Looks like I need to spend more time writing to sharpen my skills some more so that next year I'll have a better shot at it.
I'm tossing out the work I had on the story since it was mainly an exercise to try and put the idea into a more solid form than a story proper.
The way I read that rejection was that it wasn't that the quality of your writing was lacking, just that the topic you chose wasn't exactly what they had in mind at the time.
I would love to read your submission if you would allow it.
I still like the original premise of this thread... Did anyone else write in to BL?
Yes, I submitted a story to them.