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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Strycher » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:25 pm

Eventually, results are posted here. If you haven't heard back from them after any quarter, and your name isn't on the honorable mention lists at the blog, I agree with Martin that you should query your most recent entry that is greater than 3 months old.

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby wellsdesigned » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:55 pm

Anybody else get the e-mail from Author's Services about the upcoming awards thing for V28 and think, "oh, here's my polite rejection?" And then you see the title and go, "Whew (for now)." wotf018

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby morshana » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:00 pm

haha Haven't gotten that email, but *any* correspondence from WOTF, even PM alerts, has me thinking "rejection already?". wotf002
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby madison » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:06 pm

Yes, I'm the same way. And it seems like we should begin seeing the rejections any day now...

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:26 pm

Safe money is on "not until the beginning of March," last I saw.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:23 pm

madison wrote:Yes, I'm the same way. And it seems like we should begin seeing the rejections any day now...


With the awards banquet coming up, I think mid-March is a better bet. So you're safe to stop checking your email every hour. wotf011
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Beez » Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:28 pm

That's the second invite I've gotten to this year's awards ceremony, and I haven't even submitted anything yet. Which also means I'm not watching for rejections wotf001
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:21 pm

Beez wrote:That's the second invite I've gotten to this year's awards ceremony, and I haven't even submitted anything yet. Which also means I'm not watching for rejections wotf001

Perhaps the organizers are seeking your protection from airborne pests. wotf007
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Beez » Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:48 pm

They could be at that lol. The airborne ones are the most fun to fight. People, they're alright, but I can really let go against the insect horde. Feels so much better after.

Btw, yes, I have an aggressiveness problem, but I promise I haven't killed anyone. So far wotf011
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Beez » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:39 am

Just came up for an ending for my story. Should be finished in the next couple weeks, if things go as planned. Which, of course, they never do.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby soulmirror » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:02 am

Busy as a beez, hey? Sorry, none of my beezwax. wotf008 I need to get to work on mine too though, and not ... heehee ... wax nostalgic.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Beez » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:29 am

That's right, let it flow lol. I've heard it all. My favorite has to be my friends' choice, Beezlebub. It's close enough >:D
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby george nik. » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:43 am

Hey! Are results starting to creep in already? Duotrope has a rejection listing as of today (76-days rejection on February 22nd)!
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby madison » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:02 am

Wonderful. Now I'll be plagued with the incessant urge to check Duotrope. Let the madness begin wotf010

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby george nik. » Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:56 am

3 rejections on Duotrope already. It has definitely began, then.

March Madness, beginning in February.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby CaptMickeyd » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:00 am

So what is the difference between a Rejection and a Form Rejection? Are these mean the same thing on Duotrope?
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:34 am

Rejection means the poster didn't specify what kind. Form rejection means it was one of those form letters. Effectively speaking, I don't see much difference.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby RogerLairdWriting » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:39 am

Where are these results? Can someone post a link please? This is my first quarter entering so I am unfamiliar with the process. Do results usually come through Duotrope?

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Strycher » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:41 am

RogerLairdWriting wrote:Where are these results? Can someone post a link please? This is my first quarter entering so I am unfamiliar with the process. Do results usually come through Duotrope?


Nothing official from the contest comes from Duotrope. Individuals post personal experiences and Duotrope tracks the statistics. This means that the data is subject to a lot of error from people reporting incorrectly and is in no way a complete representation of the data. Again. Duotrope is not affiliated with the contest.

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:43 am

Ok, so... I was a last minute paper submitter. I marked the ms as disposable, and I included an SASE. Postage rates have gone up by a penny in the meantime, and I'm not sure if I used a forever stamp. My email addy is part of the contact info on the removable first page.

Will I hear via email or snail mail? And I'll be among the last to hear because I submitted late in the quarter, right?

Thought: I wonder if that 58 day reject is actually a DQ? 58 days is a last minute sub. (MIne is at 60)
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Strycher » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:45 am

Kary James wrote:Ok, so... I was a last minute paper submitter. I marked the ms as disposable, and I included an SASE. Postage rates have gone up by a penny in the meantime, and I'm not sure if I used a forever stamp. My email addy is part of the contact info on the removable first page.

Will I hear via email or snail mail? And I'll be among the last to hear because I submitted late in the quarter, right?

Thought: I wonder if that 58 day reject is actually a DQ? 58 days is a last minute sub. (MIne is at 60)


There have been people who've gotten their notification back as postage-due, so I suspect you'll either get an email or your postman will ask you for a penny when he delivers it.

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Grayson Morris » Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:46 am

I'm wondering what the 124-day rejection is...that was before the start of the quarter. It doesn't seem a non-published finalist would categorize a rejection as "form," either (since semis are clearly personals, and finalist is a step higher).

EDIT: oh, never mind, I'm being an idiot. We're already 53 days out from the end of the quarter, which I forgot to add in to the equation.
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:18 am

Ain't rejectomancy fun? wotf006
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:36 am

I clearly need to get more stories on the market, because with only two out right now (both anticipating responses any day, or, in the other case, a while ago), the duotrope addiction is in high gear. I need more out there so that I care less.

I don't know if it's worse when I have actual hope of an HM or higher, or when I'm assuming rejection, as I am for Q1.

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:40 am

I am hoping past hope for an HM while simultaneously telling myself not to get my hopes up. I hear this is a high-level meditation in Buddhist circles. wotf004
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:24 pm

Kary,

I too am a last minute paper submitter. My e-mail is on my cover sheet. I didn't submit an SASE. I'm hoping that if I'm rejected, Joni will just send a form e-mail. I dunno. Is that easier than stuffing an envelope?

I need more out there so that I care less.


I agree!
I'm working on that now, looking over some older stuff to send them out. One rejection hurts less when there's three. wotf021
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:43 pm

This is so nice not to stress. I'm a paper sub too, so I know I'll hear way later, much later. That rejection won't hurt so bad if it comes after winners are announced...right? I never got my *handmade* post card back telling me I was entered. I wonder if Joni got a kick out of this very unprofessional looking postcard with about seven stamps plastered on it? Yeah, I got a little stamp happy in my anxiety to rush the entry to the postoffice before midnight New Years Eve.

They were all forever stamps, so I doubt mine will come postage due....but hey you never know.

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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby Kary English » Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:57 pm

We need to make a Lolcat postard for inclusion with paper subs (anywhere, not just WOTF). Piktur of kitteh wif capshun "Yur ms. We haz it."
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby morshana » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:08 pm

Eek! And now the fire is under my seat to finish my Q2 entry! And right after that I have to get a lot more stories out there. I let all those balls fall over the holidays...
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Re: Q1 Volume 29

Postby gower21 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 3:08 pm

Kary James wrote:We need to make a Lolcat postard for inclusion with paper subs (anywhere, not just WOTF). Piktur of kitteh wif capshun "Yur ms. We haz it."


Wow. That was pretty close to what mine said. Stress brings out my dyslexia and I was scribbling by hand so I kept having to cross things out and rewrite them. I don't even know if I could reproduce the disaster with a keyboard as a few of the symbols I was writing didn't really resemble actual letters of any known language.


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