farrslcpa wrote:I just want to add my 2 cents about placing or not. Most of the time the stories I love best don't place. I don't know what that says about my ability to ever be a good judge but I am a reader so that counts for something!!
It's always quite different when a person is using the rating sheet and has to stick to the rating criteria rather than just reading for pleasure. I think most of the judges would probably say it's an eye opener.
Just a quick thing about at least one really excellent entry last week. It had to be disqualified because it had been previously written. I thought at the time that some people may be surprised when it didn't win, at least in its level, so even things like that can change the outcome.
Need to clarify here that the author of that excellent, disqualified entry was notified. So to all those who may be feeling a little paranoid, if you didn't hear from me, then it wasn't you.