I came oh so close to being able to say I’m an award winning writer — but didn’t quite take it over the finish line. I had a story in the final “6” (really 7 this year) for the 2016 Aeon Award, a contest run by the Irish zine Albedo One. Though my story didn’t take one of the three winning slots, it was a nice showing among the 52 shortlisted stories for the four rounds held during the year.
The story that made it that far is some of my best work and has received a lot of love from professional and semi-pro zines even though it hasn’t found the right match yet. I remain hopeful someone will snap it up.