Oh WOW!!

An Essay By Anna // 4/13/2009

Do you remember when I left a note on a SOL chapter that said I was going to soon post a short story contest submission that didn’t win??
Well, I was wrong.

It happened this way.
I suppose it all started in December-ish, when the member Clare showed me a contest for a magazine, and I entered a story. (Thanks so much, Clare!)
You may or may not know I have a new baby sister, Caroline Faith, who just came home from the hospital yesterday. (That’s something I want to write about, too!) Well, my mom kept calling me so I could help her load pictures of the baby onto her Facebook. (I myself don’t have one.) So when she called me for the third time, I wasn’t thrilled.
Then she showed me this.

Dear Anna,

Congratulations!

Your story, "We Must Follow", was selected from the entries we received as the winner of the 2009 Tarpeian Rock short story contest. As such, the story will appear on our website and is slated to publish in our 2009 print issue which will be going to press next week.

Before it does, however, we like to give the authors a chance to look
over a PDF proof. I hope to send you that by the end of this week, so
please keep an eye out for it.

As soon as the issue is printed, we'll be sending you several gratis
copies of the magazine, along with your award check for $50. I notice that we do not have your mailing address. Could you please provide it?

Also, we usually include a brief bio at the end of each story. For the young writer's contest winners, this generally includes the winner's name, age, and the state they're from. Could you let me know if that's ok?

Well done and best wishes!

Tony Schiavo
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I can have any of my family members testify that then and there I flipped my lid and started flying around the house, almost waking Caroline and smothering them with hugs.
It won. It won.
That’s all that was running through my head.
I though for sure it wouldn’t have. After all, what chance did I stand against 18-year-olds? (Eighteen was the age limit.) And after March 15, when they said they would notify the winner, I knew it was over.
But it wasn’t.
And I am going to be published!!!!!!!!! :D :D :D
Have you ever been published?
If you haven’t, you can’t possibly imagine the heart-flutterings I experienced, or the way my fingers are now dancing across the keyboard.

Oh wow. Oh WOW!!
To see the rules for the contest and the picture I wrote it from (it would be the first one), go
here. Maybe soon it will be on the site- who knows? :D

Comments

Congratulations!!! On both

Congratulations!!! On both the contest and you're new baby sister!

-Erin (One who obsessively watches American Idol).....(Love you Adam!).....(Allison and Danny are cool too).....READ THE QUOTE, IT'S AWESOME! Lol....

"I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So.. I'm a nice rebel." -Adam Lambert

Erin | Mon, 04/13/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

Congratulations!!! On both

Congratulations!!! On both the contest and your new baby sister!

-Erin (One who obsessively watches American Idol).....(Love you Adam!).....(Allison and Danny are cool too).....READ THE QUOTE, IT'S AWESOME! Lol....

"I'm like your boy next door who decided that he wanted to be a rebel one day. So.. I'm a nice rebel." -Adam Lambert

Erin | Mon, 04/13/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

OH MY

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!

I already congratulated you on your baby sister [on your blog], but I have to congratulate you about your story!!!!! WOW!!

Needless to say I'm sad I didn't win. :( But I wasn't expecting I would, because I didn't feel like I put 100% into my story. Plus, none of the drawings inspired me.

But I'm so happy for you!! Can't wait to see your story published!! :D
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"Sing as if no one is listening;
Dance like no one is watching;
Live as if you will die tomorrow;
Love like it will never hurt."
-Old Irish Saying

Clare Marie | Mon, 04/13/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Yeah for Anna!

Oh Wow! (that sounds familiar). I don't mean to be wierd, but you sound like Jo when she gets her story published. So, are still shouting joy at the world? Is everyone bowing at your published feet? Is the new drooling infant screaming laughter instead of hungry sobs (congratulations on the drooling infant by the way)?

Now all you need to do is finish Star Over Llorleya and get it published.

"I always bite my flesh when I'm thinking." Alecia

The Brit | Mon, 04/13/2009

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!! :s

Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!
:snuggle 's Anna
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"I wish I could fly, like dandelion seeds
Following currents, floating in the wind
Leaving behind the old and tormented
Seeking a place to start anew
I wish I could fly like dandelion seeds..."
~Unknow

Sarah | Mon, 04/13/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

Blogging away!
busyscribbler.wordpress.com

Yeah! Go Anna! Nice job.

Yeah! Go Anna! Nice job. I looked at the pictures, and the only one I could think of a story for was the flying turtle-like thing. Congratulations!

"Wait a minute. Wait a minute, I am just about to be brilliant." - Cosmo, from Singing In The Rain

Bridget | Mon, 04/13/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

Congratulations, Anna!

I hope to read the winning short story on Apricot Pie soon.

James | Tue, 04/14/2009

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"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

Congratulations and well

Congratulations and well done!!!! How exciting! Please post the story on apricotpie as soon as you can! Isn't getting published great? ; ) You're not alone - I flipped too when I got my first acceptance letter.
And congratulations on Caroline Faith!

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"I cain't be sure in the dark, but I think I blowed his head clean off."
~Grandma Lizzy - when asked what she did about the copperhead on her back porch

Mary | Tue, 04/14/2009

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

sweet

Congratulations! I barely remember the first time I got published...but I do remember being excited. ;) So I can imagine your excitement.
I'm really happy for you!!

~Paula~
*Jesus is LORD!*

Anonymous | Tue, 04/14/2009

sweet

Congratulations! I barely remember the first time I got published...but I do remember being excited. ;) So I can imagine your excitement.
I'm really happy for you!!
And congrats to the new baby. Always excitin' havin' a new baby in the house, huh? =)

~Paula~
*Jesus is LORD!*

Anonymous | Tue, 04/14/2009

Thanks, everyone! I don't

Thanks, everyone! I don't know if I'll post it here, but if I don't y'all will be able to see it on their website sometimes soon. ;D
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I'm lost. I've gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, please tell me to wait.

Anna | Tue, 04/14/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

SOL

post more SOL, soon!!!!!!!!!!

Rosie | Tue, 04/14/2009

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Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan

I'm working on it,

I'm working on it, Rosie!
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I'm lost. I've gone to look for myself. If I should return before I get back, please tell me to wait.

Anna | Wed, 04/15/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

ANNA!!!!! OH MY

ANNA!!!!! OH MY GOSH!!!!
That's soooooo awesome!! Congrats, like major congrats! Go girl!
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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

Heather | Thu, 04/16/2009

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And now our hearts will beat in time/You say I am yours and you are mine...
Michelle Tumes, "There Goes My Love"

Congradulations!!!

That is amazing...can't wait to read it:)
Your new sister looks SOOO sweet in the pictures on your blog! Give her a hug and a sqeeze for all the Apricotpie-ians:)
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"Yes, words are useless! Gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble! Too much of it, darling, too much! That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here!" --Edna Mode (the Incredibles)

Ariel | Fri, 04/17/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

SWEET! WAY cool! P.S. About

SWEET! WAY cool!
P.S. About your sister... Don't let her grow up to fast. When they turn 2, they make all the rules! (it's like they think their really powerful, or something.)

I am Nate-Dude | Mon, 05/11/2009

Nate-Dude

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