It might be useful to post approximate word count, since the contest accepts story up to 17,000 and there's a big difference between critting a 3,000 word story versus a story that skims the limit.
Also, have you considered joining in the 450 crit thread? It's a great way to get some feedback and help others without having to devote a lot of time to one piece. I like it because I don't often have a ton of time to crit, but I like to help when I can.
You may also want to redact your e-mail from the post--we can click the "email" icon below your username to get in touch, and spammers may start spamming you if your actual address is just hanging out in plain sight like that.
Stewart C Baker - 1st place, Q2 V32
My contest history: Semi-finalist, R, HM, R, R, HM, HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner
My published fiction, poetry, &c.
Thank you every one for your advice. Guess it makes it pretty obvious I am the rookie here. The actual word count 11500. I would appreciate any advice if someone has the time. I am also willing to do a swap.