Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Dustan Moon » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:06 am

LaurieG wrote:
Dustan Moon wrote:First, congratulations to those that got honors. It means you are writing at a level that an NYT bestselling author feels obligated to acknowledge. It's the equivalent of an editor at a pro magazine saying, "This one didn't quite do it for me, alas, but please send me your next." Well done. (And kudos if you can name the pro editor that peronally typed "alas" on his rejections well over 100,000 times. You get a Scooby Snack.)

Second, one could argue SHM is the most useful rejection you can get towards winning this contest. You see, rejected finalists are burned, semis get a critique and are burned, but an SHM can be revised and resubmitted. *That's* the story to get some other eyes on, and your beta readers should be more published than you so you can get some wise feedback. So don't knock an SHM, embrace it and give it a big wet kiss.

Third, and I say this with all kindness, don't look for readers to build your ego, that's your mom, spouse, significant other, goldfish. Look for beta readers that are going to be brutally honest, because we are all making new writer mistakes. It's why we are here, trying to figure it out so we can advance. Again, try to find somebody that has some pro sales...they at least know how to craft a story that sells. And that's what all of us are most likely seeking, so we can have a larger audience for our stories than mom, spouse, significant other, goldfish.

Finally, put me down for email sub on the 30th. Rumors of my resurrection have been greatly exaggerated. : )

Fortune favor the brave.

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It was Gordon van Gelder at F&SF who used alas in his rejects. Alas, he has since retired.



Zoinks! Laurie gets a Scooby Snack!

~Moon~

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:12 am

Dustan Moon wrote:
LaurieG wrote:
Dustan Moon wrote:(And kudos if you can name the pro editor that peronally typed "alas" on his rejections well over 100,000 times. You get a Scooby Snack.)



It was Gordon van Gelder at F&SF who used alas in his rejects. Alas, he has since retired.


Zoinks! Laurie gets a Scooby Snack!

~Moon~


I got as personal "alas" from Gordon once. It checked a box on my writerly bucket list. wotf004
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby LaurieG » Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:02 pm

Alas, I have several letters from him, some specific enough I counted them as personals.

Now, the real question is, what's my Scooby snack? wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby KristyEmber » Thu Jul 20, 2017 7:00 pm

morshana wrote:
amyhg wrote:wotf058

O_O

I can't decide if I'm twitching more from waiting for placement results or for my twins to come.


Yay!! Congratulations!!! wotf010


Second that! Your nerves must be getting almost as stretched as your tummy, Amy. I hope you win this quarter and also that everything goes well with your new bubs :)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:33 am

Just in case anyone was wondering where I was, the answer was one of Greece, the Greek Islands, Montenegro, Croatia or Venice, depending on when you were wondering.

And if anyone was wondering what happened to my entry:
wotf056

I had the nerve to tell Joni this was somewhat disappointing. She told me Dave said Q2 was the best yet for quality stories.

So. There's that.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby RSchibler » Sat Jul 22, 2017 2:12 pm

Ishmael wrote:Just in case anyone was wondering where I was, the answer was one of Greece, the Greek Islands, Montenegro, Croatia or Venice, depending on when you were wondering.

And if anyone was wondering what happened to my entry:
wotf056

I had the nerve to tell Joni this was somewhat disappointing. She told me Dave said Q2 was the best yet for quality stories.

So. There's that.

wotf012


Won't lie, I did wonder! Congratulations on your silver! wotf010 I'm going to tell myself that despite my rejection, I contributed to that higher quality wotf019
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby amyhg » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:47 am

And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.
v33: Q3 - R; Q4 - R
v34: Q1 - R; Q2 - SECOND PLACE! Q3 - HM (oops...?)

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Postby jficke13 » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:57 am

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.



Congratulations!!
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Postby RaeSnow » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:58 am

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.


Congratulations! wotf010
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Vol. 34: Q2 - R

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby AliciaCay » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:03 am

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.


Yay! Congratulations amyhg! That is truly fantastic!! wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Ishmael » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:06 am

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.


Well done. That's great! wotf009
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:08 am

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.


Congratulations!
WotF Results:
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  • F:0
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:25 am

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.

Congratulations! wotf007 wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Jeremyteg » Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:21 am

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.


wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 Congrats Amy! Excited to meet you in LA next April! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby hlreinhold » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:34 pm

Wow, that's great news, Amy! Well done!
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:35 pm

Congratulations, Amy!

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Tamlyn » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:12 pm

Congrats!
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Postby KD Julicher » Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:27 pm

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.



Woo-hoo! That's great! It's NOT too early to start figuring out your childcare plans...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby preston » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:14 pm

Congratulations, Amy! Looking forward to reading your 2nd place winner.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby kentagions » Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:37 pm

Congratulations Amy!

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Onward and upward. I wish you all the best.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Henckel » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:15 pm

amyhg wrote:And the results?

Joni giggled.

I got SECOND PLACE! *happy dance*

If I understand correctly, that removes me as a contender for the Golden Pen, which means I can officially stop twitching and kick back until April.


That's great! Congrads!

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Postby LaurieG » Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:16 am

Wow, Amy, that is awesome news!!

And the twins?
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Postby reigheena » Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:39 pm

Congrats!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby J'nae Rae » Wed Jul 26, 2017 8:43 pm

Congratulations Amy!!! wotf010
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:20 am

WotF Results:
  • R:1
  • HM:3
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • (Last: Pending, Q4.v34)

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby dlwhite » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:11 pm

Did anyone else not receive a notification on the final status of their Q2 entry?

Thanks to a snafu with the submission website, I emailed my story into the contest. I didn't get an email that it was submitted nor did I get an email of a final status.

I've never had issues with receiving WOTF's emails and am now quite confused.

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:43 am

dlwhite wrote:Did anyone else not receive a notification on the final status of their Q2 entry?

Thanks to a snafu with the submission website, I emailed my story into the contest. I didn't get an email that it was submitted nor did I get an email of a final status.

I've never had issues with receiving WOTF's emails and am now quite confused.

I would recommend e-mailing Joni.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby amoskalik » Fri Jul 28, 2017 10:17 am

I haven't been on for a while, so one big congrats to everyone who placed!
I'm going to be in Q4, I swear. This story has only taken 7 months so far to write...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby amyhg » Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:10 pm

Thank you, everyone!

Technically, I wrote this story for a college class like 8 years ago and it took over a year and 15 drafts, a round through Critters, and like 8 flat rejections to get it in shape. So totally worth it though. Even though I'm excited to have placed, I'm even more excited to have placed with this story.

Man, life is incredible. Joni called with the news last Saturday (the 22nd) and I delivered my twins on Tuesday (25th). Two wonderful baby girls. Seriously one of the best weeks ever. Now, if I can get a story submitted to Diabolical Plots by tomorrow night, I will feel like Superwoman.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:47 am

This news totally ROCKS! wotf013
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