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by KD Julicher
Mon Apr 08, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 29520

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

So... NOW it's time to start twitching.

(Disclaimer: I have no insider info that makes me think emails and calls are coming any particular day)
by KD Julicher
Fri Apr 05, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 5836

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

I'm cheering, Wulf and Preston! Can't watch live - we're going camping - so I'll pull up the vod on Sunday and catch you then!
by KD Julicher
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 5836

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

I just read the interview that Preston did with May S. Ruiz. Ruiz says Preston is vying for the Golden Pen Award with his story. Are all winning writers eligible for the Golden Pen? I thought it was always some of them. ~Morgan If I'm remembering correctly, the four 1st Place winners vie for the Go...
by KD Julicher
Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 29520

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Joni did say this week. wotf017 Do such proclamations often not come to pass? I certainly would understand them being overly optimistic what with the gala week and Dave's condition so defin not complaining. Out of curiosity, do finalists get the call the same day the emails roll out? Joni has been ...
by KD Julicher
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 21368

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Get your Q2s in! You still have two days, but don't wait until the 31st, get them in now!

If you "only have a flash and it's dark and not the stuff WOTF wants", enter anyway! You don't know what will take the judge's fancy, and better a long-shot than no entry at all.
by KD Julicher
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Grounds for Disqualification
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: Grounds for Disqualification

On a different kind of disqualification--I've seen mentions of stories getting disqualified. Why would that be? 1. author already a pro? 2. story already published? 3. plagiarism? 4. story was ghost-written? All those would be reasons. Also if it doesn't meet word count, or has inappropriate langu...
by KD Julicher
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 29520

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Good news! Dave's pneumonia has cleared up, his new pacemaker is working, and he'll hopefully be released from the hospital soon!

But I hope he takes it easy and so I for one am just fine with Thursday being a few weeks off.
by KD Julicher
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1633
Views: 48044

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Interesting. I wonder why the change? There was a twitter thing about a year ago where some folks with grievances against the contest were getting pretty pushy. I suspect the contest administrators are trying to protect finalists from having well-meaning busybodies harass them to "warn" a...
by KD Julicher
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 29520

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

aidanka wrote:So, do you think R with a request to send again is a regular thing?



I hate to say it but that's just a form email. The only specific feedback given is to the Semifinalists, who get a critique from Dave about why their stories didn't quite make Finalist. Everything else is just a form letter.
by KD Julicher
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 8116

Re: Contest Questions

Who are the Vol. 36 finalist judges? I'm just curious-not presuming I will get anything other than an R my first try. Do they change every quarter? Every volume? Or is it a secret? This is probably a noob question and has been answered somewhere but I couldn't find it. You can find a list of all th...
by KD Julicher
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 29520

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Well Bugger - says person with long Q2 entry. My Q2 was long, as well, TimE. I am hoping beyond hope that it isn't rejected right off for the length because I consider it the best I've done so far. Mores the pity if it is . . . for me, anyway. <sigh> Note to self: <= 7K limits going forward. There ...
by KD Julicher
Fri Mar 08, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1633
Views: 48044

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

For those of us who have only gotten a rejection how do we know what we are doing wrong? Writing a fresh story and making the same mistakes over and over again won't really help us get any better. It actually will, because every time you write you improve. You should be reading, too, and reading wi...
by KD Julicher
Thu Mar 07, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 29520

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

(because everything even up to SF is still a rejection) Non-winning Finalist is a rejection too. Just a really, really high level one. And that's ok! This contest only publishes three stories a quarter, out of hundreds or thousands of entries. All we can do is make sure to get ours in and have it b...
by KD Julicher
Wed Mar 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 21368

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Submitted my entry this morning! Now back to the word-mines. I have a possible for Q3 but I'm not sure about it yet. Plenty of time for that!
by KD Julicher
Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1633
Views: 48044

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I entered my "canned" story in Q1. Just putting the finishing touches on my Q2 entry, written specifically for this quarter! It made me almost cry so that's a good sign.
by KD Julicher
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 569
Views: 22079

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Yeah if I missed Q2 I'm gonna be angry...
by KD Julicher
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 25089

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Just got the call from contest coordinator Joni Labaqui. It's now okay for me to wave this sign: wotf059 SECOND PLACE! I'm going to Hollywood! I get to meet Preston! Where's that Topanga Canyon banner? Fortune favor the brave...in hopefully less time than it took me! All the beast, ~Moon~ Huge, hug...
by KD Julicher
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1633
Views: 48044

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

My quarter 1 is almost finished but it is a dusting of my silver. I promised myself I'd take the first quarter slow after baby...But I will take your challenge for the other three!!! Can I please?? ;) Brittany, you and I will be in the "three fresh, one canned" category of the challenge. ...
by KD Julicher
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 25089

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

thegirlintheglasses wrote:
PS I have no idea how to put on those cute little smiles with signs. Or I would post one :)



Congrats, New Mom and Finalist!

When you make a post, there are smilies to the side. If you click "View more smilies" you can get the signpost smiles.
by KD Julicher
Tue Nov 27, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 25089

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Wulf Moon wrote:It's gotten awfully quiet in here. Who hasn't reported in yet? We need some detectives. Look for guilty faces. Hunt down those that suddenly go silent, that's a dead giveaway. Bring out the RACK! Make them SQUAWK!



Ahem.

Looking at you, Wulf.

(I got an HM, just haven't been on this forum).
by KD Julicher
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 1633
Views: 48044

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I've already failed this challenge - I re-entered my v35 Q3 about two weeks into the quarter....

It'll be new stories for the other three quarters, though!
by KD Julicher
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 29520

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I'm in for Q4, which means I can concentrate on NaNoWriMo and then finish off my current WIP before the end of the quarter and not have to worry about my entry. Hurrah!
by KD Julicher
Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Markets for Awkward Word Counts
Replies: 7
Views: 1489

Re: Markets for Awkward Word Counts

Welcome to my world :p there's a reason not many of my stories have seen print.

You can check on The Submission Grinder but you're right, it's awkward. F&SF will consider them, I believe. A few other markets. But it's pretty rough
by KD Julicher
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 25089

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I remember reading somewhere that HMs are stories that are close to publishable but have a missing element, such as theme. It makes sense that HMs would have a wide range of quality if some stories have masterful execution in a few areas but still lack that one element that ties it all together. So...
by KD Julicher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 27775

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

GruffbaneJoe wrote:Less than 12 hours of twitching left, and probably less than 5! My nerves will be so thankful for the rest.



Nah, Joni's on West Coast Time, you might have 15 hours to go! wotf001 wotf001 wotf001
by KD Julicher
Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 27775

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Here's a radical thought: What if they don't call Finalists anymore? What if Joni is actually saying they are posting ALL results? This would mean the eight finalists would be sent to the judges as soon as Dave sends in the total batch. And all notices get held until the judges vote on First, Secon...
by KD Julicher
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 17939

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

So, who's up for 4 in 36? I made 4 in 35, first time since 32 that I achieved that. I entered twice in 33 and then took 4 quarters off for a baby, but I've made every quarter since and I intend to keep it up until Win Or Pro Out. Made finalist once in 31, twice in 32, once in 34. This has been a bit...
by KD Julicher
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 27775

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

My phone doesn't take voicemails! wotf003 I'd imagine e-mail communication if phone communication fails. At what stage would Joni give up? Has anyone seen any carrier pigeons recently? Joni, like the Terminator, will never tire, will never rest, will never stop hunting you. She'll find you. By emai...
by KD Julicher
Thu Sep 27, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 27775

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Potentially silly question here: does anyone know what number Joni calls finalists/winners on? The closer the end of the month gets the more paranoid I get that if (and that's a big, hopeful if) I get a call I'll miss it! It'll show up as Unknown Caller, which was kind of annoying back when every s...
by KD Julicher
Tue Sep 18, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 25089

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm throwing a hail Mary as well. Currently I'm 3/4 this year and would like to be 4/4. 5k words in. Three scenes left. Gahhhhh! I'm also very pregnant. Due date was yesterday. WOTF due date looming. Pretty sure I'll be writing/editing in the hospital room lol... Let's do this thing! (Even if it's ...

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