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TimE
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More interesting snippets of info - thanks, LittleRed. Good luck in the big bad world. Sounds like you ought to have a good chance.

I think I need to change my approach to my current work in progress to reduce feeding in backstory.

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Posted : May 17, 2019 7:47 pm
RETreasure
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Thanks guys for the warning but disgruntledpeony is right --- this is my SF - so no resubbing for me.

Op my bad. Congratulations wotf010

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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Posted : May 18, 2019 12:27 am
BrandieJ
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Be careful of posting details about your stories - the contest is anonymous.

I'm not sure I understand. What is the problem with posting details of our stories here so long as we submit them anonymously to the contest?

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Posted : May 18, 2019 5:01 pm
chuckt
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Be careful of posting details about your stories - the contest is anonymous.

I'm not sure I understand. What is the problem with posting details of our stories here so long as we submit them anonymously to the contest?

The thought is that a judge will see your description and then later recognize your story during judging. Judges do come on these forums. Perhaps unlikely because they'd have to remember what they read and then, I suppose, somehow link your forum username to the entry? It's possible. You could with my username. Maybe mere recognition of the story is enough to cause a problem. I guess the thought is why risk it?

I have wondered about other sources of contamination such as submitting an entry to a workshop or a zine and somehow a judge sees it or hears about it. What would happen if a judge thought "I know I've heard of this before-can't remember where."

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : May 19, 2019 2:14 am
BrandieJ
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Thanks for the explanation chuckt!

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Posted : May 19, 2019 2:43 am
Disgruntled Peony
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My brain randomly decided to start twitching today. Whee!

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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Topic starter Posted : May 23, 2019 12:08 am
TimE
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My brain randomly decided to start twitching today. Whee!

I'll admit to glancing at the Quarterly results thread - if you're going to twitch that long, you're at risk of being put away!

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Posted : May 23, 2019 3:01 am
Disgruntled Peony
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My brain randomly decided to start twitching today. Whee!

I'll admit to glancing at the Quarterly results thread - if you're going to twitch that long, you're at risk of being put away!

I survived Q1, I can survive Q2. XD

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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Topic starter Posted : May 23, 2019 11:01 am
storysinger
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This is my first attempt at entering a fresh story with minimal editing. I'm sure it's going to take a while to hone that ability but it will be well worth it in the long run.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : May 26, 2019 4:53 am
TimE
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V31 Q2 - rejections reported on May 26th. Perhaps we should be twitching after all.

I've looked at Dave's podcast - Hook - check; Fresh idea - check; Engages from page 1 - check; etc - but I've thought that with previous stories.

This one was only my second story written specifically for WotF. My last got a Horrible Mention...

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Posted : June 1, 2019 9:13 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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V31 Q2 - rejections reported on May 26th. Perhaps we should be twitching after all.

I've looked at Dave's podcast - Hook - check; Fresh idea - check; Engages from page 1 - check; etc - but I've thought that with previous stories.

This one was only my second story written specifically for WotF. My last got a Horrible Mention...

Hey, Honorable Mention is better than nothing. wotf019

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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Topic starter Posted : June 1, 2019 11:49 pm
storysinger
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Hey, Honorable Mention is better than nothing.

I've only reached that level once but I have every intention of returning to that or something better. Write on!

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : June 2, 2019 6:02 am
thewritescott
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Why is nobody twitching?

Scott Hughey
WOTF HM X 4
http://www.amazon.com/author/thewritescott

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Posted : June 3, 2019 3:58 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Why is nobody twitching?

Oh, I'm twitching, but I can't afford to twitch too much because I need to finish my Q3 (which is proving to be a tough write).

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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Topic starter Posted : June 3, 2019 4:58 pm
chuckt
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Why is nobody twitching?

Oh, I'm twitching, but I can't afford to twitch too much because I need to finish my Q3 (which is proving to be a tough write).

I am a bit though another R is a near certainty for me. I knew nothing about the contest when I did my Q2 and it crosses some lines--one line I would be too embarrassed to admit. wotf004

Mid June at the earliest don't you think?

Great new avatoar pic. wotf007 You literally, and figuratively, have your hands full!

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : June 4, 2019 2:43 am
Disgruntled Peony
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I knew nothing about the contest when I did my Q2 and it crosses some lines--one line I would be too embarrassed to admit. wotf004

It's all good. The entries are anonymous, and you can always fix it or send it elsewhere if it does get an R.

Mid June at the earliest don't you think?

Depends on what kinds of commitments Kary and Dave have, and how many entries there are. The closer we get to the final quarter of the year, the faster results tend to come back. Q1 is always the worst to wait for; mid-June to early July seems likely for Q2.

Great new avatoar pic. wotf007 You literally, and figuratively, have your hands full!

Yep! wotf019 I think I'll keep this one for awhile. I'm proud of my baby dragons.

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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Topic starter Posted : June 4, 2019 4:58 am
JVAshley
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Yep! wotf019 I think I'll keep this one for awhile. I'm proud of my baby dragons.

I do love some baby dragons, disgruntledpeony!!

I am internally twitching, BUT if I twitch too much, I have to admit that I have not really started my Q3 yet. Twitching means it is time to submit a new one already.

Plus, I'm guessing they might be later this quarter due to the set backs from last quarter.

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : June 4, 2019 6:39 am
thewritescott
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Why is nobody twitching?

Oh, I'm twitching, but I can't afford to twitch too much because I need to finish my Q3 (which is proving to be a tough write).

I am a bit though another R is a near certainty for me. I knew nothing about the contest when I did my Q2 and it crosses some lines--one line I would be too embarrassed to admit. wotf004

Mid June at the earliest don't you think?

Great new avatoar pic. wotf007 You literally, and figuratively, have your hands full!

No worries. No matter what the line you crossed was, rest assured, whatever we're imagining is probably much worse than the reality. wotf001

Scott Hughey
WOTF HM X 4
http://www.amazon.com/author/thewritescott

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Posted : June 4, 2019 6:48 am
JVAshley
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wotf018 The Twitching has officially set in.
Anyone want to join me under the table?
I made a pillow fort to wait out the rejections.

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : June 8, 2019 11:33 am
RETreasure
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I brought mimosas and macarons. I'm not twitching yet, not bad, but who doesn't like mimosas and macarons?! Fortune favor the slightly tipsy and overfed. wotf013

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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Posted : June 8, 2019 11:35 am
JVAshley
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I brought mimosas and macarons. I'm not twitching yet, not bad, but who doesn't like mimosas and macarons?! Fortune favor the slightly tipsy and overfed. wotf013

Thank You, RSchiber! wotf010
I already feel better!
<Reaches for a 2nd mimosa and a third macaroon>

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : June 8, 2019 11:39 am
Disgruntled Peony
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wotf018 The Twitching has officially set in.
Anyone want to join me under the table?
I made a pillow fort to wait out the rejections.

Pillow forts are the best. *offers up fuzzy blankets and hot cocoa*

I brought mimosas and macarons. I'm not twitching yet, not bad, but who doesn't like mimosas and macarons?! Fortune favor the slightly tipsy and overfed. wotf013

OMNOMNOM.

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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Topic starter Posted : June 8, 2019 12:00 pm
BrandieJ
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Since the Q1 results needed extra time, perhaps Q2 will also take a while? I will try to practice patience. Sadly, it is not something I excel at.

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Posted : June 9, 2019 8:12 am
storysinger
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When I start twitching too much I find a writing session can take my mind elsewhere. wotf017

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : June 10, 2019 7:15 am
chuckt
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Put a chill on the twitching. I emailed Joni today to make sure I submitted my Q3 correctly (I got confused by the instructions to create a new login??). I also asked about Q2 results and she said another month from now “probably”

By the way. You shouldn't need a new login to put in your Q3. Anyone else find the submission page confusing?

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : June 11, 2019 8:35 am
Disgruntled Peony
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By the way. You shouldn't need a new login to put in your Q3. Anyone else find the submission page confusing?

Some quarters I don't need one, some quarters I do. The submission page is glitchy as hell.

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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Topic starter Posted : June 11, 2019 10:29 am
Corbin.Maxwell
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From what I understand, your login is only good for one quarter.

I ain't cut out to be no Jesse James.

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Posted : June 11, 2019 2:19 pm
JVAshley
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From what I understand, your login is only good for one quarter.

That was my understanding from years past, but these last two quarters it accepted my old login. wotf017

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : June 11, 2019 2:38 pm
Henckel
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Appears my return if fortuitous. ... I've not been able to log onto the forum for months. I've even tried hitting the "forgot my password" button thats supposed to fire off an email to Web administrator. ... Finally, I emailed joni and all was sorted in a matter of days.

So glad to be back with y'all.... You can't imagine how painful it's been to see all these posts and not be able to join in. (that's okay. I'd probably say something jackass stupid anyway)

Re passwords, from what I gather, the forum log on the submission log in are entirely different.... I recall submissions require a different log in each time.

Hope this helps.

(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 : June 11, 2019 8:37 pm
chuckt
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... I recall submissions require a different log in each time.

Hope this helps.

Yes-that is what confused me. It says you need a new login but it wouldn’t let me create one for Q3. It allowed me to submit using my Q2 login info. But Joni said she has my story so I guess it’s alright. Peony says sometimes that happens so I’m not going to worry about it.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

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Posted : June 11, 2019 11:19 pm
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