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Cray Dimensional
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@wulfmoon Thanks. I was looking for a formatting guide. I will check out "Shunn's Guide".

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V38: R, R, P

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Posted : April 22, 2021 4:26 pm
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@wulfmoon Thanks. I was looking for a formatting guide. I will check out "Shunn's Guide".

Proper Manuscript Format for Fiction Writers | William Shunn

Here you go! Use the modern. And more are asking for exact word count, instead of "about" rounding. I think exact is proper now, it's what we get paid on, and everyone has WPs that count for us. In the days of typewriters, you had to count pages and approximate. It's an artifact from days of old.

I do know Dave likes Courier. It's easier to spot errors in monospaced font. But many editors prefer Times New Roman. Read the guidelines of each publication. No one will likely slay you on font as long as it's close. Unless you use FUNKY CHICKEN. Smile (I made that up, but it SHOULD be a font!)

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Posted : April 22, 2021 4:56 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Posted by: @craydimensional

@wulfmoon Thanks. I was looking for a formatting guide. I will check out "Shunn's Guide".

https://www.shunn.net/format/story/

Here you go! grinning (Be sure to check out the modern version as opposed to the classic. I think I grabbed the right link, but it gives access to both versions on the same page, so just make sure you're viewing the right one.)

EDIT: Hi, Wulf. laughing Looks like you posted the link while I was catching up on threads. Nothing wrong with duplication in this case, though, I suppose. The important thing is people have the link!

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)
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Posted : April 22, 2021 4:59 pm
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Posted by: @wulfmoon

A reminder to all in the Forum.

This Saturday we have a special event happening in the WotF Forum. It's an Ask Me Anything AMA event with bestselling writer extraordinaire, TIM POWERS. If you don't know that name, go get a copy of ANUBIS GATES. Or ON STRANGER TIDES, my personal favorite. Tim is one of the most literary writers in speculative fiction. The event will be held here Saturday, April 24th, from 1 pm to 3 pm PST, on this Forum, in the Writers of the Future Online Workshop Topic. 

Don't miss out! Tim Powers is a judge of this Contest and in my opinion, one of the most creative writers alive today! 

See you there!

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This should be awesome! I received a copy of "On Stranger Tides" as a gift from another writer some years ago, along with a couple of other wonderful books--I had picked it up and intended to read it after it had sat on my shelf briefly. I got a few pages in, was interested, and then COVID hit, and now it's sitting on my desk in a house about a hundred miles from here that I haven't been to in over a year (keeping company, in fact, with the WotF volume that your story appeared in, which I was also reading through in little bursts right before all this nonsense began).

However, I have learned that for whatever reason, I seem to be useless at coming up with questions for almost anyone, regardless of how interesting the opportunity seems to be. Questions for astronauts on board the ISS? Nope, can't think of any...

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 : April 22, 2021 8:37 pm
Dragonchef
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Posted by: @wulfmoon

Unless you use FUNKY CHICKEN. Smile (I made that up, but it SHOULD be a font!)

Cheers!

Here ya go, Wulfy...

Funky chicken Font

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Posted : April 23, 2021 5:00 am
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yorgolee
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@dragonchef That's awesome! looks like train car graffiti. Is it available for purchase or download?

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Posted : April 23, 2021 6:30 am
Dragonchef
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@yorgolee . . . https://fonts.do/funky-chicken-town-1_font-download

Note: I have not downloaded it, but I imagine it's okay to do so since the site wasn't flagged. Still, as a precaution, always scan your downloads before opening.

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Posted : April 23, 2021 6:41 am
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@dragonchef

Awesome! 😃

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Posted : April 23, 2021 9:37 am
Wulf Moon
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popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn  

My favorite time each quarter is now.

Bombs away!

nuclear

 

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Posted : April 23, 2021 9:52 am
Dragonchef
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Posted by: @wulfmoon

popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn  

My favorite time each quarter is now.

Bombs away!

nuclear

 

Uh oh!

Biting lip draws blood. Heart races, mildly at first, then more rapidly with each passing minute. Hair on arms rise in anticipation.

 

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Posted : April 23, 2021 10:09 am
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Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @wulfmoon

popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn  

My favorite time each quarter is now.

Bombs away!

nuclear

 

Uh oh!

Biting lip draws blood. Heart races, mildly at first, then more rapidly with each passing minute. Hair on arms rise in anticipation.

 

We know results are coming in this week. Joni told me! And calls to Finalists are usually the first thing she does after the office matches blind number codes to actual names. She pulled over and called me from her car when she found out I was a Finalist. She knew I’d been entering for many, many years, because she had sent me all those certificates. Here’s to hoping many Forumites get The Call!

Cheers!

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NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
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Posted : April 23, 2021 10:32 am
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Dragonchef
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Posted by: @wulfmoon

We know results are coming in this week. Joni told me! 

But, this week is practically over. Well, at least over here on the East Coast.

stretchface

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Posted : April 23, 2021 10:34 am
dommichaels
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@dragonchef

I'm sure it takes a fair amount of time for Joni to make all the phone calls and prep all the email that needs to go out. 

Best wishes to everyone. Whatever the results, we've all upped our game just by participating! 

V37 Q3 - HM, V37 Q4 - HM, V38 Q1 - HM, V38 Q2 - HM

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Posted : April 23, 2021 10:41 am
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Posted by: @dragonchef
Posted by: @wulfmoon

We know results are coming in this week. Joni told me! 

But, this week is practically over. Well, at least over here on the East Coast.

stretchface

Well I hope they go out in the next hour. After that, I'm leaving and won't have internet till sunday.

On another note, Wulf, it seems like you really like that bomb-smiley. Could you quit with the popcorn? I'm on my wits end here ... grrrr.

Seriously though, this is my favorite part of the contest as well. We rejoice in everyone else's fortune, even as we get...  nuclear nuclear  

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm ~ Winston Churchill
V37: R, R, R, HM
V38: SHM

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Posted : April 23, 2021 10:46 am
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Dragonchef
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rejection

 

Just practicing

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Posted : April 23, 2021 11:07 am
RETreasure
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Dude...

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : April 23, 2021 11:12 am
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Dude...

That is the exact word that went through my head - just before I saw your reply. Hahaha.

 

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 23, 2021 11:21 am
sorte001
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rejection Just stretching my fingers 

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Posted : April 23, 2021 12:35 pm
Dustin Adams
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^^ Noo...  staaaaahp

2x Finalist
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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 23, 2021 1:43 pm
Cray Dimensional
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Oh boy. My fridge is stock for all possible results.

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, P

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Posted : April 23, 2021 1:50 pm
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Best of luck everyone!!!!!!!! 😀 

(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

Coolest Achievements
(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2020) Dream Foundry - Shortlisted
(2021) Mike Resnick Memorial Award - 3rd Place winner!!! (to be published)

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Posted : April 23, 2021 3:39 pm
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RETreasure
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🤞🤞🤞

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : April 23, 2021 3:50 pm
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@wulfmoon

Possible popcorn flavors: buttered, plain, caramel, cheddar, kettle corn, popcorn ball

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- Pending, 4th -- Pending
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"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
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Posted : April 23, 2021 4:56 pm
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Anyone else spent today glaring at their phone/email like it’s a defective Jack-in-the-box?

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Posted : April 23, 2021 5:16 pm
Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @crlisle

@wulfmoon

Possible popcorn flavors: buttered, plain, caramel, cheddar, kettle corn, popcorn ball

popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn  

Yes, please. I'll take 'em all. I'm here for the whole show, the marathon matinee.

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NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
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Posted : April 23, 2021 5:18 pm
Cray Dimensional
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So how long does the matinee usually last? 🤞 everyone.

I wish I had some kettle corn.

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, P

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Posted : April 23, 2021 5:23 pm
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DoctorJest
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Popcorn is delicious! I may have to have me some of that too...

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 : April 23, 2021 5:28 pm
yorgolee
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There’s one company that does a mix of caramel and cheddar popcorn. It’s equally celebratory and comforting. Works for either outcome. 

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Posted : April 23, 2021 5:39 pm
Wulf Moon
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So how long does the matinee usually last? 🤞 everyone.

I wish I had some kettle corn.

Cray, the first wave of results come over a couple of days. Paper sub results take longer because they have to be keyed in, and yes, people still sub by paper.

But Finalists are called first. Joni is always very excited to call Finalists, and she personally does each call. Semifinalists are kept in reserve for a bit in case someone is disqualified or bows out, or, in the case of one person recently, did a simultaneous sub and sold theirs before they found out they would have been a Finalist. YIKES! Don't do that! 

The rest of results quickly follow that first call to Finalists. You'll see waves of them posted here, and on the Grinder, which is often the first sign.

Joni then sets up four WotF judges to rate the 8 Finalists. Judging normally takes two weeks, but mine was a week. This one is pretty late, so I'm betting they'll push, so a week this time as well. Top three are chosen as winners, and Joni calls all Finalists again to let them know the results.

May everyone look at this as a marathon, or it will be hard to stay in the race. Celebrate ANY certificate you get, because it means you did the right things, and Dave wanted you to know that. Most winners work their way up over many entries, usually over many years. Be pleasantly surprised if it's less. 

My very best to you all as you await results! And don't miss Tim Powers tomorrow right here in the WotF Forum! He's amazing!

Wulf Moon

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“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!
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Posted : April 23, 2021 6:42 pm
Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @yorgolee

There’s one company that does a mix of caramel and cheddar popcorn. It’s equally celebratory and comforting. Works for either outcome. 

Cretors. Perfect for occasions like this! popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn popcorn  

::tosses some popcorn up at the projection booth:: START THE SHOW ALREADY!

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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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