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by KristyEmber
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 102

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
Sat Jun 16, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 107
Views: 4841

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Ok contest, I'm ready for results now.

I'll be curious to see if Q2 follows recent patterns and Joni rings the finalists before the email responses go out.
by KristyEmber
Wed May 16, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 107
Views: 4841

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Really KD, what are the signs from the blog?
by KristyEmber
Thu May 10, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 15915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Yayyyyyyy Preston! Super congrats!
by KristyEmber
Mon May 07, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 15915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I have been checking everyday in the hopes for finalist news! This must be agonizing for you guys... Beavs, I personally don’t expect to hear q2 results till at least mid July. At the moment, the process seems to be the finalists get notified by a phone call, and not long after that everyone else ge...
by KristyEmber
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 15915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congratulatulations Rui and Preston! It's awesome to have finalists on the boards, and three is the perfect number. I hope you take out the top spots :). Also, I agree with all those who have said that once you're in the top group, they are ALL great stories, so it's just a matter of luck in that yo...
by KristyEmber
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 107
Views: 4841

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I am worried that I may have introduced a half finished sentence in a last minute edit.
by KristyEmber
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 186

Anyone submitting to UFO?

The deadline is the 30th April.

http://www.ufopub.com/submissions/
by KristyEmber
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 15915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

She left a voicemail for me when I was a finalist last year, and then called back later.
by KristyEmber
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 15915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congratulations Satarist!!!!! I really hope you place :). And that they don’t leave you twitching for long.
by KristyEmber
Tue Apr 10, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 15915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Surely once Dave has recorded the result on the electronic copies, it is simply a matter for Joni to press a button? I feel for her if she has to manually go through and add them to the "R" email list.
by KristyEmber
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 107
Views: 4841

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

What Preston said.

Also: I'm in! I'm in! I'm in, I'm in, I'm in! wotf049
by KristyEmber
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 107
Views: 4841

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Still going through crits and doing the final polish. I should probably do an outloud read through, as well, but this one is at the upper word limit ...
by KristyEmber
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 15915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Hmmm, am leaving this one down to the wire. What Timezone is the deadline due in?
by KristyEmber
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 17506

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

OMG!! Congratulations! That is SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

There aren't enough exclamation marks in the world right now.

You should totally ask Joni about the other judges the next time you speak to her, though.
by KristyEmber
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 17506

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

It’s been a week, JF, have you heard? Did Joni tell you how long they’d take to judge?

When you do hear, don’t forget to ask her which judges judged your quarter.
by KristyEmber
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 17506

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Congrats JF! And good luck :) I feel like it’s time for another forum win.

I do quite like the current trend of everyone hearing at the same time.
by KristyEmber
Mon Sep 25, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 17506

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Now we are in the last week, one of traditional heavy traffic. Also remember the online entry system has a habit of shutting down part way through the last day, so if you're going to run it to the line, make sure you have Joni's email. And, for what in all probability will be my lost shot at the ti...
by KristyEmber
Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I did not place either :( I'm not as sad about this outcome as I expected to be. Finalist is still pretty awesome, and like peony, they're holding it for published finalist. That's, what, like a 1 in 15 chance of getting to the workshop? 2 in 15 if they take two PFs. Still pretty good odds consideri...
by KristyEmber
Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I just got my first HM. wotf008 Now to figure out how to make the next jump. No time to rest on my current submission. Congrats to those who have made finalist! Do you got any advice on how to make that leap from HM? All the blog posts seem to point to profundity. My honest suggestion would be to t...
by KristyEmber
Fri Sep 01, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I just got this message: You missed a call from a Private Number, who said "Hi Kristy Johnny Baki(?) from Raiders(?) the future urgently trying to reach you. I don't know what this means." This message was provided by Telstra at no charge to you. My first reaction was: "Cool message! ...
by KristyEmber
Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm not sure what te average gap between waves is, but last quarter it was 3 weeks between first Rs and the wave with HMs etc ... Then something like 3 days till Amy got her finalist call :)
by KristyEmber
Sun Aug 20, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Wow, this is quick! Commiserations for the early Rs. They are so rough to see after all the work that goes into an entry. Peony, I caught your paranoia and also checked my spam folder. Still nothing. Phew!
by KristyEmber
Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 37176

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

wotf058 O_O I can't decide if I'm twitching more from waiting for placement results or for my twins to come. Yay!! Congratulations!!! wotf010 Second that! Your nerves must be getting almost as stretched as your tummy, Amy. I hope you win this quarter and also that everything goes well with your new...
by KristyEmber
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Ldwriter: I got two of those welcome to wotf emails!
by KristyEmber
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 26129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm in. Fri 30/06. Random Q: has anyone discovered anything interesting by using the date of submission data? The waves seem to come all at once for everyone,from what I've seen, regardless of when you submitted in the quarter. Except for paper subs, of course.
by KristyEmber
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?
Replies: 25
Views: 2569

Re: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?

Any ideas onto how? I am reluctant to email the contest director and suggest that she's wrong... But perhaps I could say there was a common interpretation on the boards that it is the fourth published Sfwa sale that disqualifies you, and ask for a blog post to clarify the situation for everyone?
by KristyEmber
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Tips and Tricks (what I learned from analyzing stories by their results)
Replies: 20
Views: 2087

Re: V34 Q1 Analysis and Discussion

Thanks very much for all your work! It's a great analysis, and a fantastic resource for everyone.
by KristyEmber
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?
Replies: 25
Views: 2569

Re: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?

I queried Joni on my 3rd sale; she said that I would be in eligible *upon publication* of my *3rd* SFWA qualified sale. Everyone told me on a previous thread that it should be interpreted as the 4th sale, but that is the message I got directly from the contest director, so make interpretations at yo...
by KristyEmber
Mon Jun 19, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 37176

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Guys, I got a first pass R as well. This is my fourth entry and second R. The first R that I got was for my first attempt in the competition. It was devastating, and confusing, and hit *hard*. I rewrote that story - especially the start - and got I upgraded to an HM. For those of you currently exper...

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