I guess after two consecutive honorable mentions in the Writers of the Future contest, I have gotten a little big in the head. In my inexpert opinion, the story I submitted for last quarter is my best one. Because two stories of (again, in my opinion) inferior quality got HMs, I assumed this one would do just as well or better.
I have received an e-mail saying my story did not win. Oh well. It just goes to show that everyone has a different opinion on what's good. The amazing thing is that I'm not overly disappointed. Maybe that's because I already had the next market lined up, and so within a half-hour of receiving my rejection, "Cowboy Jake" was sent off into the slush once again.