Silverberg, Niven, Pournelle and Card, who I’m sure will become popular in years to come.)

I didn’t win. Don’t care. I still have a *serious* case of fanboy giddiness.


  1. Sorry to hear you didn’t make it through to the final, but what an accomplishment to make it so far! Congratulations once again.

    Comment by Elizabeth @ Earl Grey Editing — January 13, 2015 @ 8:01 am

  2. Thanks Elizabeth. It was very exciting, and of course I’ll keep trying for as long as I’m eligible. I have another couple of stories to choose from when the next contest closes (end of March I think) so I’m definitely not ready to give up. A bit of a shame I didn’t get through in the same round as my mate Tim, but never mind!

    Comment by lexifab — January 17, 2015 @ 11:01 am

  3. Do you still believe in contact binary

    Comment by Marco — January 23, 2015 @ 2:02 pm

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