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by preston
Thu May 16, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 17867

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

The results for quarter one have been released! They are now posted on the blog! https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-contest-1st-quarter-2019-winners/ Looks like a massive quarter with like 225 honorable mentions! That's the most I've ever seen. Congrats all! And onto the next q...
by preston
Wed May 15, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 776
Views: 19352

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

This is all great stuff, Wulf, and very helpful knowledge. I sure learned some stuff. In the same spirit of giving, I can perhaps add a little bit to all of this. I've read every WOTF volume multiple times, and have studied all the stories looking for commonalities. As a result I've come up with abo...
by preston
Mon May 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 776
Views: 19352

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

thegirlintheglasses wrote:These tips are really helping me to grow. And I'm going to keep entering stories I love. Who knows, maybe I could go for 3 F in a row??? wotf001


Yes!
by preston
Mon May 13, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 17867

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

wotf058 yay! I am happy to get this gag off my mouth and officially say I made finalist. I can also officially say I did not win. Still makes me feel like I'm on the path. Onward! Congratudolances, Brittany. Two finalists in a row. That's amazing! You are definitely on the path. You'll get 'em next...
by preston
Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2626
Views: 489343

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey everyone, I'm new to the forum, but not to WotF. I have submitted in the past (and received an Honorable Mention), but then life happened. Listening to the Topanga Canyon story motivated me to start submitting again. (Which I just did for this quarter) :) I'm a German expat living in Spain, wit...
by preston
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 776
Views: 19352

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Hello friends (I feel like you are friends, because I have been lurking for some time and reading this thread beginning to end). The latest podcast inspired me to actually register and to thank Wulf and everyone who's commented for building this resource. I submitted to Q2 for the first time, and t...
by preston
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 3389

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

Hi folks, I found this thread while searching for Gary’s story. I was in volume five. I believe I still have the shortest story (though it was a finalist). It was 184 words. The Disambiguation Of Captain Shroud was brilliant. Eolake Stobblehouse Http://eolake.com Loved your story, "Just Don't,...
by preston
Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 3389

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

. One trend I have noticed is that recently, shorter stories have been winning more often than they used to. Another trend: there are a lot more stories for the judge to choose from. It's interesting how the contest has evolved. Preston, I’m curious, how do you know there are more stories submitted...
by preston
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Dean Wesley Smith & Preston Dennett
Replies: 3
Views: 482

Dean Wesley Smith & Preston Dennett

I think you guys might enjoy this. I got to sit down with Dean Wesley Smith and chat about the importance of not giving up. https://soundcloud.com/writersofthefuture/5-preston-dennett-and-dean-wesley-smith-the-topanga-canyon-never-give-up-story?fbclid=IwAR0P6hF5X3cNIUrTk5dbIzpJ4VZZc-lI6fscszoQDhlZse...
by preston
Fri Apr 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2777

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

RSchibler wrote:Preston I'm not a weeper, but your story made my eyes leak. Thank you.


Thanks, R Schibler! So glad you enjoyed it! wotf009
by preston
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2777

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Thanks Thomas & all. Man oh man, what a week! So fun & amazing on so many levels. The art reveal was cahrazy! And yes, that's a word! Getting to see & hold and sign the actual book was even cahrazier! Got fitted for my tuxedo. That's definitely a first. Lots of firsts this week. The who...
by preston
Thu Apr 04, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2777

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Thanks, Thomas & all. Man & man, what a week! So fun & amazing on so many levels. The art reveal was cahrazy! And yes, that's a word! Getting to see & hold and sign the actual book was even cahrazier! Got fitted for my tuxedo. That's definitely a first. Lots of firsts this week. The ...
by preston
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 17867

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I doubt results will come out this week, guys. Both David Farland and Joni are here, and both seem to be quite busy with event stuff. Probably next week. Either way, I'm hoping you all get great news and are Finalists!
by preston
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2777

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Hey Guys, So it's day four. What a whirlwind of fun we've been having. Meeting the other writers and illustrators has been awesome. The instructors, Orson Scott Card, Tim Powers and David Farland are freakin' hilarious. They're sharing all kinds of amazing inside stories. They've almost got me belie...
by preston
Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 776
Views: 19352

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Two things happened to me yesterday. 1. My fantasy alt-history story, "War Dog," in the TERRA! TARA! TERROR! anthology published by Third Flatiron Publishing? It won FIRST PLACE in the Annual Critters' Readers' Poll for Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Story in 2018! I know some her...
by preston
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2777

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Wulf Moon wrote:Surreal moment, eh, Preston? I'm not sleeping much these days...


Very!
Now, get some sleep!
wotf001
by preston
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 776
Views: 19352

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

My winning story was 3400 words (3500 after edits.) David recommended a little more description of setting and character. I totally agree with Moon. Story determines length. Always write as tight as you can. Review each sentence. Can you say what you want in less words? Then do it!
by preston
Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 17867

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Congrats to everyone who entered. Don't give up, and you can definitely win this thing! And y'all have a leg-up from most others, because pretty much every year, at least one forumite wins. Usually more! This is the place to be. Good luck, all!
by preston
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 2777

VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

So, here it is! The cover of Volume 35, Writers of the Future.
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by preston
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 16782

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Wulf Moon wrote:Volume 35 cover just revealed! Check it out! BOB EGGLETON!!! I LOVE his work!


Nice! Where did you see this?
by preston
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 16782

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Wow, over 200 HMs on the list. The competition must have been fierce.
by preston
Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 16782

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Results have been posted on the blog. I see your name there, Wulf! It's now official!


https://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-4th-quarter-standings-for-year-35/
by preston
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 16782

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Just got the call from contest coordinator Joni Labaqui. It's now okay for me to wave this sign: wotf059 SECOND PLACE! I'm going to Hollywood! I get to meet Preston! Where's that Topanga Canyon banner? Fortune favor the brave...in hopefully less time than it took me! All the beast, ~Moon~ Wulf! Wow...
by preston
Tue Nov 27, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 16782

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

thegirlintheglasses wrote:
KD Julicher wrote:
thegirlintheglasses wrote:
When you make a post, there are smilies to the side. If you click "View more smilies" you can get the signpost smiles.


wotf058 hahaha! I did it! Thank you!


Fantastic news! Congratulations! Hope you win! wotf009
by preston
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 16782

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Condolences to those who received an "R." Don't give up! And congrats to all who rcvd an HM or SHM, whether it's your first or your tenth--it's always nice to be mentioned honorably. And for those still ***twitch*** waiting, fingers crossed that there are results yet to go out. Judging fro...

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