Writers of the Future
I just got a phone call from WotF that my story this past submission period is an Honorable Mention. A phone call--I don't think I've had a phone call about a story before, so that caught me by surprise. A pleasant surprise, of course. It's not a winner then, but the person I spoke with said that there are usually around 30 HMs every quarter, which given the number of submissions makes me feel pretty good. I think every other time I've submitted a story there (2? 3?) it's been a quarter finalist, so it's a nice step up.
The list of HMs is going up batch by batch at the WotF blog. At this moment my name isn't up yet, but sometime tonight it should go up.