I just got notice from the SouthWest Writers 2005 contest I entered my book into, and I WON my category!!! (Science fiction/fantasy)
It reads, "your contest entry was selection from among hundreds of entries and ranked as either first, econd, or third place." The runners-up and winners will be announced on September 3 in Albuquerque, and I've been invited to the banquet where the presentation will be made. I'm all shaky.