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Posted by: @jonilabaqui

@toddjones Hi Todd - we don't give out the numbers, we did in the first few years of the contest but it started to intimindate some writers so we've made a rule not to give out the full numbers.  - Joni 

And no more pies either. Sheesh.

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SFx1
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Posted : June 2, 2022 4:22 am
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Posted by: @jonilabaqui

@toddjones Very roughly, yes.

As in somewhere between 4073.5 and 4074.5? Roughly speaking, that is?

Write so long as words keep flowing...
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FWA RPLA: 2021:Fx2; 2022:1st place Gold, 2023: 1st place Gold novel
V38 Q3:HM; Q4:HM
V39 Q1:HM; Q2:RWC; Q3:HM; Q4:DQ (oops)
V40 Q1:HM; Q2:RWC; Q3:SF(!); Q4:RWC
V41 Q1:RWC; Q2:Sub

 
Posted : June 2, 2022 6:44 am
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@morgan-broadhead Suggestion for the future: Add document number to the HM and SHM certificates in the small print area at the bottom with 'all rights reserved.' 

HM document number 3.1415

SHM the document number 3.14159

That way we can have our pie and see it too.

(Okay, that sounds like a dad joke, no offense to the dad's out there.)  giggle  

 

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-RWC, Q2-Submitted, Q3-WIP, Q4-?
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : June 2, 2022 7:07 am
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Todd Jones
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@jonilabaqui Makes sense. grinning

I was looking at it from the flip side of getting an HM or SHM from WotF carries a lot of professional weight, due to the quantity of entries.

I am thankful for the contest and great forum support. I've never had anything to write about my writing in a submission cover letter before getting a HM and SHM from WotF.  I just sent out a short story I received a SHM on, with some updates thanks to Wulf Moon, and a new cover letter. Maybe I'll get through the slush pile and get my first sale.  smiley

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford
2024 - V41 - Q1-RWC, Q2-Submitted, Q3-WIP, Q4-?
2023 - V40 - Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-R, Q4-HM
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : June 2, 2022 7:17 am
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Interesting. I've never included information in a cover letter concerning the status of a story's ranking here. I guess my thoughts have run along the line that while a story's rank here is nothing to sneeze at, it still is a rejection to some extent, so why tell an editor other people have passed on the story already? Would love to hear more thoughts on this.

2012 Q4: R
2016 Q3: SHM
2019 Q2: HM, Q3: HM
2020 Q2: HM, Q4: SHM
2021 Q1: HM, Q2: SF, Q3: SHM, Q4: SHM
2022 Q1: SHM, Q2 RWC, Q4 RWC
2023 Q1: RWC Q2: SHM Q3:Nope Q4: WIP

 
Posted : June 2, 2022 7:49 am
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Posted by: @babooher

Interesting. I've never included information in a cover letter concerning the status of a story's ranking here. I guess my thoughts have run along the line that while a story's rank here is nothing to sneeze at, it still is a rejection to some extent, so why tell an editor other people have passed on the story already? Would love to hear more thoughts on this.

I'm of the same mind. Neither my HM nor my SF has sold yet in the markets. It's like tennis: those babies get returned, and I lob them back out over the submission net. Hmmm...playing tennis with babies..."Quick Robin, to the Story-Idea-Mobile!"

"You can either sit here and write, or you can sit here and do nothing. But you can’t sit here and do anything else."
— Neil Gaiman, Masterclass

Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com
SFx1
HMx4
R/RWCx5

 
Posted : June 2, 2022 8:02 am
Doc Honour
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Posted by: @morgan-broadhead
Posted by: @babooher

Interesting. I've never included information in a cover letter concerning the status of a story's ranking here. 

I'm of the same mind. Neither my HM nor my SF has sold yet in the markets. It's like tennis: those babies get returned, and I lob them back out over the submission net. Hmmm...playing tennis with babies..."Quick Robin, to the Story-Idea-Mobile!"

I do cite these as credentials in my cover letters. It's not as good as publications, but I figure it at least shows my stories are recognized as being better than run-of-the-mill.

Write so long as words keep flowing...
http://www.DocHonourBooks.com
FWA RPLA: 2021:Fx2; 2022:1st place Gold, 2023: 1st place Gold novel
V38 Q3:HM; Q4:HM
V39 Q1:HM; Q2:RWC; Q3:HM; Q4:DQ (oops)
V40 Q1:HM; Q2:RWC; Q3:SF(!); Q4:RWC
V41 Q1:RWC; Q2:Sub

 
Posted : June 2, 2022 8:16 am
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We that have yet to cross the finish line constantly reach for fruit waiting to be picked. Writers of the Future is the ultimate destination for many an aspiring writer. Win or not, each constant submitter will have enough polished stories to self-publish an anthology of their own. Life is good. 

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Posted : June 2, 2022 9:45 am
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czing
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Back on my 2019 3rd quarter HM it said I was in the top 2% - that is the only one that I have that said something like that. The HM before it didn't say that and none of my HMs or SHMs since then have either - I wonder if that was an experiment or if that quarter was just really different than most in some way. Because if that is true of HM percentage now the number of entries is super high Smile

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
v38 Q1 - HM; Q2 - SHM; Q3 - HM; Q4 - HM
v39 Q1 - SHM; Q3 - HM; Q4 -RWC
v40 Q1, Q2 - HM; Q3 - Pending

 
Posted : June 5, 2022 1:48 pm
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And there we go, SHM cert received in the mail today! I've tucked it into the purple clip folder that now keeps them safe and sound. Apart from the framed one, which is out on its own exploratory mission elsewhere.

DQ:0 / R:0 / RWC:0 / HM:15 / SHM:7 / SF:1 / F:1
Published prior WotF entries: PodCastle, HFQ, Abyss & Apex

 
Posted : June 11, 2022 4:56 pm
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pdblake
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Still not had mine but it usually takes longer to cross the pond. 

R:6 RWC:1 HM:9 SHM:3
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Posted : June 13, 2022 12:04 pm
pdblake
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Mine just arrived and is already on the picture rail with all the others.

R:6 RWC:1 HM:9 SHM:3
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Posted : June 16, 2022 4:11 am
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