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DoctorJest
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Posted by: @sinsyne

Now I'm no longer under pressure to finish the current quarter(barely submitted in time) I'll give my previous piece a major revision with what I learned in the meantime and any feedback I can get. Trying other markets is certainly on my agenda but with this one I really want to try again here in a later quarter. From what I researched here in the forum and David Farland's blog there is no issue with sending in the same story again.

One hundred percent true! Only stories that place semi-finalist or finalist are ineligible for resubmission. If you finish with a silver honorable mention or below, you're completely free to revise, improve, and try again with the same story.

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 1, 2021 1:43 pm
empressed
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@time thanks, Tim! You're an awesome crit partner. ♥️

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 1, 2021 1:54 pm
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empressed
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@prestondennett thanks, Preston! The Forum and the Wild Pack have been lifelines.

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 1, 2021 1:56 pm
empressed
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@derbestin thanks, Donovan! You'll get there! 

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 1, 2021 1:58 pm
empressed
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@sinsyne you are amazing. HM on your first try! Well done!

 

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 1, 2021 2:01 pm
empressed
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@wulfmoon thanks, Moon! Jedi master., Sensei and Magic Sword. 😁

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 1, 2021 2:23 pm
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empressed
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@scribblesatdusk thanks! Twitches will resume tomorrow, I think. 

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 1, 2021 2:28 pm
empressed
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@foxed that's awesome, Foxed! Onwards and upwards! Well done!

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 1, 2021 2:31 pm
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empressed
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@lost_bard don't lose heart. ♥️

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 1, 2021 3:54 pm
David Hankins
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Posted by: @empressed

@lost_bard don't lose heart. ♥️

Never. Especially when I have such an awesome support group for my writing addiction. 

typing

V38 Q2: HM
V38 Q3: Submitted
V38 Q4: Submitted

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Posted : July 1, 2021 6:00 pm
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@lost_bard I know what you mean! 

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : July 3, 2021 8:19 am
Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @empressed

@wulfmoon thanks, Moon! Jedi master., Sensei and Magic Sword. 😁

Thank you, Victoria. You were just like Candice in a prior year when the open call was over for the Super Secrets Workshop. You didn’t let that stop you, and did all the requirements and exercises on the side. You also took other workshops of mine to dive deeper. Just look where that kind of determination took you! Well done! You did the work, but I thank you for calling me your sensai and magic sword. That’s what mentors are, and we appreciate those that remember the assistance given. I’ve had mine, and I’ll always be grateful. May your next Joni call be wonderful, but regardless of the outcome, you are already a winner. You have validation from an NYT bestselling author that what you wrote is worthy of being published in a bestselling anthology! Such knowledge can give your belief in your abilities much power. Godspeed, Victoria.

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Posted : July 3, 2021 8:43 am
crlisle
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@wulfmoon Moon magic 

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 3, 2021 11:34 am
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Galen
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Sorry for the late addition! 

But one more belated round of congrats for the many successes the forumites have had to share here in Q2.  Especially to the two Finalists: Disgruntled Peony and Empress!  I have only an inkling of an idea of the blood sweat and tears that must have gone into such an achievement.  So well deserved.  I hope you enjoy these moments! 

P.S. Just for posterity, I'll take my HM this quarter and run.

P.P.S. . . . Yeah, it took me this long to figure out how to log into the "new" board.

 

Finalist x1
Semi x1
SHM x3
HM x7
R - lots!

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Posted : July 7, 2021 10:53 am
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DoctorJest
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Posted by: @galen

Sorry for the late addition! 

But one more belated round of congrats for the many successes the forumites have had to share here in Q2.  Especially to the two Finalists: Disgruntled Peony and Empress!  I have only an inkling of an idea of the blood sweat and tears that must have gone into such an achievement.  So well deserved.  I hope you enjoy these moments! 

P.S. Just for posterity, I'll take my HM this quarter and run.

P.P.S. . . . Yeah, it took me this long to figure out how to log into the "new" board.

Well, you're signed in now! All your excuses for not posting are gone. smiley  

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 7, 2021 11:14 am
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Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @galen

Sorry for the late addition! 

But one more belated round of congrats for the many successes the forumites have had to share here in Q2.  Especially to the two Finalists: Disgruntled Peony and Empress!  I have only an inkling of an idea of the blood sweat and tears that must have gone into such an achievement.  So well deserved.  I hope you enjoy these moments! 

P.S. Just for posterity, I'll take my HM this quarter and run.

P.P.S. . . . Yeah, it took me this long to figure out how to log into the "new" board.

 

Welcome back, Galen. I know you've been a member for many years, and are doing the work as well!

Cheers!

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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!
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 7, 2021 2:49 pm
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@disgruntledpeony First place - Huge congrats.

@empressed - finalist is an achievement.

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Posted : July 8, 2021 10:47 am
Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
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@time... Wow! So the results are in for the finalists? woohoo clapper   Great job @empressed! time is right, being a finalist is an achievement. Super congrats to @disgruntledpeony!!!

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Posted : July 8, 2021 10:53 am
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Congratulations @disgruntledpeony. clapper You finally made it to the top.

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

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Posted : July 8, 2021 10:54 am
officer
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Congrats to @empressed: what an accomplishment! And major congratulations to Liz (@disgruntledpeony). Your win has been a long time coming and so well-deserved. Now the whole forum will be invested in the Golden Pen decision. We're all rooting for you!

HM, R, HM, R, R, SHM*, HM, ?, ?
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Posted : July 8, 2021 10:59 am
pdblake
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Congratulations to all three winners

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Posted : July 8, 2021 11:04 am
Disgruntled Peony
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https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-2nd-quarter-winners-announced-for-volume-38/

It feels crazy to use this emoji, but...

winner

I'm still in shock. It doesn't feel real. I'm absolutely giddy, though!

@empressed I have a pretty good idea of how you must feel right now (I've been there twice, myself) but I just wanted to say that I'm super thrilled that you made finalist, and I know that you can do it again. Keep doing the thing! You're awesome. grinning clapper  

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 : July 8, 2021 11:12 am
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RETreasure
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-2nd-quarter-winners-announced-for-volume-38/

It feels crazy to use this emoji, but...

winner

I'm still in shock. It doesn't feel real. I'm absolutely giddy, though!

@empressed I have a pretty good idea of how you must feel right now (I've been there twice, myself) but I just wanted to say that I'm super thrilled that you made finalist, and I know that you can do it again. Keep doing the thing! You're awesome. grinning clapper  

You won! You won! You won! Liz, I am beyond thrilled and excited and proud and happy for you. You've worked so hard for this and you earned every minute of this glory! You are amazing and I couldn't be happier!

@empressed - Congrats again on making Finalist. I hope you are able to celebrate that achievement and write your next. We'll get there!

 

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : July 8, 2021 11:18 am
AndyDibble
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@disgruntledpeony congrats!  Super glad for you.

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Posted : July 8, 2021 11:26 am
Dustin Adams
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First place for everything.

Er, wait... first time?

Nah, First Place!

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 8, 2021 11:30 am
Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-2nd-quarter-winners-announced-for-volume-38/

It feels crazy to use this emoji, but...

winner

I'm still in shock. It doesn't feel real. I'm absolutely giddy, though!

@empressed I have a pretty good idea of how you must feel right now (I've been there twice, myself) but I just wanted to say that I'm super thrilled that you made finalist, and I know that you can do it again. Keep doing the thing! You're awesome. grinning clapper  

This seemed inevitable, Liz, but you never know until results come in. You are an excellent writer, and I know how hard you worked for this. You have my sincere CONGRATULATIONS for a job well done. Perseverance yields rewards!

And thank you for increasing our WotF Forum average! I believe we have THREE winners from this forum so far that will be in WotF Vol. 38! Well done!

ALL THE BEAST!

Wulf Moon

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 8, 2021 11:38 am
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PenMark
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Congratulations, @disgruntledpeony! The hard work that you've put into this endeavor is clear, and I'm thrilled to see it pay off for you!

V37 Q3: R
V37 Q4: SHM
V38 Q1: R
V38 Q2: SHM
V38 Q3: Submitted
V38 Q4: Revising

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Posted : July 8, 2021 11:51 am
crlisle
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@disgruntledpeony Winner, winner chicken dinner!

So deserving! I have seen how generous and giving and supportive you are on this forum.

So very proud of all the finalists!

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 8, 2021 12:16 pm
Wulf Moon
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RESULTS ARE IN FOR Q2, VOLUME 38!!!

Congratulations to all! How did our Writers of the Future Forum fare?

 

WE HAD TWO FINALISTS THIS QUARTER! WOO-HOO!

Victoria Dixon, AKA empressed

Elizabeth Ticknor, AKA disgruntledpeony

To make top eight out of thousands from around the world entering every quarter is a stellar achievement. You both hit the bullseye. David Farland deemed both of your stories as worthy of being in the anthology, and he's an NYT bestselling writer and knows what he's doing. Be proud of that accomplishment. You have powerful validation that your writing is top notch, worthy of recognition, and worthy of being in a bestselling anthology. Dave chose YOUR stories as the creme de la creme. WELL DONE!

Of course, the eight finalists go out to four judges. Only three can be chosen. Each judge has their own tastes, their own biases, their own beliefs, and while I know Dave would like to see all of these stories in the anthology--it's why he chose them--there simply isn't room to do so (but sometimes they do have a little extra room, so the chance at Published Finalist is still there).

How did we fare in the final judging?

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ELIZABETH TICKNOR! WINNER OF Q2, VOLUME 38!!! 

Well done, Liz! We all know how hard you've been working at achieving this recognition for your writing--you've come close to winning several times. You stayed the course and never gave up, and perseverance like that does yield rewards. Enjoy the wonderful blessings that come from this world-renowned contest, not the least of which is attending the Writers of the Future workshop in Hollywood and spending a week being instructed by some of the best writers in the industry. We are very proud of you and wish you much success in your writing career! WELL DONE!

 

IN ADDITION!

The WotF Forum had numerous Semifinalists in this Q2, at least one I know of for the very first time! And Honorable Mentions and Silver Honorable Mentions beyond measure! Okay, it can be measured. Somebody please go measure it and post, I simply did not have time. But I read every one of your results posts, and I'm pleased to see so many working hard to perfect their craft, and getting recognition in the form of certificates to validate your writing. And even if you didn't get a certificate this time, you completed a story, and you sent it in. That takes courage. Everyone starts there, completing that first story. After that, we'll spend the rest of our lives leveling up.

Congratulations for taking the journey, may you stay the course in spite of necessary growing pains, and may your writing goals and dreams come true because you did the work. NEVER EVER GIVE UP!

As you can see, there's a good reward for your hard work. 

ALL THE BEAST!

Wulf Moon
Forum Moderator 

 

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 8, 2021 12:19 pm
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Preston Dennett
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-2nd-quarter-winners-announced-for-volume-38/

It feels crazy to use this emoji, but...

winner

I'm still in shock. It doesn't feel real. I'm absolutely giddy, though!

@empressed I have a pretty good idea of how you must feel right now (I've been there twice, myself) but I just wanted to say that I'm super thrilled that you made finalist, and I know that you can do it again. Keep doing the thing! You're awesome. grinning clapper  

So very, very happy for you, Liz! Well deserved. You are in for a fantastic journey. The fun has only just begun. I look forward to reading your first place winning story! Wow!

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : July 8, 2021 12:47 pm
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