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by KD Julicher
Mon May 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 96
Views: 3781

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Hey, is it time to twitch for Q2 yet?

I've had missing words in finalist pieces. It's not a fun feeling when you spot them but it doesn't automatically disqualify you from making finalist! Now, winning on the other hand...
by KD Julicher
Fri May 11, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2439
Views: 451325

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Also, hello! My name is John. I've entered this twice now (HM in Q3 16, ? Q2 18) and I'm nervous as heck all about this latest one. : goes back to twiddling thumbs : Welcome! I think I remember your username from when I used to hang out at AW - yes? Believe I used "KateJJ" over there as i...
by KD Julicher
Fri May 11, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Acceptable level of violence for contest entry?
Replies: 6
Views: 120

Re: Acceptable level of violence for contest entry?

IWhat always worried me were the requirements around profanity. I actually stripped all the profanity out of my Q2 (and thought it weakened the story) but what I read later suggested that I might not have needed to do that. Darn it. It turns out I have 46 swear-words in my Q2 entry (out of 51 pages...
by KD Julicher
Thu May 10, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

welp, took some time to let everything sink in, buuut wotf059 first place! looks like you and I will be getting better acquainted, Preston! Congrats again! in related news, when Joni called I gave maybe the weirdest response ever? it went something like this: oh god thank you so much this is amazin...
by KD Julicher
Wed May 09, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Preston! I am SO THRILLED FOR YOU!!!!!

That's so, so amazing. Hoping I get to meet you this April! Wow. That is an AMAZING story.
by KD Julicher
Tue May 08, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I believe Dave tends to select one story in 8 or so subgenres as finalist each quarter - one epic fantasy, one contemporary, one space opera, etc. Those go to the quarter judges, who pick their favorites out of the 8. The top 3 are then the winners of the quarter. So if the judges in each quarter pr...
by KD Julicher
Fri Apr 27, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

(Another judge was also overheard declaring "I can't believe they let the fantasy story win!", but I'll not name names there. I suspect KD can remember who I'm referring to #teamfantasy) I love this judge as a writer and a person but I know for a fact that he judged 3 of my 4 finalist qua...
by KD Julicher
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

My V34 Q4 SHM should be appearing in Intergalactic Medicine Show later this summer, so yes! Just because it's not a finalist, don't trunk that story. Get it out there and find it a home!
by KD Julicher
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Tim Power's "Power Reading List"
Replies: 15
Views: 314

Re: Tim Power's "Power Reading List"

This is a great list for enjoyment. It makes me cry because I like most of what's on it a lot better than most of what's being published today. My tastes are so dated. I would add, anyone who is reading through this for a sort of history of the genre, put C.L Moore on your list. Her "Northwest ...
by KD Julicher
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

glenn84 wrote:When Joni calls the finalists does it show up on caller ID as private? If so, I think I may have missed the call....



It sure does. I answered an "unknown" number this afternoon hoping it was her. Grrr...
by KD Julicher
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Honorable Mention. I'm losing track of them now!

On to Q3....
by KD Julicher
Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Remember that Joni is the one sending out the notifications, and she'll be recovering from the gala. So it might be a week or two; on the other hand, it could be Thursday...
by KD Julicher
Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1318

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

morganb wrote:Matt -- were you able to get a print of Adrian's final artwork for your story? That would be amazing.


~Morgan



We got to take home the framed prints they revealed for us! Mine is on the wall in my library, and I love it.
by KD Julicher
Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1318

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

I'm waiting to see pictures of the big reveal - that was yesterday, right? And hear stories about the 24 hour writing challenge.
by KD Julicher
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1318

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

Link to Day 1 blog post! https://www.writersofthefuture.com/2018 ... hop-day-1/

Also there's all sorts of pictures on Facebook, take a look and pretend you're there!
by KD Julicher
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

We won't see anything this week. Workshop/Gala week. Probably not next week either since they'll be in recovery mode! So get a cool glass of lemonade, kick back, and start planning your Q3 entry!
by KD Julicher
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1318

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

Have an amazing time, v34-ers! You'll probably be too busy to check in during the week but we'll be watching the blog for pictures of you!
by KD Julicher
Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Got an email from Galaxy Press. SuperTwitch moment, followed by reading it and seeing it was letting me know my Q2 entry had been recieved.

Well played...
by KD Julicher
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 1969

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Dave mentioned recently (at a convention) that SHM are often stories that need just one more pass by the author to tighten or fix things, in order to bring them up to Finalist quality. He definitely encouraged re-submissions of SHMs after that work is done.
by KD Julicher
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 96
Views: 3781

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

In. I like being a couple days ahead of the deadline.
by KD Julicher
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

So if we don't see first results this week, I think we won't see them till mid-to-late April. The workshop week and Gala are coming right up, and everything will be swamped.

This is always the long quarter. Get your Q2s in!
by KD Julicher
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I got called yesterday with a frantic "don't open your mail." Somebody screwed up and the preorders shipped early. At this point I just want to make sure I don't see the art before LA... Oh.... oh, yes, you most certainly do want to be unspoiled on the artwork. It's one of the best moment...
by KD Julicher
Thu Mar 08, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

So we probably have another month and a half till Thursdays come again...

Hoping this will be my quarter! But working on my Q2 entry nonetheless.
by KD Julicher
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 16591

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Dustin Adams wrote:Blog is up!

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/write ... 7-winners/

Lots of new names on there.

I'm getting old...



Drat, I must have forgotten to reply to Joni since my name's not there as an SHM. Oh well!
by KD Julicher
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 96
Views: 3781

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Outline done, first scene and a half drafted. This is going to be a good one.
by KD Julicher
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I entered on the 27th. 4 in 35!
by KD Julicher
Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 390
Views: 14875

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Pulled out my Q1 yesterday, read it over, added 600 words to the first scene to try to improve the start. I like this story. Closer to my usual fare than my Q4 was. Husband and I will work on editing it tonight, to get to our crit group for next week. I might have to try to find some forum crit swap...
by KD Julicher
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 16591

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Our late, lamented Dr. Phil scored everything but a win, including a Published Finalist. I kept rooting for him for that win. He could've been published far more, but his teaching was too important to him. Fiction had to fit around that. Dr. Phil was special. I wish he'd gotten that win, but he lef...
by KD Julicher
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 16591

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

SHM. That rounds out my set of responses from WOTF with at least one in each category, except, of course, "Winner". Maybe next year!

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