Friday, October 06, 2006

...but no cigar

"...the winner of the 2006 Anabiosis Press Chapbook Contest is Bestiary Charming by Jackie White. The runner-up is Breach by Anne Haines, and Northport by Thomas Allan Johnston receives an honorable mention."

And a hand-written note that says "Very close!!"

In other news, I think I'll stay home tonight because I'm absurdly tired, but tomorrow I'll be whooping it up at the Lotus Festival. Where else can you enjoy Tibetan sand paintings, Hindustani slide guitar, funky Brazilian samba-tronica (I'm not kidding, that's what it says!), stilt walking and mask dancing from Cote d'Ivoire, Klezmer punk-rock, Tuvan throat-singing, and the Balkan Beat Box all in the middle of Midwestern flyover country?

Have a good weekend, everyone.

19 comments:

Montgomery Maxton said...

no cigar, correct, but better than the ash in the tray, baby.

xoMM

Diane K. Martin said...

Cool, Anne. Very cool.

-Diane

Eduardo C. Corral said...

Yes, cool.

Suzanne said...

SO close!! Good going, Anne!

Anne said...

MM, Diane, Eduardo, Suzanne, thanks. :) I guess this is a sign that I shouldn't give up on the manuscript just yet ('cause I was about to) -- though I will probably revise it before it goes back out.

William said...

Wow- congrats, Anne! Next time, next time...

Sheryl said...

Congrats Anne! Your time is close, I feel it.

Robin said...

I know these notes are bittersweet, but congrats and be patient. It will happen.

LKD said...

What wonderful news!

Almost has to feel pretty damned good when it's accompanied by a handwritten "very close."

Good good good for you!

Garbo said...

Congrats! You deserve this validation of your talent, and I wonder if the writer of the "very close" note was a supporter. Maybe it was a 4 to 3 vote type dealie. . . Must feel good, however your work was selected.

Collin said...

Keep trying, Anne. Sounds like you're on the cusp of being the big winner! Second place is nothing to sneeze at.

Anne said...

Thanks, all. One of these days!

Lyle Daggett said...

Just adding my congratulations here. And no, you should *not* give up on your manuscript. Giving up on manuscripts is against the rules. ;~)

Although I haven't ever heard Tuvan throat singing, I have actually heard of the Tuvan people -- I read (right here in the middle of flyover country!) a fascinating article about them, Tuvan life and culture and history, in National Geographic a few years ago.

Trista said...

Whoo Hoo!!!!

Peter said...

Congratulations: next time you are gonna be the one!

Pamela said...

Congratulations, and I am sure your time is close, close, close.

Anne said...

Ha! Thanks, y'all. I should not-quite-win more often -- it feels like a party in here. ;)

Lyle, I didn't catch the Tuvan throat-singers, but the best description I heard was that they sounded like a human didgeridoo! Pretty mind-boggling.

jenni said...

Congrats!! That's fantastic news.

Anne said...

Thanks, Jenni!