Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:01 am

I don't have a gun to hand to test--Brit, yo--

Do we have any past winners from Texas?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby guthington » Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:57 am

reigheena wrote:From Facebook:

We are very happy to announce the second quarter winners for Writers of the Future, to be published in volume 33. Congratulations!!!
Doug Souza from Modesto, CA
Emeka Dinjos (Walter Dinjos is his pen name) from Nigeria. NOTE: this is the first winner ever from this country!
Stephen Lawson from Louisville, KY


Congrats!


wotf010 Wow! A winner from Nigeria. That explains why it took so long to find out about the finalists, etc. wotf042 Congratulations to everyone from HM on up! Does this mean everyone knows their fate for this quarter?
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby guthington » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:02 am

guthington wrote:
reigheena wrote:From Facebook:

We are very happy to announce the second quarter winners for Writers of the Future, to be published in volume 33. Congratulations!!!
Doug Souza from Modesto, CA
Emeka Dinjos (Walter Dinjos is his pen name) from Nigeria. NOTE: this is the first winner ever from this country!
Stephen Lawson from Louisville, KY


Congrats!


wotf010 Wow! A winner from Nigeria. That explains why it took so long to find out about the finalists, etc. wotf040 (edit... the second smilie is supposed to be the toasting one... one well) Congratulations to everyone from HM on up! Does this mean everyone knows their fate for this quarter?
wotf047
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Athena » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:55 am

Oh fantastic! I'm thrilled to see a writer coming from so far away and from a country that's never before had an author selected! Yay representation!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Dustan Moon » Tue Sep 06, 2016 11:55 am

MattDovey wrote:
Dustan Moon wrote:
LaurieG wrote:Thanks, Dustan. What's a lexan?


Polycarbonate. Thermoplastic polymers containing carbonate groups in their chemical structures. It's the trade name for what the Golden Pen award is probably made from. In other words, very hard plastic. I doubt a small caliber bullet could penetrate a Golden Pen Award, but we could ask Matt to test my theory. : )


I don't have a gun to hand to test--Brit, yo--but I am willing to bet that when all our cities have crumbled, when our descendants have all fled to the stars and only the beasts still walk the dry, shattered plains of the broken Earth, that the WotF trophies will still be standing. Those things are heavy. No, heavier than that. Bit more. There you go.

I'd also lay money on the last words whispering across the continents being "You are cordially invited to the gala..."


LOL. I thought you'd float to the surface of this thread if I cast that lure out there, Matt. Fish on! : )

I hope no one ever trips walking off the stage with the Golden Pen in hand, you could impale a rhino with that thing!

Cheers,

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:16 pm

Just FYI,
I think DStein's first name is Dustin.

So, I should win this year.
As should Dustan.

We'd blow everyone's mind!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Athena » Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:03 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Just FYI,
I think DStein's first name is Dustin.


It is, and it's super embarrassing if you don't realize that and confuse the WOTF Dustins. Thankfully, he's very kind, and I'm mostly going to blame the whole thing on the wine. wotf002 WorldCon was a hoot!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby dcsouza » Tue Sep 06, 2016 5:26 pm

I have to confess to being a longtime lurker on the forum. I gleaned a lot of helpful tips that helped with the 1st place win. My first WotF entry was straight R. I got a silver after that and thought I was hot stuff. This all started seven years ago. I ended up with 3 R's, 8 HM's, 2 SHM's, 1 semi, 1 finalist, and then the win (not in that order). My finalist came three years ago right when I landed my first pro-sale with Asimov's--so again, I thought I was on my way. This current win came after a 3 year drought from the markets where I couldn't even land a semi-pro sale for some reason (talk about thinking you lost your mojo!).

Anyway, my point is, I was hit pretty hard on the way (as I know a lot of you can relate), so I hope anyone who reads this gives their next entry some good vibes and gets back to enjoying writing.

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Postby amoskalik » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:39 am

dcsouza wrote:I have to confess to being a longtime lurker on the forum. I gleaned a lot of helpful tips that helped with the 1st place win. My first WotF entry was straight R. I got a silver after that and thought I was hot stuff. This all started seven years ago. I ended up with 3 R's, 8 HM's, 2 SHM's, 1 semi, 1 finalist, and then the win (not in that order). My finalist came three years ago right when I landed my first pro-sale with Asimov's--so again, I thought I was on my way. This current win came after a 3 year drought from the markets where I couldn't even land a semi-pro sale for some reason (talk about thinking you lost your mojo!).

Anyway, my point is, I was hit pretty hard on the way (as I know a lot of you can relate), so I hope anyone who reads this gives their next entry some good vibes and gets back to enjoying writing.


Congrats Doug! Your persistence is an inspiration.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Athena » Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:59 am

dcsouza wrote:I have to confess to being a longtime lurker on the forum. I gleaned a lot of helpful tips that helped with the 1st place win. My first WotF entry was straight R. I got a silver after that and thought I was hot stuff. This all started seven years ago. I ended up with 3 R's, 8 HM's, 2 SHM's, 1 semi, 1 finalist, and then the win (not in that order). My finalist came three years ago right when I landed my first pro-sale with Asimov's--so again, I thought I was on my way. This current win came after a 3 year drought from the markets where I couldn't even land a semi-pro sale for some reason (talk about thinking you lost your mojo!).

Anyway, my point is, I was hit pretty hard on the way (as I know a lot of you can relate), so I hope anyone who reads this gives their next entry some good vibes and gets back to enjoying writing.


You know, hearing this really helps me. I haven't had a sale at all yet, pro or otherwise, and it can be kind of a downer sometimes. I really appreciate your reminder to keep on going. That 3 years had to be brutal, and I think it speaks a lot to your professionalism and dedication that you kept on keeping on.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby dcsouza » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:18 am

My Asimov's sale was an HM and my semi-finalist and finalist story didn't sell at all during that 3 year drought. For a while I was tempted to query the publishers and asked if I had done something to get myself blacklisted.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:37 am

Congrats, Doug!
25% chance of GOLD. wotf011

I went, I think, 4 years between finalists? Something like that.

But you won, and you're done. Awesome!
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Postby hazlett » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:12 pm

dcsouza wrote:I have to confess to being a longtime lurker on the forum. I gleaned a lot of helpful tips that helped with the 1st place win. My first WotF entry was straight R. I got a silver after that and thought I was hot stuff. This all started seven years ago. I ended up with 3 R's, 8 HM's, 2 SHM's, 1 semi, 1 finalist, and then the win (not in that order). My finalist came three years ago right when I landed my first pro-sale with Asimov's--so again, I thought I was on my way. This current win came after a 3 year drought from the markets where I couldn't even land a semi-pro sale for some reason (talk about thinking you lost your mojo!).

Anyway, my point is, I was hit pretty hard on the way (as I know a lot of you can relate), so I hope anyone who reads this gives their next entry some good vibes and gets back to enjoying writing.


Congrats, Doug!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Dustan Moon » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:33 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Just FYI,
I think DStein's first name is Dustin.

So, I should win this year.
As should Dustan.

We'd blow everyone's mind!


That's 3 Ds. I'm all for winning in 3D. See you there, fellow Dusty people! : )

Conga rats to the winners as well. The comments are good reminders that a writing career is a marathon, not a sprint, but there are good rewards to those that KEEP MOVING FORWARD.

Keep writing. Keep sending.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby OldDarth » Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:07 pm

Congrats to all the winners.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby kentagions » Tue Sep 13, 2016 4:52 pm

Congratulations to the winners. Well done, can't wait to read your stories.

Received my Q2 HM certificate in the mail today. Joni's catching up fast.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby JeremySzal » Tue Sep 13, 2016 11:08 pm

dcsouza wrote:I have to confess to being a longtime lurker on the forum. I gleaned a lot of helpful tips that helped with the 1st place win. My first WotF entry was straight R. I got a silver after that and thought I was hot stuff. This all started seven years ago. I ended up with 3 R's, 8 HM's, 2 SHM's, 1 semi, 1 finalist, and then the win (not in that order). My finalist came three years ago right when I landed my first pro-sale with Asimov's--so again, I thought I was on my way. This current win came after a 3 year drought from the markets where I couldn't even land a semi-pro sale for some reason (talk about thinking you lost your mojo!).

Anyway, my point is, I was hit pretty hard on the way (as I know a lot of you can relate), so I hope anyone who reads this gives their next entry some good vibes and gets back to enjoying writing.



Congratz Doug (and good to see you again!) You're an incredibly sharp writer and you deserve getting this position very much. Thanks for the encouragement - hopefully I'll see you in person if I end up placing in any of the other quarters. ;)
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby emilymccosh » Wed Sep 14, 2016 11:14 am

Congrats to the winners!!! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

And I also got my HM ceritficate today! Yay!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby OldDarth » Thu Sep 15, 2016 7:40 am

dcsouza wrote:I have to confess to being a longtime lurker on the forum. I gleaned a lot of helpful tips that helped with the 1st place win. My first WotF entry was straight R. I got a silver after that and thought I was hot stuff. This all started seven years ago. I ended up with 3 R's, 8 HM's, 2 SHM's, 1 semi, 1 finalist, and then the win (not in that order). My finalist came three years ago right when I landed my first pro-sale with Asimov's--so again, I thought I was on my way. This current win came after a 3 year drought from the markets where I couldn't even land a semi-pro sale for some reason (talk about thinking you lost your mojo!).

Anyway, my point is, I was hit pretty hard on the way (as I know a lot of you can relate), so I hope anyone who reads this gives their next entry some good vibes and gets back to enjoying writing.


Most inspiring and kudos on your perseverance!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:09 am

Track Record: R X 3; HM X 3


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