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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby hazlett » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:08 am

DavidK wrote:Right, if this is the week, some of us should become quiet ... but not me, so of the 23 I'm obviously not-yet-blessed, but then I couldn't say, could I?

I know from my story that I'm not, because I'm aware of the judges preferences... it wouldn't go there ... but on another post ... the warming obituary from KD's husband, he said that KD would receive a box of 1200 stories each quarter ... IT MIUST be 10%, not the 15%, or if 15% was 1200 then I have problem with math, and this reconfirms what a winner once told me ... HM's are withing the top 10%.

But what it means is that there HAS to be more rejections. Buckle up. Put your parachutes on. Check them before we bail from this craft ...

Any day... any day ...

Off to continue my Q3 story ... wotf017

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I second that. If there are 1,200 entrants, there will most certainly be another wave of rejections.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:09 am

I'm expecting rejections and maybe some HMs on Thursday.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:18 am

There is no pattern. But if there's anything close to a pattern recently, it's that we hear results on Thursday. So I'll buy that. But I can't help hoping we hear even more than that.
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Postby AMcCarter » Wed Apr 25, 2012 10:21 am

Well, with the service for KD yesterday, I don't know if Joni will get to the results until late Wednesday, early Thursday.
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Postby gower21 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:53 pm

Thursdays seem to be the magic day this quarter.

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Postby AMcCarter » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:20 am

And an honorable mention. My last one from K.D. ever. Now I have to figure out what Dave Farland likes. Grrrrrrr.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:32 am

Someone's reporting an acceptance? I don't believe that's possible...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Michael Kingswood » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:37 am

I just got the email - Honorable Mention.

I'll take it. :)

Now to send the story off to the other markets.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:44 am

Congratulations Amanda and Michael!

UPDATE: And Josh and Alistair and Joe!

Looks like the Weekly Wave has begun; and the HM ratio around here is pretty high. Evil Martin is rattling his door lock and wanting to make comments that might feed the Rejectomancy and Duotropery; but I'm keeping him safely locked away.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:53 am

Honorable Mention here as well, and congrats to all the other HM recipients.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:54 am

OMG!! I'm SO happy for all of you HM people! I know some of you were hoping for more, and so I sympathize as well.

My fingers are crossed for everyone else! (And yeah, that 'acceptance'... ain't.)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:57 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Someone's reporting an acceptance? I don't believe that's possible...


Yeah, I find that hard to believe at this point that they'd know they were a top 3 finalist. Anyway, it's even better when they have the "brag box" feature turned on. Eh, if that's what they need to feel better about their writing, oh well. Unfortunately it skews the acceptance rate slightly when they do that.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:59 am

It was in the e-mail for my HM. Joni urged contestants to subscribe to his Daily Kicks. I'm not sure if that means he's the new coordinating judge or not, but it looked that way.

Thanks everyone. I didn't have high hopes for the story, but I thought there was a chance. I do know, if Dave is the new judge, he's big on three try/fail cycles.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:59 am

AlistairKimble wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Someone's reporting an acceptance? I don't believe that's possible...


Yeah, I find that hard to believe at this point that they'd know they were a top 3 finalist. Anyway, it's even better when they have the "brag box" feature turned on. Eh, if that's what they need to feel better about their writing, oh well. Unfortunately it skews the acceptance rate slightly when they do that.


I might believe he knows he's a Finalist. It's possible that some Finalists have been called already (since as we know, There Is No Pattern). But I wouldn't call a Finalist an acceptance. Duotrope reporting is, as always, suspect.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:07 am

AlistairKimble wrote:Anyway, it's even better when they have the "brag box" feature turned on.


Hey! If the "brag box" is good enough for Brad Freakin' Torgersen and Ken Freakin' Liu, who am I to tell it no? wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:08 am

And if he *was* a Finalist, wouldn't he be prohibited from saying so, which, ok, I suppose the Duo entry *doesn't* say "Hey look at me! Finalist, baby!!" but c'mon.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:09 am

Dagnabit! Now I have *several* things to refresh obsessively today instead of just the usual one. I have a short story on a free promo, my email, plus a couple of forums here, plus Duo. wotf006

Sigh!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:12 am

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Postby Kary English » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:12 am

And FWIW, Matthew Ivan Bennett is a playwright in Utah. Seems successful based on Google.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:13 am

AMcCarter wrote:Now I have to figure out what Dave Farland likes.


Was he announced as the new Coordinating Judge? Are you signed up for the Daily Kicks? He pretty much tells you what he likes:

http://davidfarland.com/writing_tips/

ETA: Yeeeah. Sorry, I should have finished reading the posts before responding.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AlistairKimble » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:14 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
AlistairKimble wrote:Anyway, it's even better when they have the "brag box" feature turned on.


Hey! If the "brag box" is good enough for Brad Freakin' Torgersen and Ken Freakin' Liu, who am I to tell it no? wotf013


True, but they use it when they know they're being published! Of course, you may be right in that he knows he's a finalist.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:14 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Congratulations, Corbin!



Well thanks but it's my 8th one, so I'm not so much in the Congratulations mood. But I appreciate it all the same.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:16 am

Kary James wrote:And if he *was* a Finalist, wouldn't he be prohibited from saying so, which, ok, I suppose the Duo entry *doesn't* say "Hey look at me! Finalist, baby!!" but c'mon.


Well, it's possible... I mean, I can imagine... A writer uses Duotrope PRIMARILY to record results for him/herself. If I had results (and I dispute the notion that Finalist is a result up until the time that Winners are announced, but let's go with it for now) and I wanted to record those results, I might completely forget that the "brag box" is on. So using the tool for its primary purpose happens to also invoke its secondary purpose, unintentionally breaking the embargo.

On the other hand... Coming in at the same approximate time as a whole bunch of HMs, I'm guessing it's an HM reported as an "acceptance". The Finalist and Semi notices will be on their own timing, not necessarily the same as the HM timing.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Strycher » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:26 am

Not to interrupt the Duotropery, but can anyone copy/paste the form text, if I may be so bold as to ask? I'm very interested to know if David Farland is the new Coordinating Judge. I know that in the last several entries I made, Joni was pushing the Daily Kicks, and I'm wondering if this is more of the same, or if she actually said he's the new CJ?

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Postby anarresti » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:27 am

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Postby morshana » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:37 am

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:38 am

Strycher wrote:Not to interrupt the Duotropery, but can anyone copy/paste the form text, if I may be so bold as to ask? I'm very interested to know if David Farland is the new Coordinating Judge. I know that in the last several entries I made, Joni was pushing the Daily Kicks, and I'm wondering if this is more of the same, or if she actually said he's the new CJ?


Has she been? Hmm, my HM says to read the Daily Kick, but it doesn't say he's the coordinating judge, just a judge. And I already get his kicks, though, I must admit, I haven't been reading them since Stephen King bashed Stephanie Meyer. Not because King bashed Meyer, but because of the responses it caused.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:40 am

AMcCarter wrote:Has she been? Hmm, my HM says to read the Daily Kick, but it doesn't say he's the coordinating judge, just a judge. And I already get his kicks, though, I must admit, I haven't been reading them since Stephen King bashed Stephanie Meyer. Not because King bashed Meyer, but because of the responses it caused.


Sounds like I missed a tempest in a teapot.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby AMcCarter » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:41 am

Dear Entrant,

Congratulations, you have been chosen as an Honorable Mention in the 2012 first quarter of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future contest (quarter ended 31 December). I'll be sending out your certificate shortly but I would like you to state here exactly how your name should be spelled on the certificate, the name of your story AND your address. This just makes it faster for me to administrate this.

Also, and I always say this, only because I really want you to do it. I urge you to join our forum if you have not already, or subscribe to our judge, David Farland's "daily kick in the pants." You can google his name and his site shows up and you can subscribe right there. There is no cost for this.

I do apologize for the delay. We have had the misfortune, if you don't already know, of loosing our coordinating judge, K.D. Wentworth to cancer just this last week. She judged your story and gave you this honor of Honorable Mention. Please see our tributes on-line and if you care to communicate anything about her, please do so.

I do hope you are already working on that next story and do let me know that you did get this e-mail, and make sure you include the information I've requested above.



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That's what I got. Sorry for the misinformation.
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