Monday, January 19, 2009

Things that are NOT made of awesome

So...I apparently have a retraction to make.

Despite what I announced this morning about Brits in Time winning Best Anthology of 2008 at Loves Romances Cafe, it seems we've been disqualified, as have all of TEB's entries.

Evidently, the results of the polls were supposed to be kept secret. This plan might have worked better if the poll results hadn't remained open to the public the entire time. They might have, in fact, remained a secret.

Our lovely publisher (who was never informed that the results were supposed to be kept secret) sent the winners an announcement and we, in our excitement, shared it with the world. Because of that, we've been completely disqualified.

However, I would like to thank all of the people who have supported us and who took the time to go to Loves Romances Cafe to vote for our book and all of the TEB authors and books. We truly appreciate it. Thank you. You guys rock!


Molly Daniels said...

That just SUCKS! I voted for Brits in Time! Pouting over here.

Margaret Yang said...

Well, that's weird.

I still think you're made of awesome.

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Brynn Paulin said...

Gotta say...still ridiculous even almost a day later.

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

oh yeah. SUcks hard. Wonder just how many members they lost last night. And for the record, I'm still proud as hell to have been in that anthology with you.

Anny Cook said...

Well, that wasn't very impressive, was it? Have a notion that it was a decision that may come back to bite them in an uncomfortable spot. Congrats to all of you, anyway.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry.
If it helps, I didn't win my poetry thing last night.
Also, this morning, I impaled my ear drum with a Q-tip.
It hurts real bad every time I swallow, sniffle, or turn my head.

I'd do all three of those at the same time if it meant you could be qualified again.

JacquƩline Roth said...

That's just stupid. If the publisher made a mistake, take them to task, but disqualifying people who won a public opinion poll...that is not kosher.

Unknown said...

Sorry that happened, but you're still all winners to me.