CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNERS!! You guys rock.
And to those who have gotten bad news take a look at Julie who has the right attitude. Don't wait for WOTF to start your writing career. There are a lot of entrants who didn't win that went on to have fabulous careers, some way better than the winners themselves.
When I was entering, Annie Ballet was also entering and she was so close every single time. She now makes six figures writing. Um. Be a Ballet. Grab your career and make it happen. Enter while you can, but don't think a rejection will in any way slow you down.
second this emotion:
there will never be a time in your writing career when you are not getting rejected. By editors, by awards, by critics, by readers. Keep writing keep submitting so no one rejection is all important.