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Disgruntled Peony
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Congratulations everyone with their SHMs too.

Duotrope reports some acceptances, is that likely or are they mistaking an HM for an acceptance, I wonder.

I'd be assuming the latter.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : April 21, 2020 8:31 am
Jamesblakey
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HM here. That's 5 quarters in a row. I didn't submit for Q2, so the the streak will end.

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Posted : April 21, 2020 8:43 am
Dragonchef
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HM here. That's 5 quarters in a row. I didn't submit for Q2, so the the streak will end.

Go ahead Milo! Congrats!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 8:44 am
Dragonchef
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Has anyone out there NOT heard anything besides me? (I must be a second-waver)

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Posted : April 21, 2020 8:45 am
kakent80
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Congratulations everyone with their SHMs too.

Duotrope reports some acceptances, is that likely or are they mistaking an HM for an acceptance, I wonder.

I'd be assuming the latter.

Yes that’s what I assumed too.

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Posted : April 21, 2020 8:46 am
kakent80
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HM here. That's 5 quarters in a row. I didn't submit for Q2, so the the streak will end.

Amazing, well done!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 8:46 am
Corbin.Maxwell
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Silver HM for me.

I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James.

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Posted : April 21, 2020 8:48 am
JVAshley
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Congrats on all the Silver HM! wotf009
I can't wait to read yours Peony!

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : April 21, 2020 8:50 am
mrtevebaugh
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HM for me. Congrats to everyone that got mentions!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 9:00 am
Dustin Adams
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Silver HM for me! Just got the email.

Awesome!
SHM is CLOSE.

2x Finalist
2x Semi
6x Silver
9x HM
1 of 6 SilverHM. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Topic starter Posted : April 21, 2020 9:01 am
Dustin Adams
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Silver HM for me! Just got the email.

Congratulations everyone! I'm new to the contest, so wondering if someone could explain the difference between Silver HM and HM.

Digging a little deeper, Dave (and Kary) do a first pass and start sifting into piles. Rs go into the R pile. Read this one goes into another pile. From there, HMs are sorted. Dave's done several Kicks about this, and I think someone recently posted it. Basically he finds a few things that stop it from going higher, but it's a well written story that deserves a level of praise.

After that you've got the possible finalist pile. Stories that Dave will read through again, or more carefully. A higher metric, if you will. While not absolute, in general this "final pile" makes up the SHM, SF, and F.

So it can be loosely said that if you received a SHM, your story was in contention and was scrutinized for inclusion, but was beat out by only 16 other stories. Thus, SHM is a good thing.

2x Finalist
2x Semi
6x Silver
9x HM
1 of 6 SilverHM. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Topic starter Posted : April 21, 2020 9:08 am
Wulf Moon
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Congratulations to all that are getting those wonderful certificates, some of you for the very first time! And special congratulations to Corbin, Liz, Crystal, Michael...who else am I missing?...for getting Silver HMs! That's a big deal in a contest quarter with thousands of entries from around the world. You were part of the cream skimmed off the top of all those entries they received! Actually, the crème de la crème! Well done!

And for any wondering how they can up their writing game, John Goodwin asked me to announce THE NEW WRITERS OF THE FUTURE ONLINE WORKSHOP! That's right! It's here! I made a post under the Writing Craft category, but I'll post here as well. Enjoy a taste of the Writers of the Future Hollywood workshop! These are the same instructors! Go to WritersoftheFuture.com and click on FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP!

May this help you hit the bullseye on your next submission!

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

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Posted : April 21, 2020 9:12 am
Galen
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Congrats all!

This forum is where the messy blood sweat and tears that goes into your efforts is truly understood.

I too am out, but will be buoyed in spirit by a semi-finalist this time around. That's my best ever in a collection of many many R's so I will take it and run. But most importantly it means I finally get to live a personal fantasy and bust out this thing:

wotf057

(One day, one day, I want to fly the blue one.)

Congrats again guys! You're the best. You take risks and put yourselves out there. Be proud of what you have done.

Finalist x1
Semi x1
SHM x3
HM x7
R - lots!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 9:18 am
Wulf Moon
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Congrats all!

This forum is where the messy blood sweat and tears that goes into your efforts is truly understood.

I too am out, but will be buoyed in spirit by a semi-finalist this time around. That's my best ever in a collection of many many R's so I will take it and run. But most importantly it means I finally get to live a personal fantasy and bust out this thing:

wotf057

(One day, one day, I want to fly the blue one.)

Congrats again guys! You're the best. You take risks and put yourselves out there. Be proud of what you have done.

Awesome, Galen! It couldn't have happened to a better red panda! Enjoy the critique from Dave. It's worth its weight in gold.

Cheers!

Wulf Moon

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"Muzik Man" wins Best SFF Story of 2020! Read it in Best of Deep Magic Anthology Two! Includes stories by Super Secrets' alumni KD Julicher and Brittany Rainsdon!
You know WotF Workshop's 24-hour story exercise? Want to see what I wrote? It's about to be released in the pro-pay anthology THINGS WITH FEATHERS. Order HERE!
I've been invited back to Fyrecon Online to teach my Zoom master workshops Nov. 18th—21st. Four to chose from! Which one will help you level up? Explore HERE ... but you better hurry. They always sell out and are already half full!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 9:24 am
Henckel
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Silver HM for me! Just got the email.

Wo hook. Congratulations Crystal!!!

I got "R".

WOTF Stats
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – Semi-finalist
(2021) V38 Q2 – SHM
(2021) V38 Q3 – tba
(2021) V38 Q4 – tba

Coolest Achievements
(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
(2020) V37 Q4 – WOTF Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – WOTF Semi-finalist
(2021) Mike Resnick Memorial Award - 3rd Place winner!!!
(2022) To be published in Galaxy's Edge Magazine (March issue)

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Posted : April 21, 2020 9:28 am
CCrawford
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Congrats all!

This forum is where the messy blood sweat and tears that goes into your efforts is truly understood.

I too am out, but will be buoyed in spirit by a semi-finalist this time around. That's my best ever in a collection of many many R's so I will take it and run. But most importantly it means I finally get to live a personal fantasy and bust out this thing:

wotf057

(One day, one day, I want to fly the blue one.)

Congrats again guys! You're the best. You take risks and put yourselves out there. Be proud of what you have done.

Wow, congrats! wotf010

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
Indie author of The Lex Chronicles (Legends of Arameth), and the in-progress Leyward Stones series--including my serial, Macchiatos, Faerie Princes, and Other Things That Happen at Midnight, currently available on the new Kindle Vella platform. The Vella story is also available through my Patreon, along with side stories, behind the scenes content, and in-progress drafts of other books from my Leyward Stones world.
Website: http://ccrawfordwriting.com. I also have a newsletter and a blog!
Short story "Our Kind" published in DreamForge Anvil, Issue #5!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 9:31 am
Henckel
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Wow. I didnt see the other SHM and SF. Congratulations to all of you. Rock on!!!

WOTF Stats
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – Semi-finalist
(2021) V38 Q2 – SHM
(2021) V38 Q3 – tba
(2021) V38 Q4 – tba

Coolest Achievements
(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
(2020) V37 Q4 – WOTF Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – WOTF Semi-finalist
(2021) Mike Resnick Memorial Award - 3rd Place winner!!!
(2022) To be published in Galaxy's Edge Magazine (March issue)

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Posted : April 21, 2020 9:32 am
CCrawford
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Silver HM for me! Just got the email.

Wo hook. Congratulations Crystal!!!

I got "R".

Thank you!

Is the first one I read of yours entered in for Q2 or did that one go elsewhere? I really enjoyed that one!

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
Indie author of The Lex Chronicles (Legends of Arameth), and the in-progress Leyward Stones series--including my serial, Macchiatos, Faerie Princes, and Other Things That Happen at Midnight, currently available on the new Kindle Vella platform. The Vella story is also available through my Patreon, along with side stories, behind the scenes content, and in-progress drafts of other books from my Leyward Stones world.
Website: http://ccrawfordwriting.com. I also have a newsletter and a blog!
Short story "Our Kind" published in DreamForge Anvil, Issue #5!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 9:33 am
AliciaCay
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wotf056

Yay!

Congrats everyone on your results, and Galen - well done on that Semi-Finalist.

Now on to the next quarter Smile
-xo

V32: HM (Q4)
V33: HM, HM, SHM, HM
V34: R, R, HM, HM
V35: HM, HM, R, HM
V36: R, R, SHM, R
V37: SHM, FINALIST, HM, SHM
V38: SF, X, tbd
Ten story publications! (including Air and Nothingness Press, Third_Flatiron, and three with WordFire Press ♥)
https://aliciacay.com

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Posted : April 21, 2020 10:00 am
Henckel
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Posts: 419

Silver HM for me! Just got the email.

Wo hook. Congratulations Crystal!!!

I got "R".

Thank you!

Is the first one I read of yours entered in for Q2 or did that one go elsewhere? I really enjoyed that one!

No one has read my Q1 sub. At the time I submitted it, I was working on a story (that you read and ultimately because my Q2 Sub) but at the time I couldn't get it to work. So, with about 48 hours remaining, I abandoned it and wrote my Q1 sub. It was a heavily interrupted 48 hrs,... Anyway, it was a decent story, but (having re-read the story a couple days ago I realize that) my first few pages were really bad. Thus, rejected. Oh well. I have absolute confidence that my Q2 story is a vast improvement. ...

Lesson learned. wotf009

WOTF Stats
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – Semi-finalist
(2021) V38 Q2 – SHM
(2021) V38 Q3 – tba
(2021) V38 Q4 – tba

Coolest Achievements
(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
(2020) V37 Q4 – WOTF Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – WOTF Semi-finalist
(2021) Mike Resnick Memorial Award - 3rd Place winner!!!
(2022) To be published in Galaxy's Edge Magazine (March issue)

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Posted : April 21, 2020 10:07 am
Peter_Glen
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Posts: 143

'R' me Hearties!
Grats for those with a good result Smile

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Posted : April 21, 2020 10:22 am
Dragonchef
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Posts: 279

Still nothing but silence for me!
I think I need a hug.

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Posted : April 21, 2020 10:37 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Posts: 1121

Still nothing but silence for me!
I think I need a hug.

*HUGS*

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales

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Posted : April 21, 2020 10:41 am
Dragonchef
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Posts: 279

Thanks DP! Feeling kinda like Charlie Brown at Halloween right now..."I got a rock!"

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Posted : April 21, 2020 10:44 am
HermioneLee
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R for me

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Posted : April 21, 2020 10:52 am
Dragonchef
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R for me

Hermione - and every other "R" for Q1v37
Turn this thread off and start pounding on that keyboard--it fills the gap and pumps adrenaline into your next submission.
Just remember--we love you here in the forum and want nothing but a win for you. Get on it!

Fire and flame,
Dragonchef

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Posted : April 21, 2020 10:58 am
HermioneLee
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Posts: 163

R for me

Hermione - and every other "R" for Q2v37
Turn this thread off and start pounding on that keyboard--it fills the gap and pumps adrenaline into your next submission.
Just remember--we love you here in the forum and want nothing but a win for you. Get on it!

Fire and flame,
Dragonchef

Thanks Dragonchef, for your words of support and hope. Of course, I'll keep pounding on that keyboard, like I always do. I'll continue to submit stories, and hopefully, we'll both win one day!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 11:11 am
Dragonchef
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. . . hopefully, we'll both win one day!

Amen!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 11:16 am
SwiftPotato
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Posts: 555

R for me

What matters is that you wrote a story, finished it, and submitted it. That's a big deal. Keep on writing and keep on learning and keep on submitting. Smile

R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!
Stories in Apocalyptic, Cossmass Infinities, and Podcastle

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Posted : April 21, 2020 12:21 pm
BeeW
 BeeW
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Posts: 34

HM for me. Pretty good for my first time entering, I think. Keeping up with a fresh story every quarter!

V37Q1: HM
V37Q2: HM
V37Q3: R
V37Q4: ?

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Posted : April 21, 2020 12:30 pm
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