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by HermioneLee
Wed Jan 13, 2021 6:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9442

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Thanks Mr. H, Blackink and Moon. And yes, Moon, I can definitely second what you said. Every year, wotf keeps on growing, in both contestants and the quality of the entries! Personally, I’d be perfectly content with an HM (though I secretly want to aim higher wotf011
by HermioneLee
Sun Jan 10, 2021 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9442

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Thanks, storysinger. I thought I had Volume 5 but on looking, it was 3. However, I found the story online: http://stobblehouse.com/arthome/stob/justdont.html I agree with Dustin - I can't see a winning story that short now. 350 words though? Maybe WriterGirl0426 has a chance! Thanks for the link, A...
by HermioneLee
Thu Jan 07, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1162784

Re: Success!

wotf011 Thanks disgruntled peony, Pezel and TimE!
by HermioneLee
Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1162784

Re: Success!

Thank you storysinger and Moon!!
wotf008
by HermioneLee
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1162784

Re: Success!

Reuben wrote:Wow! Congratulations!

Thank you! wotf007
by HermioneLee
Sat Jan 02, 2021 6:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1162784

Re: Success!

Hello everyone. I never thought I’d be able to post anything on this thread, since I've never had any major achievements in writing. But finally, I've got some good news to share! My 70k novel just got accepted at World Castle Publishing! It’s a small press, however, this is a very big milestone for...
by HermioneLee
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9442

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

Wulf Moon wrote:
Good for you! That’s the secret power of training in KYD. You can apply the skill to your larger works and trim the fat. Well done and much success, Hemoine!

Thanks wotf007
Hoping to break that darn streak of rejections...
by HermioneLee
Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

And wow, I'm not the only one who writes drafts in screenplay mode and then converts it to prose? For some reason, that makes me feel kind of relieved! Not the only one at all. wotf007 I don't do it with every story, but it really helps me gain momentum if I'm getting stuck on details (which is esp...
by HermioneLee
Fri Jan 01, 2021 7:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38
Replies: 18
Views: 932

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 38

I honestly have a glut of stories I want to sub to WotF; unless I get surprised by a sale, I already have the rest of my submissions year planned out. I probably won't be writing fresh shorts next year unless one grabs me by the lapels and mugs me in an alley. I've got other writing and artistic pr...
by HermioneLee
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:09 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol.38
Replies: 4
Views: 342

Quarter 1 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol.38

Here is the missing thread you’ve all been looking for!
Subbed on 1/1 (GMT+8)
by HermioneLee
Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 148
Views: 9442

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I'm in :)
Huge thanks to Moon for the KYD exercises! I edited off five thousand words of my 13k monstrosity that got rejected last quarter
by HermioneLee
Fri Oct 16, 2020 7:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1162784

Re: Success!

My story "The Wizard and the Woke" appears in B Cubed Press' new anthology Stories for the Thoughtful Young , which is currently Amazon's #1 New Release in Children's Folk Tale & Myth Anthologies. https://www.amazon.com/Stories-Thoughtful-Young-Bob-Brown/dp/1949476103/ Congratulations...
by HermioneLee
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56905

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf047 wotf047
Congrats to everyone who placed! :)
by HermioneLee
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56905

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

For those who are a bit down about their R’s. I’ve been writing for 17 years with 15 years of R’s. I’ve won two contests and a small press published a book of mine that sold about 50 copies. The publisher went out of business. I guess in these 17 years my biggest accomplishment has been that Charli...
by HermioneLee
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56905

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Great job, everyone. We only call it an R here on the Forum. In the contest, it is a DNP (Did Not Place). In life, it is a try...congratulations. You did something, perhaps out of your comfort zone, that many others think of doing but never attempt. Study, read, and try again because you are in the...
by HermioneLee
Mon Oct 05, 2020 4:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56905

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Just got my 3rd R
by HermioneLee
Fri Oct 02, 2020 10:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4285
Views: 1162784

Re: Success!

Good news, everyone! I'm going to have a story published in Fireside Quarterly's Winter 2021 issue! I'm super excited. wotf007 (Apparently I could have announced when the contract was signed, but most of my experience before this was with anthologies that asked me to wait until they officially anno...
by HermioneLee
Thu Oct 01, 2020 4:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56905

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!. the anticipation... Your post almost gave me a heart attack wotf015 I just had a dream about myse...
by HermioneLee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 10:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Help! What font and font size am I supposed to use?
Replies: 3
Views: 1145

Re: Help! What font and font size am I supposed to use?

I remember that Dave prefers courier new, so I’d suggest it
by HermioneLee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Google Docs actually has a way for you to convert into .docx format, at which point you can download it. :) I've done it recently, actually. I did convert my google docs file into word docx on my iPad, but when I used my Windows computer (To upload my entry because I can’t do that with an iPad), I ...
by HermioneLee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56905

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!. the anticipation... Your post almost gave me a heart attack wotf015 I just had a dream about myse...
by HermioneLee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Thanks to both Kate and Moon :) I was having trouble with converting my story (which I wrote by using Google docs) to a word docx file when using my windows computer, but finally succeeded when using my iMac wotf007 I was in such a hurry last time (Q3) because of the submission portal problem that ...
by HermioneLee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 36902

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

After: 1 year of work 4 major drafts (which include scrapping the entire second half, and changing the POV) 3 rounds of beta readers I am in. That's a lot of work! Congrats on finally finishing and submitting it wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 Reminds me of a story I wrote that went through ten revisions...
by HermioneLee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Thanks to both Kate and Moon :) I was having trouble with converting my story (which I wrote by using Google docs) to a word docx file when using my windows computer, but finally succeeded when using my iMac wotf007 I was in such a hurry last time (Q3) because of the submission portal problem that I...
by HermioneLee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 336
Views: 36902

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

On 9/30...
Fingers crossed for all forumites who entered Q4!
Good luck :)

wotf047
by HermioneLee
Wed Sep 30, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 24
Views: 3489

Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Subbed on 9/30 (date in Taiwan)
by HermioneLee
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 14
Views: 4940

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Are PDF's acceptable? I tend to save all my work as PDF's when submitting as a way to lock in my formatting. I've asked Joni whether I should send in my submission in word or pdf, and she said "either one actually" But I'm starting to have second thoughts on submitting my Q3 entry in pdf ...
by HermioneLee
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56905

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

vjalrik wrote:Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?

It's been there for quite a few days...I guess it might be somebody who misunderstood Joni's letters about the contest results wotf017
by HermioneLee
Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 56905

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?" It was my uncle, w...

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