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SwiftPotato
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Hey, y'all! In case you haven't seen it yet, the beautiful cover art for volume 36 is done, and the anthology is available for pre-order on Amazon! Art is by Echo Chernik. Isn't it just gorgeous?! (Forgive me, I have no idea how to upload an image here or I would put it straight into the body of the post.)

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

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Topic starter Posted : January 29, 2020 9:56 am
crlisle
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Ordered my copy! Can't wait to read the wonderful stories and see the lovely art!

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 : January 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Dustin Adams
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So ordered!

Pre, that is.

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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Posted : January 30, 2020 12:28 am
chuckt
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Done

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

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Posted : January 30, 2020 7:28 am
AlexH
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Not for Kobo users it isn't!

*Waits patiently.*

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

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Posted : January 30, 2020 8:21 pm
Wulf Moon
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Why preorder is important: Get enough preorders, and it bumps Amazon's algorithms, feeding the beast, helping the anthology hit #1 bestseller status right out of the gate on release or shortly thereafter. You see, winners of WotF get another prize. They are not only award-winning authors, they become bestselling authors because of the opening push. One day, you will benefit from this, too. You can do verified Amazon reviews because of this as well, which bumps algorithms again with enough reviews. Thanks for helping Leah's anthology hit these markers, Forumites! Next year, we could be doing the same to help you! Cheers!

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NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
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Posted : January 31, 2020 6:16 am
crlisle
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Amazon best sellers is an interesting discussion topic. I read a book which was about a man who tried to return found objects to their owners. It was a best seller at Amazon under the category of Women's Divorce Fiction. To be fair, the man's personal assistant was divorced. So if you put your book under an underused category at Amazon it can easily become a best seller.

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 : January 31, 2020 6:57 am
SwiftPotato
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Thanks for the explanation and encouragement, Moon. Smile And thank you all for your support and for buying the anthology! I can't wait for you all to read it!!

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

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Topic starter Posted : January 31, 2020 8:25 am
Dustin Adams
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I'm getting caught up. Reading V. 34 presently. Then on to 35 (although I did pick out one particular story that I just had to read right away. Wink, wink, nod, nod).
By the time this hits my mailbox, I shall be fully versed and ready for new stories!

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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Posted : January 31, 2020 8:56 pm
Wulf Moon
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Amazon best sellers is an interesting discussion topic. I read a book which was about a man who tried to return found objects to their owners. It was a best seller at Amazon under the category of Women's Divorce Fiction. To be fair, the man's personal assistant was divorced. So if you put your book under an underused category at Amazon it can easily become a best seller.

True. But when you're talking about Writers of the Future volumes, we're talking about #1 Fantasy Anthology, #1 Science Fiction Anthology, etc. etc. on Amazon. These are big categories with heavy sales volumes and ranking high in them is a legit claim to being a bestseller. Even making Top 10 in these categories would be considered bestseller status. And heavy preorders help a WotF Volume hit these important markers on release date, propelling the launch to the top of the charts.

Thanks for supporting your anthology! This is your future in these pages, but for this moment, we also support our own Leah Ning from our Forum! Time to place your orders and be first to read the best new science fiction and fantasy from the best new aspiring writers in the world!

Cheers!

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 : February 1, 2020 5:26 am
AlexH
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Andy Dibble is another forum member in the next volume. Having read a couple of his stories already, I'm intrigued to read Andy's WotF winner. I may even skip to it straight away (if it's not first)!

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

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Posted : February 1, 2020 6:07 am
crlisle
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Joni is sending a writing hints booklet to those who email her your receipt or screenshot of your pre-order. I just did so.

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 : February 1, 2020 1:29 pm
JVAshley
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Joni is sending a writing hints booklet to those who email her your receipt or screenshot of your pre-order. I just did so.

Really? Wow!

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Posted : February 2, 2020 6:20 am
Wulf Moon
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Andy Dibble is another forum member in the next volume. Having read a couple of his stories already, I'm intrigued to read Andy's WotF winner. I may even skip to it straight away (if it's not first)!

Thanks for reminding me, Alex! Andy Dibble as well! I am juggling too many things at the moment.

Cheers!

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 : February 2, 2020 6:53 am
MountainSpud
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Done! Love the cover. Excited for the stories.

R X 3
HM X 3
SHM X 1

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Posted : February 7, 2020 4:03 pm
AndyDibble
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Thank you all for the excitement about my and others' writing.

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Posted : February 7, 2020 7:47 pm
Wulf Moon
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There's still time to preorder Volume 36 and get your writing tips booklet from Joni! Simply preorder at your favorite vendor (Galaxy Press, Amazon, etc.), and email Joni a copy of your receipt! Words of wisdom by Kevin Anderson, Frank Herbert, Anne McCaffrey, David Farland, and many more!

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 : February 20, 2020 9:48 am
AlexH
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I'm still waiting for it to appear on Kobo. The delay has been chased up by the WotF people!

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

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Posted : February 21, 2020 1:43 am
BeeW
 BeeW
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I got an email to let me know that my copy was in the post! =D

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

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Posted : March 18, 2020 11:29 pm
SwiftPotato
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That's so exciting!!

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

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Topic starter Posted : March 18, 2020 11:53 pm
chuckt
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I gobbled it up already. Posted my review this morning on Amazon although it's not up yet. If you like it, post a review on Amazon. It really helps to get some good reviews up. The Amazon algorithms will elevate the book.

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

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Posted : April 6, 2020 12:07 am
SwiftPotato
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Thanks for putting up a review, chuckt Smile hope you enjoyed it! I'm still working my way through the other stories.

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

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Topic starter Posted : April 6, 2020 12:53 am
Dragonchef
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Hey, y'all! In case you haven't seen it yet, the beautiful cover art for volume 36 is done, and the anthology is available for pre-order on Amazon! Art is by Echo Chernik. Isn't it just gorgeous?! (Forgive me, I have no idea how to upload an image here or I would put it straight into the body of the post.)

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Posted : April 6, 2020 1:21 am
SwiftPotato
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Thanks, Dragonchef! Your forum-fu far exceeds mine Smile

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

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Topic starter Posted : April 6, 2020 3:38 am
Dragonchef
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Thanks, Dragonchef! Your forum-fu far exceeds mine Smile
You must be in Quote-mode or Full editor. There is a little button across the top of the posting box. "Img". You click this and then enter the URL for an image between the open and close img codes.

BTW: I have a great avatar for you . . .

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Posted : April 6, 2020 5:31 am
SwiftPotato
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Ha! That is BEAUTIFUL.

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

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Topic starter Posted : April 6, 2020 6:02 am
AlexH
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Aargh. For some reason, my pre-order isn't available until tomorrow on Kobo. I wouldn't be surprised if that was some kind of Scamazon thing.

I was about to settle down for a read. Oh well, one more day. wotf008

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

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Posted : April 6, 2020 7:01 am
storysinger
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I preordered through Barnes & Noble. When I went to pick it up they held the door open a crack and refused to accept cash so we had to use a debit card. wotf004

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 : April 6, 2020 8:48 am
Henckel
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Posts: 417

Got mine 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 : April 6, 2020 3:59 pm
Wulf Moon
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Glad to see so many pre-ordered. Way to support your anthology and contest! Don't forget to leave a review on Amazon and Goodreads, it really helps, and it doesn't have to be fancy. And for the rest, the release has happened, what are you waiting for? Writers of the Future, Volume 36 is available NOW! Smile

This is the best way to figure out what Kary, Dave, and the rest of the judges like. Study the latest to be current on what type of stories win this contest, and how they are constructed. You can't hit a target if you don't know what it looks like.

All the beast!

Wulf Moon

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 : April 9, 2020 8:28 am
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