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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: 186
Views: 2468

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: 15
Views: 292

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: 186
Views: 2468

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: 89
Views: 2343

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: 15
Views: 292

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: 310
Views: 10104

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: 310
Views: 10104

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: 310
Views: 10104

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: 310
Views: 10104

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: 310
Views: 10104

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: 310
Views: 10104

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...
by preston
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 11338

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Must have been a huge quarter. There are more honorable mentions than I've ever seen before, like more than 200! wotf015
by preston
Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 11338

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I think the wave is over, guys. I heard about a semi-finalist. I'm guessing finalist calls have already gone out. This is just a guess, though.
by preston
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 11338

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Wow, the forum is hopping! Condolences for all who rcvd an "R." I've had my share of those! Congrats to all the HM'ers. That's awesome (and frustrating!) There seems to be a curious lack of SHMs, SFs and finalists. What could this mean? ***looks around suspiciously at the forumites who hav...
by preston
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 11338

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Come on, results! Maybe there'll be a Thursday this week. Can't wait to see who the finalists are!
by preston
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 310
Views: 10104

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I hope everyone who wanted to enter made it in on time. Good luck, and I can't wait to see who wins! I hope it's a forum sweep. That would be awesome!
by preston
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 310
Views: 10104

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Deadline approaching! Four days left. Do NOT wait until the last day! Submit! Submit! Submit!
by preston
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 310
Views: 10104

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Thanks for the input, thewritescott, and for the article. That was definitely worth the read. My main problem is that my characters are not human, and they don't seem human. It's not that they aren't engaging, per say, but their inhumanity makes them a bit harder to empathize with. The part in the ...
by preston
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 11338

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Spiraledpen here, New to the contest and a little bit of an old schooler. Does anyone know how the mailed manuscripts get processed? I’m guessing most entries go digital. Do they get processed last? And if so, last to hear the trumpet sound (or the axe). Just a wondering... wotf017 Mailed manuscrip...
by preston
Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2540
Views: 466377

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Ryan (aka, SiFiMarine) and welcome, Spiraledpen. I think you'll find this forum friendly and information, not to mention entertaining and inspiring. I learned more here about writing than in college...not even kidding. The trick to winning this contest is simple: keep entering! Of course, it...
by preston
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4007
Views: 810221

Re: Success!

Congrats wiseserpent and Ishmael! Also have a story of my own out today-an early version of which was a shm a little ways back. You can read it (free!) over at syntax and salt Great story, Sataris. Vivid, poignant and incredibly creative. Can see why it won a silver! https://syntaxandsalt.com/2018/...
by preston
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4007
Views: 810221

Re: Success!

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by preston
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4007
Views: 810221

Re: Success!

WiseSerpent wrote:I got my story "Braids" in Swords and Sorcery Magazine ! It's my first in that market.


Congrats, WiseSerpent. That's a nice market!
by preston
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 11338

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Henckel wrote:Ha Ha. I just read your "Dispell" story, Preston. Very good.


Thanks, Henckel. DSF is a tough market to crack. That was like the 30th story I've sent them.
by preston
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 11338

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

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