Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:07 am

Randy Hulshizer wrote:
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.


Oh, I see your point. I have no idea why they do it that way.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:27 am

LaurieG wrote:
Randy Hulshizer wrote:
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.


Oh, I see your point. I have no idea why they do it that way.


They don't want to bias the judges in any way.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby storysinger » Fri Aug 12, 2016 9:41 am

Wow. Finalists announcing early and winners stories being publicly acknowledged. What's next, An eight-way tie for 1st for Q2/33? I could accept that wotf001 .
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby dstein » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:17 pm

storysinger wrote:Wow. Finalists announcing early and winners stories being publicly acknowledged. What's next, An eight-way tie for 1st for Q2/33? I could accept that wotf001 .


The acknowledgment of the stories was actually a mistake; they've fixed it.

Now will everybody who saw the original post please look right here:

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby J'nae Rae » Fri Aug 12, 2016 1:39 pm

Now everyone that quoted it, go edit it out of your posts.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Fri Aug 12, 2016 3:18 pm

J'nae Rae wrote:Now everyone that quoted it, go edit it out of your posts.

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Oh, right, I need to do that!!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Fri Aug 12, 2016 4:56 pm

dstein wrote:
storysinger wrote:Wow. Finalists announcing early and winners stories being publicly acknowledged. What's next, An eight-way tie for 1st for Q2/33? I could accept that wotf001 .


The acknowledgment of the stories was actually a mistake; they've fixed it.

Now will everybody who saw the original post please look right here:

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*these are not the story titles of the winners*
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ishmael » Sat Aug 13, 2016 9:32 am

And those who mentioned that someone else had mentioned the aforementioned unmentionable thing.

And those who commented on the above.

And anyone who may for some unaccountable reason have formed the impression that the unmentionable had been mentioned a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

Or on a social medium sadly not far away enough.

Or anything that might be interpreted as having hinted at same.

Or has the vaguest idea what this post is about.

Assuming it is about anything, which of course it is not.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Athena » Mon Aug 15, 2016 2:45 am

So for folks being held in the hopes of being a published finalist, how critical is anonymity? If one were to bump into Dave somewhere, can you say, "Hi! I was one of your finalists!" Can you mention your story at all? Say, "Hi, mine was the one with the dragon that ate lollipops (obv. not my story)!" Or, "Yes, I was a finalist, and I'm being held for PF, so I can't say the name of my story or anything, but hope to see you next April!"

Or is it better just to put on the sunglasses, pull up the hood, and pretend to read a newspaper? wotf013
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:07 am

I'd check with Joni on that one, Athena. Then, if Joni answers, those of us still awaiting Q2 results will know she's still there. wotf004
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby KD Julicher » Mon Aug 15, 2016 5:34 am

Dave doesn't make the absolute final call on PF (there are other constraints like length etc) but he does get to say this is the one I want, etc. I don't think anonymity is a big concern here. When it comes time for PF selection he's looking for something to complement the rest of the volume.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Athena » Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:12 pm

Just got my shiny Q1 certificate. wotf007 So things are definitely moving and shaking around there. She's getting caught up it looks like.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:19 am

Athena wrote:Just got my shiny Q1 certificate. wotf007 So things are definitely moving and shaking around there. She's getting caught up it looks like.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Wed Sep 14, 2016 8:48 am

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby LaurieG » Wed Sep 14, 2016 5:47 pm

Thanks, Randy. I hadn't realized there were so few Silver HM'S in a quarter. It makes me happier with my Q2 result.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby amoskalik » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:31 pm

Congrats, Athena, on the published finalist. That means you have a chance to go to the workshop twice!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Postby Ember » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:33 pm

Congrats Athena! Published finalist is seriously awesome.
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