Thank you so much for participating in our May 2010 Short Story Award for New Writers—we really enjoyed your story!
Although it did not quite make the top-25 list, it did make it a long way through the judging process and was in the top 5% of over a thousand entries, earning you Honorable Mention, which you should note on your cover letter as you send this story back out into the world. Here’s a link to a pdf* of the Honorable Mention list that you can post on your blog, etc., as you like. (And you can log in and click on My Submissions to see your finalist status there.)
Again, thank you for letting us read your work—it is a pleasure!