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Reuben
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Whew! Submitted.

Ok, I've got mine entered. They surely won't disqualify my story since I share the same last name as my family/characters? Oh well Writers of the World, "bet it all"

*moves chips to the center of the table.

I don't think you have to worry about that. Disgruntledpeony ca back me up, but I'm pretty sure that she does it all the time, so much so that Dave even knows which are her stories. (Also, if you could submit the very same story, you could certainly submit a similar one.)

Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm ~ Winston Churchill
V37: R, R, R, HM
V38: SHM

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Posted : June 21, 2020 12:08 pm
LoyalRam
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Thanks for the answer!

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : June 21, 2020 12:42 pm
RETreasure
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Ok, I've got mine entered.

Best to remove story identifying information. Judges have been known to browse forum, and you don't want to risk getting disqualified.

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 21, 2020 12:49 pm
LoyalRam
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Best to remove story identifying information. Judges have been known to browse forum, and you don't want to risk getting disqualified.

Thanks for the advice. I removed the original post, but it won't affect the responses with my original words. I guess I'll hope they don"t recognize the story from my post and I post incognito with my user name, so there is that...

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : June 22, 2020 12:13 am
HermioneLee
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Best to remove story identifying information. Judges have been known to browse forum, and you don't want to risk getting disqualified.

Thanks for the advice. I removed the original post, but it won't affect the responses with my original words. I guess I'll hope they don"t recognize the story from my post and I post incognito with my user name, so there is that...

I once had the same problem of revealing a part of my story on the forum, and I would’ve suggested you to edit your post if you hadn’t deleted it. Editing your posts can change the words shown in the responses.

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Posted : June 22, 2020 12:40 am
Disgruntled Peony
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I don't think you have to worry about that. Disgruntledpeony ca back me up, but I'm pretty sure that she does it all the time, so much so that Dave even knows which are her stories. (Also, if you could submit the very same story, you could certainly submit a similar one.)

I don't do exactly the same thing, but I've written historical fantasy from time to time, and I've written multiple stories focusing on the same characters in that setting. I don't think it's so much that Dave knows they're my stories specifically as that he knows they're by the same author? (Contest is anonymous, after all.)

Also, when you get the chance, could you edit your post to remove the more specific aspects of LoyalRam's quote? Tis important for the sake of anonymity. (I'm sure Becky will do the same.)

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 22, 2020 12:54 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Editing your posts can change the words shown in the responses

Honestly, I don't think it does? It will change for people who try to quote it after changes have been made, but not for quotes made beforehand. People can edit their posts to alter or delete the quotes, though.

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 22, 2020 1:00 am
HermioneLee
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Editing your posts can change the words shown in the responses

Honestly, I don't think it does? It will change for people who try to quote it after changes have been made, but not for quotes made beforehand. People can edit their posts to alter or delete the quotes, though.

Hmm, but I've tried it before. There was one time that I accidentally revealed some information about my story, and Dustin pointed that out by quoting my previous post (the one I had included information about my story) I couldn’t find the "delete" button, so I edited my post. After I did, I saw that my quote in Dustin's post had also changed

PS: I just heard that you and Rebecca co-authored a story that will be published, congratulations!

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Posted : June 22, 2020 1:33 am
Dustin Adams
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Hermione,
I probably went and changed it. I'm fanatical like that.
But it sounds like something we could test in the troubleshooting area. Then we'll know for sure.

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 : June 22, 2020 1:53 am
HermioneLee
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Hermione,
I probably went and changed it. I'm fanatical like that.
But it sounds like something we could test in the troubleshooting area. Then we'll know for sure.

Ok, but where is the troubleshooting area?

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Posted : June 22, 2020 1:56 am
SwiftPotato
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Re: quoting, changing the original post does not change the quote. If you look at your comment when you hit the quote button, you see the entirety of the comment you quoted written in your comment as plain text. The quote tags are just there for the styling and user notification purposes. Smile

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

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Posted : June 22, 2020 5:36 am
guthington
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Hey... I have been hit with some pretty heavy personal life crap. I started out with all kinds of enthusiasm about entering Quarter 3 and 4 since I do get the summers off. HOWEVER... on my end things are spiraling out of control. First my Dad died and now my mom is in the hospital (advanced dementia and on top of that they decided to put her on the covid floor because there's a little bit of fluid in her lung (and no... they put her there before they even did the test so there's that)). Anyway... I am on the last scene or second to last scene of my Q3 story. I'm HOPING I can get it completed in time.

Amy "Guthington"

So far I've been collecting rejections... Hoping that will change!

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Posted : June 22, 2020 5:58 am
LoyalRam
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Sorry to cause the dust up. I was very general in what I posted. Edwardian to me means just after 1900 to 1914, and it doesn't have to be in England. It could be the American West or down in the deep south.

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : June 22, 2020 6:10 am
Dustin Adams
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You take care Amy... Sounds intense. 🙁

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 : June 22, 2020 6:17 am
guthington
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You take care Amy... Sounds intense. 🙁

Thanks, I'm doing my best to hang on to my sanity and be productive. Tough, though. By the way, I'm rooting for you as I'm aware you've been a regular contest entrant for a long time now. I'm sure your time is coming soon! Good luck Dustin!

Amy "Guthington"

So far I've been collecting rejections... Hoping that will change!

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Posted : June 22, 2020 6:25 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Thanks for the advice. I removed the original post, but it won't affect the responses with my original words. I guess I'll hope they don"t recognize the story from my post and I post incognito with my user name, so there is that...

All fixed. Smile

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 22, 2020 6:26 am
LoyalRam
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Thanks for the advice. I removed the original post, but it won't affect the responses with my original words. I guess I'll hope they don"t recognize the story from my post and I post incognito with my user name, so there is that...

All fixed. Smile
Thank you :o)

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : June 22, 2020 6:45 am
LoyalRam
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I have to say, I admire the tenacity of some of you. This is the 4th time I've entered and I'v felt good about each story that I've submitted beforehand, and nothing. Each has been read and critiqued by good writers, none of which are related to me :o).

Hope springs eternal and so I've entered again. It is an international competition and that is probably the reason why I haven't won. I've been developing information which I've gathered for years in order to write these stories and I am hoping to publish a novella through a Midwest publisher. I certainly would like it if I can pitch the book saying that one of the stories won this award....lol. A guy can dream.

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : June 22, 2020 7:01 am
HermioneLee
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Re: quoting, changing the original post does not change the quote. If you look at your comment when you hit the quote button, you see the entirety of the comment you quoted written in your comment as plain text. The quote tags are just there for the styling and user notification purposes. Smile
Ok, thanks. I did an experiment by adding a period in one of my posts, and yes, the responses with my quotes didn’t change

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Posted : June 22, 2020 1:19 pm
HermioneLee
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I have to say, I admire the tenacity of some of you. This is the 4th time I've entered and I'v felt good about each story that I've submitted beforehand, and nothing. Each has been read and critiqued by good writers, none of which are related to me :o).

Hope springs eternal and so I've entered again. It is an international competition and that is probably the reason why I haven't won. I've been developing information which I've gathered for years in order to write these stories and I am hoping to publish a novella through a Midwest publisher. I certainly would like it if I can pitch the book saying that one of the stories won this award....lol. A guy can dream.

Good luck, LoyalRam Smile I'm rooting for you!

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Posted : June 22, 2020 1:21 pm
LoyalRam
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I have to say, I admire the tenacity of some of you. This is the 4th time I've entered and I'v felt good about each story that I've submitted beforehand, and nothing. Each has been read and critiqued by good writers, none of which are related to me :o).

Hope springs eternal and so I've entered again. It is an international competition and that is probably the reason why I haven't won. I've been developing information which I've gathered for years in order to write these stories and I am hoping to publish a novella through a Midwest publisher. I certainly would like it if I can pitch the book saying that one of the stories won this award....lol. A guy can dream.

Good luck, LoyalRam Smile I'm rooting for you!

Wow, thanks brother. I hope we all turn in something great!

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : June 22, 2020 3:55 pm
HermioneLee
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I have to say, I admire the tenacity of some of you. This is the 4th time I've entered and I'v felt good about each story that I've submitted beforehand, and nothing. Each has been read and critiqued by good writers, none of which are related to me :o).

Hope springs eternal and so I've entered again. It is an international competition and that is probably the reason why I haven't won. I've been developing information which I've gathered for years in order to write these stories and I am hoping to publish a novella through a Midwest publisher. I certainly would like it if I can pitch the book saying that one of the stories won this award....lol. A guy can dream.

Good luck, LoyalRam Smile I'm rooting for you!

Wow, thanks brother. I hope we all turn in something great!

wotf008 wotf007

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Posted : June 22, 2020 4:15 pm
Henckel
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I'm in for Q3. Just submitted.

(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 : June 23, 2020 5:26 pm
Scafontaine
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Guthington, so sorry to hear. My thoughts are with you!!

Good luck to everyone that has submitted for Q3 or plans to! I'm sitting this one out to give myself more time to finish and polish my story.

But if anyone is looking for some last minute crits, let me know. I'm game.

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Posted : June 23, 2020 7:42 pm
LoyalRam
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I'm in for Q3. Just submitted.

Congrats!

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : June 23, 2020 11:45 pm
KD Julicher
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I'm cheering for all of you! Get those stories in! Who's going to come to LA with me next year? If you haven't heard it's going to be the best party yet because we're going to have V36 AND V37 honored TOGETHER at the same gala. So that's double the amount of awesome writers, artists, stories, and art!

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

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Posted : June 24, 2020 2:39 am
CCrawford
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I'm in, too! Submitted a few days ago. Smile

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
Indie author of The Lex Chronicles (Legends of Arameth), and the in-progress Leyward Stones series--including my serial, Macchiatos, Faerie Princes, and Other Things That Happen at Midnight, currently available on the new Kindle Vella platform. The Vella story is also available through my Patreon, along with side stories, behind the scenes content, and in-progress drafts of other books from my Leyward Stones world.
Website: http://ccrawfordwriting.com. I also have a newsletter and a blog!
Upcoming short story publication in DreamForge Anvil, October 2021 issue!

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Posted : June 24, 2020 3:36 am
Wulf Moon
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I'm cheering for all of you! Get those stories in! Who's going to come to LA with me next year? If you haven't heard it's going to be the best party yet because we're going to have V36 AND V37 honored TOGETHER at the same gala. So that's double the amount of awesome writers, artists, stories, and art!

And it's going to be in the Taglyan banquet hall again, the most beautiful gala setting EVAH!

START. YOUR. ENGINES!

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Posted : June 24, 2020 5:06 am
Retropianoplayer
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KD Julicher, It turns out another one of my predictions came true. (Although, I won't admit to having a crystal ball, lol)

As previously posted on Friday, March 13th, 2020 in Wulf Moon's Super Secrets, I anticipated the WOTF top brass would combine the two years, Vol.36 and Vol.37, into ONE ceremony.

I'm not surprised you've won. Your impeccable record of Finalist, Finalist, Finalist, etc. would make anyone bet on you in Las Vegas for the win.

Best,

My original post on Friday, March 13th, 2020 in Wulf Moon's Super Secrets:
Retro
Swift Potato, hang in there, the event will be postponed, not cancelled. You'll get your chance to go up on stage, some medical genius or pharmaceutical genius out there in the world will work on a vaccine and make a boatload of money, and in a few months, hopefully, this will all be a bitter memory.

My guess is they'll either combine two events (run two successive years) next April, or have your year in late October 2020.

As difficult a pill as this is to swallow, it would be more difficult swallowing a pandemic by being in close proximity to several hundred people from around the world.

All the best now and always,

Retro
"Judge your success by the degree that you're enjoying peace, health, and love" - Rule 306
"Never compromise your integrity." LIFE'S LITTLE INSTRUCTION BOOK by H.J. Browne, Jr.

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Posted : June 24, 2020 5:36 am
LoyalRam
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I'm in, too! Submitted a few days ago. Smile
CC, beautiful family photo! Good luck to you.

"Art is not a handicraft, it is the transmission of feeling the artist has experienced." ~ Leo Tolstoy

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Posted : June 24, 2020 5:47 am
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