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Dustin Adams
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https://www.writersofthefuture.com/cate ... y-winners/

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 : March 5, 2020 10:02 pm
HermioneLee
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Thank you Dustin! I check my email every day...hoping that the results will come soon Smile

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Posted : March 5, 2020 11:07 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Oh god, I am so not ready for Q3... wotf019 Love how you formatted your intro post, Dustin!

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 : March 6, 2020 9:02 am
Wulf Moon
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Oh god, I am so not ready for Q3... wotf019 Love how you formatted your intro post, Dustin!

Yeah, how do you create the large font like that, Dustin?

Thanks for creating these each quarter!

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 : March 6, 2020 9:32 am
Dustin Adams
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In the full editor and preview there's one drop down box in the formatting section above the text window. It says normal. Click it and you get options.

I like starting the next quarter each time. I try to do it on the first day of the final month of the previous quarter... This gives us 4 months for each quarter's story. (I was a little late this time.)

One of the most common questions we get is about the quarters' start and end times. So I thought I'd list them all from now on. Hopefully will help see the whole year at a glance. And I've been going back to old posts and listing the winners as well as the link to the full results.

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 : March 6, 2020 10:54 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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In the full editor and preview there's one drop down box in the formatting section above the text window. It says normal. Click it and you get options.

I like starting the next quarter each time. I try to do it on the first day of the final month of the previous quarter... This gives us 4 months for each quarter's story. (I was a little late this time.)

One of the most common questions we get is about the quarters' start and end times. So I thought I'd list them all from now on. Hopefully will help see the whole year at a glance. And I've been going back to old posts and listing the winners as well as the link to the full results.

Awesomesauce. wotf010 wotf007

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 : March 6, 2020 10:58 pm
JVAshley
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Thank you for your diligence, Dustin! wotf009

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : March 7, 2020 3:09 am
Disgruntled Peony
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I find myself suddenly *very* ready for Q3, because I recently finished a story I've been trying to write for years. Might do one final round of edits before sending it in, but it is, for the most part, already done. I'll probably send as soon as the portal opens for Q3 so I can think on other things for awhile.

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 : March 25, 2020 5:45 am
Dustin Adams
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Nice.
Martin subbed on the first day for many quarters. Although I think he did that so he would be in before pro-ing out. He won on his final allowable entry. wotf013

My Q3 is mostly written, but it's a mess. I desperately need eyes on it to say the WTF I've been hearing in my own mind for so long. I have to write the ending first, then I'll send it to my most gentle of readers. I bruise easily.

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 : March 26, 2020 2:20 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Nice.
Martin subbed on the first day for many quarters. Although I think he did that so he would be in before pro-ing out. He won on his final allowable entry. wotf013

My Q3 is mostly written, but it's a mess. I desperately need eyes on it to say the WTF I've been hearing in my own mind for so long. I have to write the ending first, then I'll send it to my most gentle of readers. I bruise easily.

I can be gentle. ...Which sounds very different than I meant it, now that I've typed it out. 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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Posted : March 26, 2020 4:25 am
BeeW
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Last two quarters I had an idea ready in the bank for what I wanted to write and enter; this quarter I've got two ideas and I'm the worst person in the world when it comes to making decisions! =(

V37Q1: HM
V37Q2: HM
V37Q3: R
V37Q4: ?

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Posted : April 2, 2020 6:42 pm
SwiftPotato
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BeeW - write 'em both, see which one turns out better and send it in! Smile

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

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Posted : April 2, 2020 11:15 pm
Dustin Adams
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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 : April 3, 2020 1:44 am
JVAshley
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I understand Dustin. I am bad at nailing down decisions also. I was discussing that with Martin Shoemaker after his Instant Story presentation last night. wotf005

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : April 3, 2020 3:36 am
Obi-Wan Nobody
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Already Q3? Damn, someone please tell Time to slow down...
(or skip directly to Q1 results).

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

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Posted : April 3, 2020 7:18 am
Disgruntled Peony
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So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3. Yes, already. I finished TWO short stories toward the end of Q2 (one of them being a story I'd been trying to figure out how to write for years, which meant that it went together really fast when I finally figured things out), so I figured why not just send it in early? It was done, and this means I don't have to stress about my entries until Q4. XD And if I do come up with another short throughout the course of Q3, I may have another super-early submission again! We shall see.

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 : April 4, 2020 3:40 am
Dustin Adams
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First!

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 : April 4, 2020 4:40 am
Dragonchef
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So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3 . . . And if I do come up with another short throughout the course of Q3, I may have another super-early submission again! We shall see.

wotf015 You, my dear, are the epitome of an overachiever. Way.To.Go!
And I can only say this, to that . . . I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy. I'm not worthy.
But I"m trying - just started my outline for Q3 this morning.
wotf009

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Posted : April 4, 2020 5:28 am
Henckel
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So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3. Yes, already. I finished TWO short stories toward the end of Q2 (one of them being a story I'd been trying to figure out how to write for years, which meant that it went together really fast when I finally figured things out), so I figured why not just send it in early? It was done, and this means I don't have to stress about my entries until Q4. XD And if I do come up with another short throughout the course of Q3, I may have another super-early submission again! We shall see.

Dang, you're really making it happen!

(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 : April 4, 2020 6:46 am
SwiftPotato
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Ha! Y'all mark my words - if peony doesn't pro out first, she's going to win someday.

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

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Posted : April 4, 2020 9:06 am
JVAshley
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So... I can't believe I'm typing this, but I'm in for Q3. Yes, already. I finished TWO short stories toward the end of Q2 (one of them being a story I'd been trying to figure out how to write for years, which meant that it went together really fast when I finally figured things out), so I figured why not just send it in early? It was done, and this means I don't have to stress about my entries until Q4. XD And if I do come up with another short throughout the course of Q3, I may have another super-early submission again! We shall see.

Now you can join the small club of those who have had 3 stories in at one time.  fistinair

Note: This does not include me with my entries sliding in at the last minute

~ J V Ashley

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Posted : April 4, 2020 10:18 am
Disgruntled Peony
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whoa  You, my dear, are the epitome of an overachiever.

Believe me, this is not business as usual.  giggle

Dang, you're really making it happen!

Honestly? I'll be shocked if this ever happens again.  laughing

Ha! Y'all mark my words - if peony doesn't pro out first, she's going to win someday.

Either way, it's a win in my book.  grinning

Now you can join the small club of those who have had 3 stories in at one time.  fistinair

Indeed! *rushes to update signature*

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 : April 4, 2020 12:05 pm
TimE
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Well, darn it, I should be sitting at my pc failing to put words together to make a story - but I have Volume 36 to read.

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Posted : April 5, 2020 8:18 pm
storysinger
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ell, darn it, I should be sitting at my pc failing to put words together to make a story - but I have Volume 36 to read.

If you're like me you dive right in and call it work, even though it's not.
Learning what Kary and Dave like these days is of paramount importance.
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 : April 6, 2020 9:05 am
AlexH
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ell, darn it, I should be sitting at my pc failing to put words together to make a story - but I have Volume 36 to read.

If you're like me you dive right in and call it work, even though it's not.
Learning what Kary and Dave like these days is of paramount importance.
Write on!

I'd say it is work, but enjoyable work at that. I'd read WotF even if I didn't want to be in it. The more I learn about writing, the more I learn what to look for when reading WotF stories.

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

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Posted : April 6, 2020 9:11 am
Ayman
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I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript.

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Posted : April 6, 2020 12:53 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript.

Welcome to the forum, and congratulations on your first submission! wotf007

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 : April 6, 2020 1:22 pm
Wulf Moon
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I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript.

It IS an accomplishment! You finished a story, overcame fear, and sent it out. Commit to doing that every quarter with a new story, and you'll be well on your way. Congrats!

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 : April 6, 2020 3:22 pm
Henckel
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My process for this quarter:
1. Take a few days to come up with as many unique story ideas as possible
2. Take the best four then plot the hell out of them
3. Take the best two and write them.
4. Use the force.
5. Eat ice cream.
6. Make my kids watch Seven Brides for Seven Brothers… for no good reason.

(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 : April 6, 2020 4:07 pm
TimE
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I have yet to read Vol 36. This quarter will be my second entry to WTF. I submitted the previous entry on the very last day and it still felt like an accomplishment to just send a finished manuscript.

It is an accomplishment to have finished and submitted. Well done. Keep entering,

I've only read the first 5 in Vol 36 so far, and I can see I need to stretch my imagination wider for future entries.

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Posted : April 6, 2020 7:55 pm
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