Winners are to be notified on or around August 15 and two weeks after that an email will be sent to all entrants announcing the winners. My nervousness is back. I’ve sent my baby out into the world to be judged, and like any proud mother I want the world to see the goodness I created. Oh, but I fear my baby will be found lacking in the eyes of the judges.
It’s been years since I entered a contest or submitted anything for publication. This has been a big step for me. What will I do if it is rejected? Well, truth be told, it’s in another contest as well, the results of which will be announced in September.
I’ve been wondering if I should continue to submit it or go ahead and self-pub as I did with two other short stories. Part of me wants the validation from a contest win. Does that make me vain?
There’s plenty of time to worry about that. For now, I’ll wait on pins and needles, hoping for that email telling me that my baby has won.