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Quarter 1 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol.39

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Cray Dimensional
(@craydimensional)
Gold Member
 

@karyenglish Thank you for the info. While we’re waiting, we started up a group story on Q1 discussion. Any one can add to it.

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, HM, HM
V39: RWC, HM, P
"Amore For Life" in After the Gold Rush Third Flatiron Anthologies

 
Posted : May 11, 2022 12:08 pm
N.V. Haskell reacted
pdblake
(@pdblake)
Silver Star Member
 
Posted by: @johngoodwin

The reason people enter either contest is to get published in the book, win the cash prizes, attend the workshop, and the awards gala. It's not always possible for winners to attend, as in the case of the recent pandemic, or illness, or new kids, etc. But attending has been considered a good thing.

Can I ask, is the workshop fully paid for, flights etc? Only it'll be an expensive ride from the UK if I ever win. I'd love to, even have family over that way, but I'm just a poor wannabe bestseller. 

 

Oh, and I don't have a passport laughing  

R:6 HM:6 SHM:2
My Blog

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 6:51 am
pdblake
(@pdblake)
Silver Star Member
 
Posted by: @johngoodwin

The reason people enter either contest is to get published in the book, win the cash prizes, attend the workshop, and the awards gala. It's not always possible for winners to attend, as in the case of the recent pandemic, or illness, or new kids, etc. But attending has been considered a good thing.

Can I ask, is the workshop fully paid for, flights etc? Only it'll be an expensive ride from the UK if I ever win. I'd love to, even have family over that way, but I'm just a poor wannabe bestseller. 

 

Oh, and I don't have a passport laughing  

 

Oh, and this quarter I got a SHM. grinning  

R:6 HM:6 SHM:2
My Blog

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 7:13 am
Ease
 Ease
(@ease)
Bronze Star Member
Topic starter
 

@pdblake Yes, all flights and hotel are covered from anywhere in the world! You only have to pay for your own food and drink, though I've heard there's enough celebratory meals that you can get by without buying any food 

Congrats on the SHM!

I was quite certain that my story was the best I had ever submitted, but alas, I was wrong.

  hm

Again. 

R - HM - HM - HM - HM - P

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 8:22 am
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pdblake
(@pdblake)
Silver Star Member
 
Posted by: @ease

@pdblake Yes, all flights and hotel are covered from anywhere in the world! You only have to pay for your own food and drink, though I've heard there's enough celebratory meals that you can get by without buying any food 

Congrats on the SHM!

I was quite certain that my story was the best I had ever submitted, but alas, I was wrong.

  hm

Again. 

Wow. That's one hell of a prize package. 

Congrats on the HM. 

R:6 HM:6 SHM:2
My Blog

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 8:35 am
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Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
(@physa)
Silver Star Member
 
Congrats to all that placed in the WOTF Q1. My name was not appearing on any list. Guess I'll have to wait for the email to see what form of rejection I received, but even with the RWC it's still a guess as to which element was the problem. Thanks to all that provided feedback on my Q1 entry. Maybe one day I'll get there.

WOTF results:
Before Moon's Vol 39 challenge, 6 R's: Vol 31 Q3, Vol 33 Q3, Vol 35, Q4, Vol 37 Q3 and Q4, and Vol 38 Q3.
For Moon's Vol 39 challenge:
Q1 RWC, Q2 HM, Q3 HM, Q4 in progress...
IOTF results:
Vol 39: Q1 HM, Q2 R, Q3 P, Q4 P
According to Winston Churchill, "success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm"
Somehow I lost my Guthington profile, but it's me. Amy Wethington = Guthington = Physa

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 1:02 pm
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RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Gold Star Member
 

@ease You definitely need money for food, and LA is expensive. However, there is a Target across the street and they take you to a grocery store. But you cannot count on food being provided. However, it IS an amazing prize experience, unparalleled.

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: (P)F, SHM, F, F
V39: SHM, SHM, P, P
Always Available for 5-page Critiques
CV & Editing Services: www.rebeccaetreasure.com
Reviews & Short Stories: www.patreon.com/rebeccaetreasure

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 2:52 pm
Cherrie, N.V. Haskell, Morgan and 1 people reacted
Drew Rogers
(@drewbikscube)
New Member
 

HM here. It's just nice knowing someone read my story.

V39: HM

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 5:38 pm
monjoh, David Hankins, C.S. Hadebe and 2 people reacted
thekingsguard
(@thekingsguard)
Active Member
 

Obligatory emoji

finalist

Bummed I came close and didn't place. Over the moon to come so close and finally make it out of Honorable Mentions.

Odd mix of emotion really.

Told them to hang onto it for now in the event they might fit it in Vol 39... is that a smart move?

(2020) V37 Q2 - Honorable Mention
(2021) V38 Q1 - Honorable Mention
(2021) V38 Q4 - Honorable Mention

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 9:11 pm
Drew Rogers
(@drewbikscube)
New Member
 
Posted by: @thekingsguard

Obligatory emoji

finalist

Bummed I came close and didn't place. Over the moon to come so close and finally make it out of Honorable Mentions.

Odd mix of emotion really.

Told them to hang onto it for now in the event they might fit it in Vol 39... is that a smart move?

Heck yeah, get printed IMO. Congrats!

 

V39: HM

 
Posted : May 13, 2022 9:34 pm
Spencer_S
(@spencer_s)
Active Member
 

@thekingsguard Congrats on being a finalist!!!

“Stories are the collective wisdom of everyone who has ever lived. Your job as a storyteller is not simply to entertain. Nor is it to be noticed for the way your turn a phrase. You have a very important job—one of the most important. Your job is to let people know that everyone shares their feelings—and that these feelings bind us. Your job is a healing art, and like all healers, you have a responsibility. Let people know they are not alone. You must make people understand that we are all the same.”
Brian McDonald
2022: Second Place Q1
2021: HM, HM, SHM
2020: R
2019: SHM, R
2018: HM
2017: HM

 
Posted : May 14, 2022 3:04 am
Spencer_S
(@spencer_s)
Active Member
 

@drewbikscube Congratulations! It's a positive sign indeed - the more you write, you'll see more HM, then a SHM, and up and up from there. It's an arduous process for sure, but a very fun and educational one as well. You'll get there.

“Stories are the collective wisdom of everyone who has ever lived. Your job as a storyteller is not simply to entertain. Nor is it to be noticed for the way your turn a phrase. You have a very important job—one of the most important. Your job is to let people know that everyone shares their feelings—and that these feelings bind us. Your job is a healing art, and like all healers, you have a responsibility. Let people know they are not alone. You must make people understand that we are all the same.”
Brian McDonald
2022: Second Place Q1
2021: HM, HM, SHM
2020: R
2019: SHM, R
2018: HM
2017: HM

 
Posted : May 14, 2022 3:07 am
monjoh
(@monjoh)
Advanced Member
 

So I understand F=finalist, S=semifinalist, SHM=silver honourable mention, HM=honourable mention, R=returned (not rejected), DQ=disqualified. No shorthand for winner because wow, winner. I'm still confused about RWC? Returned with comments? What is P? Any others I'm missing?

Vol. 39 Q1: HM

 
Posted : May 14, 2022 5:15 am
storysinger
(@storysinger)
Platinum Member
 
Posted by: @monjoh

Any others I'm missing?

My rejection emails in the past said your story did not place, so I plan to use DNP, instead of R.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1
HM-V38/Q4
HM-V39/Q2
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts Notions
Silver Ships

 
Posted : May 14, 2022 5:21 pm
monjoh reacted
Writhmic
(@writhmic)
Bronze Member
 

@monjoh 

P is pending meaning the results haven't come out yet (correct me if I'm wrong). If you're still confused on RWC and maybe even DQ, the first thread under "The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items" explains all of it grinning

V39/Q2-SHM
V39/Q3-SHM
V39/Q4-P

 
Posted : May 14, 2022 5:57 pm
Jason Toth
(@jason)
Silver Star Member Admin
 
Posted by: @monjoh

So I understand F=finalist, S=semifinalist, SHM=silver honourable mention, HM=honourable mention, R=returned (not rejected), DQ=disqualified. No shorthand for winner because wow, winner. I'm still confused about RWC? Returned with comments? What is P? Any others I'm missing?

Here is a very good link that gives more information about the new RWC category, I think you will find this helpful.

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/forum/the-contest-quarterly-topics-and-other-items/new-results-categories-introducing-dq-and-rejected-with-coments/#post-45339

 

 
Posted : May 14, 2022 7:42 pm
Wulf Moon reacted
monjoh
(@monjoh)
Advanced Member
 

@jason That was quite interesting. Thanks.

Vol. 39 Q1: HM

 
Posted : May 15, 2022 3:20 am
chuckt
(@chuckt)
Silver Member
 

No emails yet. Correct?

Chuck Thompson
6 Rs, 5 HMs, 2 SHMs

 
Posted : May 15, 2022 3:53 pm
storysinger
(@storysinger)
Platinum Member
 

None for me.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1
HM-V38/Q4
HM-V39/Q2
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts Notions
Silver Ships

 
Posted : May 15, 2022 4:23 pm
Jason Toth
(@jason)
Silver Star Member Admin
 

@chuckt & @storysinger

Hello. Sorry the emails are still in programing land... We are adding two new categories to help give better direction, which is taking a little longer than expected.

You will all still hear from Joni soon, but my guess would be early in the new week...

Here is a link with more information about these new categories: https://www.writersofthefuture.com/forum/the-contest-quarterly-topics-and-other-items/new-results-categories-introducing-dq-and-rejected-with-coments/#post-45339

 
Posted : May 15, 2022 5:17 pm
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Shockhawk
(@shockhawk)
Advanced Member
 

hm

Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain, or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands! - Auron FFX
Vol 37 - X, R, R, R
Vol 38 - HM, X, X, X
Vol 39 - HM, Pending, WIP

 
Posted : May 20, 2022 12:44 am
Jason Toth
(@jason)
Silver Star Member Admin
 

Okay, sorry for the long wait but the emails came back from programing land and all were sent out. Feel free to reach out if you didn't get one or have any questions. 

 
Posted : May 20, 2022 12:54 am
storysinger, Todd Jones, Wulf Moon and 3 people reacted
pdblake
(@pdblake)
Silver Star Member
 

@jason Got mine, thanks.

R:6 HM:6 SHM:2
My Blog

 
Posted : May 20, 2022 10:09 am
Jason Toth reacted
Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
(@physa)
Silver Star Member
 

RWC for me. The letter was very nice and did make me feel good about my writing effort. It gives me things to think about for sure. Thanks @empressed for taking the time to look it over and offer comments. happysigh typing  

WOTF results:
Before Moon's Vol 39 challenge, 6 R's: Vol 31 Q3, Vol 33 Q3, Vol 35, Q4, Vol 37 Q3 and Q4, and Vol 38 Q3.
For Moon's Vol 39 challenge:
Q1 RWC, Q2 HM, Q3 HM, Q4 in progress...
IOTF results:
Vol 39: Q1 HM, Q2 R, Q3 P, Q4 P
According to Winston Churchill, "success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm"
Somehow I lost my Guthington profile, but it's me. Amy Wethington = Guthington = Physa

 
Posted : May 20, 2022 12:55 pm
Todd Jones
(@toddjones)
Bronze Star Member
 

Nice improvement on having a certificate online order form, compared to email.  This helps for people like me with email addresses that seem to go into the junk folder.

Thank you for all the hard work in updating the process.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford

2021 - Q4 - V38 - HM
2022 - Q1 - V39 - SHM
2022 - Q2 - V39 - HM
2022 - Q3 - V39 - Submitted
2022 - Q4 - V39 - Weaving Tale

 
Posted : May 20, 2022 1:21 pm
John Goodwin
(@johngoodwin)
Bronze Star Member Moderator
 

@pdblake Yes, the workshop including hotel and flight and some meals are paid for by the Contest. We will also assist in helping with the Visa if needed.

 
Posted : May 24, 2022 2:24 am
Todd Jones reacted
pdblake
(@pdblake)
Silver Star Member
 

@johngoodwin wow, now I just need to win lol 

R:6 HM:6 SHM:2
My Blog

 
Posted : May 24, 2022 6:31 am
John Goodwin
(@johngoodwin)
Bronze Star Member Moderator
 

That works!  Smile

 
Posted : June 2, 2022 5:19 pm
JAbecker
(@jabecker)
Advanced Member
 

@ease Your next one will be even better!

 
Posted : June 27, 2022 10:24 pm
Ease reacted
JAbecker
(@jabecker)
Advanced Member
 

@pdblake It is absolutely one hell of a prize package. And flights from Sydney Australia, ain't cheap!

 
Posted : June 27, 2022 10:26 pm
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