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HermioneLee
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Ooh, let the twitching begin!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 12:19 am
Dragonchef
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Posted : April 21, 2020 12:43 am
Dustin Adams
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Chuck Norris doesn't sleep.

He waits.

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 1:23 am
WillShadbolt
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Just reread the first few pages of my story and found a typo...rrrgghh

By the way, what time do results usually come out? In the past I’ve gotten the emails in both the afternoon and around 10 pm EST, but I’m working with a small sample size.

R, HM, R, Pending

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Posted : April 21, 2020 2:27 am
KD Julicher
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Just reread the first few pages of my story and found a typo...rrrgghh

By the way, what time do results usually come out? In the past I’ve gotten the emails in both the afternoon and around 10 pm EST, but I’m working with a small sample size.

Literally any time. I'm not completely sure Joni sleeps but she is PST so the day is just starting here.

Best of luck, all!

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 2:28 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Just reread the first few pages of my story and found a typo...rrrgghh

By the way, what time do results usually come out? In the past I’ve gotten the emails in both the afternoon and around 10 pm EST, but I’m working with a small sample size.

Literally any time. I'm not completely sure Joni sleeps but she is PST so the day is just starting here.

Best of luck, all!

Any time is right. I've gotten e-mails after 2am EST, before.

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 3:02 am
KD Julicher
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Just reread the first few pages of my story and found a typo...rrrgghh

By the way, what time do results usually come out? In the past I’ve gotten the emails in both the afternoon and around 10 pm EST, but I’m working with a small sample size.

Literally any time. I'm not completely sure Joni sleeps but she is PST so the day is just starting here.

Best of luck, all!

Any time is right. I've gotten e-mails after 2am EST, before.

Well, that's only 11 pm PST so that's not so extreme but yeah. She likes to call me around 4 in the afternoon (I'm PST too) but I've had calls at 10 am, 7 pm, 2 in the afternoon...

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 3:04 am
chuckt
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Is there a reason anticipation has spiked today?

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

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Posted : April 21, 2020 3:22 am
officer
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Is there a reason anticipation has spiked today?

Joni e-mailed last quarter's HM recipients, where she mentioned she would send out results "next Tuesday." Of course, now we will all question whether "next Tuesday" means "this Tuesday" or "a week from Tuesday." Good luck, all!

HM, R, HM, R, R, SHM*, HM, ?, ?
*Finalist, 2021 Baen Fantasy Adventure Award

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Posted : April 21, 2020 3:24 am
Dragonchef
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Oops

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Posted : April 21, 2020 3:45 am
TimE
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Dragon - you know how you 'Made a slight error in reading the email' - well the specific mention of the 21st was in regard to when a 5% discount ended.

Anyway, I've had all our phones switched off, so I won't know that I didn't get the call. Clever, uh?

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Posted : April 21, 2020 3:49 am
chuckt
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Is there a reason anticipation has spiked today?

Joni e-mailed last quarter's HM recipients, where she mentioned she would send out results "next Tuesday." Of course, now we will all question whether "next Tuesday" means "this Tuesday" or "a week from Tuesday." Good luck, all!

Do you recall when she sent that email? I vaguely remember Joni making such a prediction in an email but I thought that was quite a while ago.

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

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Posted : April 21, 2020 3:49 am
Dustin Adams
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I think she said Thursday.

Oh wait...

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 3:51 am
WillShadbolt
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Is there a reason anticipation has spiked today?

Joni e-mailed last quarter's HM recipients, where she mentioned she would send out results "next Tuesday." Of course, now we will all question whether "next Tuesday" means "this Tuesday" or "a week from Tuesday." Good luck, all!

Do you recall when she sent that email? I vaguely remember Joni making such a prediction in an email but I thought that was quite a while ago.

It was last Friday. I think it only went out to the HMs from last quarter.

R, HM, R, Pending

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Posted : April 21, 2020 3:54 am
Dragonchef
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Dragon - you know how you 'Made a slight error in reading the email' - well the specific mention of the 21st was in regard to when a 5% discount ended. Anyway, I've had all our phones switched off, so I won't know that I didn't get the call. Clever, uh?

Yeah - I know. Reread the email just after I hit send and found my second misread. Seems my twitching, even though I am not really noticing it, is in full bloom in my subconscious. Oh, wait...now it's rising to the surface. Dang! Here I thought I was getting good at being ZEN.
<phones off> Not an option in my house </phones off> wotf011

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Posted : April 21, 2020 4:03 am
ZeeTeeBeeZ
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In that email, Joni did very clearly say “if you’re wondering about Q1, I’m sending out results next Tuesday.”

As those who have been submitting to the contest for a while know, Joni has been known to be relatively optimistic with how quickly results will come. However, I haven’t ever seen her give a specific day in an email like this.

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Posted : April 21, 2020 4:08 am
KD Julicher
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In that email, Joni did very clearly say “if you’re wondering about Q1, I’m sending out results next Tuesday.”

As those who have been submitting to the contest for a while know, Joni has been known to be relatively optimistic with how quickly results will come. However, I haven’t ever seen her give a specific day in an email like this.

Just kick back and relax. It's only 9 o'clock here on the West Coast. Give Joni a chance to grab her coffee and try to only refresh this page and The Grinder every half hour or so. Who's twitching? Not me! wotf013

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 4:22 am
storysinger
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The times they are a changing~~Bob Dylan

I agree it's unusual to hear a time announced. It's a first for me.
When I responded to the HM badge offer I mentioned results on Tuesday.
I got the link for the badge yesterday and she wrote, yep tomorrow.
But there's more to it, the badge download expires today, was she talking about the results or the badge expiration? wotf017

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 : April 21, 2020 4:30 am
Dragonchef
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. . . was she talking about the results or the badge expiration? wotf017

Quote from said email from Joni: "Stay safe!! (and if you are wondering about Q1, I'm sending out the results next Tuesday)"

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Posted : April 21, 2020 4:35 am
Dragonchef
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KD - Out of curiosity...Where on the SubmissionGrinder does one find Results info on WotF?

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Posted : April 21, 2020 4:47 am
Obi-Wan Nobody
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Probably here: https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ... Index?id=1

36: Ø, R, Ø, R.
37: HM, R, R, R.
38: R, ?

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Posted : April 21, 2020 4:53 am
Dragonchef
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Probably here: https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ... Index?id=1

Been there before, and only now did I see the "Pending" on the bar graph. Is that the "tell"?

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Posted : April 21, 2020 5:08 am
KD Julicher
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Probably here: https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ... Index?id=1

Been there before, and only now did I see the "Pending" on the bar graph. Is that the "tell"?

No, "pending" is some statistical thing that says "these stories are past what we calculate the average amount of time that a story is at this market before a reply". It's pretty useless for WOTF. What you're looking for is the purple entries in the second grouping from the right - that's Q1 entries - to start turning red. Red means rejection.

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 5:15 am
Obi-Wan Nobody
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Or green, for some. wotf007
BTW, what "acceptance" means for WotF on the SubmissionGrinder? Everything from HM up, or just the finalists?

36: Ø, R, Ø, R.
37: HM, R, R, R.
38: R, ?

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Posted : April 21, 2020 5:16 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Or green, for some. wotf007
BTW, what "acceptance" means for WotF on the SubmissionGrinder? Everything from HM up, or just the finalists?

I would assume acceptance is saved solely for winners and published finalists. The bigger question for me is how individuals might consider personal versus form R's.

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 5:28 am
KD Julicher
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Or green, for some. wotf007
BTW, what "acceptance" means for WotF on the SubmissionGrinder? Everything from HM up, or just the finalists?

We won't see any green today! "Acceptance" should mean winners and published finalists, like Peony said. Anything else, no matter how nice, is a rejection.

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 5:31 am
Dragonchef
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Some relaxing Zen music for the hidden twitcher in all of us.

https://youtu.be/qfuM1w_28KY

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Posted : April 21, 2020 5:42 am
kakent80
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It’s been a long day for those of us in the UK!

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Posted : April 21, 2020 6:21 am
chuckt
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So the email didn't apply to SHMs or Finalists I presume? Not complaining. Just curious. "We don't need no stinking badges."

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

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Posted : April 21, 2020 6:35 am
kakent80
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Just got the email! Last quarter was my first entry into this competition. Now I have two HMs from two entries wotf007

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Posted : April 21, 2020 6:50 am
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