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BeeW
 BeeW
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R for me. I thought this story would either be a winner or rejected as it has a very strong political message that would put off Trumpers. I feel like it'll be easy to get traction in Australian markets though.

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

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Posted : November 3, 2020 3:54 pm
crlisle
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wotf056 I got a Silver HM!
Thank you Wulf Moon and Martin L. Shoemaker for all your help!

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- Pending, 4th -- Pending
"Invasion" to be published in Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020
"Never give up. Never surrender." - Galaxy Quest

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Posted : November 3, 2020 4:00 pm
Rey Nichols
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R...which was surprising, but I really proud of it and gonna try it in a different market Smile

HM: 5
R: 1
www.reynichols.com

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Posted : November 3, 2020 4:12 pm
LambentTyto
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Posts: 23

Silver Honorable Mention for me!

Rejections: 1
HMs: 2
SHM: 1

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Posted : November 3, 2020 4:25 pm
kentagions
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Posts: 94

HM #12

Congratulations everyone. Early returns are looking good.

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Posted : November 3, 2020 4:36 pm
Beth Powers
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Posts: 127

wotf056

After many years and many HMs, I got my first Silver Honorable Mention! I'm pretty excited about this one!

Beth Powers
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Silver HM x 2
HM x 15
Entries x 55
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Collected Stories: Sorcery & Widgets

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Posted : November 3, 2020 5:05 pm
Wulf Moon
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wotf056

After many years and many HMs, I got my first Silver Honorable Mention! I'm pretty excited about this one!

Super-duper happy for you, Beth! I know you worked for that one. One ring closer to the bullseye now! 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 : November 3, 2020 5:21 pm
Wulf Moon
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wotf056 I got a Silver HM!
Thank you Wulf Moon and Martin L. Shoemaker for all your help!

You’re welcome, Candice. You did the work and studied hard. It’s why you’ve made amazing progress! Congratulations!

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 : November 3, 2020 5:23 pm
Wulf Moon
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Oh snap!!

Was watching election returns and just got this notice

wotf057 wotf057 wotf057

Woohoo! Best I've done in the contest so far. Smile Congrats to everyone who entered, and who placed in one way or another.

Congratulations, Michael! One ring from the bullseye! Nice!

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 : November 3, 2020 5:25 pm
Beth Powers
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Super-duper happy for you, Beth! I know you worked for that one. One ring closer to the bullseye now! Congrats!

Thanks! I was starting to feel like I couldn't get past the HM, but this one is going to give me incentive to figure out what I did and try to do it again in the next story wotf007

Beth Powers
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Silver HM x 2
HM x 15
Entries x 55
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Collected Stories: Sorcery & Widgets

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Posted : November 3, 2020 5:28 pm
Henckel
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Posts: 417

There are a lot of AWESOME results here! Congratulations to all of you.

Also, to my good friend, Candice, I'm so happy to see you receive your first SHM!

Lastly, I just noticed Beth's stats in her email tag: 52 Entries, 15 HMs, and she's just received her first SHM!!! Oh Beth, that is nothing shy of amazing. I HUGE congratulations to you.
wotf009

(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 : November 3, 2020 5:29 pm
D.Kav
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SHM for me.

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Posted : November 3, 2020 6:23 pm
kakent80
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HM again. That’s 5 entries and 4 HMs (I got a rejection last time but was expecting it). I honestly don’t think I’m capable of anything more wotf005

Well done to everyone else that placed too!

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Posted : November 3, 2020 7:50 pm
Dustin Adams
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Posts: 997

wotf057
Better than I thought!

Eager to get the critique.
Since my first one, I play a game before submitting: What would Dave write in his critique?
If I find something, I fix it.
So I'm curious here... what did I miss? wotf007

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 : November 3, 2020 8:55 pm
NVHaskell
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HM for me which is better than I was expecting.
Congrats to all who placed in one way or another and if you got an R, just keep writing.

V37 Q1-R
V37 Q2-HM
V37 Q3-SHM
V37 Q4-HM

‘If you write one story, it may be bad; if you write a hundred, you have the odds in your favor.’ ~ Edgar Rice Burroughs
'The War Within' Deep Magic Volume 73 https://deepmagic.co
'A Straw in the Wind' in A Hero's Journey Anthology coming in 2022
V37- R, HM, SHM, HM
V38- HM, SHM, P

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Posted : November 3, 2020 9:29 pm
Disgruntled Peony
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Posts: 1115

wotf057

Along with Dustin Adams and Michael Kingswood! That's a good showing.

NGL, I am a little disappointed--I tried really hard to hit all the Finalist buttons with this story because I wanted to meet K.D. and Leah in person. I'll find out where I missed, though, so silver lining?

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 : November 3, 2020 10:10 pm
CCrawford
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Posts: 225

SHM for me again! This was a revision of my previous SHM, so... At least I didn't make it worse? Lol.

Congrats to everyone!!!

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 : November 3, 2020 10:28 pm
SwiftPotato
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Posts: 555

Whoa, good showing, folks! THREE semi-finalists (so far??), a bunch of silvers and HMs...nice!!! Congrats and commiseration to everyone. The most important thing is that you got some writing down on paper, finished it, and entered - that's more than literal billions of people can say.

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

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Posted : November 3, 2020 10:36 pm
Dragonchef
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Beth Powers! WOW!!! You deserve it after all this time.
Liz an Michael - so excellent!
Congrats to all you SFs.
All the SHMs and HM . . . Way to go! You did the work and now you reap.congrats.
wotf009 wotf010

As for me, sadly, an R. (And I thought it was my best work - weird, huh?)
Crying in my coffee.

Back to work.

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Posted : November 3, 2020 10:44 pm
RETreasure
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Posts: 743

wotf056

Congratulations to everyone!

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 : November 3, 2020 10:49 pm
Reigheena
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Posts: 69

An honorable mention, which breaks my 5 R streak. *whew*.

This story received a personal rejection 1 day before the deadline, so I submitted it without changes. But now that I've had the chance to ponder, I agree that if I use the skill mentioned in the rejection, it will make the story better. So, off to edit.

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Posted : November 3, 2020 11:01 pm
Thomas Woodward
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Posts: 54

HM here. Congrats to everyone who entered! Also huge to congrats our SHMs and SFs!

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 : November 3, 2020 11:21 pm
sorte001
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Breaking out of the R streak with an HM
Congrats to all the participants!

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Posted : November 3, 2020 11:34 pm
scribblesatdusk
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Posts: 106

I got a but was very hopeful with this one. Still, huge improvement from Q3.

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

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Posted : November 3, 2020 11:36 pm
chuckt
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Silver Member
Posts: 419

Honorable Mention

I certainly wasn't expecting to wake up to results this morning.

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

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Posted : November 3, 2020 11:46 pm
Agathon
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Bronze Member
Posts: 63

We are all to be congratulated! Good work everyone!

My result in Q4 is HM

This is a story I am quite proud of, One of only two comedies I ever tried.

Rschibler critiqued another story I was considering for Q4 and her comments made it clear that the other story wasn't ready yet. So thanks, 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 : November 3, 2020 11:52 pm
chuckt
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Posts: 419

I am so proud of you forumites! Look at all the HMs, SHMs and SFs! Wow!!!

Special shout-out to Liz, Becky, and Dustin.

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

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Posted : November 3, 2020 11:59 pm
IStanhope
(@istanhope)
Active Member
Posts: 15

Congrats to everyone who participated! I'm so glad to be a part of this.

I got a SHM! I've never entered the contest before, so I had no idea what to expect. This is amazing!

SHM x2
HM x1

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Posted : November 4, 2020 12:55 am
Reuben
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Posts: 216

wotf055
Yay, I get to use a special smilie! And Ii feels good to have finally broken in. HUGE congrats to Beth, and anyone else who's leveled up!

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 : November 4, 2020 1:19 am
Valiant
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Posts: 14

Got my second HM. Now I'm taking a break from short-form for NaNoWriMo and then back to working on entries in December =)

37-2: R 37-3: HM 37-4: HM
38-1: F 38-2: --

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Posted : November 4, 2020 2:47 am
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