Henckel wrote:Anyone care to speculate what place you'll receive?
...yes, I know some y'all will view this as sick or perhaps cruel.... But let's roll with it.
In the past three months, I've gone from thinking "I'm sure to win"... To "I'll be lucky to get HM". Now, I'm thinking SF. Reason: my story is awesome, but I had many spelling / grammar mistakes. Also, the sexual content rides a fine line of PG 13.
Hate tooting my own horn, but one honk doesn't hurt. Based on concept originality alone, an HM, at the very least, seems likely. I only say this because several pro markets have commented on it in their personal R's. That being said, plot and characterization could leave me in the HM category. MAYBE a silver HM with semi-finalist being the ceiling for this story.
I'd love to see it make finalist or higher. It's been a vicious cycle of submission, edit/rewrite, submission with this piece over the last two years. Here's to hope and all that hoopla.