My story "The Lemon Thief of Munjid Al Salam" has finally found a home at Liquid Imagination.
This story holds sentimental value, because it was the first story I'd tried to get published back in 2010 when I decided to get off my butt and become a writer. I originally submitted it to "L. Ron Hubbard Presents, Writers and Illustrators of the Future", but it only won an honorable mention in that contest (My next story, "Vector Victoria" went on to win 2nd place in the first quarter of 2011). The Lemon Thief marks a turning point in my writing career, and I'm happy that it's finally in print.
For all those aspiring writers and illustrators out there...
This contest is judged on pure creativity and talent. The stories year to year are always amazing, and the prize for winning is more than you're likely to get for any other sale. I recommend this contest to anyone trying to begin a career in ether writing or illustrating speculative fiction.