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Cherrie
(@clfors)
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@craydimensional congratulations! I was all distracted with Q4 and caught by surprise on results too 😅

3x Finalist Illustrators
5x Semi finalist Illustrators
1x HM Illustrators
7x HM Writers
1x SHM Writers V39 Q3
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Posted : September 27, 2022 10:32 am
Cherrie
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@amstard it’s because you are awesome AND you’ve been working hard on your craft!

3x Finalist Illustrators
5x Semi finalist Illustrators
1x HM Illustrators
7x HM Writers
1x SHM Writers V39 Q3
https://clforsauthor.com
Author of the Primogenitor series: Progeny, Adaptation, Reunion Available on Amazon under CL Fors

 
Posted : September 27, 2022 10:37 am
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Todd Jones
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Posted by: @axeminister

Silver on a mildly edited previous silver. Glad to know Jody also liked it well enough...

I was thinking of sending in a previous quarter's SHM that I've gone through and updated, but wasn't sure.  Now that you mentioned others have done it, I think I will.  Life has gotten in the way too much this last quarter for me to feel comfortable sending the new story I've been working on.

"Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right."~ Henry Ford

2023 - V40 - Q1-Submitted, Q2-Dreaming up story
2022 - V39 - Q1-SHM, Q2-HM, Q3-SF, Q4-HM
2021 - V38 - Q4-HM
2020 - V37 - Q2-R

 
Posted : September 27, 2022 12:36 pm
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DoctorJest
(@doctorjest)
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*squints, looking for finalists*

DQ:0 / R:0 / RWC:0 / HM:11 / SHM:6 / SF:1 / F:1
Submitted for Q1.V40 and Q2.V40
Last four: SHM • SHM • SF • HM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : September 27, 2022 2:00 pm
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Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
(@physa)
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Posted by: @doctorjest

*squints, looking for finalists*

[enters the tent]

[Where are the finalists?]

[scrutinizes those who remain in the tent looking for twitchers]

[phone sits in the corner, silent]

[finalists, whoever you are good luck!]

[exits the tent]

[still have a Q4 story to finish]

[And where are the emails for the illustrator Q3 results?]

[this time isn't like Q1 and Q2]

WOTF results:
Before Moon's Vol 39 challenge, 6 R's: Vol 31 Q3, Vol 33 Q3, Vol 35, Q4, Vol 37 Q3 and Q4, and Vol 38 Q3.
Vol 39: Q1 RWC, Q2 HM, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
IOTF results:
Vol 39: Q1 HM, Q2 R, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
According to Winston Churchill, "success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm"
Somehow I lost my Guthington profile, but it's me. Amy Wethington = Guthington = Physa

 
Posted : September 27, 2022 2:09 pm
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Posted by: @toddjones

Got my first Semi-finalist.

semi

A big "thank you" goes out to @wulfmoon for helping move my writing along. This was one of the first stories he worked with me on before submitting. 

I am so thrilled for you, Todd! Such a huge leap forward in record time! Semifinalist! Just outside of the eight finalists that the three winners are picked from. You'll get a critique from Jody! Well done!

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Posted : September 27, 2022 4:50 pm
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Yelena
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silverhm

Congrats to all who entered regardless of results.

V36:Q3 HM V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM V38: R,HM, F, HM V39: HM, SHM, SHM,

 
Posted : September 27, 2022 5:01 pm
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StarReacher
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hm

Another HM for me. Congrats to everyone who placed! And keep submitting if you haven't gotten a certificate yet.

 
Posted : September 27, 2022 5:27 pm
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hm

"Writers WRITE. And they finish what they start."
— Chuck Wendig
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SFx1
HMx2
Rx4

 
Posted : September 28, 2022 3:57 am
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Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
(@physa)
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Posted by: @physa
Posted by: @doctorjest

*squints, looking for finalists*

[enters the tent]

[Where are the finalists?]

[scrutinizes those who remain in the tent looking for twitchers]

[phone sits in the corner, silent]

[finalists, whoever you are good luck!]

[exits the tent]

[still have a Q4 story to finish]

[And where are the emails for the illustrator Q3 results?]

[this time isn't like Q1 and Q2]

Update... the IOTF results are coming out... 

hm for IOTF and hm for WOTF for Q3...

My sincere thanks to Candice Lisle, Scott Sands, and Victoria Dixon for providing feedback on an earlier draft of my HM Q3 story! 

Any word from the finalists???

WOTF results:
Before Moon's Vol 39 challenge, 6 R's: Vol 31 Q3, Vol 33 Q3, Vol 35, Q4, Vol 37 Q3 and Q4, and Vol 38 Q3.
Vol 39: Q1 RWC, Q2 HM, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
IOTF results:
Vol 39: Q1 HM, Q2 R, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
According to Winston Churchill, "success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm"
Somehow I lost my Guthington profile, but it's me. Amy Wethington = Guthington = Physa

 
Posted : September 28, 2022 5:07 am
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storysinger
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rwc

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM x5
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts
Silver Ships

 
Posted : September 28, 2022 7:05 am
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catherine
(@cweaver)
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silverhm

My first Silver! I'm so happy. And I love these sign emojis.

Author of MG Fantasy Adventures:
Gold Dust
Phoenix Down
Author of an English/Japanese bilingual fantasy for 4-6 year-olds:
Ray and Mia's Adventure
I'm a professional copy editor and also a trained mime. Please don't hold either of these against me.
V37 Q2 HM
V39 Q2 HM, Q3 SHM, Q4 HM
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Posted : September 28, 2022 7:36 am
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Posted by: @cweaver

silverhm

My first Silver! I'm so happy. And I love these sign emojis.

Awesome, Catherine! That's a beauty! You're close!

Click here to JOIN THE WULF PACK!
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in Writers of the Future, Vol. 35. Order HERE!
Need writing help? My award-winning SUPER SECRETS articles are FREE in DreamForge.
IT’S HERE! Many of you have been begging me for the Super Secrets book. The Illustrated workbook is here! And the book How to Write a Howling Good Story is on its way. Find out the latest HERE!

 
Posted : September 28, 2022 3:26 pm
(@cube)
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Posted by: @doctorjest
Posted by: @cube

Does everything else being rejected but my first scribbles getting HM mean I actually became a worse writer over the past years? 😑

Not at all, but it may mean that there are some things right in that old story of yours, beyond the flaws you see in it. It might be interesting to sit with it and see if you can find what it actually did well.

Had some thoughts about it, and the one key thing that sets this story apart from the others is that it has one straight-forward but unique plot device, while the later stores are much more about philosophy or if they have such a prominent plot device, it's less unique and more ambiguous.

With plot device it's like how Maze Runner has a maze, even though it doesn't really do much, the characters are unlikable and the rest of the story doesn't really make any sense, it makes people go "Ohhh but what if you're trapped in a giant maze?????".

Now to write a good story with a unique but straight-forward plot device... merp  

 
Posted : September 28, 2022 6:05 pm
Scott_M_Sands
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Posted by: @physa

Update... the IOTF results are coming out... 

hm for IOTF and hm for WOTF for Q3...

My sincere thanks to Candice Lisle, Scott Sands, and Victoria Dixon for providing feedback on an earlier draft of my HM Q3 story! 

Any word from the finalists???

That is so cool, Amy! You got a HM for both WOTF and IOTF in the same quarter! Most of us will never be able to say that! Great job.

And I know you already have a WOTF HM, but congrats on this one, too. It was a terrific story. Now you have two HMs in a row! 

"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, R, HM
V39: HM, HM, HM, HM
V40: P

 
Posted : September 28, 2022 6:09 pm
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Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
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Posted by: @scott_m_sands

That is so cool, Amy! You got a HM for both WOTF and IOTF in the same quarter! Most of us will never be able to say that! Great job.

And I know you already have a WOTF HM, but congrats on this one, too. It was a terrific story. Now you have two HMs in a row! 

Thanks Scott! Your feedback on my Q3 story was invaluable and appreciated. And your encouragement is gold.

WOTF results:
Before Moon's Vol 39 challenge, 6 R's: Vol 31 Q3, Vol 33 Q3, Vol 35, Q4, Vol 37 Q3 and Q4, and Vol 38 Q3.
Vol 39: Q1 RWC, Q2 HM, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
IOTF results:
Vol 39: Q1 HM, Q2 R, Q3 HM, Q4 HM
Vol 40: Q1 P
According to Winston Churchill, "success is going from failure to failure with enthusiasm"
Somehow I lost my Guthington profile, but it's me. Amy Wethington = Guthington = Physa

 
Posted : September 29, 2022 5:32 am
DoctorJest
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I got my result, and--

semi

And so, my set is complete! 😀 And I'm looking forward to seeing what Jody will say about this piece. I'm glad it placed SF, I really love this story.

(...well, complete apart from a win. I still need to add that one.)

DQ:0 / R:0 / RWC:0 / HM:11 / SHM:6 / SF:1 / F:1
Submitted for Q1.V40 and Q2.V40
Last four: SHM • SHM • SF • HM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : September 29, 2022 9:53 am
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David Hankins
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Posted by: @doctorjest

I got my result, and--

semi

And so, my set is complete! 😀 And I'm looking forward to seeing what Jody will say about this piece. I'm glad it placed SF, I really love this story.

(...well, complete apart from a win. I still need to add that one.)

Congratulations! You'll add that W to your collection soon, I'm sure.

Winner, Volume 39, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Place
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Posted : September 29, 2022 2:06 pm
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catherine
(@cweaver)
Posts: 46
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@doctorjest congratulations! hearts

Author of MG Fantasy Adventures:
Gold Dust
Phoenix Down
Author of an English/Japanese bilingual fantasy for 4-6 year-olds:
Ray and Mia's Adventure
I'm a professional copy editor and also a trained mime. Please don't hold either of these against me.
V37 Q2 HM
V39 Q2 HM, Q3 SHM, Q4 HM
https://catherineweaverauthor.com/

 
Posted : September 29, 2022 4:21 pm
DoctorJest
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Posted by: @lost_bard

Congratulations! You'll add that W to your collection soon, I'm sure.

I'll certainly be continuing to try!

DQ:0 / R:0 / RWC:0 / HM:11 / SHM:6 / SF:1 / F:1
Submitted for Q1.V40 and Q2.V40
Last four: SHM • SHM • SF • HM
Revised SHM ('Ashwright') at PodCastle

 
Posted : September 29, 2022 4:46 pm
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JVAshley
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Posted by: @physa

 

Update... the IOTF results are coming out... 

hm for IOTF and hm for WOTF for Q3...

My sincere thanks to Candice Lisle, Scott Sands, and Victoria Dixon for providing feedback on an earlier draft of my HM Q3 story! 

Any word from the finalists???

WOW!!! Honorable Mentions in BOTH!!! Congrats!

~ J V Ashley

 
Posted : September 29, 2022 6:04 pm
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JVAshley
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Posted by: @doctorjest

I got my result, and--

semi

And so, my set is complete! 😀 And I'm looking forward to seeing what Jody will say about this piece. I'm glad it placed SF, I really love this story.

(...well, complete apart from a win. I still need to add that one.)

CONGRATS, @doctorjest!!!

~ J V Ashley

 
Posted : September 29, 2022 6:05 pm
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(@morgan-broadhead)
Posts: 312
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Posted by: @doctorjest

I got my result, and--

semi

And so, my set is complete! 😀 And I'm looking forward to seeing what Jody will say about this piece. I'm glad it placed SF, I really love this story.

(...well, complete apart from a win. I still need to add that one.)

YOU ROCK!

"Writers WRITE. And they finish what they start."
— Chuck Wendig
Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com
SFx1
HMx2
Rx4

 
Posted : September 30, 2022 5:56 am
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Doc Honour
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Posted by: @doctorjest

I got my result, and--

Congratulations! That's a huge step. May you get the last one in the set next quarter!

Write so long as words keep flowing...
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2021 FWA RPLA: Fx2
2022 FWA RPLA: 1st
V38 Q3:HM; Q4:HM
V39 Q1:HM; Q2: RWC; Q3: HM; Q4: DQ

 
Posted : September 30, 2022 6:10 am
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Yelena
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Posted by: @doctorjest

I got my result, and--

semi

And so, my set is complete! 😀 And I'm looking forward to seeing what Jody will say about this piece. I'm glad it placed SF, I really love this story.

(...well, complete apart from a win. I still need to add that one.)

I'm so happy for you!!! Congrats on the SF. Was worth being worried about with not getting the email along with everyone else.

V36:Q3 HM V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM V38: R,HM, F, HM V39: HM, SHM, SHM,

 
Posted : September 30, 2022 11:33 am
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PenMark
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Finally stopping by after a busy few days, and:

hm

V37: -, -, R, SHM
V38: R, SHM, HM, HM
V39: SHM, HM, HM, ?

 
Posted : September 30, 2022 3:13 pm
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Preston Dennett
(@prestondennett)
Posts: 558
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Wow, guys! What a nice showing. HMs & Silvers by the dozens. And two semis! Very cool. I'm very curious about you finalists out there. I wish the judges would let the finalists share the good news! Whoever you are, my fingers are crossed! Congratulations everyone. Keep entering. You can do it! Here's a link to an article by Jarrid Cantway. He interviewed a bunch of winners (including yours truly!) and put together a piece about HOW TO WIN THE WRITERS OF THE FUTURE CONTEST. Some of you might find it both interesting and inspiring. https://jarridcantway.com/2022/09/how-to-win-the-writers-of-the-future-contest/

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
40 stories published! (and counting!)

 
Posted : September 30, 2022 4:43 pm
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hm

 

Second submission, second HM!

 
Posted : September 30, 2022 6:33 pm
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Beth Powers
(@bethpowers)
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I apparently tempted fate by traveling without reliable internet around results time, and I returned home to an HM for Q3! I'm 3 for 3 on resubmitted (whether they are revised or not) HM/SHM stories receiving the same results with the new judge. Congrats, everyone, on Q3 results!

Beth Powers
-----
Silver HM x 5
HM x 18
Entries x 61
-----
Collected Stories: Sorcery & Widgets

 
Posted : September 30, 2022 11:32 pm
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Dustin Adams
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Posted by: @zombiewife

Wow. So, a weird thing happened. I was just notified that I received this for Q3:

image

...

Thank you for reading and I'm so happy to share this status with others who are celebrating their own victories now. And, I'm happy to share space with folks who are still at it, even after a rejection, even after life woes. I see you as well and I'm rooting for you.

--Steph

Hi Steph,

Great to see you again! And grats on the silver. Must have been a good story.

Feel free to stop in and say hello on any other writing forums you may be a member of (hint hint).

Career:

1x 3rd place
2x Finalist
2x Semi
9x Silver
11x HM
7x R

 
Posted : October 1, 2022 2:58 am
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