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CCrawford
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Posted by: @earthkeeper78

it keeps putting ideas in my head that I'm sitting here like "Gad dang it, when am I gonna have time to write that one!? Oh well, better add it to the list..." 

This happens to me CONSTANTLY.  All those stories clamoring in my head to be written, and I just keep telling them, "Get back on that list, it's not your turn!" Lol.  But on the positive side, you'll never be short of ideas for what to write! Smile

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
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Posted : April 30, 2021 8:44 am
RETreasure
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For the first 2.5 years, this wasn’t me at all. I’d hear people say that and feel huge imposter syndrome! I’d have one idea in progress, and one planned. Then, it was like something in my head unlocked and I started having to keep notes on my phone or writing flash pieces to capture an idea. I’m still not an idea factory, far from it, but I have more than enough ideas to keep me busy!

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 : April 30, 2021 10:23 am
Scott_M_Sands
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I try to right them down when the new ideas hit me. (agreed - normally at a time/place when I can't actually write them).

Got a nice little list now, though.

A bit late to post, I know, but my Q2 is in. I'm looking forward to seeing how it does.

"Many people will tell you that you can't write. Let no one say that you don't." -Ken Rand
V36-37: R x6
V38: R, HM, P

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Posted : May 2, 2021 6:02 am
DoctorJest
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@scott_m_sands If you only just submitted this, I think it may actually be your Q3? Contest quarters are effectively one back, I think of them as indicating the Quarter during which judging begins, though I have no idea if that has anything to do with it. Anyway,  Q1 is submitted Oct-Dec, Q2 from Jan-Mar, and so on. So current submissions, April through June, would be in for Q3.

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 : May 2, 2021 8:59 pm
Scott_M_Sands
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@doctorjest

Thanks for confirming. I actually submitted my last story back in late March. I believe that puts it in Q2. I haven't submitted for this Q3 yet. I just hadn't posted on the forum that I submitted it then.

And I have sometimes been confused in the past with which quarter number is being judged and when. So your question is fair!

"Many people will tell you that you can't write. Let no one say that you don't." -Ken Rand
V36-37: R x6
V38: R, HM, P

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Posted : May 3, 2021 4:50 am
Dustin Adams
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^ If you are ever confused, look at the first post in the thread. I highlight the dates for the listed quarter.

2x Finalist
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Topic starter Posted : May 3, 2021 5:49 am
Disgruntled Peony
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@scott_m_sands Oh, God, which quarter is being judged at any given moment is a whole different animal than which quarter is being submitted to.  laughing giggle uh-oh Now that we've heard back on results from Q1, we're waiting on results for Q2--but odds are good we may end up waiting until after submissions close for Q3. The quickest quarter to get judged is usually Q4, because they're usually prepping for an April gala and anthology release, but the pandemic has thrown things all out of whack, so I have no idea how things will go this year.

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 : May 3, 2021 5:55 am
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babooher
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Posted by: @axeminister

I highlight the dates for the listed quarter.

And I appreciate that immensely!

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 : May 3, 2021 7:34 am
czing
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I'm oddly feeling early antsy-ness over this quarter. I submitted mid March which is late for me as I normally submit pretty early. But this quarter I was thinking I might not submit at all because I didn't have anything new. And then I realized when I looked through my Submission Grinder that this story that I love (well if I'm honest I kinda love all my stories) and have sent out without much success hadn't been submitted here yet. So here's hoping this is the place where it strikes the right chord!

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
v38 Q1 - HM; Q2 -SHM; Q3 - P

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Posted : May 9, 2021 12:32 am
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Wulf Moon
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Posted by: @czing

I'm oddly feeling early antsy-ness over this quarter. I submitted mid March which is late for me as I normally submit pretty early. But this quarter I was thinking I might not submit at all because I didn't have anything new. And then I realized when I looked through my Submission Grinder that this story that I love (well if I'm honest I kinda love all my stories) and have sent out without much success hadn't been submitted here yet. So here's hoping this is the place where it strikes the right chord!

That's just it, you never know what will tickle Dave's fancy. But one thing is for sure. If you don't submit it, you will NEVER know. Smile

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Posted : May 9, 2021 12:12 pm
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babooher
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So, is July the month we get to be angsty for this quarter?

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 : May 25, 2021 11:42 am
DoctorJest
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Posted by: @babooher

So, is July the month we get to be angsty for this quarter?

Oh, you can be angsty as soon as you like! Results sometimes come fast, sometimes come slow--if you feel like it, you could start being angsty now. I've certainly had quicker results than this in the last couple of years...though if we haven't heard anything by July, I think it would be very much an angsty month.

I'm not going to be feeling so angsty, I think I submitted the wrong story for Q2, though I am at least entered. I feel much more optimistic about my Q3 and Q4 prospects, though.

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 : May 25, 2021 1:45 pm
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Beth Powers
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The earliest I've ever had Q2 results is 5/26...in 2014! But that's the only one I've ever received in May. Three of my results have arrived in June, but by far, most of them (6) have been in July, and the last two years have actually been closer to the second half of July.

I say all of this so that the Contest can surprise me with something unexpected because in all my years of entering, I've never received results on the same day twice. Plus, as @disgruntledpeony said, this year is extra-unpredictable with the changes to the gala/anthology schedule, so who knows!

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Posted : May 25, 2021 11:32 pm
Wulf Moon
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Joni called me on Saturday. I did ask for you guys. Just got a vague answer that they’re working on it. Your guess is as good as mine.

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Posted : May 25, 2021 11:43 pm
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Scott_M_Sands
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I usually get replies pretty close to (or after) the end of the next quarter. So I won't think much of it until late June. I do feel better about my Q2 submission than previous ones. We shall see. 

"Many people will tell you that you can't write. Let no one say that you don't." -Ken Rand
V36-37: R x6
V38: R, HM, P

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Posted : May 26, 2021 6:40 am
storysinger
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Wow, all this fidgeting and angst on the day before THURSDAY. Relax and put your fingers to the keys, as you create the next masterpiece that will make you a winner. June,24 is the day I predict results. So retreat to your pillow forts and sip tequila, and eat chocolates as you await the results. 

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, 2021 1:24 pm
RETreasure
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Every quarter has been a little bit longer than the year before lately - the contest is growing. I wouldn’t even think about results until after the 4th of July. Right now it’s time to focus on getting our Q3s done!

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 : May 27, 2021 4:47 am
DoctorJest
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Posted by: @scott_m_sands

I usually get replies pretty close to (or after) the end of the next quarter. So I won't think much of it until late June. I do feel better about my Q2 submission than previous ones. We shall see. 

Fingers crossed for you! I personally think my Q2 is a bit of a dud, so I'm hard focused on finishing my Q3--this is probably going to be my first non-twitchy quarter because of that. I'd be pleasantly surprised to see it overperform, but I think I fudged it.

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 : May 27, 2021 4:00 pm
Cray Dimensional
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My 2ND QTR was better than my first, but I had formatting issues and a grammatical error. I am more hopeful about my 3RD QTR. I am thinking about reworking my 2ND quarter, but I will wait for results.

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

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Posted : May 28, 2021 5:33 am
Cray Dimensional
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Trying to drum up some 2ND QTR excitement. I wonder when the results will be out. Hoping for beginning July.

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

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Posted : June 10, 2021 3:59 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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I'm not twitching. Why would I be twitching? It's not like I have way more hope than is safe for my Q2 submission or anything. (Watch me get another SHM, just you wait...)

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 : June 10, 2021 4:22 pm
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scribblesatdusk
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I just need to be a stoic about it. It's going to be a rejection. Anything else then I can be pleasantly surprised instead of disappointed. 

V36:Q3 HM
V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM
V38: R,HM, ?

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Posted : June 10, 2021 6:40 pm
DoctorJest
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

I'm not twitching. Why would I be twitching? It's not like I have way more hope than is safe for my Q2 submission or anything. (Watch me get another SHM, just you wait...)

I have my fingers crossed for you on this one! grinning  

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 : June 10, 2021 10:47 pm
earthkeeper
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My fingers are itching to hear back. The wait is always what gets me. I just submitted my Q3, so at least I'm staying productive. Gotta keep that nose to the grindstone while working on my long-term projects, after all.

"Trust is like a shop. Difficult to build, but surprisingly easy to ruin. But when it is strong and true, there are few things in this world that make you feel stronger."
V37: HM
V38: X,R,P,P
V39:

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Posted : June 19, 2021 7:10 pm
Cray Dimensional
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@earthkeeper78 I understand how you feel. I think it will be a little more for results. I heard Thursdays are good days.

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

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Posted : June 20, 2021 5:52 am
RETreasure
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Heck, @disgruntledpeony, I'm twitching for you!

I'm not too twitchy for my part. Somehow, making finalist took some of the stress away for me (which I know isn't the case for everyone). We'll see how I feel after results come, however. Probably a good couple weeks to a month yet, though.

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 : June 20, 2021 12:41 pm
storysinger
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I think because of the lateness of the gala everything will come sooner rather than later. I still pick this Thursday as the day of reckoning. 

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 21, 2021 1:57 pm
Cray Dimensional
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@storysinger Here’s to hoping, but my guess is July 1 or July 8. However I am not looking forward to QTR2. Now QTR 3 is a different story. I learned a lot QTR 3. I did take workshop QTR 2, but QTR2 depends on mercy for stupid mistakes.

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

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Posted : June 21, 2021 2:40 pm
RETreasure
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@storysinger

that’s actually an interesting point I hadn’t considered, but maybe more likely to effect Q3 timing? 

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 : June 21, 2021 3:28 pm
earthkeeper
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I was expecting things to drop maybe mid-July, but if it happens earlier, I certainly won't complain. Even if I get a rejection, I'd still like to compare how my first submission did against this one.

"Trust is like a shop. Difficult to build, but surprisingly easy to ruin. But when it is strong and true, there are few things in this world that make you feel stronger."
V37: HM
V38: X,R,P,P
V39:

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Posted : June 21, 2021 5:09 pm
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