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storysinger
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The story is complete. It looks like a last day sub again. Maybe I just like the thrill of a close finish.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : December 30, 2018 8:06 am
DoctorJest
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I've very nearly finished my first draft. I've never tried submitting this way before, so if nothing else it'll be an interesting experience...

R: 0 / HM: 8 / SHM: 4 / SF: 0 / F: 1
Currently in for Q3.V38 and Q4.V38 / Q1.V39 20% done on draft 1
Last result: SHM for Q2.V38
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle
Revised HM ('The Winds of the Mind') forthcoming at Abyss and Apex, ~October 2023

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Posted : December 30, 2018 9:10 am
jjcollins
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Well, for good or for bad - I'm in. Just under the wire...

Still unknown - get me while my stock is low!

2x R // 2x HM

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Posted : December 30, 2018 4:46 pm
Wulf Moon
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Last day! As Tim Gunn says on Project Runway: "Make it work!"

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Posted : December 30, 2018 6:38 pm
GruffbaneJoe
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I'd go to an agent because the three biggest sci-fi pubs don't accept unsolicited material. But self-publishing and small press are fine options too.
I was told by someone in the industry that if you have a fair number of reviews on Amazon (20+ reviews), then an indie book can help you get a deal.
Indie books yield more money per sale, but don't generally sell the numbers. Brick and Mortar bookstores came back some more this year. Big pubs have subsidiaries with trained translators in all the major language markets.
Yadayadda.
Anyway, I got one in this quarter. Dusted off from my second entry ever, which got a big R.
I think I've honed enough up for a 5th Hm. here's hoping!

R: 3
HM: 4

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Posted : December 31, 2018 6:56 am
storysinger
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I think I've honed enough up for a 5th Hm. here's hoping!

Awesome sauce on that Gruff. I'm still stuck on one HM. I'm in for Q1. Best of fortune fellow forumites. wotf010

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : December 31, 2018 7:03 am
JVAshley
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A little pre-fretting here.

Has the site had any trouble closing to submissions yearly this year?
I haven't posted in over a year and the last two times the quarter closed several hours early due to a glitch in on the site.

I am cutting it close, yet again, an worried. wotf018

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Posted : December 31, 2018 7:48 am
mikewyantjr
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A little pre-fretting here.

Has the site had any trouble closing to submissions yearly this year?
I haven't posted in over a year and the last two times the quarter closed several hours early due to a glitch in on the site.

I am cutting it close, yet again, an worried. wotf018

There’s always some issues in the last few hours due in large part to time zones, I think. If possible, try to get your story in before midnight EST and you’re usually fine.

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : December 31, 2018 8:12 am
LDWriter2
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I just sent in mine. Got the first confirmation E-mail. I am glad I went over it once more. Found a couple of repeated words and left over words plus I think I made a couple of sentences more understandable. And thinking of the no name thing I almost forgot to format the manuscript correctly. But got that down, but oops, I am not sure I did that for last quarter's story. I may have just sent it in with a format. Too far back I can not remember.

But as I said it's in. As usual I think it is a solid story. Will Dave, or any other editor, think that? wotf017 A couple of times he thought something was good my story.

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Posted : December 31, 2018 8:22 am
JVAshley
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There’s always some issues in the last few hours due in large part to time zones, I think. If possible, try to get your story in before midnight EST and you’re usually fine.

Thanks!
<types faster>
wotf042

I just sent in mine. Got the first confirmation E-mail.

Congrats and Good Luck!
wotf010

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Posted : December 31, 2018 8:34 am
LDWriter2
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I just sent in mine. Got the first confirmation E-mail.

Congrats and Good Luck!
wotf010

Thank you

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Posted : December 31, 2018 9:18 am
vsutherland01
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I'm in with a fresh story!

Honorable Mentions: 4
Rejections: 5

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Posted : December 31, 2018 9:34 am
JVAshley
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I'm in with a fresh story!

WOOT!!! wotf009

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Posted : December 31, 2018 9:47 am
LDWriter2
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I'd go to an agent because the three biggest sci-fi pubs don't accept unsolicited material. But self-publishing and small press are fine options too.
I was told by someone in the industry that if you have a fair number of reviews on Amazon (20+ reviews), then an indie book can help you get a deal.
Indie books yield more money per sale, but don't generally sell the numbers. Brick and Mortar bookstores came back some more this year. Big pubs have subsidiaries with trained translators in all the major language markets.
Yadayadda.
Anyway, I got one in this quarter. Dusted off from my second entry ever, which got a big R.
I think I've honed enough up for a 5th Hm. here's hoping!

Sometimes pubs say they don't accept unsolicited material but they do anyway. But you may not want the biggest ones anymore anyway. A good story for WotF though is always good. Smile

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Posted : December 31, 2018 11:05 am
Thomas Woodward
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Just submitted! Best of luck to everyone!

5x R
10x HM
2020 Superstars Writing Seminar scholarship award recipient
"No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure." — Ernest Hemingway

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Posted : December 31, 2018 12:01 pm
kentagions
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Me, just in.

I don't normally mention when I submit but this one is special. Unsatisfied with other stories for this quarter, I spent eleven hours over two and a half days to write a shiny new one. It's the second one I've cooked, start to finish, in under three days. The last one received an HM.

Good luck to everyone!

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Posted : December 31, 2018 3:17 pm
DoctorJest
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And just submitted also. 🙂 Mine's also a three-day effort, the first time I've ever tried this...

R: 0 / HM: 8 / SHM: 4 / SF: 0 / F: 1
Currently in for Q3.V38 and Q4.V38 / Q1.V39 20% done on draft 1
Last result: SHM for Q2.V38
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle
Revised HM ('The Winds of the Mind') forthcoming at Abyss and Apex, ~October 2023

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Posted : December 31, 2018 3:54 pm
Scafontaine
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Happy New Year!

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Posted : December 31, 2018 7:04 pm
JVAshley
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I'm in as well. I skidded in under the wire at 11:59 and received my confirmation email within the same minute. It was a 3 day fresh story, too. Mainly because I wanted to play in the sandbox, too.

It's just more fun to watch the results roll in when you have a story in the pile.

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Posted : January 1, 2019 3:51 am
Wulf Moon
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Posts: 2277

Just in time to watch the ball drop and drink champagne. I'm in, also barely under the wire, and also with a last minute, ditch effort, three-day story (Yikes!)
I blame you Wulf for making me enter, and with a new story. Which I might still be grumpy about... wotf001

Good luck all, and Happy New Year! Here's toasting to those who are going to win in Volume 36, and as of this moment, don't even know it. Ooh, I gave myself chills.

-xo
Alicia Cay

That's okay, Alicia, you can be grumpy about it. But DO blame me when you win... wotf001

(Don't forget to post in the SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge so you get on the roster.)

That's a nice set of honors you have in your signature, Alicia! You know what that means, and it's proof positive you should never surrender, never give up!

And that goes to all. Congrats for entering! One thing is for sure: If you don't enter, you cannot win!

Fortune favor the brave,

Moon

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"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : January 1, 2019 7:26 am
ddonche
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Submitted to this on Monday. Spent about 20 days on it. I think I'm going to revise an old R to submit for Q2.

R R HM R R
Everwind.us

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Posted : January 2, 2019 2:58 am
Preston Dennett
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Posts: 518

Congrats to everyone who entered. Don't give up, and you can definitely win this thing! And y'all have a leg-up from most others, because pretty much every year, at least one forumite wins. Usually more! This is the place to be. Good luck, all!

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : January 2, 2019 1:01 pm
Dragonchef
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Hey, does anyone know where WotF publishes the quarterly results?

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Posted : January 10, 2019 2:56 am
mikewyantjr
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Hey, does anyone know where WotF publishes the quarterly results?

Yep! They post it to their blog.

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : January 10, 2019 3:00 am
Dragonchef
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Hey, does anyone know where WotF publishes the quarterly results?

Yep! They post it to their blog.

Thanks Michael. Bummer that the stats for Q1 V36 aren't available yet. [sigh] Too anxious, I guess.

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Posted : January 10, 2019 3:17 am
mikewyantjr
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Thanks Michael. Bummer that the stats for Q1 V36 aren't available yet. [sigh] Too anxious, I guess.

Heh, yep. We'll all find out together. Folks post here pretty quickly when they get their results, so if you have email notifications turned on for this thread, you'll know almost immediately when results go out.

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : January 10, 2019 3:21 am
Dragonchef
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Thanks Michael. Bummer that the stats for Q1 V36 aren't available yet. [sigh] Too anxious, I guess.

Heh, yep. We'll all find out together. Folks post here pretty quickly when they get their results, so if you have email notifications turned on for this thread, you'll know almost immediately when results go out.

Heh! Yeah, just went to the WotF FB page. Results for Q1 won't be published for another 3 months. So, in the immortal words of Captain Hector Barbossa, "What are you lookin' at? Back to work!" wotf016

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Posted : January 10, 2019 3:39 am
JVAshley
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Heh! Yeah, just went to the WotF FB page. Results for Q1 won't be published for another 3 months. So, in the immortal words of Captain Hector Barbossa, "What are you lookin' at? Back to work!" wotf016

wotf019 wotf009

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Posted : January 11, 2019 7:15 am
Beth Powers
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Bronze Star Member
Posts: 127

I guess I forgot to check in here, but I submitted my story on December 31st--I didn't accomplish my goal of not submitting on the last day, but at least I managed to get it in!

Beth Powers
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Silver HM x 2
HM x 15
Entries x 55
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Collected Stories: Sorcery & Widgets

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Posted : January 12, 2019 4:56 pm
GruffbaneJoe
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Doth Thursday cometh?

R: 3
HM: 4

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