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babooher
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So...another Thursday in April

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 8, 2021 10:35 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Yep.

I'm not staring at my inbox, not at all.

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 8, 2021 1:28 pm
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Henckel
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Alright everyone. I've got that feeling that results are on their way.

But to be fair, I've had that feeling for 3 weeks. 🤣 

Best of luck to all of you. 👍 

(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 8, 2021 3:25 pm
Cray Dimensional
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Been watching my inbox for weeks. Luckily I found this forum an found out results are usually April not March.

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

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Posted : April 8, 2021 4:10 pm
Cray Dimensional
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Posted by: @babooher

So...another Thursday in April

Is there anything significant about Thursdays?

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

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Posted : April 8, 2021 4:12 pm
AjZach
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A possible peep from Dave? https://mystorydoctor.com/writing-with-authority/

Or is this a recycled tip?

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Posted : April 8, 2021 4:40 pm
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Posted by: @craydimensional
Posted by: @babooher

So...another Thursday in April

Is there anything significant about Thursdays?

Results apparently used to come out more frequently on Thursdays. I don't think this is particularly true any longer though. They can come out any day, any time.

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Posted : April 8, 2021 4:42 pm
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Posted by: @craydimensional
Posted by: @babooher

So...another Thursday in April

Is there anything significant about Thursdays?

Results only come out on Thursday.

And every day is Thursday.

There are different sources for this seeming paradox. One suggested root is that it makes the rest of the week less stressful if you only worry about the results on Thursday. Whether this particular theory is indeed correct is subject to much debate; however, the end matter is that not only are we driven crazy waiting for the results, we look crazy as well, being under the impression that a week is composed of only one day. 

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 8, 2021 4:47 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Posted by: @ajzach
Posted by: @craydimensional
Posted by: @babooher

So...another Thursday in April

Is there anything significant about Thursdays?

Results apparently used to come out more frequently on Thursdays. I don't think this is particularly true any longer though. They can come out any day, any time.

That's why every day is Thursday. laughing  

Posted by: @ajzach

A possible peep from Dave? https://mystorydoctor.com/writing-with-authority/

Or is this a recycled tip?

He's used recycled tips as peeps before. I think it's new, but I'd argue it's a peep regardless.

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 8, 2021 4:48 pm
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Reuben
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He's used recycled tips as peeps before. I think it's new, but I'd argue it's a peep regardless.

I agree with the arguing. winking The question is whether the peep means one day or one week. sippincoffee  

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 8, 2021 4:59 pm
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Cray Dimensional
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Have results ever come out this early in the month? Looks like they came out around 20th last year. Sorry I’m new to waiting game.

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

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Posted : April 8, 2021 5:05 pm
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Here a special shout out to all you who’ve submitted in Q1: Let us know who you are.

Reply and say:

      I submitted in Q1. This is my the # time I’ve submitted to WOTF.

Then disclose one deep dark secret you'd only share with people you're almost certainly never goin to meet in person 😀 

(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 8, 2021 5:52 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Posted by: @craydimensional

Have results ever come out this early in the month? Looks like they came out around 20th last year. Sorry I’m new to waiting game.

Results vary from quarter to quarter, and the gala is in September this year but there have been other issues so who knows? (There was a time where Q1 was unambiguously the longest wait, but Q2 and Q3 have been running longer lately, too. Q4 is generally the quickest because they need to prep for book launch and gala afterward, but Covid has thrown off everything.)

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 9, 2021 4:40 am
RETreasure
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I’d guess we’ll have results by the end of April. Hopefully! I subbed earlier than usual and in a few days it’ll be my longest wait ever.

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 9, 2021 4:56 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Posted by: @rschibler

I’d guess we’ll have results by the end of April. Hopefully! I subbed earlier than usual and in a few days it’ll be my longest wait ever.

That's my secret, Becky. I'm always waiting. *transforms into the Incredible Hulk, rushes off to kick Chitauri butt*

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 9, 2021 5:34 am
Reuben
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Posted by: @henckel

Here a special shout out to all you who’ve submitted in Q1: Let us know who you are.

Reply and say:

      I submitted in Q1. This is my the # time I’ve submitted to WOTF.

Then disclose one deep dark secret you'd only share with people you're almost certainly never goin to meet in person 😀 

Well, let's see. I submitted in Q1. It was my fourth time submitting to WotF. Deep dark secret? I can't think of any. How about this: I'm crazy competitive. Anytime there's something that can be interpreted as a competition, I have to win, even if it's just a hike, where I'm the only one going fast. You know the guys who, when you're bowling, are genuinely happy when you get a strike? I'm the opposite--the one whose face is all scrunched up and doesn't talk to you.

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 9, 2021 7:29 am
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Posted by: @henckel

Here a special shout out to all you who’ve submitted in Q1: Let us know who you are.

Reply and say:

      I submitted in Q1. This is my the # time I’ve submitted to WOTF.

Then disclose one deep dark secret you'd only share with people you're almost certainly never goin to meet in person 😀

 

I haven't a clue as to how many times I've submitted. 

My dark secret is I kept seeing posts about chocolate and tequila, so I tried it once, it was actually not too bad.

I subbed for Q1.

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HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : April 9, 2021 9:18 am
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RETreasure
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Posted by: @henckel

Here a special shout out to all you who’ve submitted in Q1: Let us know who you are.

Reply and say:

      I submitted in Q1. This is my the # time I’ve submitted to WOTF.

Then disclose one deep dark secret you'd only share with people you're almost certainly never goin to meet in person 😀 

This was the 16th time I’ve submitted. Oh gosh. Q2 makes 17. 

I don’t really go in for secrets (unless they’re Super Secrets), and I hope to meet many of you in person, but a weird fact about me is that I drink room temperature everything. Beer, soda, water, etc. I don’t like cold drinks. 

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 9, 2021 9:30 am
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Dustin Adams
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Always warm drinks... interesting.

My Q2 was WotF sub #27.

8 of my last 10 subs were WotF.

My dark secret, I suppose, would be after having too much tequila and chocolate I've had to permanently give one of them up. He said, eating chocolatingly. 

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 9, 2021 10:35 am
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AlexH
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My Q1 was my 12th submission to WotF.

Something probably hardly anyone knows about me is I have a collection of things that makes a sound I like. This ranges from an actual instrument to a piece of plastic that makes a good twang against the edge of my desk. Small things amuse small minds.

35: - R R R | 36: R HM R R | 37: HM HM HM SHM | 38: HM HM

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Posted : April 9, 2021 11:33 am
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Posted by: @rschibler

. . .  a weird fact about me is that I drink room temperature everything. Beer, soda, water, etc. I don’t like cold drinks. 

Sounds like tooth-sensitivity. Another secret?

I def submitted for Q1v38
Don't really know how many submissions - been here since Q3 - 2015, lost count.
Dark Secret . . . Well, if you must know, I tried to commit suicide three times - and succeeded all three times.

deadhorse

That's me with my feet in the air.
No, not really. My feet don't look like that (as far as I can tell).

 

 

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Posted : April 9, 2021 11:35 am
Pat Ezell
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Had to research my inbox for this. My Q1 & Q2 V38 entries are my 6th and 7th submissions to the contest, and they span a ten year period. Trying hard to be more diligent this go-round.

My dark secret? I, uh, might talk to inanimate objects on occasion. Things like saying hello to trees I pass while walking. Apologizing when I bump into a chair. So far, they've not spoken back, which gives me hope that I'm not certifiable quite yet.

 

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Posted : April 9, 2021 11:41 am
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deadhorse

 

Well, dragonchef, I hope the contest brings you revidilizing motivation to gallop again. smiley  

 

 

 

 

 

 

(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 9, 2021 12:19 pm
RETreasure
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Posted by: @dragonchef
Posted by: @rschibler

. . .  a weird fact about me is that I drink room temperature everything. Beer, soda, water, etc. I don’t like cold drinks. 

Sounds like tooth-sensitivity. Another secret?

I def submitted for Q1v38
Don't really know how many submissions - been here since Q3 - 2015, lost count.
Dark Secret . . . Well, if you must know, I tried to commit suicide three times - and succeeded all three times.

deadhorse

That's me with my feet in the air.
No, not really. My feet don't look like that (as far as I can tell).

 

 

Yes I have extremely sensitive teeth. 

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.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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My dark secret? I, uh, might talk to inanimate objects on occasion. Things like saying hello to trees I pass while walking. Apologizing when I bump into a chair.

You must be Canadian. Grinning  

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Posted by: @reuben

Well, let's see. I submitted in Q1. It was my fourth time submitting to WotF. Deep dark secret? I can't think of any. How about this: I'm crazy competitive. Anytime there's something that can be interpreted as a competition, I have to win, even if it's just a hike, where I'm the only one going fast. You know the guys who, when you're bowling, are genuinely happy when you get a strike? I'm the opposite--the one whose face is all scrunched up and doesn't talk to you.

Good. You will need that kind of determination to win this, Reuben.

In his Top Gun Commander voice: "Just remember: at the end of the day, we're all on the same team." shades  

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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!
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Posted by: @henckel

Here a special shout out to all you who’ve submitted in Q1: Let us know who you are.

Reply and say:

      I submitted in Q1. This is my the # time I’ve submitted to WOTF.

Then disclose one deep dark secret you'd only share with people you're almost certainly never goin to meet in person 😀 

I submitted in Q1. This is my 1st time I’ve submitted to WotF.

My deep dark secret 🤫 is that I have never had a sense of smell. I fake being offended when someone passes gas.

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

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Posted by: @henckel

Here a special shout out to all you who’ve submitted in Q1: Let us know who you are.

Reply and say:

      I submitted in Q1. This is my the # time I’ve submitted to WOTF.

Then disclose one deep dark secret you'd only share with people you're almost certainly never goin to meet in person 😀 

Well, let's see...

I submitted in Q1. It was my 18th time (working on my 20th now).

My "deep, dark secret" is that almost every story I've sold is based on a character that I've played in either a chat-based RPG or a tabletop RPG at some point. I can think of two exceptions, and one of those is inspired by some scenarios from one of my favorite RPGs, and the other I can't technically talk about for several months.

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 9, 2021 2:06 pm
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Posted by: @henckel

Here a special shout out to all you who’ve submitted in Q1: Let us know who you are.

Reply and say:

      I submitted in Q1. This is my the # time I’ve submitted to WOTF.

Then disclose one deep dark secret you'd only share with people you're almost certainly never goin to meet in person 😀 

I submitted in Q1. This is the 2nd time I've submitted to WotF.

 

My deep, dark secret: Even though going a single day without writing makes me feel sick, writing itself is not sufficient to keep my butt in the chair. I require a crutch; something able to offer some temporary landing point for my easily distracted mind while still motivating me to stay at my desk punching the keys.  This all-important crutch? Cookie Clicker.

 

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Posted by: @henckel

Here a special shout out to all you who’ve submitted in Q1: Let us know who you are.

Reply and say:

      I submitted in Q1. This is my the # time I’ve submitted to WOTF.

Then disclose one deep dark secret you'd only share with people you're almost certainly never goin to meet in person 😀 

I submitted in Q1. This is the 4th time I've submitted to WoTF.

My secret is that I can't stop wondering about that authority-less author from Farland's post. Was it my story? What happened to that story? Was it given an honorable mention? A semi-finalist slot so he could provide feedback? Was it rejected? Gaaah! This is why I can't have nice things (such as newsletters with writing tips).

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38-1: F 38-2: --

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