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TimE
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@doctorjest Hard luck. Good job reaching the final. Hope you get to go as a published finalist.

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Posted : May 1, 2021 2:05 am
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Posted by: @pdblake

I've just started editing my entry. I submitted early and so it was at wotf for 6 months.

Looking at it fresh after all this time, I'd have rejected it too. I found some really stupid typos. 

I've read Ken Rand's 10% solution since I wrote this and my inner editor went red with embarrassment for letting it out the door. It will be a lot better when it gets submitted again. 

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Posted : May 1, 2021 8:02 am
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Posted by: @doctorjest

Well, I'm out of the running for this quarter -- fingers crossed for our remaining trio! 

So sorry, Doctor Jest. You wrote a story worthy of winning, or Dave would not have picked it. And there’s always the chance at Published Finalist, like Brittany received in Vol. 37. From all of us, keep the faith, and know that regardless, You Are A Winner! 

All the Beast!

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Posted : May 1, 2021 8:06 am
pdblake
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@wulfmoon yeah that one is great for catching pacing and long sentences. 

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Posted : May 1, 2021 8:41 am
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That's a bummer Dr. Jest. I was hoping you would be a winner. Now you get to sub another story for your win.

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Posted : May 1, 2021 10:08 am
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That's a bummer Dr. Jest. I was hoping you would be a winner. Now you get to sub another story for your win.

Absolutely! For the time being, I'm scratching my head and trying to figure out exactly what I did right with this one. One thing's for sure, I didn't overthink it...so of course, now, I have plenty of time to overthink it in hindsight.

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 : May 1, 2021 10:44 am
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Okay, I think everyone has heard now. Joni asked me to wait. 

I didn’t win. I’m good though - I am thrilled to have made finalist. For anyone feeling bad about their result, take a peek at my signature. Hard work and grit, y’all. Uphill to the top! Fingers crossed for Valiant and our Girl in the Glasses 🤞🤞🤞

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
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V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : May 1, 2021 10:54 am
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Posted by: @rschibler

Okay, I think everyone has heard now. Joni asked me to wait. 

I didn’t win. I’m good though - I am thrilled to have made finalist. For anyone feeling bad about their result, take a peek at my signature. Hard work and grit, y’all. Uphill to the top! Fingers crossed for Valiant and our Girl in the Glasses 🤞🤞🤞

Rats! I really had my fingers crossed for you to take one of the other slots. Joni didn't ask me to wait, hence me posting here earlier--I thought the other folks had already been notified. 

Likewise, though, fingers crossed for our remaining duo!

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
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Posted : May 1, 2021 11:07 am
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@rschibler I think it’s awesome that you made it to finalist. I have an uphill battle myself, and it is inspiring to see that you made it to finalist. I hope to see Valiant and My Girl make it onto the market so I can read it.

Small steps add up to miles.
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Posted : May 1, 2021 11:13 am
TimE
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@rschibler Hard luck. Your history shows a consistent progression though, so it's only a matter of time.

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Posted : May 1, 2021 11:14 am
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I'm sad to say I didn't make it all the way either. So our last remaining contender is The girl. The one with the glasses.

37-2: R 37-3: HM 37-4: HM
38-1: F 38-2: --

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Posted : May 1, 2021 11:52 am
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@valiant one of these days you’ll make it all the way. Congratulations on making it to finalist.

Small steps add up to miles.
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Posted : May 1, 2021 12:03 pm
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Posted by: @valiant

I'm sad to say I didn't make it all the way either. So our last remaining contender is The girl. The one with the glasses.

grumpy  

I think this became my go-to expression for much of yesterday. But I still have my fingers crossed for The Girl...

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 : May 1, 2021 12:06 pm
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hmmmm hmmmm hmmmm  

 

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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@valiant one of these days you’ll make it all the way. Congratulations on making it to finalist.

Yes, congrats, @valiant! This is a huge accomplishment.  @rschibler, you and I have already chatted and you know I was rooting for you... but you are a FINALIST!  Woot woot!!! So awesome. 

@thegirlintheglasses, fingers crossed for you!! I'm really hoping you're holding some GREAT news!

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V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
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Posted : May 1, 2021 12:48 pm
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Posted by: @rschibler

For anyone feeling bad about their result, take a peek at my signature. Hard work and grit, y’all.

I want all of you finalists to know, I've been looking at your signatures and have been incredibly uplifted. I wasn't all that upset with my result, but your signatures tell a tale of putting in the work that makes my struggles seem doable. Write on!

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 : May 1, 2021 2:24 pm
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Posted by: @pdblake

@wulfmoon yeah that one is great for catching pacing and long sentences. 

I did a Super Secret on it, and quoted this book, I believe. It's a good one.

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Posted : May 1, 2021 3:51 pm
Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @doctorjest

Well, I'm out of the running for this quarter -- fingers crossed for our remaining trio! 

I'm sorry, Doctor Jest. We were all hoping for a grand slam. But do look at my post about third person vs. first person, and what Joni said to me when I won. Dave picked your story as worthy of winning and being in the anthology. They simply don't have room to put eight from each quarter in the anthology. But you were there. NYT bestselling author and contest coordinating judge David Farland said your story was worthy. And if you did it once, you can do it again. As so many from the Forum have proven. 

There's still the potential for being a Published Finalist. I believe three Finalists were chosen to be published in Volume 37, our own Brittany Rainsdon being one of them (thegirlintheglasses). So it's not over yet if you told Joni to leave it in. And there's still three more quarters of results yet for Volume 38! Plenty of time to write your next winner!

Regardless, we are proud of you for making Finalist. That's a stellar achievement in a contest with thousands of entries from around the world! May your next swing take the ball over the bleachers!

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

 

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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 : May 1, 2021 4:08 pm
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Posted by: @valiant

I'm sad to say I didn't make it all the way either. So our last remaining contender is The girl. The one with the glasses.

I'm sorry, Valiant. We were all hoping for a grand slam. Dave picked your story as worthy of winning and being in the anthology. They simply don't have room to put eight from each quarter in the anthology. But you were there. NYT bestselling author and contest coordinating judge David Farland said your story was worthy. And if you did it once, you can do it again. As so many from the Forum have proven. 

There's still the potential for being a Published Finalist. I believe three Finalists were chosen to be published in Volume 37, our own Brittany Rainsdon being one of them (thegirlintheglasses). So it's not over yet if you told Joni to leave it in. And there's still three more quarters of results yet for Volume 38! Plenty of time to write your next winner!

Regardless, we are proud of you and the others here from the Forum for making Finalist. That's a stellar achievement in a contest with thousands of entries from around the world! May your next arrow strike the bullseye once again!

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

 

 

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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!
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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 : May 1, 2021 4:11 pm
Cray Dimensional
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@wulfmoon I’ll definitely try reading mine out loud once I work in second round changes. I might have to figure out time when kids aren’t home. They say I talk too loud. 🤣 

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Posted : May 1, 2021 4:17 pm
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Posted by: @rschibler

Okay, I think everyone has heard now. Joni asked me to wait. 

I didn’t win. I’m good though - I am thrilled to have made finalist. For anyone feeling bad about their result, take a peek at my signature. Hard work and grit, y’all. Uphill to the top! Fingers crossed for Valiant and our Girl in the Glasses 🤞🤞🤞

I'm sorry, Becky. I've watched your dedication and growth in the SUPER SECRETS Workshop, and in the Forum as a whole. You have worked hard in output, applied yourself to learning, sent out your stories, and have steadily proven that hard work yields good rewards. You've worked your way up to this honor just like stairsteps, and once you know how to reach the top, you know the way back up there again. 

Your record speaks for itself, but I'll speak in behalf of the entire Forum. WE ARE EXTREMELY PROUD OF YOU! AND OF ALL OF OUR FINALISTS! WELL DONE!

You know the path. You will do it again. I've already seen the story I believe will be your winner. : )

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

P.S.: By the way, it's fitting my 2000th post should be with this post to you! We've both worked hard supporting members of this Forum, as our many posts reveal. Thank you for your tireless efforts to help the writers here by always being open to critique their stories. That is a tremendous service to members, one that takes time away from your own writing. THREE CHEERS FOR BECKY! 

 

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Posted : May 1, 2021 4:20 pm
storysinger
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The hopes of the forum are behind you Brittany, bring the win home. clapper  

 

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Posted : May 1, 2021 4:33 pm
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Posted by: @wulfmoon

There's still the potential for being a Published Finalist. I believe three Finalists were chosen to be published in Volume 37, our own Brittany Rainsdon being one of them (thegirlintheglasses). So it's not over yet if you told Joni to leave it in. And there's still three more quarters of results yet for Volume 38! Plenty of time to write your next winner!

Regardless, we are proud of you for making Finalist. That's a stellar achievement in a contest with thousands of entries from around the world! May your next swing take the ball over the bleachers!

All the beast!

Wulf Moon 

I certainly did leave it in--it will either get picked, or it won't, and either way it's not going anywhere! Besides, I have new stories to write--leaving it in the mix for published finalists is a really great excuse to forget about this one for a while, and move onto the next.

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 : May 1, 2021 4:46 pm
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Posted by: @doctorjest

Well, I'm out of the running for this quarter -- fingers crossed for our remaining trio! 

Rats! You have an awesome attitude, though. 

Posted by: @rschibler

I didn’t win.

Grrrr. Words fail me. I was really hoping for you.

Posted by: @valiant

I'm sad to say I didn't make it all the way either.

  grrrrr My teeth foam at such injustices.

Well, as they say in glasses-town, four times beat all!

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 : May 1, 2021 6:40 pm
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@doctorjest @rschibler @valiant patback buddies I'm sorry none of you won, but I'm incredibly proud of all of you for making finalist. Top eight is nothing to sneeze at. Definitely shows you put in the work.  clapper clapper clapper clapper clapper Good job!

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 : May 1, 2021 7:33 pm
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Guys!!!! I’ve been around for 4 years. I haven’t missed a quarter for 16 straight entries and I am beyond thrilled that I finally get to use this button...

winner  

Joni told me my story took second place! 
I can hardly believe it.

Congratulations to the other finalists! This has been one crazy ride! 

 

Brittany Rainsdon
R-SHM-HM-R-HM-R-F-F-HM-HM-SHM-HM-HM-SF-PF-2nd place!
Published Finalist Volume 37 Quarter 4
Second Place Volume 38 Quarter 1

First publication was "Perfectly Painted Lies" published in Deep Magic Spring 2021 and reprinted in the anthology, Best of Deep Magic Volume 2.
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Posted : May 1, 2021 7:50 pm
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@thegirlintheglasses Whoop Whoop 🙌. Congratulations. 

Small steps add up to miles.
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Posted : May 1, 2021 8:00 pm
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Congratulations, Brittany! You deserve it big time!  bananarama   dancingbanana   bananarama   

 

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 : May 1, 2021 8:06 pm
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Awesome job @thegirlintheglasses!

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 : May 1, 2021 8:18 pm
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Posted by: @thegirlintheglasses

Guys!!!! I’ve been around for 4 years. I haven’t missed a quarter for 16 straight entries and I am beyond thrilled that I finally get to use this button...

winner  

Joni told me my story took second place! 
I can hardly believe it.

Congratulations to the other finalists! This has been one crazy ride! 

 

clapper   Congratulations!!!!

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
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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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