How cool is this:
Fingers crossed. The author whose novella is eventually chosen for best of the year gets a $500 bonus, a $500 gift certificate to the publisher's online bookstore, and an option on his or her next accepted novella to get 100% royalties on all profits made from the sale of said book.
Man, that sure would be nice. Thanks so much to all who voted.
The overwhelming support for this novella has got me seriously thinking about . . . OLDEN: PHASE 2.