It is a few months now since I submitted my ghost story to the Writing Magazine competition, and it was returned. I knew it hadn't won, and was frustrated to have no feedback, but when I bought my August copy of the mag, the winning story was in there. I flicked straight to it, keen to see what story had won. And there was my name, in the 'shortlisted' section! I am still fizzing with excitement about it, and so delighted to have the broad feedback that at least I'm on the right lines with my writing.
I might even try another competition when my current rewrite is done.