Making My Way Upwards Maybe (After A Rejection From One Competition, I've Been Shortlisted For Another)

I've been shortlisted for the QUT Writer's Prize, which I guess is pretty cool, you know, if you're into money/power/glory and all things Lana Del Rey. Not that my story's about Lana Del Rey, but if it were it'd probably be better than it currently is. I don't mean to blow my own trumpet, though. I don't think Lana Del Rey even samples trumpets on her records. She's more of a trombone kinda girl. And that's not even a euphemism.