My cyberpunk story "All In My Mind" is one of the top 20 going on to final rounds!
Except, damn. I can't remember what's going to happen now. I remember that top entries win $500, and then the top three win another $500. Did I make the first $500 or not?
Dizzy with elation. Must. Look up. Contest rules. Now.
(Edit: Just looked up the rules. I haven't got any money yet (pook). A panel of judges--including Orson Scott Card and Larry Niven!--are going to read the 20 finalists and then pick twelve winners. Those 12 get the $500 bucks and from their number come the top three. Did I mention that Orson Scott Card is one of my favorite authors? I repeat "EEEEEE!!")