It has been brought to my attention that Sally Apokedak, a regular around here, recently won in Round II of the "Out of the Slush Pile" award over at the blog Novel Journey. You can read the award-winning chapter (and it's very good, I might add) at http://noveljourney.blogspot.com/2007/12/button-girl.html. Her book is called The Button Girl. Here's hoping we see it someday on bookstore shelves everywhere. Congratulations, Sally!