Joni Labaqui just phoned to say that I'm a semi-finalist in the Writers of the Future Competition for the First Quarter. It isn't on the WotF blog yet, but I presume she's waiting until she's notified everyone.
Very pleased, especially as it's only my second submission, and the third submission is already in.
I'll probably revise the story again after I see K. D. Wentworth's comments. Here's a question, though: Do you think the average slush reader wants to know that a story in the pile was a WotF semi-finalist?