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by KD Julicher
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 31
Views: 836

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: 82
Views: 3061

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: 87

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: 137
Views: 7665

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: 6
Views: 1171

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: 4
Views: 115

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: 82
Views: 3061

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: 180

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: 5
Views: 174

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: 192
Views: 7609

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: 263

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: 82
Views: 3061

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: 82
Views: 3061

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I subbed on Friday. 3 for 3 so far this year, and I like this one a lot.
by KD Julicher
Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Publication Limit?
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Publication Limit?

The rules are for "more than three short stories," etc, in a professional publication, ie one that pays at least 6 cents a word and has a circulation of (I think > 5000?). A lot of people have a nice string of very reputable semi-pro publications, that is, in venues that pay less than 6 ce...
by KD Julicher
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 799627

Re: Success!

michaeljwyantjr wrote:
KD Julicher wrote:My V34 Q4 SHM is out now from InterGalactic Medicine Show!


Congrats KD! It's a beautiful tale!



Thanks Michael, Preseton, et al! And thanks Michael for reading! I think the paywall has scared a lot of my friends off wotf001 I'm proud of this piece.
by KD Julicher
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 799627

Re: Success!

My V34 Q4 SHM is out now from InterGalactic Medicine Show!
by KD Julicher
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Rejections?
Replies: 2
Views: 262

Re: Contest Rejections?

So every story submitted gets entered into the contest. They all get judged by the first round judge, who "grades" them - most stories will get a rejection. They just weren't there yet! Some will get an "Honorable Mention" - they're good stories, the judge read them all the way t...
by KD Julicher
Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7609

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

For the interested, Dave peeped. His note today said he was on his first pass. I believe that’s code for Calm Down Writers. But who knows... Ha ha...just NOW getting to his first pass for the thousands of entries from May 31st? This could be a very long twitch! ~M March 31st :) Q1 and Q2 are always...
by KD Julicher
Mon May 14, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7609

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: 2470
Views: 458741

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: 331

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: 402
Views: 18396

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: 402
Views: 18396

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: 402
Views: 18396

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: 402
Views: 18396

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: 402
Views: 18396

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: 537

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: 402
Views: 18396

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: 402
Views: 18396

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: 402
Views: 18396

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...

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