Well, sad to say it, but I didn't make it past the first round, based on the pitch. Frustrating, as it was the same one I used last year, which did make it through. Ah, well... must keep on and be resilient.
Now, for what I believe is the good news--unless there is more than one author out there with the last name, Lonergan--my blogging friend, Tina Lonergan ( Hemingway's Lost Work) made it through and will be wading into the second round waters. Good luck, my friend! (Please let me know if I'm mistaken and you might have a brother, sister, long lost cousin ... with the same name :-) But you would deserve kudos, all the same, for your wonderful story telling!)