Contest win – sort of

Joe’s Post #150

I was going to write a post about something Stephen King said, but then I got this in my email. It’s not a win. It’s an honorable mention. But at my level, this still has to count for something.

It’s little things like this that keep us going, like a foul ball in the majors or a near miss in Battleship.

“Hello Joe Cummings!

Congratulations! Your entry, Joe’s Job was awarded an Honorable Mention in the 84th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition.

As an Honorable Mention recipient, you will receive 20% off of qualifying purchases in the Writer’s Digest Shop

The top award winners will be listed in the November/December 2015 issue. In addition, the Grand Prize & first place winners in each category will have their story published in the 84th Annual Writer’s Digest Competition Collection. The names of all Honorable Mentions will be listed in the collection. The Competition will be published in November 2015 and will be available for purchase from in early 2016.

Again, many congratulations from all of us on the Writer’s Digest team!”

So check out the collection when it comes out. It may not have my submission, but it should have some great ones in there.

4 thoughts on “Contest win – sort of

  1. I’ve been submitting for forty years and never got an honorable mention! I’m so jealous. The WD competitions are pretty prestigious, so hell yeah, feel good. And most of their picks are good to read. (The ones that I don’t like are just my personal preference)

  2. Exciting news! Honourable mention in a contest of this repute is indeed worth bragging about. It’s the little boost that reminds you your writing is on the right track. Congratulations!

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