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by Wulf Moon
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

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. I felt the same way. I received my semi-finalist email last night. And dancing conga rats to you as well, MiloMinderbinder! Th...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Hi, I'm new here! I got an Honorable Mention this quarter (my second) so thought I'd join. I have a question - what is the longest word count that usually wins? One of my stories was nearly 17,000, and then I heard that stories that long don't usually win, so I was wondering on average about how lo...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

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. Congratulations, Kristy! Condolences, Kristy! Yeah, that's what it's like. Happy/sad moment, because we all want this so badly...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 27
Views: 1006

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Not to be contrary, but saying all agents are bad is like saying all writers are good.

~Moon~
by Wulf Moon
Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

"It's awfully quiet around here." He lances a few with a probing Bene Gesserit stare and projects...The Voice.

"Do you have something you wish to share, my child?"
by Wulf Moon
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I am totally out. I thought it would not get far because of the type of story it is but I was hoping for a HM. Nothing though, so another failure. It's never a failure when you send out a story to a market. It's an accomplishment. Send this one to another market, and go write your next. : ) ~Moon~
by Wulf Moon
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2512
Views: 464412

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Amber! Introductions are a rite of friendship! Welcome to the Forum! Glad you got the courage to submit last Q. The secret to winning is to enter EVERY quarter. Make it a promise to yourself and your writing. Even if it takes awhile, you will find you have a volume of work to send out to ot...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2512
Views: 464412

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi my name is James and I live in suburban Philadelphia. I have some token and semi-pro sales. For WOTF, I have two rejections and one HM. Still waiting to hear from this last submission. Welcome, James. As Kevin J. Anderson once told me, even one HM is impressive, he said they don't give those out...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Haven't gotten an email yet, but these things come in waves. Congratulations to all that entered Q4, that takes courage. Congratulations to all that received an honor, especially LittleRed that entered for the first time and immediately got an HM. That's cool! Remember, this is the Olympics of specu...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Congrats, Michael. It means you are a great writer!

And....INCOMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Wulf Moon
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I've got a poem for you. (You started this, Rebecca!)

"There once was a writer from Nantucket...
who said, "If I lose this time, I'll kick the bucket!"
by Wulf Moon
Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we.........................
by Wulf Moon
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 27
Views: 1006

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

guys please tell me is it just me or happens to anyone? when i start to read I finish novel after novel not having time to write anything. then there is a reading phase where i can't read a single. how do you balance? please help wotf001 wotf001 I would be happy to do both but I seem to find no tim...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Thanks for the update, Kary. Very kind of you!
by Wulf Moon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Thursday... You fear to go into those mines. The writers delved too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Wotf-dum... shadow and flame. Drums in the deep. They're coming. So *that's* why I've been glowing blue all day! Orcs are near. With a name like Sting, I would expe...
by Wulf Moon
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Thursday... You fear to go into those mines. The writers delved too greedily and too deep. You know what they awoke in the darkness of Wotf-dum... shadow and flame.

Drums in the deep.

They're coming.
by Wulf Moon
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

The cure to twitching is writing new stories and sending them out to other markets. Soon, you'll have so many pans in the fire, it won't matter so much if this dish flops. You've got plenty more cooking!

Ding! Order up!

~Moon~
by Wulf Moon
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968936

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

RSchibler wrote:Shake and Bake. And I helped!


You're dating yourself, Rebecca! Ooops! And so am I! wotf001
by Wulf Moon
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968936

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Just here to slide a few more chips into the pot. Somebody is going to win a MILLION views!
by Wulf Moon
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Listens to the echoes of the words of the prophets. Checks his calendar. Yes, he's come to the right place. No, gods have not appeared on the altar. Will Thursday the Thunderous manifest? Will it bring benedictions? Or bane?

Drops to his knees and offers a silent prayer.
by Wulf Moon
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Q4 has always had faster results, because of deadlines on editing the anthology and getting it printed in time for the gala. In other words...

THURSDAY COMETH.
by Wulf Moon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10484

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Joni said Q3 certificates in the next few weeks. I know she is busy. They will come.
by Wulf Moon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I wonder how many people submitted to this quarter, it sounds like Q3 was a huge spike in submissions. It's always a secret, because they don't want to scare contestants out of submitting. But using my "cream rises to the top" theory, and saying that the cream is 10%, and you have around ...
by Wulf Moon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 265
Views: 8079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Q3 is finally over. Bring on Q4 results! WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU, VIZZINI!
by Wulf Moon
Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10484

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Congratulations to the winners and honorees of the 3rd quarter of Writers (and Illustrartors) of the Future! Many of my friends are in this fine list of writers! You know who you are. : ) And to all that entered: Great job! It takes courage to take a story to completion, and then to send it out to b...
by Wulf Moon
Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 116
Views: 73135

Re: Galaxy's Edge

That's a very fine list, Mike! Some of my friends are nestled in there!
by Wulf Moon
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 14
Views: 481

Re: Flash Fiction

You can't do big world building in a flash piece--you can only create the illusion of a big world. Quoting Dave in Vol. 35: "It would be difficult to write a story that was very short and still have it be powerful and convincingly brilliant, so most of our stories here fall between 5,000 and 17...
by Wulf Moon
Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2512
Views: 464412

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Ace! Nothing wrong with writing fan fiction--one of my pro sales is to Pocket Books' Star Trek:Strange New Worlds 2 ("Seventh Heaven"). But for this contest, of course, it has to be original work, original world. Do post in the Q you are planning to submit in. All the action reall...
by Wulf Moon
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10484

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

We haven't heard about any finalists yet. This may be why. Dave said this on his FB page today:

"Yay, I should be able to start judging this week, then, on Q4. Most of the entries come in electroncially, so I've already begun reading those."
by Wulf Moon
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 9
Views: 326

Re: 4 in 36

Backing up Michael, the challenge is to make sure we enter every quarter. You can't win if you don't enter. Enter every quarter? Odds get better. Just the facts, ma'm. Some have won rewriting, getting a rejection, workshopping and rewriting, getting an HM, workshopping and rewriting, making finalist...

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