Back in April of 2016, I learned that one of my stories had been selected as one of eight finalists in the Writers of the Future contest. A few weeks later, I received word that the story had not been selected as a winner, but they asked to hang on to it. At the end of each year, they select a non-winning finalist to be included in the anthology, the Published Finalist.
A few weeks ago, I received a voicemail. “Hello, Molly. This is Joni with Writers of the Future. Please call me back immediately!”
They had chosen my story as one of the published finalists! My story!
And you read that right. One of the published finalists. There are two of us this year!
In late March, I will fly out to California to take a writing workshop with 13 other incredibly talented writers. I’ll get the opportunity to learn about the craft and the business of writing from David Farland and other industry pros. My story will be illustrated by one of the Illustrators of the Future winners. And best of all, it will be published in the annual Writers of the Future Anthology.
As the time nears, I will share more information on how you can pick up a copy of the anthology so you can read my story and the others. This is my very first sale, and I could not be more thrilled.