Looks like I'll be coming in fourth among authors, fifth among stories (The Descendant had two stories in the contest). That's a pretty good result for me, given what The New Crop was up against. There were a lot of really well-respected authors there.
I never expected to win that contest, but I definitely exceeded where I thought I'd come in. That's a really nice feeling. I'd like to thank Inquisitor M for tirelessly campaigning for that story. His belief in it means a lot to me.
So in the end, I didn't win, but it barely matters. I got a lot of visibility and it was great just to be competitive with that kind of a field. A big thanks to all of you that gave me a vote. It was amazing for me.