I WENT TO THE NEW MILLENNIUM WRITINGS PAGE TO SEE IF I'D WON ITS SHORT STORY CONTEST. GUESS WHAT????????????????? I DIDN'T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JACOB APPEL DID. HE ACTUALLY CO-WON IT ALONG WITH ANOTHER WOMAN. THAT MUST BE A BLOW TO HIS EGO, HAVING TO SHARE IT. BECAUSE I DID SOME FAST SEARCHING AND IT APPEARS TO BE THE CASE THAT HE WON LAST YEAR AND IN 2004 TOO.
THE CONTEST IS NOT JUDGED ANONYMOUSLY. A COINCIDENCE? I SAY NOT.
But we who were once jealous of Jacob Appel now know him as a prince. He came around here to talk to us, and he is a genuinely humble dude. (Yes, totally annoying that he keeps winning, while we keep losing. But good guy nonetheless.)