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thewritescott
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It's Thursday isn't it? Seems like that means it should be Thursday. Alas, I don't think it is.

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Posted : September 24, 2020 9:42 am
Disgruntled Peony
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It's Thursday isn't it? Seems like that means it should be Thursday. Alas, I don't think it is.

Based on an interview Dave did the other day, I'm guessing we have another week or two.

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 : September 24, 2020 1:19 pm
Dustin Adams
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Yeah, Dave said something like, if I read 12 hours a day for the next 10 days I'll be close.

Which could have been sarcasm, but I got the impression that was his plan.

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6x Silver
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Topic starter Posted : September 25, 2020 2:26 am
HermioneLee
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Just got an email from Joni saying that they will have Q3 results in the next few days... wotf015
Who else is twitching?

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Posted : September 26, 2020 3:19 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Just got an email from Joni saying that they will have Q3 results in the next few days... wotf015
Who else is twitching?

That e-mail damn near gave me a heart attack. wotf004 So, yes. Very yes. I'm twitching.

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 : September 26, 2020 3:50 pm
Rey Nichols
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That e-mail damn near gave me a heart attack. wotf004 So, yes. Very yes. I'm twitching.

I'm building a blanket fort for anyone that wants to come twitch with me. Someone bring cookies. I'm out...

HM: 5
R: 1
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Posted : September 26, 2020 4:03 pm
Eagerink
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I saw that in the email! Twitching now too... Better break out the chocolates

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Posted : September 26, 2020 4:31 pm
CCrawford
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Do you think she means "next few days" as in... sometime in the next couple weeks? Or as in really just a few days? Based on what Dave said in his recent interview about needing to read 12 hours a day for the next 10 days to get through the stories, I kind of read it as more generic (meaning they're working on the results and it should be sometime kind of soon), but now I'm wondering...

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
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Posted : September 26, 2020 4:56 pm
chuckt
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If so, then finalists should be getting calls now or within 48 hours?

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

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Posted : September 26, 2020 11:24 pm
HermioneLee
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If so, then finalists should be getting calls now or within 48 hours?

(Gasps)

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Posted : September 27, 2020 4:00 am
RETreasure
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The last two quarters finalists were called on Monday and results came out Tuesday. So, could be could be.

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 : September 27, 2020 4:50 am
chuckt
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Stares at phone. Checks to make sure it is not on silent. Checks to make sure no voicemails are there.

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

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Posted : September 27, 2020 5:35 am
HermioneLee
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Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...

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Posted : September 27, 2020 3:00 pm
LambentTyto
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Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...

wotf016

Rejections: 1
HMs: 2
SHM: 1

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Posted : September 27, 2020 3:20 pm
kakent80
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I’m much less excited this time, as this is the first story I’ve submitted that I didn’t really think was any good. After 3 HMs out of 3 submissions so far, I’m expecting a straight rejection this time!

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Posted : September 28, 2020 5:23 am
vjalrik
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I’m much less excited this time, as this is the first story I’ve submitted that I didn’t really think was any good. After 3 HMs out of 3 submissions so far, I’m expecting a straight rejection this time!

That's how I'm feeling. Mine was a short kind of quirky one, but I've had some success with those before, so who knows. I do start to get a little antsy if I go too long without a solid R though - makes me feel like I'm not taking enough risks...

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 : September 28, 2020 5:32 am
chuckt
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Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...

Lol.I hope he did not read the disappointment in your voice.

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

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Posted : September 28, 2020 9:57 am
Eagerink
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I’m much less excited this time, as this is the first story I’ve submitted that I didn’t really think was any good. After 3 HMs out of 3 submissions so far, I’m expecting a straight rejection this time!

I'm always surprised. Of my last two entries, the one I thought was great got an R and the one I thought wasn't a good fit for the contest got an HM. My story for Q3, when I first subbed I thought it was okay... then I looked at it again and realized, hey it's pretty good! Looked at it again a few weeks ago and noticed the opening could really use some help. It seems like I usually think that when judging draws near. I like to think of it as a sign of improvement, but not sure lol. But it's impossible to say. We may be surprised yet.

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Posted : September 28, 2020 10:17 am
Eagerink
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Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...

Oh no wotf003 put him in your contacts asap so that doesn't happen again...... or tell him not to call at the end of certain months wotf001

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Posted : September 28, 2020 10:19 am
vjalrik
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Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?

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 : September 28, 2020 11:24 am
HermioneLee
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Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...

Lol.I hope he did not read the disappointment in your voice.

I told him about the contest and how I had been anticipating a call from the contest director.
Now hopefully he won’t call until the results have been announced
wotf001 wotf001

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Posted : September 28, 2020 2:20 pm
HermioneLee
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Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...

Oh no wotf003 put him in your contacts asap so that doesn't happen again...... or tell him not to call at the end of certain months wotf001

I'll definitely do that! wotf001

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Posted : September 28, 2020 2:20 pm
HermioneLee
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Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?

It's been there for quite a few days...I guess it might be somebody who misunderstood Joni's letters about the contest results wotf017

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Posted : September 28, 2020 2:22 pm
Eagerink
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Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?

It's been there for quite a few days...I guess it might be somebody who misunderstood Joni's letters about the contest results wotf017

Pretty sure that has happened a few times before. Not sure why. Hopefully not someone playing with us because wotf012

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Posted : September 28, 2020 2:49 pm
chuckt
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Sigh. Rumors? Rumors of rumors?

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

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Posted : September 30, 2020 3:00 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?

It's been there for quite a few days...I guess it might be somebody who misunderstood Joni's letters about the contest results wotf017

Pretty sure that has happened a few times before. Not sure why. Hopefully not someone playing with us because wotf012

It happens about once every quarter. wotf019 wotf017

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 : September 30, 2020 7:30 am
Henckel
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Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!.

the anticipation...

(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 : September 30, 2020 8:14 am
HermioneLee
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Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!.

the anticipation...

Your post almost gave me a heart attack wotf015
I just had a dream about myself getting an HM, and none of our fellow forumites got rejected...

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Posted : September 30, 2020 1:50 pm
Eagerink
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Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!.

the anticipation...

Your post almost gave me a heart attack wotf015
I just had a dream about myself getting an HM, and none of our fellow forumites got rejected...

You got me on that post too! HermioneLee wotf001

And I think I may have had a dream we got results too a few days ago... can't quite remember. But I probably jumped up and checked my email wotf002

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Posted : September 30, 2020 7:03 pm
RETreasure
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Dave Farland said on Facebook that he’s still judging for this quarter - I think we’re looking at next week. Every Day Is Thursday, but I don’t think this Thursday is Thursday. No promises!

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 : September 30, 2020 11:53 pm
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