What?! We didn’t win??
Ah, it’s okay. We may not have won the money, but we DID beat out every other literary project on the roster, and most importantly, we found out that we had more community support than we ever could have dreamed of. This contest was invaluable in helping getting us some spirit-bolstering exposure, so we gladly accept our #6 ranking (out of 46!) and move on to the next big thing–signing those venue rental papers!