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by Woodstock Writer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 289
Views: 23496

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I’m much less excited this time, as this is the first story I’ve submitted that I didn’t really think was any good. After 3 HMs out of 3 submissions so far, I’m expecting a straight rejection this time!
by Woodstock Writer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 155
Views: 8647

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

HermioneLee wrote:
Woodstock Writer wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:Congrats! What is the name of that anthology?


Thanks! It doesn’t have a name yet, but it’s being published by Smoking Pen Press.

Selling a story is a HUGE achievement! Good for you!


Thanks wotf007
by Woodstock Writer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 155
Views: 8647

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Well the story I was thinking of submitting for Q4 has just been accepted for publication in a time travel anthology. Obviously I’m pleased, but I’m now wondering if I should have submitted it to WotF instead! Congrats! What is the name of that anthology? Thanks! It doesn’t have a name yet, but it’...
by Woodstock Writer
Thu Jul 23, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 155
Views: 8647

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

SCAFontaine wrote:
Woodstock Writer wrote:Well the story I was thinking of submitting for Q4 has just been accepted for publication in a time travel anthology. Obviously I’m pleased, but I’m now wondering if I should have submitted it to WotF instead!


Congrats! Any sell is a win!


Yes, true. Thanks wotf007
by Woodstock Writer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 155
Views: 8647

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Well the story I was thinking of submitting for Q4 has just been accepted for publication in a time travel anthology. Obviously I’m pleased, but I’m now wondering if I should have submitted it to WotF instead! Congratulations! And that’s always the quandary, but you just have to be happy for the sa...
by Woodstock Writer
Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 155
Views: 8647

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Thanks everyone. I’m just thinking maybe it was my best chance to get anywhere with WotF. But of course I’m excited to be in the time travel anthology!
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Jul 21, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 155
Views: 8647

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Well the story I was thinking of submitting for Q4 has just been accepted for publication in a time travel anthology. Obviously I’m pleased, but I’m now wondering if I should have submitted it to WotF instead!
by Woodstock Writer
Fri Jul 17, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Well done!
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I got an HM. Slightly disappointed as I thought this story was better, but this was my third entry and I now have 3 HMs so I guess I should look on the positive side.

And it’s come just in time for me to submit it to that other place that closes today.
by Woodstock Writer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

SwiftPotato wrote:Only people who can decide that are the judges, Woodstock. :) I was convinced my winner was going to get an R up until the day Joni called.


wotf008
by Woodstock Writer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Woodstock Writer, I wish you the best, no matter which choice you chose. There is one BEYOND FABULOUS writer in our Challenge Beasties group. None other than Swift Potato, our Keeper of Records. This woman was able to WIN the contest on her second attempt. I'm not privy to WOTF historical records, ...
by Woodstock Writer
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks both, it does allow simultaneous submissions and I did think of that. But I’ve only submitted there once before and they got back to me within days. Although it was a rejection, so I guess an acceptance would probably take longer! It’s just that I’d much prefer to get somewhere with WotF. It’...
by Woodstock Writer
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Dragonchef wrote:
Woodstock Writer wrote:Yes I did wonder that too.

It is awfully quiet out there today. Gag order? wotf012 wotf018


wotf017
by Woodstock Writer
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I’ve been emailing Joni due to some issues with the email I submitted under, and she let me know this morning that it will more likely be sometime mid-late next week. So maybe next Thursday! Aha! Bit of a shame as if not successful there was somewhere else I wanted to submit my story and it closes ...
by Woodstock Writer
Fri Jul 10, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Dragonchef wrote:
Woodstock Writer wrote:So it wasn’t Thursday after all wotf014

Not this past Thursday, anyway. Unless, of course, those who are/were to get phone calls got theirs yesterday, and the rest of us are in the wings.
wotf017


Yes I did wonder that too.
by Woodstock Writer
Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

So it wasn’t Thursday after all wotf014
by Woodstock Writer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I was going to say “I guess it won’t be today, then”, but I guess it’s not 10.35pm there like it is here. Will try and get some sleep... good luck everyone for today or whenever we get results.
by Woodstock Writer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks! I was able to submit to Q3 as well, but I am far less confident in that story than my Q2 submission. I'm dying to hear the results. The waiting wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't struggling on my current work-in-progress. After a great run writing everyday, the words just stopped flowing. I fee...
by Woodstock Writer
Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks. I guess I will have to keep my phone off of silent for now. Not a bad idea, though Joni would probably leave a message. :) Congrats on your first time entering, by the way! Thanks! I was able to submit to Q3 as well, but I am far less confident in that story than my Q2 submission. I'm dying...
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Jul 07, 2020 3:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

All my entries have been in 1st person!
by Woodstock Writer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Thanks to both of you wotf007
by Woodstock Writer
Mon Jul 06, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 44324

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I got HMs for my first two entries to the contest and am awaiting Q2 results with interest as the story I submitted for it I think is better than the first two. Watch me get my first rejection now...

This is in contrast to my Q3 entry, which I really don’t like very much at all.
by Woodstock Writer
Thu Apr 30, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 49162

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I have permission to announce! wotf059 wotf059 I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win. This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right no...
by Woodstock Writer
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 49162

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I’ve now had four separate emails about the online workshop!
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 49162

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

MiloMinderbinder wrote:HM here. That's 5 quarters in a row. I didn't submit for Q2, so the the streak will end.


Amazing, well done!
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 49162

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Woodstock Writer wrote:Congratulations everyone with their SHMs too.

Duotrope reports some acceptances, is that likely or are they mistaking an HM for an acceptance, I wonder.

I'd be assuming the latter.


Yes that’s what I assumed too.
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 49162

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Congratulations everyone with their SHMs too.

Duotrope reports some acceptances, is that likely or are they mistaking an HM for an acceptance, I wonder.
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 49162

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Just got the email! Last quarter was my first entry into this competition. Now I have two HMs from two entries wotf007 Way to go! I had two HM, then my first finalist. Fingers crossed! Woo, thank you! My entry for Q2 I think is better than my first two. But maybe they won’t agree with me wotf019
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 49162

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Obi-Wan Nobody wrote:Congrats, Woodstock Writer! I've got my email, too! My first HM, third round in.


That’s awesome- congratulations to you too, and to everyone else who has posted and is yet to post!

I wonder what the exciting news coming in 24 hours is...
by Woodstock Writer
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 49162

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Just got the email! Last quarter was my first entry into this competition. Now I have two HMs from two entries wotf007

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