I entered The Student Becomes The Artist into a writing contenst called Lakefeild Literary festival. I did not win but, I was short listed. I won a book ! And I also recived thank you leter with some advice. This was the first contenst I had ever entered writing or otherwise. I am very happy that I came so close to wining, even if in the end I did not. The book I recived is Nino Ricci In A Glass House. Has anyone else had expeinces were although they didn't win they are still extermly happy they were considered ? Is this more of a feeling new writers get ? Or is it a feeling shared by all writers ?