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by KD Julicher
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 26
Views: 908

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I'm in for Q4, which means I can concentrate on NaNoWriMo and then finish off my current WIP before the end of the quarter and not have to worry about my entry. Hurrah!
by KD Julicher
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Markets for Awkward Word Counts
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Markets for Awkward Word Counts

Welcome to my world :p there's a reason not many of my stories have seen print.

You can check on The Submission Grinder but you're right, it's awkward. F&SF will consider them, I believe. A few other markets. But it's pretty rough
by KD Julicher
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 249
Views: 7339

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I remember reading somewhere that HMs are stories that are close to publishable but have a missing element, such as theme. It makes sense that HMs would have a wide range of quality if some stories have masterful execution in a few areas but still lack that one element that ties it all together. So...
by KD Julicher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

GruffbaneJoe wrote:Less than 12 hours of twitching left, and probably less than 5! My nerves will be so thankful for the rest.



Nah, Joni's on West Coast Time, you might have 15 hours to go! wotf001 wotf001 wotf001
by KD Julicher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Here's a radical thought: What if they don't call Finalists anymore? What if Joni is actually saying they are posting ALL results? This would mean the eight finalists would be sent to the judges as soon as Dave sends in the total batch. And all notices get held until the judges vote on First, Secon...
by KD Julicher
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 147
Views: 8630

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

So, who's up for 4 in 36? I made 4 in 35, first time since 32 that I achieved that. I entered twice in 33 and then took 4 quarters off for a baby, but I've made every quarter since and I intend to keep it up until Win Or Pro Out. Made finalist once in 31, twice in 32, once in 34. This has been a bit...
by KD Julicher
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

My phone doesn't take voicemails! wotf003 I'd imagine e-mail communication if phone communication fails. At what stage would Joni give up? Has anyone seen any carrier pigeons recently? Joni, like the Terminator, will never tire, will never rest, will never stop hunting you. She'll find you. By emai...
by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Potentially silly question here: does anyone know what number Joni calls finalists/winners on? The closer the end of the month gets the more paranoid I get that if (and that's a big, hopeful if) I get a call I'll miss it! It'll show up as Unknown Caller, which was kind of annoying back when every s...
by KD Julicher
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 249
Views: 7339

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm throwing a hail Mary as well. Currently I'm 3/4 this year and would like to be 4/4. 5k words in. Three scenes left. Gahhhhh! I'm also very pregnant. Due date was yesterday. WOTF due date looming. Pretty sure I'll be writing/editing in the hospital room lol... Let's do this thing! (Even if it's ...
by KD Julicher
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 249
Views: 7339

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

When do you think we will see results for this quarter? Q3 results look like they will drop in october. Is there any hope for december or are we looking at january? I'm pretty sure they'll want to get results ASAP. Remember, they need Q4 done so the book can be laid out and printed in time for the ...
by KD Julicher
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 249
Views: 7339

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm cheering for you guys!

Submitted my story yesterday. 4/4 this year. That feels good!
by KD Julicher
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I got a rejection, and will be resubmitting in Q1 after another pass.
by KD Julicher
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 249
Views: 7339

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Oh, long stories definitely win and get published! V31 has Sharon Joss's story that pushes the length requirements pretty hard: I think Darci Stone's V34 piece is similarly long, and my V32 PF was almost 15k, so.... go for it, if the story is good!
by KD Julicher
Fri Aug 31, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Results
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: Contest Results

Sataris wrote:...and someone correct me because I'm very possibly wrong, but I think finalist stories can still be sent back in? wotf017



No, Finalists are completely disqualified as well.
by KD Julicher
Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Dave's been doing a workshop and I think planning some writing time. I'd wager we have another 2-3 weeks before we get anything.
by KD Julicher
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 249
Views: 7339

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I've noticed there tends to be a relatively low number of stories that make it into the anthology every year that are alternate world fantasy. At least more recently. It seems most fantasy I see as winners in the contest lately tend to be some blend of modern/contemporary/urban fantasy. I know alte...
by KD Julicher
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Dave's conducting a workshop in England this week, I believe, so I wouldn't expect any results for a while from him - but our intrepid first reader's pass might go out soon! Remember we have two sets of twitching to worry about now.
by KD Julicher
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 249
Views: 7339

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Hi all. A quick question for off of you that have been published in the WOTF annual books. How different was your original story from the final published version? Did you find your stories required a lot of polishing/revision/editing? Or were there only minimal polishing edits??? (I'm gaging the st...
by KD Julicher
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I just realized I can't 100% guarantee that I sent my Q3 submission in with the last round of edits in it or with comments turned off. ... wotf025 Hey, if you get an R you can ask Kary English if she remembers seeing your name in the comments wotf001 wotf001 wotf001 Sorry. I've had those fears SO m...
by KD Julicher
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Grounds for Disqualification
Replies: 1
Views: 248

Re: Grounds for Disqualification

You'll want to check with Joni, but I believe it would be "sold more than 5000 copies of a single ebook". So if you have 50 books and each has 100 sales you're still good. And I believe it has to be sales, not give-aways.
by KD Julicher
Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 147
Views: 8630

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I am halfway done with my Q4 entry, which will be 4/4 for me this year. Hoping to knock it out today - I just locked myself in my writing closet and once the music kicks in, I'm off.
by KD Julicher
Fri Aug 03, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Results
Replies: 11
Views: 1555

Re: Contest Results

All three winners get a very nice trophy, at the big award ceremony every year. They get flown out to LA for a workshop and a big gala and recieve their trophy. The Golden Pen award is between the four first-place winners in a year. All the WOTF judges read their stories and vote one the grand prize...
by KD Julicher
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest First Reader - Kary English!
Replies: 19
Views: 703

Contest First Reader - Kary English!

I think this is great news for the contest, as fast as it's been growing. Kary is a wonderful person to help Dave read the thousands of entries every quarter. So exciting! Congrats, Kary! https://www.prweb.com/releases/writers_of_the_future_announces_kary_english_as_new_first_reader/prweb15668179.htm
by KD Julicher
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Reminder: Now that Q2 is judged, please transfer all regularly scheduled Thursday twitching to this thread.

Not that I think we'll see results for a bit.
by KD Julicher
Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 285

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

I bet someone has! There are plenty of writers who dictate their stories. Kevin J. Anderson, prolific writer and WOTF judge, dictates his (though not with dragon). And I believe our own Martin Shoemaker dictates his, but maybe not with Dragon? I think he records himself and then transcribes later. W...
by KD Julicher
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?
Replies: 8
Views: 391

Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

I got an email from "galaxypress" with an email domain of wizehive.com addressed to "Dear Entrant" and telling me that my story earned honorable mention in the 2nd quarter. I did in fact enter a story in WOTF this past quarter, so it could be legit! But since this is the first t...
by KD Julicher
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8461

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

HM for me. Now I can start twitching for Q3!
by KD Julicher
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Do you resubmit?
Replies: 8
Views: 393

Re: Do you resubmit?

I don't resubmit. Writing a new story generally is going to improve your craft more than sweating over edits to an old one.

That said, Dave has said that an SHM essentially means the story just needs one more pass / a couple fixes to reach Finalist status, and you're certainly welcome to resub!
by KD Julicher
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'll probably send mine in tonight. I always get nervous about sending something in early, because then I think of something, and yep, his eyes were blue and I said they were green , but it's now out of my hands... All the best on your entry, KD. If it's the one I gave a critique on the opening, it...
by KD Julicher
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10291

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I subbed on Friday. 3 for 3 so far this year, and I like this one a lot.

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