Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ishmael » Sat Jun 11, 2016 5:35 am

wotf006 I contrived to miss that Athena is also in the running for published finalist. Good luck to you too!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:06 am

Good luck, Rebecca and Athena!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby OldDarth » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:09 am

Congrats everyone! Now onto to the next stage of waiting.... wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby KD Julicher » Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:31 am

Congrats Sean and D Stein! Now comes another, less tense, wait!

And commiserations Athena and Rebecca. Been there. Got the tshirt. You'll get another shot, as long as you keep submitting. Guaranteed.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby rharp » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:20 am

Congrats DStein and Sean! Awesome news! wotf007 And good luck on PF Rebecca and Athena!
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Postby emilymccosh » Sat Jun 11, 2016 11:50 am

Congrats, congrats, congrats everyone!!! wotf053 wotf053 wotf053
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Postby kentagions » Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:29 pm

Congratulations! wotf009 wotf010

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Postby reigheena » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:28 pm

woohoo! Congrats everyone!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby dstein » Sat Jun 11, 2016 10:11 pm

OldDarth wrote:Congrats everyone! Now onto to the next stage of waiting.... wotf011


Is it weird that I'm not that bothered about whether or not I actually get the grand prize? I mean, the $6k is nothing to sneeze at, but I'm so over the moon about being published that getting the grand prize would just be gravy. If I was given a choice between taking $10k and having my story in the anthology, I think I'd choose the latter.

And this is even sillier, but frankly I'm sort of relieved that I'm not eligible to submit anymore. This is a wonderful contest but it's time for me to finish my book!
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Postby hazlett » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:00 am

For me, the timing of this announcement couldn't have been better.

A few months ago, Baen notified me they were holding my novel for further consideration. I'm hoping the publicity from this win might increase the likelihood they decide to purchase it. After all, buying a novel is as much a commercial decision as it is a literary one.
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Postby dstein » Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:20 am

Good luck! I feel like the publicity from WotF might help with Baen in particular; both are still fond of a certain type of heroic genre fiction.
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Postby MattDovey » Sun Jun 12, 2016 11:41 am

Huge congratulations, Mr Stein & Mr Hazlett! Welcome to the club wotf007

And congratulations also to Rebecca & Athena, because hot dang, you made finalist. That's huge. I know this is gonna sting right now, but once you're at this stage, it is entirely down to the judges' taste. Every one of the 32 finalists in a year is good enough to win the whole shebang. This says nothing about the quality of the work, and is all about the judges Joni had for this quarter.

And dstein--you say you're not bothered about the big prize, but when you're sat there at the gala, and the red envelope is brought out, your heart will be pounding like Mjolnir on the unrighteous. Trust me wotf001
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Postby hazlett » Sun Jun 12, 2016 6:53 pm

MattDovey wrote:Huge congratulations, Mr Stein & Mr Hazlett! Welcome to the club wotf007

And congratulations also to Rebecca & Athena, because hot dang, you made finalist. That's huge. I know this is gonna sting right now, but once you're at this stage, it is entirely down to the judges' taste. Every one of the 32 finalists in a year is good enough to win the whole shebang. This says nothing about the quality of the work, and is all about the judges Joni had for this quarter.

And dstein--you say you're not bothered about the big prize, but when you're sat there at the gala, and the red envelope is brought out, your heart will be pounding like Mjolnir on the unrighteous. Trust me wotf001


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Galen » Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:21 am

Congratulations Sean and DStein. Following the jibber jabber threads I've seen how you have both worked your tails off (well maybe indirectly surmised...)

One more reason to look forward to the anthology! I hope you will all continue to drop by from time to time to share stuff you have learned.
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Postby klaatu » Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:12 pm

Congratulations both Sean and DStein.

And sorry to those who missed out. Hopefully a revisit to Finalist land will be sooner rather than later.


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Postby Joshua Essoe » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:08 am

Congrats winners! Good luck on PF, finalists! What excellent news!
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Postby Muri McCage » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:58 am

Congrats Hazlett and DStein. And good luck with Baen, Hazlett! Very cool.

Good luck as well, Athena and Rebecca! Huge accomplishment, either way.
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Postby storysinger » Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:17 am

Does anyone know the third winner? wotf017
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby dstein » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:46 pm

storysinger wrote:Does anyone know the third winner? wotf017


Joni mentioned somebody, and apologies if I'm not remembering correctly, but I think it's a woman from the UK who isn't a forumite here?
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Postby hazlett » Wed Jun 15, 2016 4:44 pm

dstein wrote:
storysinger wrote:Does anyone know the third winner? wotf017


Joni mentioned somebody, and apologies if I'm not remembering correctly, but I think it's a woman from the UK who isn't a forumite here?


Joni told me that the other two winners were from Utah and Durham, U.K.

My apologies, dstein, but I can't recall if you were from Utah or the U.K.
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Postby dstein » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:19 pm

hazlett wrote:
dstein wrote:
storysinger wrote:Does anyone know the third winner? wotf017


Joni mentioned somebody, and apologies if I'm not remembering correctly, but I think it's a woman from the UK who isn't a forumite here?


Joni told me that the other two winners were from Utah and Durham, U.K.

My apologies, dstein, but I can't recall if you were from Utah or the U.K.


Unless the gin is misleading me (seriously, Wednesday night is a bad time for this), I wanna say I'm from Utah?

Seriously though, yeah I'm from Orem UT, so process of elimination locates yet-to-be-named winner #3 at Durham.
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Postby MattDovey » Wed Jun 15, 2016 11:38 pm

Glad to know there will be at least one person to make good use of the kettle I made ASI drag out of the cupboard so Rachael & I could have proper boiling water for our tea wotf001
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ember » Fri Jun 17, 2016 6:39 am

Congratulations Sean and D Stein. Will you put your results in the results thread, or is there some forum etiquette that winners don't do that?

Athena and Rebecca, so close! So so close! What horrible rollercoaster ride this quarter must have been. I bet at least you'll be able to take both those stories and turn them into a great sale (if they're not published finalist of course).
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Postby Randy Hulshizer » Tue Jul 26, 2016 3:45 am

Do you think they'll ever post the Q1 results to the blog like they used to? Seems like they haven't posted anything there for a long time.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:02 pm

Q1 Winners Posted on Facebook:

Congratulations to the First Quarter Writer Winners to be published in Writers of the Future Volume 33!!
#1
Dustin Steinacker
Story: Envoy in the Ice
From: Orem, UT
#2
Sean Hazlett
Story: Adramelech
From: Pleasant Hill, CA
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Postby emilymccosh » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:07 pm

Randy Hulshizer wrote:Q1 Winners Posted on Facebook:

Congratulations to the First Quarter Writer Winners to be published in Writers of the Future Volume 33!!
#1
Dustin Steinacker
Story:
From: Orem, UT
#2
Sean Hazlett
Story:
From: Pleasant Hill, CA
#3
Anton Rose
Story:
From: Durham, United Kingdom


They gave away the name of the first place story??? What happened to the Golden Pen Judging???
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Thu Aug 11, 2016 2:32 pm

emilymccosh wrote:
Randy Hulshizer wrote:Q1 Winners Posted on Facebook:

Congratulations to the First Quarter Writer Winners to be published in Writers of the Future Volume 33!!
#1
Dustin Steinacker
Story: Envoy in the Ice
From: Orem, UT
#2
Sean Hazlett
Story: Adramelech
From: Pleasant Hill, CA
#3
Anton Rose
Story: A Glowing Heart
From: Durham, United Kingdom


They gave away the name of the first place story??? What happened to the Golden Pen Judging???

I was wondering the same thing.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:48 pm

The Golden Pen Award is the grand prize, chosen from the 1st place winners of each quarter, and announced at the annual awards ceremony.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:42 pm

LaurieG wrote:The Golden Pen Award is the grand prize, chosen from the 1st place winners of each quarter, and announced at the annual awards ceremony.


I think the point is that they usually do not divulge the titles of first place stories until after the Golden Pen winner has been chosen.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby MattDovey » Fri Aug 12, 2016 12:17 am

I suspect Joni will be rather... frantic when she finds out it's been posted like that (it's not her behind the social media stuff). I left a comment questioning it on the Facebook post, and if it doesn't change in a few hours I'll send some emails...
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