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David K
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I got my first HM after coming back after a four-year long PhD break 😀 Feels good to climb back in the saddle!

 

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood... I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference. Robert Frost (1915)
9 HMs: latest Q1 2021

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Posted : April 24, 2021 6:22 pm
Reuben
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silverhm This was everything I was hoping for! (Okay, maybe I wanted a semifinalist. I can't fool you guys.) Thank you everyone here! In specific, thank you Wulf for the Heart's Desire tip, and the other supersecrets, thank you Dustin for all your time and advice, especially that bit from KD Julicher (thank you Kate!) about tough decisions, and Matt Dovey's link on conflict (which is here). Thank you Troy (Shockhawk) and all my other critiquers. And thank you Becky, who has probably done more for my writing than anyone/anything else. 

Speaking of which, I count at least two regulars who haven't reported yet *cough cough cough*. May the best forumite win! popcorn  

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 24, 2021 10:34 pm
Beth Powers
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Dustin already mentioned it, but it would feel weird to not officially report my results here, so SHM for our story. For me, this was my second SHM in a row (after many years of Rs and HMs), so I'm hoping the upward trend continues!

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Posted : April 24, 2021 10:53 pm
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TimE
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Humbug - another HM for me. I'm pretty well stuck at that level. But then this entry was humorous which i tend to think is a bigger risk.

Congrats to everyone who got anywhere - and keep trying to all those who got 'R's.

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Posted : April 25, 2021 1:26 am
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Posted by: @time

Humbug - another HM for me. I'm pretty well stuck at that level. But then this entry was humorous which i tend to think is a bigger risk.

Congrats to everyone who got anywhere - and keep trying to all those who got 'R's.

Sorry, Tim. Editors always ask for humor, but buy so little of it. One man's funny bone is another man's chicken bone in his craw. Keep swinging. I tried all kinds of genres and story types until I dabbled in YA and it won. You never know what will connect with Dave, and then it has to connect with the other judges as well.

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Posted : April 25, 2021 2:16 pm
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Posted by: @bethpowers

Dustin already mentioned it, but it would feel weird to not officially report my results here, so SHM for our story. For me, this was my second SHM in a row (after many years of Rs and HMs), so I'm hoping the upward trend continues!

Happy to see this, Beth. Congrats to both of you, but there's reasons to single out special kudos to you. I know how long you've been trying to break through the HM barrier, and I've been thrilled to see this change for you recently. May the next be your winner!

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Posted : April 25, 2021 2:19 pm
Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @reuben

silverhm This was everything I was hoping for! (Okay, maybe I wanted a semifinalist. I can't fool you guys.) Thank you everyone here! In specific, thank you Wulf for the Heart's Desire tip, and the other supersecrets, thank you Dustin for all your time and advice, especially that bit from KD Julicher (thank you Kate!) about tough decisions, and Matt Dovey's link on conflict (which is here). Thank you Troy (Shockhawk) and all my other critiquers. And thank you Becky, who has probably done more for my writing than anyone/anything else. 

Speaking of which, I count at least two regulars who haven't reported yet *cough cough cough*. May the best forumite win! popcorn  

Glad to be part of the solution, Reuben. I wrote the SUPER SECRETS to help people like you. You're figuring it out! Don't forget an SHM might have even placed higher than a Semifinalist, and Dave liked it so much, he didn't want to kill the story in relation to the Contest by giving it a critique. Semifinalists cannot be sent back in, but a Silver HM can. I highly recommend getting a pro to take a look at it to see if they can tell you why it might not have placed. It could be it's totally good, and Dave knew in another quarter, it would win. There's a very fine line up at the top, and you are in the top when you get a Silver. Best of success with it, here, or elsewhere!

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Posted : April 25, 2021 2:25 pm
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Posted by: @david-k

I got my first HM after coming back after a four-year long PhD break 😀 Feels good to climb back in the saddle!

 

Yee-haw! Keep riding, David! And if that horse throws you, get right back in the saddle! Happy trails!

 

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Posted : April 25, 2021 2:40 pm
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Wulf Moon
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@axeminister I didn’t know you could have a coauthor entry.

You can. It's just rarely done. 

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Posted : April 25, 2021 2:42 pm
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@wulfmoon thank you, my friend! 

Ceci,

Don't be bashful. Share that great album you created in your signature. Put a link on it so people can listen. Great work and VERY professional! LOVE your voice!

Cheers!

Moon

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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 25, 2021 2:45 pm
Reuben
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@wulfmoon Thanks Wulf! I'll see about sending it to an editor. It's already at BCS, though they give personal rejections.

And (@henckel) congratulations! Hitting so close to the bullseye twice in a row is amazing. It's only a matter of time...

Also, question: Is it taboo to talk about finalists? Anyone know when the judging will be finished?

 

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 25, 2021 3:54 pm
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RETreasure
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I started writing in January 2017. The first community of writers I found was this forum, and I’ll never stop being grateful for that little piece of serendipity. I’ve made lifelong friends, found mentorship and support, and grown as a writer and a human being because of the people I met right here. 

Writing is a weird journey. It’s intensely personal, yet public. It’s largely subjective, but based in precedent and skill and study. It’s just putting words down, but it’s also incredibly hard. Some days you’re sure you can’t and some days you’re sure you will. 

Well, today is one of those latter days for me because after four years, 700k words, and more tears than I’d like to admit, I get to post this sign:

finalist

I could not, would not, have made this journey alone. To everyone who supported me and believed in me, especially when I didn’t believe in myself, thank you. All I ever wanted was a finalist - that was in my control. What happens with the judges and the results is not - but by God, I did it!

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.
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Posted : April 25, 2021 5:30 pm
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Disgruntled Peony
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Posted by: @rschibler

I started writing in January 2017. The first community of writers I found was this forum, and I’ll never stop being grateful for that little piece of serendipity. I’ve made lifelong friends, found mentorship and support, and grown as a writer and a human being because of the people I met right here. 

Writing is a weird journey. It’s intensely personal, yet public. It’s largely subjective, but based in precedent and skill and study. It’s just putting words down, but it’s also incredibly hard. Some days you’re sure you can’t and some days you’re sure you will. 

Well, today is one of those latter days for me because after four years, 700k words, and more tears than I’d like to admit, I get to post this sign:

finalist

I could not, would not, have made this journey alone. To everyone who supported me and believed in me, especially when I didn’t believe in myself, thank you. All I ever wanted was a finalist - that was in my control. What happens with the judges and the results is not - but by God, I did it!

YES! GO BECKY!

  clapper clapper   clapper clapper  

Fingers crossed that you'll win, but regardless of how everything turns out, you made finalist and that's freakin' awesome!

hearts buddies  

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 25, 2021 5:36 pm
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DoctorJest
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I've also been quiet, as I wasn't sure if we were doing the wait-until after thing (I feel sure we did that once upon a time?), but:

finalist

And I'm super stoked! I struggled balancing life, work, and writing over the last few years, and the Writers of the Future and the community here has been the one anchor that's helped me to keep on trucking through it all. Totally stoked that we have a couple of Forumites in the mix for another quarter--fingers crossed for us both!

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 25, 2021 6:49 pm
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RETreasure
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Posted by: @doctorjest

I've also been quiet, as I wasn't sure if we were doing the wait-until after thing (I feel sure we did that once upon a time?), but:

finalist

And I'm super stoked! I struggled balancing life, work, and writing over the last few years, and the Writers of the Future and the community here has been the one anchor that's helped me to keep on trucking through it all. Totally stoked that we have a couple of Forumites in the mix for another quarter--fingers crossed for us both!

AAAH! That's so exciting! Congratulations!!

 

I asked Joni if I could post and she said just to keep the story title/content quiet since it's still being judged, but that I was good to say I was a finalist. GO FORUMITES!

 

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 25, 2021 6:57 pm
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Posted by: @rschibler

I started writing in January 2017. The first community of writers I found was this forum, and I’ll never stop being grateful for that little piece of serendipity. I’ve made lifelong friends, found mentorship and support, and grown as a writer and a human being because of the people I met right here. 

Writing is a weird journey. It’s intensely personal, yet public. It’s largely subjective, but based in precedent and skill and study. It’s just putting words down, but it’s also incredibly hard. Some days you’re sure you can’t and some days you’re sure you will. 

Well, today is one of those latter days for me because after four years, 700k words, and more tears than I’d like to admit, I get to post this sign:

finalist

I could not, would not, have made this journey alone. To everyone who supported me and believed in me, especially when I didn’t believe in myself, thank you. All I ever wanted was a finalist - that was in my control. What happens with the judges and the results is not - but by God, I did it!

So happy for you Becky!! Congrats!!!

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 : April 25, 2021 6:59 pm
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Thomas Woodward
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HM here - also big congrats to all the SHMs (go Liz!) and everyone else who entered Smile

 

 

5x R
10x HM
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"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 : April 25, 2021 7:01 pm
HermioneLee
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Hello everyone. First, congratulations to everyone, finalists, semi-finalists, SHMs and HMs! You all rock! Fingers crossed for the finalists😊

So, I got another rejection this time. But something ridiculous happened to me today when I read my submission over again. I used Google Docs to write my story, and then converted it to Word on my computer before submitting it to WOTF. And - I didn’t know about this until today, but when I redownloaded my file on my computer, Microsoft Word cut the final words in each sentence into...halves. Without knowing what I had done, I went along and submitted the story, full of cut words, to wotf. And I didn’t know that I'd been doing it wrong all along... until today. Ouch. I seem to have discovered one of the reasons my stories kept getting rejected.

Lucky I uploaded my story in a rft. file on V38 Q2. (I was curious what an rft file was then, and I decided to give it a try)

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Posted : April 25, 2021 7:14 pm
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Posted by: @hermionelee

Hello everyone. First, congratulations to everyone, finalists, semi-finalists, SHMs and HMs! You all rock! Fingers crossed for the finalists😊

So, I got another rejection this time. But something ridiculous happened to me today when I read my submission over again. I used Google Docs to write my story, and then converted it to Word on my computer before submitting it to WOTF. And - I didn’t know about this until today, but when I redownloaded my file on my computer, Microsoft Word cut the final words in each sentence into...halves. Without knowing what I had done, I went along and submitted the story, full of cut words, to wotf. And I didn’t know that I'd been doing it wrong all along... until today. Ouch. I seem to have discovered one of the reasons my stories kept getting rejected.

Lucky I uploaded my story in a rft. file on V38 Q2. (I was curious what an rft file was then, and I decided to give it a try)

Well, yikes--that definitely doesn't sound like a helpful editing feature... sadness  

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 25, 2021 7:17 pm
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Posted by: @rschibler
Posted by: @doctorjest

I've also been quiet, as I wasn't sure if we were doing the wait-until after thing (I feel sure we did that once upon a time?), but:

finalist

And I'm super stoked! I struggled balancing life, work, and writing over the last few years, and the Writers of the Future and the community here has been the one anchor that's helped me to keep on trucking through it all. Totally stoked that we have a couple of Forumites in the mix for another quarter--fingers crossed for us both!

AAAH! That's so exciting! Congratulations!!

 

I asked Joni if I could post and she said just to keep the story title/content quiet since it's still being judged, but that I was good to say I was a finalist. GO FORUMITES!

 

Likewise! And then after I was thinking I should post it, and then that I shouldn't, and then, and then...

Safe to say I probably overthought it, anyway.

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 25, 2021 7:18 pm
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Posted by: @hermionelee

I used Google Docs to write my story, and then converted it to Word on my computer before submitting it to WOTF.

So, were you downloading straight from google docs? As in, you clicked on File, hovered the cursor over Download, and selected Microsoft Word?

2012 Q4: R
2016 Q3: SHM
2019 Q2: HM, Q3: HM
2020 Q2: HM, Q4: SHM
2021 Q1: HM, Q2: SF, Q3: Waiting, Q4: WIP

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Posted : April 25, 2021 7:32 pm
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Posted by: @doctorjest
Posted by: @hermionelee

Hello everyone. First, congratulations to everyone, finalists, semi-finalists, SHMs and HMs! You all rock! Fingers crossed for the finalists😊

So, I got another rejection this time. But something ridiculous happened to me today when I read my submission over again. I used Google Docs to write my story, and then converted it to Word on my computer before submitting it to WOTF. And - I didn’t know about this until today, but when I redownloaded my file on my computer, Microsoft Word cut the final words in each sentence into...halves. Without knowing what I had done, I went along and submitted the story, full of cut words, to wotf. And I didn’t know that I'd been doing it wrong all along... until today. Ouch. I seem to have discovered one of the reasons my stories kept getting rejected.

Lucky I uploaded my story in a rft. file on V38 Q2. (I was curious what an rft file was then, and I decided to give it a try)

Well, yikes--that definitely doesn't sound like a helpful editing feature... sadness  

You can definitely say that again! I'm glad to say that I’ve learned my lesson. I posted it up here as a cautionary tale, hoping that my tragedy won't repeat hmmmm  

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Posted : April 25, 2021 7:48 pm
HermioneLee
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@babooher

yes, that was exactly what I did. To be precise, I wrote in the Google Docs in my iPad, saved it, then opened Google docs on my computer, selected "save as word docx.", put it on my desktop, and....uploaded it to wotf uh-oh  

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Posted : April 25, 2021 7:50 pm
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@hermionelee smash I'm not sure how I'd handle that. Probably poorly. Thank you for the word of caution.

2012 Q4: R
2016 Q3: SHM
2019 Q2: HM, Q3: HM
2020 Q2: HM, Q4: SHM
2021 Q1: HM, Q2: SF, Q3: Waiting, Q4: WIP

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Posted : April 25, 2021 7:58 pm
Reuben
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Posted by: @rschibler

Well, today is one of those latter days for me because after four years, 700k words, and more tears than I’d like to admit, I get to post this sign:

finalist

Yeaaaah!!!!! You've made it!

Posted by: @doctorjest

I've also been quiet, as I wasn't sure if we were doing the wait-until after thing (I feel sure we did that once upon a time?), but:

finalist

Yeaaaaah!!!!!!! Go all the way, Dr.!! 

May the tribunal be with you both! 

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 25, 2021 7:59 pm
HermioneLee
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@babooher your emoji says it all lol smash  

 I actually had a good laugh over my stupidity and the absurdity of the whole incident giggle   at least I've learnt my lessons and won’t let this happen again ...

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Posted : April 25, 2021 8:07 pm
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Posted by: @doctorjest

I've also been quiet, as I wasn't sure if we were doing the wait-until after thing (I feel sure we did that once upon a time?), but:

finalist

And I'm super stoked! I struggled balancing life, work, and writing over the last few years, and the Writers of the Future and the community here has been the one anchor that's helped me to keep on trucking through it all. Totally stoked that we have a couple of Forumites in the mix for another quarter--fingers crossed for us both!

HOLY CRAP, THAT'S AWESOME!

clapper clapper clapper clapper clapper  

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 25, 2021 9:04 pm
PenMark
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Congratulations, @rschibler and @doctorjest!! I'm thrilled for you two. How long does it usually take for finalists to be judged? I'd imagine the twitching has only gotten worse. giggle  

V37 Q3: R
V37 Q4: SHM
V38 Q1: R
V38 Q2: SHM
V38 Q3: Submitted
V38 Q4: Revising

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Posted : April 25, 2021 9:44 pm
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Posted by: @penmark

Congratulations, @rschibler and @doctorjest!! I'm thrilled for you two. How long does it usually take for finalists to be judged? I'd imagine the twitching has only gotten worse. giggle  

Thanks! grinning And geez, you're not kidding about the twitching--it's done a total number on my ability to concentrate on anything useful! 

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 25, 2021 9:56 pm
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Huge congrats to you both, @rschibler and @doctorjest !!!

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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