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chuckt
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I'm in! I feel a bit mentally exhausted. Good luck to all of us.

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

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Posted : September 30, 2020 9:27 am
Reuben
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Submitted!

I'm in! I feel a bit mentally exhausted. Good luck to all of us.

Same here. I was up till five last night revising. It was exhilarating, really. Even though most of it wasn't new, I was working on it straight from 11:00 to 4:50. It's the first time I did something near that.

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 : September 30, 2020 9:50 am
storysinger
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I'm in for this quarter. Best of luck to all that are in.

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 : September 30, 2020 10:37 am
Wulf Moon
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Well done to all those getting their stories submitted. It's not over yet! There's still time to get them in, Forumites! You can't win if you aren't in!

Here's to a great showing for the Forum in Q4! Three more winners! wotf009

All the beast!

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Posted : September 30, 2020 11:15 am
empressed
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I'm in!

Victoria Dixon
Author of Mourn Their Courage
a 2010 Sandy Writing Contest Finalist
A Tribble Ate My Lunch: a Star Trek Cookbook (unpublished)
R=22
HM= 6
SHM=1
Finalist=1

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Posted : September 30, 2020 1:39 pm
RETreasure
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Congratulations to everyone who subbed. Regardless of results, submitting our stories is an act of courage. Be proud!

And if you didn't, don't be too hard on yourself. Even in normal years, real life takes precedence and this ain't no normal year. Just keep swimming!

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 2:13 pm
JVAshley
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Thanks to crits from Dustin Adams & RSchibler, I'm In!

Sorry, I've been missing in action. I'm trying to finish a novel manuscript and had to cut side activities like perusing the forums, but I've missed all of you. Good Luck everyone!

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Posted : September 30, 2020 2:42 pm
scribblesatdusk
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Well I've submitted. Now to get cracking on Q1 for volume 38.

V36:Q3 HM
V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM
V38: R,HM, ?

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Posted : September 30, 2020 3:59 pm
Thomas Woodward
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Just submitted. Almost missed this quarter!

5x R
10x HM
2020 Superstars Writing Seminar scholarship award recipient
"No subject is terrible if the story is true, if the prose is clean and honest, and if it affirms courage and grace under pressure." — Ernest Hemingway

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Posted : September 30, 2020 5:18 pm
Eagerink
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And I'm sliding IN under the barbed wire as usual....

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Posted : September 30, 2020 6:59 pm
PenMark
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I got in just under the wire! Shoutout to RSchibler for providing a last-minute critique and giving me some good stuff to think about during my final revisions. I'd like to think I could squeeze an HM out of this story, but I look forward to the R anyway. Regardless, I'm proud to have finished it at all during such an unusually busy month for me. It's been motivating to read about the effort all of you have been making, too. Smile
I think my goal for next quarter is to submit early--pushing it until the last minute is stressful, haha! Now, to get some sleep.

V37 Q3: R
V37 Q4: SHM
V38 Q1: R
V38 Q2: SHM
V38 Q3: Submitted
V38 Q4: Revising

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Posted : September 30, 2020 7:05 pm
Elessar
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Jesus christ, that was nerve wracking. I've been meaning to send in a story for a while now, but other important matters (videogames) prevented that. And it took me an all nighter and then some to realize last night that the story I was writing was definitely NOT going to be finished on time.

So I started afresh this morning with a new story. I didn't have time to reread it or run it through grammarly before sending it in at 11:59, but I think the important part is that I sent it in. My heart hasn't stopped pounding though.

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Posted : September 30, 2020 7:09 pm
Agathon
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And my first submission is in! At this point I don’t even mind the results. The dopamine from hitting submit will carry me through this one. Expectations can go up next volume.

Congratulations RabenWrites! Your first submission is a milestone. Keep up the good work!

wotf010

Agathon McGeachy
Figure Sculptor, Mechanical Designer, Reformed Rakehell, Writer
Vol 37, Q2: HM
Vol 37, Q3: HM
Vol 37, Q4: HM
Vol 38, Q1: R
Vol 38, Q2: the waiting is the hardest part
Now in print: NIWA 2020 Anthology 'Escape' available on Amazon
Coming soon: NIWA 2021 Anthology 'Forbidden'

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Posted : October 1, 2020 2:45 am
Agathon
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Shoutout to RSchibler for providing a last-minute critique and giving me some good stuff to think about during my final revisions. I'd like to think I could squeeze an HM out of this story,

RSchibler helped me out too! Based on her insightful critique I submitted a different story than I'd planned to. Based on her help I'll probably be submitting the story she helped me with next Quarter.

Thank you very much, Rschibler!

Agathon McGeachy
Figure Sculptor, Mechanical Designer, Reformed Rakehell, Writer
Vol 37, Q2: HM
Vol 37, Q3: HM
Vol 37, Q4: HM
Vol 38, Q1: R
Vol 38, Q2: the waiting is the hardest part
Now in print: NIWA 2020 Anthology 'Escape' available on Amazon
Coming soon: NIWA 2021 Anthology 'Forbidden'

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Posted : October 1, 2020 2:52 am
LoyalRam
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Missed out this quarter. I am late for submitting a short story to finish a novella and I have to get this done! I wish everyone well who submitted.

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

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Posted : October 1, 2020 5:22 am
LoyalRam
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BTW....when do we receive the notifications for the previous period?

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

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Posted : October 1, 2020 5:25 am
RETreasure
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Quarter 3 results should be in the next week or two. Quarter 4 results will be sometime in late November, based on previous years.

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.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

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Posted : October 1, 2020 5:30 am
CCrawford
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So I started afresh this morning with a new story. I didn't have time to reread it or run it through grammarly before sending it in at 11:59, but I think the important part is that I sent it in. My heart hasn't stopped pounding though.

Wow! Great job starting a fresh one and getting it subbed all in one day. That's a true Wulf Moon-style achievement there!

v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, SHM
V38: SHM, HM, ??
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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 : October 1, 2020 7:38 am
Eagerink
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So I started afresh this morning with a new story. I didn't have time to reread it or run it through grammarly before sending it in at 11:59, but I think the important part is that I sent it in. My heart hasn't stopped pounding though.

I didn't have time to reread through mine either! Finished piecing it together at 11:50, and had it subbed six mins later. I thought I was probably the last submission, but no! Way to go Elessar and Pen Mark on getting it in.

Setting a goal of not submitting this late is definitely a something I would like to do..... 😉

Good luck to everyone!

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Posted : October 1, 2020 9:32 am
LoyalRam
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Quarter 3 results should be in the next week or two. Quarter 4 results will be sometime in late November, based on previous years.

Thanks.

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

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Posted : October 1, 2020 9:59 am
PenMark
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I didn't have time to reread through mine either! Finished piecing it together at 11:50, and had it subbed six mins later. I thought I was probably the last submission, but no! Way to go Elessar and Pen Mark on getting it in.

Setting a goal of not submitting this late is definitely a something I would like to do..... 😉

We should start an "I subbed with less than ten minutes to go" club to make it feel more intentional, haha! I think you might have actually been a couple of minutes after me--congrats on finishing your story in time, and good luck with the results, everyone!

*looks at clock*

...this is going to be a long wait. wotf019

V37 Q3: R
V37 Q4: SHM
V38 Q1: R
V38 Q2: SHM
V38 Q3: Submitted
V38 Q4: Revising

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Posted : October 1, 2020 11:37 am
Eagerink
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We should start an "I subbed with less than ten minutes to go" club

Totally! wotf019

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Posted : October 1, 2020 11:50 am
AlexH
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I submitted on 1st October at around 4 am. That's UK time, so around 4 hours before the deadline. I wasted the previous day preparing for and turning up for a job interview that didn't happen, which I found out after waiting for 15 minutes, so thanks to the company who did that to me!

I think my Q4 submission has my strongest internal journey of a WotF submission but is weaker in other areas. So I'm interested to see how it does.

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

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Posted : October 2, 2020 1:23 am
AlexH
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I'll very likely be wild-camping without a phone signal when the results come out. Last year, I happened to be walking a wilderness (I didn't see another person for 5 days) when a story got to consideration at a pro-mag. That resulted in some major-twitching, though in the end I didn't hear back for another 4-5 weeks.

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

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Posted : October 3, 2020 4:17 am
simplify
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Against all probability, I managed to submit to last quarter, woo! For the last year or so, every time the end of a quarter was approaching I told myself, "THIS TIME I'll finish this story that I've been chewing on for forever," and every time, the deadline sailed by with my story still sitting unfinished in its dusty folder and me going, "I am an idiot." wotf002

37Q4 I fiiiiinally managed to finish my submission by going into writer lockdown for 48h and doing nothing but writing and editing and occasionally snacking and dosing until I submitted it about 30min before the deadline. wotf001

Hopefully this means I've broken my WOTF-block now wotf004 On to vol 38!

Vol 35 Q1: R
Vol 35 Q2: HM
Vol 37 Q4: P

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Posted : October 7, 2020 12:44 am
Eagerink
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Against all probability, I managed to submit to last quarter, woo! For the last year or so, every time the end of a quarter was approaching I told myself, "THIS TIME I'll finish this story that I've been chewing on for forever," and every time, the deadline sailed by with my story still sitting unfinished in its dusty folder and me going, "I am an idiot." wotf002

37Q4 I fiiiiinally managed to finish my submission by going into writer lockdown for 48h and doing nothing but writing and editing and occasionally snacking and dosing until I submitted it about 30min before the deadline. wotf001

Hopefully this means I've broken my WOTF-block now wotf004 On to vol 38!

Very well done!!!! I have been in that boat occasionally. It's a hard one to jump out of. (I subbed just a couple mins before the deadline this Q....) V38 here we come!

P.S. Did you mean "dozing"? Or am I missing something....

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Posted : October 7, 2020 10:24 am
Wulf Moon
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Against all probability, I managed to submit to last quarter, woo! For the last year or so, every time the end of a quarter was approaching I told myself, "THIS TIME I'll finish this story that I've been chewing on for forever," and every time, the deadline sailed by with my story still sitting unfinished in its dusty folder and me going, "I am an idiot." wotf002

37Q4 I fiiiiinally managed to finish my submission by going into writer lockdown for 48h and doing nothing but writing and editing and occasionally snacking and dosing until I submitted it about 30min before the deadline. wotf001

Hopefully this means I've broken my WOTF-block now wotf004 On to vol 38!

Congratulations on finishing and getting your story in on time! Deadlines push you to get 'er done. Best of success with it!

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 : October 7, 2020 11:01 am
Beth Powers
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I once got a Q4 response on October 30th (in 2013)! But before you twitch, I've also gotten a Q4 response on January 4th (in 2011, a different judge, and the early days of online submissions), but most of them have been in November (5 of them) and a few in December (3 of them). Last year, it was near the end of November...

Beth Powers
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Entries x 55
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Posted : October 28, 2020 3:50 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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wotf017 Fingers crossed it'll be November rather than December or later, but who knows? wotf017

*whispers* I'm way too invested in results for this quarter. This one's gonna hurt. wotf018

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 : October 29, 2020 12:17 am
Dragonchef
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I once got a Q4 response on October 30th (in 2013)! But before you twitch, I've also gotten a Q4 response on January 4th (in 2011, a different judge, and the early days of online submissions), but most of them have been in November (5 of them) and a few in December (3 of them). Last year, it was near the end of November...

Beth, so let me get this straight . . . five years of Novembers and 3 years of Decembers? You've been submitting for eight or more years now? Wait. 2011 was a January. That makes it almost ten years or more.
wotf015 wotf009

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Posted : October 29, 2020 2:03 am
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