"But our Princess is in another castle!"

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I received some news today: Praise Nothing, my first book manuscript, was named a finalist and designated first runner-up for this year's Brittingham and Pollak Prizes. Thanks to the judge and congratulations to the winners whose names will be announced in February.

I think it's okay to share this: the letter says they received over 900 submissions for this year's competition. Before receiving the letter today, I was just anxious. Now I'm feeling anxious plus some cautious hopefulness that this thing wil actually be picked up at some point.