Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:50 pm

Huzzah!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:53 pm

Yay, Preston! Congrats, man!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:56 pm

Thanks Dantzel, SC,
Yeah, Joni was fast. In case your interested, my entry was only 3400 words, one of the shortest I've ever entered. I think I know why it got an HM and why it didn't go any higher. It had a very original concept, but the setting was almost non-existant. I don't think I put any smells in there either! Ha, so easy to speculate. After all, that's what we do, right?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby preston » Thu Jul 05, 2012 8:58 pm

Thanks Kary! And again to you! It's a good day.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby trdixon » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:06 pm

Congrats to all of you on your Honorable Mentions and Semi-Finalist spots!! Perhaps tomorrow we'll get the results and this long, long quarter will be over! I didn't have a dog in this fight so I'm aching to get on to Q2!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby gower21 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:32 pm

Hooray Preston! So awesome to get good news.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby DavidK » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:18 pm

Congratulations Preston on your HM wotf010

And then there were 3 ... and if the SFs went out today, then there could be HMs and Rs to go out, but I'll just wotf017 after all NNi(still)NN

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby katsincommand » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:40 pm

It's interesting to note that your responses have all come in on...

T H U R S D A Y
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:09 am

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Helen Jackson » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:16 am

Congrats Kary and Bluestocking for being semi-finalists (yay for critique!), and Preston and NoTimeToThink for the HMs.

And... belatedly... well done and good luck to Martin, Marina,Tina, Chris, Jeremy, Holly, Sean and Stephen.

(Honestly, I go on holiday for a few weeks and there's all this excitement. I ask you, is that fair? (Am I safe to mention holidays? Surely Kary's too jumping-up-and-down excited to carry out her fish-slapping threat?!))
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:59 am

Congratulations Preston! wotf010

And yes, Kary, I would ask DW before posting your semi-finalist critique on here. I know folks posted KD's critiques quite freely but as far as I know she didn't sell them or run writers workshops. wotf033
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby jdbrink » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:43 am

CONGRATULATIONS to all the Honorable Mentions and Semi-Finalists! That's great news and your long torturous wait is finally over!
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Postby jdbrink » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:44 am

And they critique these? For real?? That's way more work and feedback than I expected. Wonderful!
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Postby Strycher » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:46 am

jdbrink wrote:And they critique these? For real?? That's way more work and feedback than I expected. Wonderful!


Yep the Semi-Finalist get critiques. There are 10 Semi-Finalist spot if I remember correctly. However, a story that has received a critique will not be eligible to be entered again because it would give that story an unfair advantage, though the author may continue to enter other stories until they win.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby WBLedbetter » Fri Jul 06, 2012 5:49 am

Congrats, everyone! I'm glad to see that the log jam is finally breaking up. Won't be long now unti Q1 volume 29 is history. And what a quarter it has been. Good luck to those still waiting to hear news! wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:37 am

My sweet and sunny disposition has been restored by the combination of yesterday's news and my morning coffee. I hereby retract any threats of fish-slapping. I do feel I should clarify, however.

Personal holidays / vacations are great.

Holidays that delay results are haddock-worthy. ;)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:52 am

AUGGGGGGHHHHH! I'm dying here. What is Joni doing with the lamps? Mailing the results? Haven't heard a thing and I'm out in California (my mail in Ohio). I can't take it any longer. Gotta email Joni.

Congratulations to Kary (WOW), Preston, Bluestocking, and NoTimeToThink.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:56 am

Isto wrote:Congratulations to Kary (WOW), Preston, Bluestocking, and NoTimeToThink.



I came back to check further on the results, so there are still only two who got Semi's ? And two new HMs?

And some may have gotten further? Or was that list for something else?

Great and Congrats to you all.



Wonder how many HMs there were altogether from here.
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Postby dantzel » Fri Jul 06, 2012 8:08 am

LDWriter2 wrote:
Wonder how many HMs there were altogether from here.


We'll find out via blog post/press release eventually. Joni will list all of the HMs, SHMs, and SFs - I believe all in one blow.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Helen Jackson » Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:10 am

Kary James wrote:I hereby retract any threats of fish-slapping.


Phew! Haddock attack averted.

Isto wrote:I can't take it any longer. Gotta email Joni.


Isto, good luck with that email. Fingers crossed.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:04 am

Has everyone in the hold pile been notified by now, then? So we're just waiting on the placements of the finalists?
Wonder how long those will take :) GL to everyone involved... after this much waiting already, more waiting on placements can't be easy... of course, then again, that is an exciting thing to wait for wotf007
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:07 am

These people haven't heard yet. I expect Finalist results any day now. (Disclaimer: I do not know anything. Any expectation mentioned is pure, unbridled wishful thinking.)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Jul 06, 2012 1:56 pm

Kary James wrote:My sweet and sunny disposition has been restored by the combination of yesterday's news and my morning coffee. I hereby retract any threats of fish-slapping.


Aw. It looks like I missed a treat. wotf014
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Kary English » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:20 pm

Well, actually, I have this large haddock that I no longer need...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Isto » Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:26 pm

Kary James wrote:These people haven't heard yet. I expect Finalist results any day now. (Disclaimer: I do not know anything. Any expectation mentioned is pure, unbridled wishful thinking.)

1 LAMPS
Isto

1 Hold Pile
Michael B.

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David K


I put a call in to Joni, but she wasn't in when I called. I left a message after I realized I didn't have her email address. wotf005 Don't know what else I can do, but wait. wotf017
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Jul 06, 2012 3:36 pm

Kary James wrote:Well, actually, I have this large haddock that I no longer need...


Yum! wotf006
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Postby AMcCarter » Fri Jul 06, 2012 7:46 pm

Congrats everyone.


wotf043


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:26 am

Incoming! Finalists, man your phones!

Kevin J Anderson‏@TheKJA
finished proofing MARTIAN WAR & judging Writers of the Future stories, now to proof UNNATURAL ACTS. Anxious to be *writing* again!


Thanks to Pat Steiner for the tip!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:32 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Incoming! Finalists, man your phones!



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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Postby Travesty » Sat Jul 07, 2012 6:37 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Incoming! Finalists, man your phones!

Kevin J Anderson‏@TheKJA
finished proofing MARTIAN WAR & judging Writers of the Future stories, now to proof UNNATURAL ACTS. Anxious to be *writing* again!


Suspense, building... and I'm not even in this quarter! wotf011 It's probably going to be a lot worse (for me) when it's Q2's turn (of course, it's possible that I'm rejected early, and that would let me off the hook... but I guess I'd rather have sleepless nights worrying about where my story ranked than that release)(Like someone winning the lottery and then complaining that so much is taken in taxes... yeah... I really feel for them... terrible how much they're losing in taxes; must be horrible being in that situation...) wotf001
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