I found out in an unusual way today that I had broken my two-quarter streak of rejections in the Writers of the Future contest. As my newspaper's wire editor for tonight, I'm in charge of keeping watch on all nation and world news. So I was scanning the entertainment wires and came across the WoTF press release of the first list of honorable mentions for the quarter, and there was my name! Oh, happy day!
So, my updated WoTF track record is: three honorable mentions and two rejections.
I have yet to break into the semi-finalist or finalist level, but I feel that each story I write is better than the one before it. The one I am sending off for this quarter's WoTF contest is, I think, my best yet. As always, I will put it in the mail with high hopes.