Sometimes a surprise comes in the mail. Today I received my third Writers of the Future certificate for finishing as honorable mention. WOTF is funny that way.
I have placed at Honorable Mention (or Quarter Finalist, as it used to be known) nine times. I have received three certificates. The first one showed up two months after I received the SASE back with the notice of the HM finish. The second time, the notice in the mail stated that I had to REQUEST a certificate. This time, the certificate arrived unexpected with the SASE inside, but no letter at all. I posted a cell phone picture on twitpic (where I often post pictures of noteworthy events and just weird or meaningless tripe on a whim). http://twitpic.com/yuhy0
Consistency has never been one of their stronger suits, though they do a great job keeping the contest alive and humming.
Gotta go find a frame now...