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by KristyEmber
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63591

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

KD, this has got to be it! Good luck!
by KristyEmber
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Although we also haven’t seen SHMs yet.
by KristyEmber
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

LittleRed -
Did you have to send your story to Joni in an email because the site was down? If not, sounds like you might have a semi finalist.
by KristyEmber
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I just received mine and it was an HM, so could be.
by KristyEmber
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

On the “is it worth revising discussion”, I think that: * a rejection usually means Dave has read two pages, and has found enough wrong with it that he won’t read further. If you really believe in your story and want dave to read and judge the whole thing, you need to completely rework your opening ...
by KristyEmber
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

If they are talking about q1 in the podcast, that means finalists have probably been notified. Joni usually calls finalists before the stories go out to the guest judges. Jury duty may have thrown things out, of course, but I expect that Joni is just prioritising email notifications last. Also, I wr...
by KristyEmber
Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I think in that case the stories were withdrawn right before judging - they drew on the semi-finalists so they’d have 8 stories for the guest judges.
by KristyEmber
Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I came to share, but you beat me to it! I reckon finalists will hear over the next week, so stay very close to your phones people!
by KristyEmber
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I think it is good to be mentally prepared. Sometimes results come earlier than you expect, and an R-Grenade in your email is a nasty shock if you're not ready. That's why I always check the forum before checking my emails in the morning.
by KristyEmber
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 12528

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

Wow, day 4 already? Crazy! Can’t wait to hear/see how the art reveal goes, that’s my favourite bit!
by KristyEmber
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Well, it’s not impossible that we get results today. My phone call was on a Saturday right about now.*

/checks phone is on. Looks at it significantly.

Right... about ... now ...

/sigh

*Australian time, of course.
by KristyEmber
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Oooh, nice!
by KristyEmber
Tue Mar 26, 2019 11:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

If anyone felt like doing some analysis on the results days over the last few years, though,
I for one would be interested!
by KristyEmber
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Dave’s been seriously ill, guys, I think that will delay things a lot.
by KristyEmber
Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 65842

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Expectomancy! Nice! This is how I think it goes at the moment: 1. Finalists get a phone call. They are asked not to share on the internet yet. 2. The first waves go out on email over a few days - includes R, HM ,SHM. There doesn’t seem to be a clear order or anything. 3. Semi finalists wait a week o...
by KristyEmber
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Just got my results - semi finalist. I know intellectually it is a great result, but I’m still really disappointed. I was beginning to think I might actually be a finalist.
by KristyEmber
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Still nothing but crickets in this corner. Maybe Joni is sick. (or maybe I should chill ac because it is still the weekend in the states.)
by KristyEmber
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Yes, fingers crossed! Although I take the submissions grinder results with a pinch of salt, because it also claims there are two acceptances, which just isn’t possible at this point in the competition. It all depends on how users are managing their data.
by KristyEmber
Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I’m still waiting ... are many other people still in the same boat?
by KristyEmber
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46812

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Yeah, my experience has been that q4 has come out really fast of recent years - presumably so they have plenty of time to organise the gala, and give the q4 illustrators time to work.
by KristyEmber
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Well, it’s not Thursday in Australia anymore...
by KristyEmber
Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Joni Labaqui here from the Writers of the Future contest with some good news. You are still in the running for the 3rd Quarter. Your story made it through the "first pass", meaning you will be judged now by our coordinating judge, David Farland. But I also wanted let you know that you sho...
by KristyEmber
Fri Sep 07, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 48855

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

What is going on??? Even with the changes, I would have expected to see either more first pass oks or Rs at this point ... this is a really small trickle.
by KristyEmber
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 3736

Re: Held for consideration

I'd reply, even if it's just to say thanks for the update. But probably I'd ask if they have any idea of what the approximate timeframes might be.
by KristyEmber
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 3342

Anyone submitting to UFO?

The deadline is the 30th April.

http://www.ufopub.com/submissions/
by KristyEmber
Wed May 24, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 34599

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

My time travel got in! W00t! wotf007

They sent us acceptances before the rejecti
by KristyEmber
Tue Apr 25, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Lightspeed Open for Fantasy Submissions
Replies: 8
Views: 10739

Re: Lightspeed Open for Fantasy Submissions

Thanks Matt, that is useful info to know.
by KristyEmber
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 34599

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I have a Time Travel story in. Unfortunately I think it breaks a cardinal time travel rule, but oh well, its my first time travel story. Did you guys see the single rejection on the grinder a few days ago? For a moment, I was very excited, absolutely certain that a wave of rejections was about to be...
by KristyEmber
Thu Apr 20, 2017 5:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Lightspeed Open for Fantasy Submissions
Replies: 8
Views: 10739

Re: Lightspeed Open for Fantasy Submissions

Seems like it might include Urban Fantasy, which is good. Does anyone know how long the fantasy submissions are open for? I have a story that will be out for crit until the first week of May.

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