I want to especially congratulate Brennan Harvey, whom I mentioned below — a man who has submitted diligently to Writers of the Future for years! — coming close several times, and who now has a shot at the Gold Award. See, folks, all you need is to be persistent. It’s not about knowing magic passwords or being born with good luck. It’s about not quitting. It’s about refusing to give up and not letting the rejections fool you into thinking you suck. Write it, print it, send it. Then, write something else, print it, send it. Or e-mail it, if it’s an e-market. Do this over and over and over, and you will win. It’s really that simple. I can’t make it any more plain.
Way to go, Brennan. I hope you’re on Cloud 9 and enjoying the long-fought-for victory!