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Prate Gabble
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HM on a three day story written from scratch in a new universe.

HM-15, SHM-5, F-1

Good luck in Q1, V40 everyone.

Have fun.

 
Posted : November 8, 2022 7:58 am
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FolkLoremIpsum
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Pleased to get a silver! And crossing my fingers for some familiar faces in the winner's circle. Onward to Volume 40!

Q3 V38 - F, Q 4 V38 - SHM
Q1 V39 - HM, Q2 V39 - HM, Q3 V39 SHM, Q4 V39 SHM

 
Posted : November 8, 2022 8:02 am
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Liz Busby
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Got one of those new-fangled RWC. Oh well. I have a new story that just came back from critique group which is way better than this one was. Next quarter could be my shot!

book reviews and writerly thoughts on my blog: www.lizbusby.com
featured on episode 93 of the WotF podcast

Results
V40: S
V39: - HM - RWC

Published Stories
"The 37th Ward Relief Society Leftovers Exchange" - religious magical realism story about a different kind of pot luck; winner in the "Saints, Spells, and Starships" contest
"Winter Fog" - Christmas ghost story about a mother and daughter in the Pacific Northwest

 
Posted : November 8, 2022 9:45 am
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Ease
 Ease
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Is anyone else a little too aware of who's staying quiet? I've only noticed one or two forumites absent from result reporting, and I'm super super hopeful that they have the best news to share in a week or two.

popcorn popcorn popcorn  

VOL 31: R - HM
VOL 38: HM
VOL 39: HM - HM - HM - SHM
VOL 39 Illus: F/DQ

 
Posted : November 8, 2022 3:54 pm
Joel C. Scoberg, Anna X, N.V. Haskell and 4 people reacted
CeciBlack
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Okay…and this is BIG for me: 

finalist

WHEEEE!!!

Ceci Black
Writer, Musician
Free Album: Captains of Industry (vocals, lyrics, keys & occasional bass)
Composer: Will & Whit The Musical based on Laura Lee Gulledge’s young adult graphic novel, Will & Whit.
v38: HM,--,R,HM
v39: HM,SHM,SHM,F

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 5:04 am
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Physa/ Guthington/ Amy
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Posted by: @ceciblack

Okay…and this is BIG for me: 

finalist

WHEEEE!!!

woohoo woohoo woohoo woohoo woohoo woohoo woohoo bananarama bananarama bananarama bananarama bananarama bananarama bananarama bananarama dancingbanana dancingbanana dancingbanana dancingbanana dancingbanana dancingbanana dancingbanana  

[I enter the tent through the secret trap door]

[daggone lawn chair is still gunning for me]

[I raise my cup of hot chocolate high to cheer @ceciblack]

[Way to go! So happy for you!!!! I knew you when you were collecting HMs ... :)]

[I give her the biggest and warmest hug for a job well done!]

[looks around the tent and wonders why no one has said anything about SFs]

[shrugs shoulders]

[thinking there are some still sitting on their results...]

[hugs to all who are keeping quiet]

[and also, haven't heard any results from illustrators]

[I grab a fresh s'more, the marshmallow is nice and charred by a dragon]

[melts my dark chocolate bar into a gooey yummy mush]

[looking forward to hearing more news!!!] 

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 : November 9, 2022 6:16 am
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Todd Jones
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Posted by: @ceciblack

Okay…and this is BIG for me: 

finalist

WHEEEE!!!

That is awesome clapper

"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 : November 9, 2022 6:51 am
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Todd Jones
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hm

"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 : November 9, 2022 6:51 am
Todd Jones
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Posted by: @ease

I'm ecstatic. I've been trying to "level up" my writing for a while, especially after five HMs in a row. Somewhere during the beta reader feedback loop of Q4 I felt the spark of an epiphany begin to unfurl. It related to character arcs and emotions, and while I didn't fully understand it, even that small beginning of comprehension immediately improved the Q4 story.

I knew it was better than any of my previous stories, though I could also tell there was a lot of room for improvement. For it to be my first SHM means my analysis of the story was spot on!

So a huge, boundless, endless thanks to everyone in this forum, but especially those that Beta read my Q4. 

silverhm triumph

The best part? That comprehension of how a character arc should structure a story is still unfurling, growing, and while I know I have a ways to go, I'm certain I can write something another level better for Q1.

sunny  

A vast congratulations to everyone. Even those R's are a genuine accomplishment. They mean you wrote something, finished it, and were brave enough to send it out into the world. I'm proud of you, even if you're currently feeling a little deflated.

Get back to that keyboard, Q1 is coming, and we're going to be ready for it!

That's great news.  Congrats! clapper

"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 : November 9, 2022 6:54 am
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Todd Jones
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Posted by: @pdblake

silverhm

This quarter seemed to have a lot of great stories. Congrats.

"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 : November 9, 2022 6:55 am
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Todd Jones
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Posted by: @joel-c-scoberg

silverhm

I'm pretty chuffed with this because my entry was less than 1,800 words so I wasn't expecting much. My last two entries were both an "R", so it's a nice feeling to get a mention smiley  

Congratulations to all who placed!

Silver Honorable mention isn't easy to achieve. Great job.

"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 : November 9, 2022 6:56 am
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Todd Jones
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Posted by: @watt_writes

hm  I honestly was expecting a R with the absolute chaos I had going on while writing this story, it feels like such a big win considering I submitted less than 24 hours post emergency appendectomy haha! Congrats to everyone! <3 Better get cracking on my Q1 entry now!

Congrats. It is a big win. Hang the certificate on your wall and let it inspire your future winning stories. grinning

"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 : November 9, 2022 6:59 am
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Posted by: @ceciblack

Okay…and this is BIG for me: 

finalist

WHEEEE!!!

AWESOME, CECI! I am thrilled for you! And if you can do this once, you can do it again and win, as so many in here have proven. GO WULF PACK! We are so proud of you!💜

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Posted : November 9, 2022 10:29 am
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Posted by: @angelslayah

Surprised and delighted to see these results out so soon!
SHM here.

@angelslayah It's due to timing requirements for getting the anthology to print.

HMx8
SHMx1 (Q2'22)

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 12:53 pm
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Posted by: @joe-benet

Just submitted one of the Q4 finalists Smile

Best wishes to all, and to all a good night. I'm exhausted.

Ugh. HM.

Is it a mark of progress or arrogance that I'm disappointed with an HM? Felt good about that one.

HMx8
SHMx1 (Q2'22)

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 12:58 pm
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Dustin Adams
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Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

Career:

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

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 3:08 pm
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Writhmic
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@axeminister OMG HUGEEEE CONGRATS!!!

V39/Q2-SHM
V39/Q3-SHM
V39/Q4-RWC
V40/Q1-P
V40/Q2-WIP

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 3:09 pm
Yelena
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DUSTIN!!!!! I AM SO SOSOSOSOSOSOSOSOSOSOOSOSOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ECSTATICALLY HAPPY FOR YOU!

 

AHHHHH!!!!

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

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 3:19 pm
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MarathonCoder
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@axeminister Congrats!

V38: HM, R, R, HM
V39: RWC, HM, RWC, HM
V40: P

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 3:20 pm
Cray Dimensional
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@ceciblack congratulations Ceci.

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, HM, HM
V39: RWC, HM, HM, SHM
V40 : P
"Amore For Life" in After the Gold Rush Third Flatiron Anthology
Forthcoming “Freedom’s Song” in Troubadour and Space Princesses LTUE Anthology

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 3:32 pm
Cray Dimensional
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@axeminister I have been waiting to see you win

 Awsome. Thank so much for helping me get started last year. Have fun in Hollywood 

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, HM, HM
V39: RWC, HM, HM, SHM
V40 : P
"Amore For Life" in After the Gold Rush Third Flatiron Anthology
Forthcoming “Freedom’s Song” in Troubadour and Space Princesses LTUE Anthology

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 3:39 pm
CeciBlack, Anna X, Dustin Adams and 1 people reacted
Ease
 Ease
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

Posted by: @ease

Is anyone else a little too aware of who's staying quiet? I've only noticed one or two forumites absent from result reporting, and I'm super super hopeful that they have the best news to share in a week or two.

popcorn popcorn popcorn  

OMG. I'm shocked! SHOCKED I tell you!

 

You totally deserved it, @axeminster. Do they let you buy lottery tickets where you just pick the same number numerous times? You seriously WON with your 1111th post on the 11th page of results in the 11th month at 11pm GMT... maybe a foretelling of your placing for the whole of Vol 39?

VOL 31: R - HM
VOL 38: HM
VOL 39: HM - HM - HM - SHM
VOL 39 Illus: F/DQ

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 3:51 pm
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CeciBlack
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

OMG CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Ceci Black
Writer, Musician
Free Album: Captains of Industry (vocals, lyrics, keys & occasional bass)
Composer: Will & Whit The Musical based on Laura Lee Gulledge’s young adult graphic novel, Will & Whit.
v38: HM,--,R,HM
v39: HM,SHM,SHM,F

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 5:09 pm
CeciBlack
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@physa you crack me up!!! 💜

Ceci Black
Writer, Musician
Free Album: Captains of Industry (vocals, lyrics, keys & occasional bass)
Composer: Will & Whit The Musical based on Laura Lee Gulledge’s young adult graphic novel, Will & Whit.
v38: HM,--,R,HM
v39: HM,SHM,SHM,F

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 5:16 pm
CeciBlack
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@wulfmoon thank you! 😄

Ceci Black
Writer, Musician
Free Album: Captains of Industry (vocals, lyrics, keys & occasional bass)
Composer: Will & Whit The Musical based on Laura Lee Gulledge’s young adult graphic novel, Will & Whit.
v38: HM,--,R,HM
v39: HM,SHM,SHM,F

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 5:17 pm
DoctorJest
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

Waitaminnit...who's going to post all our quarterly posterly thingerlies now, then? Huh? Huh? Irresponsible I call it.

And, yeah, congratulations too. clapper  

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 : November 9, 2022 5:57 pm
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Jason Toth
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

Congratulations!!!!!!

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 6:00 pm
Anna X, Cray Dimensional, Dustin Adams and 1 people reacted
Prate Gabble
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@axeminister 

Congratulations! I've been rooting for you.

Kent

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 6:06 pm
Elaine Midcoh
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Posted by: @axeminister

Interesting that this is my post # 1111

That's one one one one

Because...

Yup:

winner

WOWEEE!! Fantastic news. So excited, so happy for you!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!!!!

Elaine Midcoh
3rd Place Winner - WotF v. 39. 3rd Quarter
Published Finalist - WotF v. 37 ("The Battle of Donasi")
2 SHM's / a few HM's / some R's
Grand Prize Winner: 2022 Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award ("Man on the Moon" - read for free: www.baen.com/man-on-the-moon
"Galaxy's Edge" magazine, Issue 57: July 2022 ("Sized")
"Daily Science Fiction" magazine, Sept. 2022 ("Easy as Pie" - read for free: www.dailysciencefiction.com/science-fiction/disaster-apocalypse/elaine-midcoh/easy-as-pie )
"Compelling Science Fiction" anthology (Flame Tree Press-Oct. 2022) ("Where Would You Like to Go?")

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 6:11 pm
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JVAshley
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@axeminister, You WON WON WON WON !!!
triumph  

And Congrats to all the Finalists, SHM and HM!
The Forumites made quite a showing!

~ J V Ashley

 
Posted : November 9, 2022 6:15 pm
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