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Wulf Moon
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I recommend the submission grinder - it takes word count into consideration when it gives you available markets!

Agreed on the Grinder. Ralan.com is another excellent market source. Many pros use it.

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Posted : October 15, 2019 4:16 am
AlexH
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Clarkesworld and Beneath Ceaseless Skies are others worth checking out too. Beneath Ceaseless Skies generally give a line of feedback and Clarkesworld are one of the quickest responders.

35: - R R R | 36: R HM R R | 37: HM HM HM SHM | 38: HM HM

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Posted : October 15, 2019 8:09 am
ForestCat
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Congrats to everyone for submitting! It's hard work well worth the effort. After two R's, I have gotten my first placement, a SHM! Thanks to all the organizers, judges, etc. WotF is tremendous and this SHM has given me insights to major revisions of my novel and this forum has encouraged me to take a leap and commit to one new story per quarter! Love you guys!!

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Posted : October 15, 2019 9:12 am
Wulf Moon
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Congrats to everyone for submitting! It's hard work well worth the effort. After two R's, I have gotten my first placement, a SHM! Thanks to all the organizers, judges, etc. WotF is tremendous and this SHM has given me insights to major revisions of my novel and this forum has encouraged me to take a leap and commit to one new story per quarter! Love you guys!!

Great to hear, Forest Cat! I was told every one of those Silvers this time were finalist quality. Well done!

Keep up the good work, keep the faith, and NEVER give up! : )

All the beast,

Wulf Moon

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Posted : October 15, 2019 9:54 am
JVAshley
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Thanks, Peony
I sent them my Semi Finalist and one of my HMs a few years ago and got a personal reply. So, I have been partial to them. wotf008

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : October 15, 2019 1:04 pm
kentagions
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Escape Pod: Six-day personal rejection.

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Posted : October 18, 2019 5:41 pm
Henckel
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Escape Pod: Six-day personal rejection.

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I get the feeling you've got a killer story, Kent.

I had a look at escape pod for submitting my q3, but mine is Fantasy and they're mainly focused on sci fi. Looks like a good publication though.

(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 : October 18, 2019 7:52 pm
kentagions
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Henckel wrote:

I had a look at escape pod for submitting my q3, but mine is Fantasy and they're mainly focused on sci fi.

Hi Chris,

Thank you for your support. In the same market "family," Podcastle is their Fantasy publication.

Kent

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Posted : October 19, 2019 12:32 am
Henckel
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In the same market "family," Podcastle is their Fantasy publication.

Kent

Thanks! I'll check it out.

(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 : October 19, 2019 7:21 am
Jamesblakey
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The winners of the 3rd Quarter have been posted on the WOTF blog:

And the winners are:
First Place – JL George from United Kingdom
Second Place – Michael Gardner from Australia
Third Place – Storm Humbert from Michigan

Congratulations!

30 SHMs and 218 HMs by my count.

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Posted : October 22, 2019 4:31 am
storysinger
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The contest has achieved worldwide status without a doubt.
Congratulations to the winners, wotf010 I look forward to reading the winning stories.

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 : October 22, 2019 4:40 am
Wulf Moon
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Thanks, Milo. My friend, Gustavo Bondoni, was in the list of finalists. Alas, he did not make the final judges' cut, and will likely pro out now. It's incredibly tough competition at the top, as all the stories are prime at that level. Huge congratulations to all that entered, and to all the winners. Very cool to see one from Australia, and the illustrators' side has one from Iraq and one from Turkey! We might be seeing more recorded acceptance speeches this year...

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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 : October 22, 2019 4:41 am
DoctorJest
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Speaking of Q3, did others get the email from Joni asking to reconfirm the response? I found I didn't have a response to my answer to her first email, and still don't have one to my follow-up yesterday, which is a little unusual. She seemed to think she was having bother with her email, and I wonder if she's right.

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 : October 31, 2019 5:52 pm
Henckel
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Speaking of Q3, did others get the email from Joni asking to reconfirm the response? I found I didn't have a response to my answer to her first email, and still don't have one to my follow-up yesterday, which is a little unusual. She seemed to think she was having bother with her email, and I wonder if she's right.

Likewise, I replied to her first email last month, but didn't get reply. Then, I received her 2nd email a few days ago asking for me to re-confirm. I did and then I got her personal response to say she received it this time. Her confirmation email took about 3 days--not bad considering all she's doing.

(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 : October 31, 2019 7:32 pm
DoctorJest
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Likewise, I replied to her first email last month, but didn't get reply. Then, I received her 2nd email a few days ago asking for me to re-confirm. I did and then I got her personal response to say she received it this time. Her confirmation email took about 3 days--not bad considering all she's doing.

Ah, thanks! That's reassuring, I'll quit worrying until sometime next week then. wotf007

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 : November 1, 2019 5:02 am
AVDutson
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I too had troubles. Still no certificate from Q3, which usually comes pretty quick.

~Tony
A.V. Dutson
R : 2, HM : 4, SHM : 2, F : 0, SF : 0, W : 0
"A good writer possesses not only his own spirit, but also the spirit of his friends."
~Friedrich Nietzsche

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Posted : November 3, 2019 3:40 pm
kentagions
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I received my certificate today.

Take care, everyone. Best of luck.

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Posted : November 5, 2019 8:17 am
Henckel
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Last year, the mailman folded my certificate AND it got rained on.

The next day, I bought a new mailbox SPECIFICALLY so that would never happen to future certificates....

(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 : November 5, 2019 9:30 am
Eagerink
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Last year, the mailman folded my certificate AND it got rained on.

The next day, I bought a new mailbox SPECIFICALLY so that would never happen to future certificates....

That sounds horrifying. wotf048

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Posted : November 5, 2019 11:19 am
Henckel
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Yeah, I was devastated.
I dried it and ironed it. ...with any luck, it will be joined by Q3 certificate in a few days

(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 : November 5, 2019 5:24 pm
Wulf Moon
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Yeah, I was devastated.
I dried it and ironed it. ...with any luck, it will be joined by Q3 certificate in a few days

Man, that would have bummed me out. I treasured every one I earned. Sorry that happened!

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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 : November 5, 2019 5:40 pm
Henckel
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the new mailbox cost $100.
I'll know in about a week if it was worth it.

(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 : November 5, 2019 7:19 pm
kentagions
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I hope the mailbox works out for you, Henckel. The certificate assassins have folded every one of mine.

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Posted : November 6, 2019 3:47 am
JVAshley
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Folded certificates!!!
Totally worth a $100 mailbox fix, unless it doesn't work. In which case, the world makes no sense and doom is sure to befall us all.

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : November 6, 2019 4:44 am
czing
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I feel like I must be some kind of grinch. I don't even ask for the certificates (maybe if I make finalist or semi I will, definitely if I win Smile ). But any certificates I've earned (Masters, Bachelors, Diploma, Certificate) are all sitting in a box mostly still in their envelopes or tubes unless the program gave a framed version then the framed one sits in the box too. I'd feel bad asking for one just so it could join the dark and gloomy box of history Smile

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 : November 6, 2019 9:44 am
Henckel
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I hope the mailbox works out for you, Henckel. The certificate assassins have folded every one of mine.

Kent, that tearible!!!!

I pray you seek revenge wotf23

(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 : November 6, 2019 12:30 pm
Reigheena
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I feel like I must be some kind of grinch. I don't even ask for the certificates (maybe if I make finalist or semi I will, definitely if I win Smile ). But any certificates I've earned (Masters, Bachelors, Diploma, Certificate) are all sitting in a box mostly still in their envelopes or tubes unless the program gave a framed version then the framed one sits in the box too. I'd feel bad asking for one just so it could join the dark and gloomy box of history Smile

I don't ask for certificates anymore either. Maybe if I get a higher place, I will. But since my HMs and SHMs mostly got trunked, those don't feel like as much of an accomplishment anymore, and they'd just be collecting dust with the certificates I have gotten.

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Posted : November 6, 2019 12:43 pm
Eagerink
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I feel like I must be some kind of grinch. I don't even ask for the certificates (maybe if I make finalist or semi I will, definitely if I win Smile ). But any certificates I've earned (Masters, Bachelors, Diploma, Certificate) are all sitting in a box mostly still in their envelopes or tubes unless the program gave a framed version then the framed one sits in the box too. I'd feel bad asking for one just so it could join the dark and gloomy box of history Smile

I don't ask for certificates anymore either. Maybe if I get a higher place, I will. But since my HMs and SHMs mostly got trunked, those don't feel like as much of an accomplishment anymore, and they'd just be collecting dust with the certificates I have gotten.

Well, the stories will be with you forever, and whether or not you have a certificate, they still earned that placement. wotf010

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Posted : November 7, 2019 8:44 am
Reigheena
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True. wotf009

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Posted : November 7, 2019 11:02 am
Henckel
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I'm pleased to report that the mailbox I purchased did the trick. My certificate arrived yesterday. It was not folded and was completely dry (which was a wonder because it was raining all day).

(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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