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Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
Silver Member
 

FYI:

There were 100 SHMs and 469 HMs

3 HMs
6 SHMs
Umpteen Rs
Still hoping and working toward better -
One of these days, Alice . . . POW! We're going to the moon!

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 1:43 pm
N.V. Haskell, Preston Dennett, Wulf Moon and 1 people reacted
Morgan
(@morgan-broadhead)
Silver Member
 
Posted by: @dragonchef

FYI:

There were 100 SHMs and 469 HMs

Sounds about right. Represents the top 10-15% of entries for the quarter.

 

"Writers WRITE. And they finish what they start."
— Chuck Wendig
Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com
SFx1
HMx1
Rx4

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 1:53 pm
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Gold Member
 

Okay, I have been given permission to spill the beans.

I am a published finalist for Volume 38!

I don't get to use the coveted "I WON" emoji, not yet, but I get all the rest of it--the workshop, the art, my story alongside so many others. I really can't believe it. I started entering this contest 3 months after I started writing fiction. I began writing short fiction for this contest. Almost all my writing friends, I met through this contest. It's staggering to think I'll be going to the workshop--completely surreal.

I could list the litany of names of people who helped me get here, but instead I'll just say this: I am grateful to each and every one of you.

Grit will out!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: (P)F, SHM, F, F
V39: SHM, SHM, P, P
Always Available for 5-page Critiques
CV & Editing Services: www.rebeccaetreasure.com
Reviews & Short Stories: www.patreon.com/rebeccaetreasure

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 3:06 pm
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Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
 
Posted by: @rschibler

Okay, I have been given permission to spill the beans.

I am a published finalist for Volume 38!

I don't get to use the coveted "I WON" emoji, not yet, but I get all the rest of it--the workshop, the art, my story alongside so many others. I really can't believe it. I started entering this contest 3 months after I started writing fiction. I began writing short fiction for this contest. Almost all my writing friends, I met through this contest. It's staggering to think I'll be going to the workshop--completely surreal.

I could list the litany of names of people who helped me get here, but instead I'll just say this: I am grateful to each and every one of you.

Grit will out!

CONGRATULATIONS, BECKY! clapper clapper clapper  I get to go to Hollywood with you! woohoo  

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
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
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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4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 3:16 pm
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David Hankins
(@lost_bard)
Silver Member
 

@rschibler Woohoo! That’s awesome! I can’t wait to read your published finalist. 

Have fun in Hollywood!

Winner, Volume 39, 2nd Quarter, 3rd Place
V38: HM, HM, SHM
V39: HM, 3rd Place

Published Stories:
"A Properly Spiced Gingerbread" in DreamForge Anvil Volume 7
"The Last Quest of Corbin the Coward" in Factor Four Magazine
"Reassessed Value" in Third Flatiron's After the Gold Rush Anthology

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 3:29 pm
Yelena
(@scribblesatdusk)
Bronze Star Member
 

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so incredibly happy for you. You deserve it so much. I can't wait to read your story. Which submission is the one that will go on to be published (or is it all 3 😉 )?

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

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 3:47 pm
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Gold Member
 
Posted by: @scribblesatdusk

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so incredibly happy for you. You deserve it so much. I can't wait to read your story. Which submission is the one that will go on to be published (or is it all 3 😉 )?

It is my first finalist, a 5k historical fantasy Smile

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: (P)F, SHM, F, F
V39: SHM, SHM, P, P
Always Available for 5-page Critiques
CV & Editing Services: www.rebeccaetreasure.com
Reviews & Short Stories: www.patreon.com/rebeccaetreasure

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 4:05 pm
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dommichaels
(@dommichaels)
Bronze Member
 

@rschibler 

That's awesome, and you've earned it! This is a terrific "virtual" community, but I'm sure it'll be even more amazing in person. Congratulations!

V37 Q3-HM, Q4-HM
V38 Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-HM, Q4-HM
V39 Q1-SHM

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 4:15 pm
PenMark
(@penmark)
Bronze Member
 

Congratulations, @rschibler! clapper  

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

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 4:15 pm
Dustin Adams
(@axeminister)
Gold Star Member
Topic starter
 
Posted by: @rschibler

Okay, I have been given permission to spill the beans.

I am a published finalist for Volume 38!

I don't get to use the coveted "I WON" emoji, not yet, but I get all the rest of it--the workshop, the art, my story alongside so many others. I really can't believe it. I started entering this contest 3 months after I started writing fiction. I began writing short fiction for this contest. Almost all my writing friends, I met through this contest. It's staggering to think I'll be going to the workshop--completely surreal.

I could list the litany of names of people who helped me get here, but instead I'll just say this: I am grateful to each and every one of you.

Grit will out!

This is the only logical outcome to three freekin finalists in one volume year. I mean, yeah.

Good on the contest for the recognize. salute  

 

2x Finalist
2x Semi
8x Silver
10x HM
Finalist #2 Read it here!

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 4:17 pm
TimE
 TimE
(@time)
Silver Member
 

@rschibler Well done. And with your recent record, you should be a winner this year and going a 2nd time.

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 4:25 pm
Morgan
(@morgan-broadhead)
Silver Member
 
Posted by: @rschibler

Okay, I have been given permission to spill the beans.

I am a published finalist for Volume 38!

I don't get to use the coveted "I WON" emoji, not yet, but I get all the rest of it--the workshop, the art, my story alongside so many others. I really can't believe it. I started entering this contest 3 months after I started writing fiction. I began writing short fiction for this contest. Almost all my writing friends, I met through this contest. It's staggering to think I'll be going to the workshop--completely surreal.

I could list the litany of names of people who helped me get here, but instead I'll just say this: I am grateful to each and every one of you.

Grit will out!

WOOT WOOT! Man that is AWESOME! So incredibly excited for you, and looking forward to reading about your experience at the workshop and awards ceremony. Also, I'm dying to read about your big cover art reveal! Personally, I think that's one of the coolest parts about being published in the anthology. So give us the details when you can! I can only imagine how incredibly excited you are right now!

 

"Writers WRITE. And they finish what they start."
— Chuck Wendig
Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com
SFx1
HMx1
Rx4

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 4:48 pm
JVAshley
(@jvashley)
Silver Member
 

WOOHOO!!!
Congrats, @rschibler
I knew you would be the Published Finalist!
Enjoy the excitement of anticipation between now and the Gala. Please, share the ride with us. 

~ J V Ashley

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 5:39 pm
Preston Dennett
(@prestondennett)
Silver Star Member
 

@rschibler Ha! I had a feeling. So awesome! Published finalist is a pretty exclusive club! Congratulations! Yay!

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

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 6:33 pm
FolkLoremIpsum
(@folkloremipsum)
Active Member
 

Way to go on published finalist! You deserve it to the power of 3!

Q3 V38 - F, Q 4 V38 - SHM
Q1 V39 - HM, Q2 V39 - P

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 7:11 pm
Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
Silver Member
 

  whoa -  Two foumites going to Hollwood. That is fantastic. @disgruntledpeony and @rschibler - congrats to you both. You SO deserve it! May your days be filled with contracts and signings.

3 HMs
6 SHMs
Umpteen Rs
Still hoping and working toward better -
One of these days, Alice . . . POW! We're going to the moon!

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 7:16 pm
Dustin Adams
(@axeminister)
Gold Star Member
Topic starter
 
Posted by: @dragonchef

  whoa -  Two foumites going to Hollwood. That is fantastic. @disgruntledpeony and @rschibler - congrats to you both. You SO deserve it! May your days be filled with contracts and signings.

And NV Haskell And Brittany And KD Julicher. What a party!

 

2x Finalist
2x Semi
8x Silver
10x HM
Finalist #2 Read it here!

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 7:31 pm
Dragonchef
(@dragonchef)
Silver Member
 
Posted by: @axeminister

And NV Haskell And Brittany And KD Julicher. What a party!

 

OMG!!! I am so sorry I forgot those folks. Tunnel vision had me only looking at this quarter.

FIVE forumites going to Hollwood.

"We will rise and conquer!"

3 HMs
6 SHMs
Umpteen Rs
Still hoping and working toward better -
One of these days, Alice . . . POW! We're going to the moon!

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 8:00 pm
storysinger
(@storysinger)
Gold Star Member
 

I'm so happy for you Rebecca. I'm hoping it's the first of two consecutive galas for you, after you win next year. You rock.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1
HM-V38/Q4
HM-V39/Q2
Published Poetry
2012 Stars in Our Hearts Notions
Silver Ships

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 8:01 pm
Butterfly
(@sandy)
Active Member
 

@rschibler 

Congratulations! What an awesome year you've had.

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 8:51 pm
Wulf Moon
(@wulfmoon)
Platinum Plus
 

@rschibler Congratulations, Becky! PUBLISHED FINALIST! You get the full meal deal! I'll update the Q4 Summary and repost! SEE YOU IN HOLLYWOOD!

Click here to JOIN THE WULF PACK!
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in WotF, Volume 35. Order HERE!
"Muzik Man" won Best SFF Story of 2020! Read it in Best of Deep Magic Anthology Two!
You know WotF Workshop's 24-hour story exercise? Want to see what I wrote? Just awarded Best All Other Short Stories of 2021! Read in THINGS WITH FEATHERS. Order HERE!
Enjoy my award-winning SUPER SECRETS of Writing articles! FREE to read in every issue of DreamForge Anvil! Don't miss Best Positive Future Story of 2021: "Shaken, Not Stirred." FREE! Click HERE!

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 10:07 pm
Wulf Moon
(@wulfmoon)
Platinum Plus
 

(Reposting because we had a surprise update! Do read down to the end. FIVE from the WotF Forum in one year must be a NEW RECORD!)

YaY! Volume 38 Finalists and winners are official and can now weigh in! I recognize two names from the Forum under Finalists: RETreasure (Becky), and CABarrett (Catherine)! If I missed someone else, do weigh in, it’s hard to tell when most have handles here that are different from their public names.

Congratulations, Becky! Three Finalists in one year is a stellar achievement! May next year hold your winner—you’re certainly hitting the bullseye! UPDATE: Becky announced one of her stories was chosen as PUBLISHED FINALIST. This means she gets flown to Hollywood and enjoys the full meal deal, including the workshop, gala, and publication in Writers of the Future, Vol. 38! Well done, Becky!

Congratulations, Catherine! A Finalist at the end of the Vol.37 year, and now a Finalist at the end of Vol. 38? Plus having a baby in the middle of all that? Well done! May next year hold your winner as well!

There are also wonderful achievements from Forumites all down the list. We have to commend RJK Lee and Morgan Broadhead for their first Semifinalists! I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, getting commentary on your story by an NYT bestselling author is one of the most unsung benefits of this Contest. You can turn that critique into gold. Or cash, when you sell that story to a respectable market after application of the counsel. Nice!

To all those that achieved Silver HMs—some of you enjoyed a level up moment!—recognize the validation. That certificate indicates the coordinating judge David Farland thought your writing was so good, he had you in his  possible winner stack, but had to whittle it down. But you were there, right next to that bullseye with your arrow. Next time, you could hit the mark. Fire it off to another market—many have sold their Silvers to respectable markets. 

To all those with HMs, we make it look easy, but those are no small thing with thousands from around the world entering every quarter. As Kevin J. Anderson once told me, those HMs really mean something, they don’t give those out lightly. Dave is saying he sees your potential and hopes you’ll submit again. Do so! Just look at the signatures in our Finalists and Winners. Almost everyone started with HMs and worked their way up. As the Mandalorian says, “This is the way.”

If you didn’t place, that happens. Like Formula One racer Mario Andretti said, “If you’re not coming back to the pits holding a steering wheel once in awhile, you’re not trying hard enough.” Dust yourself off, try to get pro eyes on your work to see if there’s something you should focus on, and go write your next. No rookie with a proper view of themselves expects to win a major race first time out. It can happen, but it’s more likely he or she will have to put in the hours. That’s how we build our skills, by doing the work. Never throw in the towel, and you’ll see your reward for hard work.

Finally, WE HAVE A WINNER! Our own ZEET! Better known as Z.T. Brite. CONGRATULATIONS! He won the Mike Resnick Memorial Award for New Writers earlier this year, and now THIS! I can’t say I didn’t see it coming—I’ve seen Zeet’s work and knew it was just a matter of time. Well done, Zeet! I’ll see you in HOLLYWOOD! And we’ll all be cheering as we see you take the stage! 

Is that FOUR Forumites for the Volume 38 year??? 1. Brittany Rainsdon 2. Elizabeth Ticknor 3. NV Haskell 4. Z.T. Brite. UPDATE: Five! Rebecca E. Treasure announced being chosen as a Published Finalist. I know we’ve had three before, but FIVE? This must be a record. WHAT A STELLAR YEAR!

Here’s to all of you as we advance to a new Contest year. May your stars shine ever brighter! And thanks for doing your part in making this a warm and friendly place to gather and grow. You are appreciated!

Cheers!

Wulf Moon

Forum Moderator

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Click here to JOIN THE WULF PACK!
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" won Best SFF Story of 2019! Read it in WotF, Volume 35. Order HERE!
"Muzik Man" won Best SFF Story of 2020! Read it in Best of Deep Magic Anthology Two!
You know WotF Workshop's 24-hour story exercise? Want to see what I wrote? Just awarded Best All Other Short Stories of 2021! Read in THINGS WITH FEATHERS. Order HERE!
Enjoy my award-winning SUPER SECRETS of Writing articles! FREE to read in every issue of DreamForge Anvil! Don't miss Best Positive Future Story of 2021: "Shaken, Not Stirred." FREE! Click HERE!

 
Posted : December 13, 2021 10:11 pm
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MountainSpud
(@jeschleicher)
Bronze Star Member
 

@rschibler My heart is singing! I saw the acceptance on Submission Grinder & went straight to the forum. Congratulations!

R X 3
HM X 6
SHM X 2

 
Posted : December 14, 2021 10:53 pm
KD Julicher
(@kd-julicher)
Bronze Star Member
 

So very excited to get to hang with all these friends in Hollywood! And read their amazing stories! I'm so excited, guys, it's going to be EPIC.

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!

 
Posted : December 14, 2021 11:09 pm
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
 
Posted by: @kd-julicher

So very excited to get to hang with all these friends in Hollywood! And read their amazing stories! I'm so excited, guys, it's going to be EPIC.

I know! I get giddy every time I think about it. grinning  

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
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales
Twitter
4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback

 
Posted : December 15, 2021 9:32 pm
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