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CCrawford
(@ccrawford)
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Posts: 225

I'm in for Q1! I'm doing the Wulf Pack challenge, but I was given a bit of an exemption for this quarter because I just had a baby, so I'm behind on some of the challenge requirements right now... getting my Q1 submission in was my priority and I'm so glad I was able to finish it! Smile The Super Secrets (and the wonderful Wulf Pack) have been super helpful!

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!
Upcoming short story publication in DreamForge Anvil, October 2021 issue!

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Posted : December 27, 2019 12:06 pm
mrtevebaugh
(@mrtevebaugh)
Advanced Member
Posts: 33

I'm in for Q1. Best of luck to everyone!

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Posted : December 27, 2019 11:58 pm
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Silver Star Member
Posts: 745

I'm in for Q1! I'm doing the Wulf Pack challenge, but I was given a bit of an exemption for this quarter because I just had a baby, so I'm behind on some of the challenge requirements right now... getting my Q1 submission in was my priority and I'm so glad I was able to finish it! Smile The Super Secrets (and the wonderful Wulf Pack) have been super helpful!

I'm in for Q1. Best of luck to everyone!

You guys did some great work this quarter. Best of luck! Too bad Q1 tends to be the slowest wotf001

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : December 28, 2019 12:16 am
LDWriter2
(@ldwriter2)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1263

Not been here for a while again but I just sent my story for Q1. Maybe I should have four stories though. They sent me four reminders. wotf001

But it was an old story-older than I thought actually-that I redid. I worked on a couple of other stories for anthologies and didn't think I had the time to do a new story, especially with NaNo in there. Anyway, I rewrote the opening and a bit more and rewrote sentences, deleted some of the original story and we shall see. I also went back over and tried to smooth out some rough spots but wotf017 It now has better writing than it had, but I don't think as good as some stories I sent in that went nowhere. We shall see.

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 28, 2019 8:31 am
Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
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Posts: 279

I am IN for Q1v37 - just submitted.

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Posted : December 28, 2019 9:17 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1113

I'm in.

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 : December 28, 2019 3:25 pm
MountainSpud
(@jeschleicher)
Bronze Member
Posts: 57

I'm in. Good luck to all!

R X 3
HM X 3
SHM X 1

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Posted : December 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Wulf Moon
(@wulfmoon)
Platinum Plus Member Moderator
Posts: 2277

Two days to go. Glad to see everyone getting their stories in! Don't miss the deadline. I've submitted right up to the final minutes before close more often than I wish to recall. Sometimes the Wizehive system hangs up in those final minutes. If so, send an email to Joni with your story attached immediately, and tell her the time you submitted when the system locked up. Ask her to confirm submission. She is very understanding and will get it in for this quarter.

Best of success! Fortune favor the diligent!

Wulf Moon

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"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 : December 29, 2019 6:32 am
BeeW
 BeeW
(@beew)
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Posts: 34

Entering for the first time this quarter! Gonna make it a goal to write a new story every quarter until I place or become ineligible. It's a nice distraction from slugging away on my novel. =)

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

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Posted : December 29, 2019 10:20 pm
chuckt
(@chuckt)
Silver Member
Posts: 419

I'm in! Congrats to everyone who got their stories written, polished, and submitted. Best wishes!

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : December 30, 2019 2:03 am
storysinger
(@storysinger)
Gold Member
Posts: 880

I just submitted a fresh story for Q1. Best of luck to all.

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, 2019 2:56 am
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Silver Star Member
Posts: 745

I'm in for Q1. Best of luck to everyone who submitted!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : December 30, 2019 4:20 am
tkunit
(@tkunit)
Advanced Member
Posts: 25

I'm in.

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Posted : December 30, 2019 6:53 am
WillShadbolt
(@willshadbolt)
Advanced Member
Posts: 39

I'm in for this quarter. Best of luck everyone!

R, HM, R, Pending

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Posted : December 30, 2019 9:49 am
Wulf Moon
(@wulfmoon)
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Posts: 2277

Entering for the first time this quarter! Gonna make it a goal to write a new story every quarter until I place or become ineligible. It's a nice distraction from slugging away on my novel. =)

Great goal, BeeW. That goal is what finally did it for me. Honestly, winning WotF will get you a strong credit that will help you get attention when you seek to get the novel published. It's a very good idea to get some good short story sales and contest wins.

Congrats to all making the 1st quarter deadline! I hope to see some of you on that stage for Volume 37! As they say at the casino:

WINNERS HAPPEN HERE!

Cheers!

Wulf Moon

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"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 : December 30, 2019 11:26 am
BeeW
 BeeW
(@beew)
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Posts: 34

Submitted! Here's hoping it's not disqualified for being a PDF.
Time to start brainstorming for Q2!

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

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Posted : December 30, 2019 8:34 pm
chuckt
(@chuckt)
Silver Member
Posts: 419

Ugh. Last year's Q1 results were mid-April.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : December 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Reigheena
(@reigheena)
Bronze Member
Posts: 69

Passing on this quarter. Had too much other stuff going on. Should have time to get things done for Q2 though.

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Posted : December 31, 2019 1:00 am
Wulf Moon
(@wulfmoon)
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Posts: 2277

Submitted! Here's hoping it's not disqualified for being a PDF.
Time to start brainstorming for Q2!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I've never heard of PDF being proper manuscript format. Please don't submit in that format to publishers. In fact, if I were you, I'd put it in Word format and send it off as an attached file in an email to Joni today, explaining the situation and asking that if it's a problem (and I believe it well could be), will she please accept the file you've included as your submission. jonil@authorservicesinc.com

Just a polite note to all. Please don't abuse the privilege to email Joni. She is buried as it is, regulary works until midnight in those offices. Treat her as you would any other professional editor or administrator. Which means necessary business only, and before pushing SEND, it's good to ask, "Is this really necessary?" She has thousands of writers' submissions to keep track of each quarter. And thousands of "I was just wondering if..." Help Joni out by asking here first, and listening to the advice given.

But in your case, BeeW, I'd send Joni your .doc formatted story today.

Best of success,

Wulf Moon

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"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 : December 31, 2019 4:33 am
AVDutson
(@avdutson)
Active Member
Posts: 24

I'm in! After some last-minute crunching, I got my story in. It ended up being my beefiest one yet, but I really love it!

Good luck, y'all!

~Tony
A.V. Dutson
R : 2, HM : 4, SHM : 2, F : 0, SF : 0, W : 0
"A good writer possesses not only his own spirit, but also the spirit of his friends."
~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Posted : December 31, 2019 7:58 am
LoyalRam
(@loyalram)
Advanced Member
Posts: 43

I submitted today, just under the wire. My story is about 4400 words, which seems a bit short compared to many of you. I've spent a lot of time refining it and so we'll see how it goes....Good fortune, everyone.

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : December 31, 2019 8:21 am
SulanDun
(@sulandun)
Active Member
Posts: 16

Ok, I'm in. At least it's at 2:57pm on the last day instead of 11:48pm like last quarter! Seems prudent to send it in before the New Year drinking time kicks in Smile

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Posted : December 31, 2019 8:57 am
BeeW
 BeeW
(@beew)
Advanced Member
Posts: 34

Submitted! Here's hoping it's not disqualified for being a PDF.
Time to start brainstorming for Q2!

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I've never heard of PDF being proper manuscript format. Please don't submit in that format to publishers. In fact, if I were you, I'd put it in Word format and send it off as an attached file in an email to Joni today, explaining the situation and asking that if it's a problem (and I believe it well could be), will she please accept the file you've included as your submission. jonil@authorservicesinc.com

Just a polite note to all. Please don't abuse the privilege to email Joni. She is buried as it is, regulary works until midnight in those offices. Treat her as you would any other professional editor or administrator. Which means necessary business only, and before pushing SEND, it's good to ask, "Is this really necessary?" She has thousands of writers' submissions to keep track of each quarter. And thousands of "I was just wondering if..." Help Joni out by asking here first, and listening to the advice given.

But in your case, BeeW, I'd send Joni your .doc formatted story today.

Best of success,

Wulf Moon

Thanks for the advice Moon! I just replied to the auto-confirmation (seems to be from the email you listed) from submitting explaining the situation and with a word doc version attached. Fingies crossed.

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

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Posted : December 31, 2019 11:45 am
AlexH
(@alexh)
Silver Member
Posts: 255

I'm in with a revised story, with seemingly never-ending fireworks heralding the New Year leading me to put earphones in. Some people reading that will have reason to find it amusing. It's the first time I haven't entered fresh, but the story has more than tripled in length, so it almost feels fresh. It's also my first submission of 2020!

I don't have a KYD flash this month and haven't finished a new second story to submit (I may have a chance with the extended deadline). But, for various reasons, I feel I've done well to enter WotF this quarter. wotf007

35: - R R R | 36: R HM R R | 37: HM HM HM SHM | 38: HM HM

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Posted : December 31, 2019 12:23 pm
Beth Powers
(@bethpowers)
Bronze Star Member
Posts: 127

I forgot to report in when I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!)

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 : December 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Wulf Moon
(@wulfmoon)
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Posts: 2277

I forgot to report in when I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!)

That's a great record of persistence, Beth! I think you're due!

Cheers to all!

Moon

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"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 : December 31, 2019 5:20 pm
alir_the_neon
(@alir_the_neon)
New Member
Posts: 1

Just barely made it to Q1 with a fresh one.  giggle Will certainly aim for 4 in 37.  fistinair Good luck to everyone.

R-R-R-R-P

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Posted : December 31, 2019 5:50 pm
JVAshley
(@jvashley)
Silver Member
Posts: 262

I'm In

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Posted : December 31, 2019 5:57 pm
Dustin Adams
(@axeminister)
Gold Member
Posts: 995

Grats to everyone who made it in!
This forum should win the Best Forum award. Smile
On to Q2!

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 : December 31, 2019 9:39 pm
MountainSpud
(@jeschleicher)
Bronze Member
Posts: 57

Wow, Beth! A tip of the hat to you.

R X 3
HM X 3
SHM X 1

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Posted : December 31, 2019 10:26 pm
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