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tkunit
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HM again. I know what I'm missing. Just have to put *that* in Q4.

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Posted : July 14, 2020 2:59 pm
Thegirlintheglasses
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HM

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.
Learn more about me at rainsdonwrites.com

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:03 pm
DoctorJest
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HM for me also, which I'll happily take, under the circumstances!

R: 0 / HM: 8 / SHM: 4 / SF: 0 / F: 1
Currently in for Q3.V38 and Q4.V38 / Q1.V39 20% done on draft 1
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 : July 14, 2020 3:07 pm
Thegirlintheglasses
(@thegirlintheglasses)
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wotf057

Wow.

Congratulations to everyone and commiserations to anyone who is disappointed. I understand that feeling in the bottom of my soul. Keep writing, and as a dear friend recently told me, BELIEVE in yourself and your goals.

Woohoo! I’m so so happy for you, Becky! I’m betting on a win your way soon. Hope I’m right. wotf011

Congratulations guys! And here’s to hoping for those silent lurkers (hope they can shout soon).

We can do this guys! One more quarter!!!

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.
Learn more about me at rainsdonwrites.com

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:08 pm
Chezecaek
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I got an HM. First ever. When I saw the email I was like...wait a minute...that can't be right, 'cause I suck. Right? Everyone knows I suck. I mean, *I* know I suck, and that's basically everyone. So what's with these "judges" saying I don't suck? I don't know how to process this!

Anyway, I can resubmit an HM, right? I REALLY like this story and there's definitely room for improvement in it.

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:18 pm
aedlrjqaewoif
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HM in my inbox. wotf007

Each story is an arrow. Every quarter is a new round to discover the finalists for the competition.

Keep aiming precisely on that bullseye. Don't look at the competitors standing around you. Nock your arrow, shut the world out, sight down the spine to the bullseye...and pull off a clean release.

This is the way. wotf009

AE for short
Running count: R: 4 | HM: 14 | SHM: 2
37q1 -- Romantic SF/Crime -- SHM
37q2 -- Military SF -- HM
37q3 -- < Submission pending >

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:22 pm
LibrarianBarbarian
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If you get a HM or Silver HM do you have to rename your revised story before submitting it again to maintain anonymity?

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:24 pm
crlisle
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Thanks to the Super Secrets, I got my first Honorable Mention! Thanks Wulf Moon! Thanks to my editor too!

I worked so hard on this story.

Congrats to RSchibler on your semi-finalist. I am so excited for you!

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- Pending, 4th -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:26 pm
Rey Nichols
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Another HM for me Smile

HM: 5
R: 1
www.reynichols.com

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:30 pm
Thomas Woodward
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R here. Good luck to everyone still in the running!

5x R
10x HM
2020 Superstars Writing Seminar scholarship award recipient
"No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure." — Ernest Hemingway

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:33 pm
SwiftPotato
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Re: HMs: yes, you can resubmit them. You can resubmit anything that was not a semi-finalist or a finalist. You do not have to re-title to maintain anonymity.

R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!
Stories in Apocalyptic, Cossmass Infinities, and Podcastle

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:35 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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wotf057

GREAT JOB, BECKY! wotf049 wotf026 wotf049 wotf026 wotf049

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 : July 14, 2020 3:37 pm
Wulf Moon
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If you get a HM or Silver HM do you have to rename your revised story before submitting it again to maintain anonymity?

Nope. You become once again just a number in the system to first reader Kary and coordinating judge David Farland.

Contest coordinator Joni is the only one that links up the numbers to names.

Revise away and send it in. That worked for KD Julicher.

Or write a fresh one. That worked for Wulf Moon.

CONGRATULATIONS!

More to come...working like a madman on my master class for this Saturday!

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" 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!
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!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:40 pm
Peter_Glen
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R me hearties!

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:47 pm
chuckt
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HM

Poop. I was hoping this would be your quarter.

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

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:50 pm
LibrarianBarbarian
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If you get a HM or Silver HM do you have to rename your revised story before submitting it again to maintain anonymity?

Nope. You become once again just a number in the system to first reader Kary and coordinating judge David Farland.

Contest coordinator Joni is the only one that links up the numbers to names.

Revise away and send it in. That worked for KD Julicher.

Or write a fresh one. That worked for Wulf Moon.

CONGRATULATIONS!

More to come...working like a madman on my master class for this Saturday!

Thank you! Hate to have to struggle to retitle this!

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Posted : July 14, 2020 3:54 pm
chuckt
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SHM for me.

Sigh. Congrats, but was hoping the win for you.

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

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Posted : July 14, 2020 4:14 pm
Henckel
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Posts: 417

HM for me.

A super big congratulation to everyone to everyone who submitted, regardless of placement. And a special shout out to:

    Chezecaek and crlisle for their first time HMs,
    LibrarianBarbarian and Disgruntledpeony for their SHMs,
    RSchibler for her SF.[/list1819wklq]
    Rock on! wotf009

    (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 : July 14, 2020 4:23 pm
Beth Powers
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R for me, which is disappointing because I actually wrote this one before the last day of the quarter (first time I've done that in probably years!) and I had high hopes for it...

Beth Powers
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Silver HM x 2
HM x 15
Entries x 55
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Collected Stories: Sorcery & Widgets

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Posted : July 14, 2020 4:34 pm
Scafontaine
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HM for me. I was hoping this story would reach a little higher after these edits, but I'll take it.

wotf057

Congrats Becky!!! That's awesome!!!

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Posted : July 14, 2020 4:55 pm
vjalrik
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R me hearties!

wotf001 wotf010 wotf009 wotf019

Van Alrik
V33 (-- HM SHM R), V34 (SF R R HM),
V35 (HM R R R), V36 (R HM F HM),
V37 (SF HM HM HM), V38 (HM HM, Q3-Pending)
Latest sold story (10 total):
"The Church of Raw," Thuggish Itch: Scientific, Oct. 5, 2018

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Posted : July 14, 2020 5:32 pm
Obi-Wan Nobody
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wotf061

Cute smiley, but I won't agree with it. It is not a bad thing to get an 'R'; the worst thing is to miss a quarter.
Getting a rejection just means that we should improve our writing. I will do so. wotf008

Congrats to all who placed in the second quarter! wotf010

36: Ø, R, Ø, R.
37: HM, R, R, R.
38: R, ?

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Posted : July 14, 2020 6:16 pm
kakent80
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I got an HM. Slightly disappointed as I thought this story was better, but this was my third entry and I now have 3 HMs so I guess I should look on the positive side.

And it’s come just in time for me to submit it to that other place that closes today.

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Posted : July 14, 2020 6:34 pm
Sally_salamander
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I got an R. But there were some problems with my story, I only submitted it to actually start submitting really. I was still kind of hoping for an HM though.

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Posted : July 14, 2020 7:56 pm
Santana
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wotf061

Cute smiley, but I won't agree with it. It is not a bad thing to get an 'R'; the worst thing is to miss a quarter.
Getting a rejection just means that we should improve our writing. I will do so. wotf008

Congrats to all who placed in the second quarter! wotf010

Well said.

SF x 1
SHM x 2
HM x a few
R x a few more

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Posted : July 14, 2020 8:39 pm
TimE
 TimE
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Posts: 339

Congrats to everyone that got HM and above - and for those that got an R, I say don't feel so bad and keep writing. I thought some of my early R's were better than my HM's but it took me a while to work out what WotF are looking for.
Haven't seen the result for one story I crit for this quarter that I thought was very good. Fingers crossed for...

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Posted : July 14, 2020 8:51 pm
HermioneLee
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Posts: 163

Just got my second R...hope I can finally break my streak of Rs next quarter
To everyone who placed, I offer my sincere congratulations:)

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Posted : July 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Santana
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Posts: 6

SHM for me this time.

Do you guys go for the certificates? What do you do with them?

SF x 1
SHM x 2
HM x a few
R x a few more

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Posted : July 14, 2020 10:57 pm
Dustin Adams
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Silver here.

Do you guys go for the certificates? What do you do with them?

For a time I considered myself a wizend writer warrior who didn't want the certificates... That time was short-lived. I work damn hard on every story and am always happy (even if not knee-jerkingly) with my HMs and above. I've framed four of my certs and have them on my writing wall (with some mag and book covers). My first HM, my semi, and my two Fs. The rest I have in my writing filing cabinet with various stories, hints/tips that I've printed, and class notes from the past.

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 : July 14, 2020 11:19 pm
Dustin Adams
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R for me, which is disappointing because I actually wrote this one before the last day of the quarter (first time I've done that in probably years!) and I had high hopes for it...

Beth, I'm super sorry to hear. I really liked this story. I've enjoyed our exchanges the past few quarters and look forward to more.

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 : July 14, 2020 11:21 pm
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