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Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @ceciblack

@wulfmoon really!? Okay I’ll do it! Thank you thank you 

Ceci,

Your signature is not only for posting your results history (optional--I never did, it would have taken PAGES lol) it's also for sharing what you do. You make music. A link to your music album, your website, your latest publication, these are all proper things to place in your signature. We want to get to know our family here. The signature is the perfect place for that!

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Posted : April 26, 2021 3:14 pm
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Posted by: @ceciblack

@wulfmoon really!? Okay I’ll do it! Thank you thank you 

Ceci,

Your signature is not only for posting your results history (optional--I never did, it would have taken PAGES lol) it's also for sharing what you do. You make music. A link to your music album, your website, your latest publication, these are all proper things to place in your signature. We want to get to know our family here. The signature is the perfect place for that!

Okay, I’ve made a start. Here goes:

Ceci Black
Writer, Musician
Free Album: Captains of Industry (vocals, lyrics, keys & occasional bass)
Composer: Will & Whit The Musical based on Laura Lee Gulledge’s young adult graphic novel, Will & Whit.
v38: HM (Q1)

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Posted : April 26, 2021 3:38 pm
ajschultz6
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Congratulations to all the finalists! Four is amazing, and I know just from reading these boards that you all deserve it. 

R for me this time, but that's okay. Onto the next! I entered stories I thought were ready for submission in general, but not great fits for the contest for both Q1 and Q2 because life got in the way of getting the stories I really wanted to submit into peak condition in time. But I'm optimistic about Q3 and Q4 this year. In the meantime, I'll keep writing and submitting new stories.

v37: HM (Q3)
v38: R, HM, P

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Posted : April 26, 2021 5:31 pm
Pat Ezell
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Congrats to all FOUR finalists! Hoping you all get calls soon - three winners, one held as possible published finalist. There.  It's in the universe now.

hm  

Onward to the next quarter!

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Posted : April 26, 2021 5:43 pm
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Posted by: @ceciblack

@wulfmoon really!? Okay I’ll do it! Thank you thank you 

Ceci,

Your signature is not only for posting your results history (optional--I never did, it would have taken PAGES lol) it's also for sharing what you do. You make music. A link to your music album, your website, your latest publication, these are all proper things to place in your signature. We want to get to know our family here. The signature is the perfect place for that!

Okay, I’ve made a start. Here goes:

Nice signature, Ceci! (You'll have to do a post again so people see it. It's buried now.) I encourage people to click on your links in your signature line and check out your music! You have a lovely voice and a great band!

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“Muzik Man" wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Behind the Scenes" & "Nail Your Opening" 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 26, 2021 6:38 pm
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Posted by: @patezell

Congrats to all FOUR finalists! Hoping you all get calls soon - three winners, one held as possible published finalist. There.  It's in the universe now.

hm  

Onward to the next quarter!

Congratulations on your HM, Pat! Are you new to the Forum? If so, WELCOME ABOARD!

And you're right. That's the perfect play this quarter. As Picard said to the universe,  "Make it so."

 

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" wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Behind the Scenes" & "Nail Your Opening" 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 26, 2021 6:40 pm
Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @ajschultz6

Congratulations to all the finalists! Four is amazing, and I know just from reading these boards that you all deserve it. 

R for me this time, but that's okay. Onto the next! I entered stories I thought were ready for submission in general, but not great fits for the contest for both Q1 and Q2 because life got in the way of getting the stories I really wanted to submit into peak condition in time. But I'm optimistic about Q3 and Q4 this year. In the meantime, I'll keep writing and submitting new stories.

And that last statement is why you will succeed in your quest. Go forth and conquer!

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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" wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Behind the Scenes" & "Nail Your Opening" 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 26, 2021 6:42 pm
J.D. Wilson
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I have a question... (newbie here). I submitted a story for the 1st Qtr, 2021 and just got an email from Joni Labaqui stating that I was an honorable mention. Is there a listing somewhere that shows the HM's? Thanks so much.

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Posted : April 26, 2021 8:04 pm
Reuben
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Hey J.D. congratulations on your honorable mention! You may have come to just ask your question, but I do recommend you to stick around. It will help you to win.

A list does go out will all the names, but only after the winners are announced (a week, maybe?). I needn't tell you this, but don't focus so much on how many people got HMs--usually it's a few hundred. It's impossible not to think about it, of course, but still keep in mind that the focus is writing a good story. It doesn't matter how many other people are entering. 

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 26, 2021 8:20 pm
J.D. Wilson
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@reuben Thanks for reply. Yes, I did see a previous list where there were hundreds of HM's... Regardless, I still appreciate the acknowledgment. And I will stick around. I'm working on a story now for the 2nd Q. I do have three self-published books out and working on a fourth (on Amazon and my website), and from what I understand, that is okay with the contest rules--as long as I've no professionally published works (which I don't). Thanks again.

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Posted : April 26, 2021 8:57 pm
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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!

With all the amazing generosity you show in giving truly helpful crits to people it feels like it is not only karma but inevitability that Finalist would come your way!! Well deserved.

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
v38 Q1 - HM; Q2 -SHM; Q3 - P

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Posted : April 26, 2021 9:09 pm
AliciaCay
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Sorry I'm late to the party, been working hard for the money 😉

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 4 FINALISTS!! I've been reading and catching up on the forum and I'm grinning from ear to ear for all of you! Very well done, and all my fingers and toes crossed for all of you. ❤❤

As for moi?

I officially have a full set, Lol ...

semi

Now for a trophy to really round things off, haha 😉

 

Good luck everyone! clapper  

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, tbd
https://aliciacay.com

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Posted : April 26, 2021 9:22 pm
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@agathon Congrats on the sale! clapper grinning  

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 26, 2021 9:23 pm
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Posted by: @aliciacay

I officially have a full set, Lol ...

semi

Congratulations, Alicia! That's amazing! clapper clapper clapper  

For the count, we now have 4 finalists and 2 semifinalists, compared to q4 in which we had 3 finalists and two semifinalists. Aha, it is close, you say? But last quarter we had no winners, and now... *dramatic music booms* (Sorry finalists, I couldn't resist 😉 )

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 26, 2021 10:01 pm
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Sorry I'm late to the party, been working hard for the money 😉

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 4 FINALISTS!! I've been reading and catching up on the forum and I'm grinning from ear to ear for all of you! Very well done, and all my fingers and toes crossed for all of you. ❤❤

As for moi?

I officially have a full set, Lol ...

semi

Now for a trophy to really round things off, haha 😉

 

Good luck everyone! clapper  

Congratulations to you too! And thanks, I'm sure we'll all take every drop of good luck that's on offer... smiley  

R: 0 / HM: 8 / SHM: 4 / SF: 0 / F: 1
Currently in for Q3.V38 / Q4.V38 currently in crit/revision stage
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 26, 2021 10:15 pm
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Posted by: @reuben
Congratulations, Alicia! That's amazing! clapper clapper clapper    

For the count, we now have 4 finalists and 2 semifinalists, compared to q4 in which we had 3 finalists and two semifinalists. Aha, it is close, you say? But last quarter we had no winners, and now... *dramatic music booms* (Sorry finalists, I couldn't resist 😉 )

I'm off to find some dramatic music right now.

R: 0 / HM: 8 / SHM: 4 / SF: 0 / F: 1
Currently in for Q3.V38 / Q4.V38 currently in crit/revision stage
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 26, 2021 10:17 pm
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hm I've been lurking here since I submitted my very first short story in Q1, and I am thrilled with the result.  Congrats to everyone who scored a certificate, especially our finalists.  The sheer numbers involved in reaching that level are mind-boggling.

So cool, MarathonCoder! What a great first showing! Keep it up! And WELCOME TO THE FORUM!

All the best!

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Thank you Wulf!

V38 Q1: HM
V38 Q2: R
V38 Q3: P
V38 Q4: WIP

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Posted : April 26, 2021 11:12 pm
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Posted by: @madeline

First time submitting, received an HM!

I'm new to short fiction and the submissions process is pretty confusing--am I able to keep submitting this story to other magazines since it wasn't chosen to print?

Hi @madeline, I’m pretty sure we keep our rights and you can publish elsewhere, certainly if the work isn’t published in the WotF anthology. But maybe even in that case, not sure. Congrats on your HM!

Ceci Black
Writer, Musician
Free Album: Captains of Industry (vocals, lyrics, keys & occasional bass)
Composer: Will & Whit The Musical based on Laura Lee Gulledge’s young adult graphic novel, Will & Whit.
v38: HM (Q1)

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Posted : April 27, 2021 3:01 am
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@wulfmoonThanks Wulf!

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 27, 2021 3:10 am
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@doctorjest Awesome!

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 27, 2021 3:13 am
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Posted by: @aliciacay

Sorry I'm late to the party, been working hard for the money 😉

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 4 FINALISTS!! I've been reading and catching up on the forum and I'm grinning from ear to ear for all of you! Very well done, and all my fingers and toes crossed for all of you. ❤❤

As for moi?

I officially have a full set, Lol ...

semi

Now for a trophy to really round things off, haha 😉

 

Good luck everyone! clapper  

Great job on the semi-finalist, Alicia! I'm proud of you.

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 27, 2021 4:36 am
RETreasure
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@aliciacay

 

That’s awesome! hearts  

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 27, 2021 4:37 am
Dustin Adams
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Posted by: @jdw4lrhwriters

I have a question... (newbie here). I submitted a story for the 1st Qtr, 2021 and just got an email from Joni Labaqui stating that I was an honorable mention. Is there a listing somewhere that shows the HM's? Thanks so much.

J.D.

There will be a blog post with the three winners, and all other tiers after the winners are notified and someone types it all out. Smile

I will update the original post with the link, and I think I copy/paste the info into that first post as well. If it lets me.

Over the years we've estimated that only 10% of stories receive at least an HM.

So, back when there were 90 HMs we figured 900 entries. If 250 HMs now, 2500 entries.

The theory is the number of entries isn't known so that newcomers don't get intimidated, but quality is quality regardless of the number of entries. Thus, if you got an HM, that story fared well. You did. It did.

And the cool part is, we get to put a new horse in the race every three months and see how they do.

----

I'm kicking myself now for all the quarters I missed. Yeah, there's legit life reasons sometimes, but looking back there are too many I just didn't do the work. So I set up the "goals" thread in the hopes of stating publicly that I, and others who brave to join me, will fight tooth, nails, and claws to get a story in every quarter.

 

2x Finalist
2x Semi
6x Silver
9x HM
1 of 5 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 27, 2021 5:05 am
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Posted by: @patezell

Congrats to all FOUR finalists! Hoping you all get calls soon - three winners, one held as possible published finalist. There.  It's in the universe now.

hm  

Onward to the next quarter!

Congratulations on your HM, Pat! Are you new to the Forum? If so, WELCOME ABOARD!

And you're right. That's the perfect play this quarter. As Picard said to the universe,  "Make it so."

 

Pat is a wireless librarian, veteran of the Hatrack wars prior to its extinction.

 

2x Finalist
2x Semi
6x Silver
9x HM
1 of 5 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 27, 2021 7:58 am
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Posted by: @aliciacay

I officially have a full set, Lol ...

semi

Congratulations, Alicia! That's amazing! clapper clapper clapper  

For the count, we now have 4 finalists and 2 semifinalists, compared to q4 in which we had 3 finalists and two semifinalists. Aha, it is close, you say? But last quarter we had no winners, and now... *dramatic music booms* (Sorry finalists, I couldn't resist 😉 )

Don’t forget, while we didn’t have a winner last quarter, we did have a Published Finalist. Brittany Rainsdon. A PF is a winner, they get everything the winners do—expense paid trip to Hollywood, week long workshop, gala, publication in the antho, and a gorgeous trophy. If you think of all the hopeful Finalists waiting to see if they get chosen for PF—around twenty stories that were judged by Dave to be worthy of winning—it’s actually a major win. It is no small thing to be a PF. Ever read “The Pushcart Legion”? Among my favorite antho stories of all time, and it was *only* a PF.

We did indeed have a winner last quarter. Her name is Brittany. And she is in the judging again for Q1 as well. 😊

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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" wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Behind the Scenes" & "Nail Your Opening" 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 27, 2021 9:05 am
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Posted by: @aliciacay

Sorry I'm late to the party, been working hard for the money 😉

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL 4 FINALISTS!! I've been reading and catching up on the forum and I'm grinning from ear to ear for all of you! Very well done, and all my fingers and toes crossed for all of you. ❤❤

As for moi?

I officially have a full set, Lol ...

semi

Now for a trophy to really round things off, haha 😉

 

Good luck everyone! clapper  

Well done, Alicia! You were my guest at the WotF gala. I invited you to help you keep the fire burning to stay in the race, and indeed you have! Tim Powers was quite taken with you, I might add. 😊May Dave’s critique help you give this story the edge it needs to be published in another fine market! Hold fast and stay the course! Congratulations!

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" wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Behind the Scenes" & "Nail Your Opening" 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 27, 2021 9:12 am
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Posted by: @madeline

First time submitting, received an HM!

I'm new to short fiction and the submissions process is pretty confusing--am I able to keep submitting this story to other magazines since it wasn't chosen to print?

Hi @madeline, I’m pretty sure we keep our rights and you can publish elsewhere, certainly if the work isn’t published in the WotF anthology. But maybe even in that case, not sure. Congrats on your HM!

To clarify, the moment you write a story, it’s your intellectual property, and you have copyright. Submitting to any market—and that’s what WotF is—does not give away your rights. It’s when a market sends you a contract  that you sell rights to your story, and normally only for a specific period. So send those stories out to other respectable markets! WotF is a great path to starting a career, but there are many other roads as well. Don’t restrict yourself to one. 😊

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NEW! Don't miss "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Behind the Scenes" & "Nail Your Opening" 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 27, 2021 9:20 am
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To add to Dustin’s comment about number of entries. I talk to John Goodwin once a week on average. I know what the actual count is. But Joni likes to keep the exact number secret so as not to scare people off from entering. I respect that. But Dave has written in the intro of anthologies he receives “thousands” of entries every quarter. Fair game, that’s been published. 

You guys know it’s a lot. But you don’t have to worry about the “thousands.” You only have to worry about your story rising above four hundred. Those four hundred or so happen to be very good.

You have to be better.

Keep mastering your craft. Keep writing.

And you know my advice. Keep writing fresh stories. 😊

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
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“Muzik Man" wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss "Shaken, Not Stirred" & "Behind the Scenes" & "Nail Your Opening" 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 27, 2021 9:32 am
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Posted by: @wulfmoon

You only have to worry about your story rising above four hundred. Those four hundred or so happen to be very good.

So, is that like 400 or so reach the level of HM and above? Finalist?

 

Part of me feels like it doesn't matter, that a good story is a good story regardless of a single contest or market.

But another part of me wants to compare. Which beast do we feed?

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 27, 2021 10:28 am
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Posted by: @wulfmoon
Posted by: @patezell

Congrats to all FOUR finalists! Hoping you all get calls soon - three winners, one held as possible published finalist. There.  It's in the universe now.

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Onward to the next quarter!

Congratulations on your HM, Pat! Are you new to the Forum? If so, WELCOME ABOARD!

And you're right. That's the perfect play this quarter. As Picard said to the universe,  "Make it so."

 

Pat is a wireless librarian, veteran of the Hatrack wars prior to its extinction.

 

@axeminister speaks the truth.

I do feel like I'm a new member here, even though this is my third incarnation at the forum. Entered a few times several years ago, faded away, and rejoined just before the platform changed. It insisted I didn't exist after the update, so I started over. Glad to be here, and thank you for the welcome, Wulf! Your amazing writing advice and words of encouragement are primarily why I'm back. Thank you!

 

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Posted : April 27, 2021 10:43 am
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