Oh. My. Godandlittleknittedbooties.
I just got notified I won First Prize in the Writers of the Future Contest! For my story, My Daughter, the Martian.
This is a quarterly contest, awarding First, Second, and Third Prizes, which includes a monetary prize and publication in the annual anthology. The 2004 anthology will be out some time next year (if you ask me very nicely I might sign it for you), and all 12 of this year's winners will also be judged for an annual prize as well.