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Brad R. Torgersen
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Hey Mr. Brad, I think we need a real stickied Introductions thread, so everyone has a proper place to introduce themselves.

(*poof*)

winking

Coming up: "Life Flight," in Analog magazine
Coming up: "The Chaplain's War," from Baen Books
www.bradrtorgersen.com
Nebula, Hugo, and Campbell nominee.

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Topic starter Posted : December 10, 2010 6:50 am
Anonymous
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Posts: 67

Hey Torgersen!

My pen name is Louis Corsair. I'm an 8 year veteran of the U.S. Army. I'm a resident of Los Angeles where I attend Long Beach State University; I'm trying in an Engineering Program as well as a Creative Writing Program.

My 4th Quarter entry is my third in the contest. My two other entries were shot out of the sky and there were no survivors!

LC

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Posted : December 10, 2010 2:39 pm
Brad R. Torgersen
(@brad-r-torgersen)
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HOOAH, Lou! Welcome to the forum! Keep pitching stories at the Contest! Glad to have you here.

Coming up: "Life Flight," in Analog magazine
Coming up: "The Chaplain's War," from Baen Books
www.bradrtorgersen.com
Nebula, Hugo, and Campbell nominee.

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Topic starter Posted : December 10, 2010 3:02 pm
AMcCarter
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I suddenly have this image of K.D. with a shotgun full of bird shot aiming high in the sky for a flapping manuscript.

Amanda McCarter

Amanda McCarter’s Blog

Honorable Mentions x5
Silver Honorable Mention x1
Semi-Finalist x1

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Posted : December 10, 2010 3:13 pm
Pat R Steiner
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Posts: 26

Hello Brad and Everyone,

I'm Pat R. Steiner from little old South Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I know many of you from Baen's Bar. (Where I've gone by RedKearney.) I submitted my first WOTF story and IOTF set of illustration Q3. I've got my Q4 story in, but have yet to decide on Q1. As for illustrations--I just got off my behind a few days ago and started a new one and hope to have three completed for Q2. I've enjoyed reading the various threads here (as a guest) but thought I best join up and not hide in the shadows anymore.

Pat R. Steiner

IotF: Winner Q3 v28, 1x - Semi-Finalist
WotF: 3x -HM, 13x -Rejection

Kilroy Wasn't There in Qualia Nous
God Eye at the Grantville Gazette vol. 53
Enlarge Your Tentacles, Overnight!

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Posted : December 11, 2010 12:38 am
katsincommand
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Posts: 230

Shadows are good for no one.. ;) glad you're here. Welcome.

Dawn Bonanno
http://www.dmbonanno.com

SF 2 / HM 6 / R 16 / Total 24 Entries

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Posted : December 11, 2010 1:54 am
f5iver
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Posts: 4

Hi, I'm F5iver.

I'm simply amazed how many people submit to both parts of the competition. I've submitted to both, but I currently only have art in Q4 out there at the moment. Waiting is AWFUL.

Viable Paradise XV, here I come!

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Posted : December 11, 2010 7:12 am
Brad R. Torgersen
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Welcome Mr. Steiner and F5iver! Man, I do need to spend more time at Baen's Bar. I am slacking.

I also need to get my own set of illustrations in to Joni before January.

The Contest was so much fun in August, I want to go back and do it again!

Coming up: "Life Flight," in Analog magazine
Coming up: "The Chaplain's War," from Baen Books
www.bradrtorgersen.com
Nebula, Hugo, and Campbell nominee.

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Topic starter Posted : December 11, 2010 8:24 am
soulmirror
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I submitted my first WOTF story and IOTF set of illustration Q3.

I've submitted to both, but I currently only have art in Q4 out there

I also need to get my own set of illustrations in to Joni before January.

Welcomes x2 to you both, Pat R. Steiner and F5iver! Great to have you join the conversation -- Greater still to have more Illustration IOTF folks coming along! :)

And of course, when Brad mentions sending in his Illustrations, a certain frisson of delight and trepidation stirs the contest cosmos, since a win there would make him only the second person to win both contests!

Illustrious, indeed. May we all be illustrious, whether we paint our imaginations' visions in word or pigment, ink or ink or electron.

And welcome, again!


'The only tyrant we accept in this world is the still voice within.' -Gandhi
IOTF:Winner Q1 vol.27 (3x Finalist); WOTF: HM x2

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Posted : December 11, 2010 10:55 am
Anonymous
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Thank you for the thread Brad, I been lurking for a while and decided to go ahead and join the forum and start posting. I am a proud father who is married to the most wonderful woman ever, and I am is going to school to become a teacher in special education. I currently have an entry in Q4 and am writing for my next entry if WOTF do not pick it up, but I am an optimist and have confidence so i wish for the best!

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Posted : December 12, 2010 2:29 pm
Snow
 Snow
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Hello all. I'm Michael, though my friends all call me Snow. I currently reside in Sterling, IL, recently turned 21 unfortunately, and 2011 will be the first year I enter the contest.

I've loved reading and writing ever since I was a youngin', and it was a funny happenstance that I found out about this contest. See, I'm working to becoming a police officer, and for that I'd like to attend college, so my girlfriend showed me this contest as a scholarship initially, but I became interested in the contest itself after I read about it, seeing as how I have multiple ideas for different books, this would be a wonderful place to learn from (and I've already learned a lot.)

0 Rejections
0 HMs
0 Finalists
0 Wins
0 Published works

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Posted : December 12, 2010 4:29 pm
Anonymous
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Snow, you do not have to feel bad about submitting your first story at 21, I am 24 and just submitted my first entry. It is my first completed short story that was not an assignment for school (K-12). Growing up I always had talent and there were a few people who encouraged my writing, mostly teachers but I was dragged down by those who normally are supposed to encourage me. It was not until I met my wife that I really got into flexing my talent, it is her support and believing in me that has me where I am.

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Posted : December 12, 2010 5:43 pm
Brad R. Torgersen
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Welcome Ben! Good luck! Supportive spouses are vital. It's a bona fide fact I'd have given up if my wife hadn't insisted I keep going with my own writing. Hopefully it doesn't take some of you as long as it took me to get your first sales. But then, I am a serial procrastinator. :D

Coming up: "Life Flight," in Analog magazine
Coming up: "The Chaplain's War," from Baen Books
www.bradrtorgersen.com
Nebula, Hugo, and Campbell nominee.

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Topic starter Posted : December 12, 2010 9:22 pm
Snow
 Snow
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Oh I don't mind beginning to write seriously at 21, I just don't like being 21 in general :P . Every person I know wants to get me drunk to see what I'm like! lol.

0 Rejections
0 HMs
0 Finalists
0 Wins
0 Published works

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Posted : December 12, 2010 11:34 pm
Meredith
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I'm Meredith on this and a couple of other forums. I just hit the submit button on my very first entry yesterday.

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