Well, the results are in and unfortunately I wasn't one of the top 16 who were chosen to go in the anthology. Congrats to all those who did though, esp my friends Jenn & Louise.
I was fairly pleased with how I went though. All entries were judged by 3 volunteer judges - I received 100% from 1 judge (who was a published author and contest winner, so stoked about that!), but 'only' received 82% from the other 2 judges, to give me an overall score of 88%. I was in the top half of the 82 entries (no 34).
A couple of the comments have left me a bit bemused, but others have been quite valuable. Its given me a push to start writing again. I haven't written since January - I'm blaming being busy but when I do have time I seem to procrastinate...
Anyway, not bad for my first competition!