Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby MDInkley » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:46 pm

Still waiting. Of course I had to email it in to Joni so that's what I get I guess. wotf004
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:48 pm

MDInkley wrote:Still waiting. Of course I had to email it in to Joni so that's what I get I guess. wotf004

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Blake Wallace » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:52 pm

Congratulations to all the Finalists, Semi-finalists, and HMs!
Back to the drawing board for me! I’m sure it’s just due to being new at this but the R stings....hopefully that part will get easier.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby glenn84 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:08 pm

When Joni calls the finalists does it show up on caller ID as private? If so, I think I may have missed the call....
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Postby seerod26 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:10 pm

HM for my first submission! Now I can focus on Q3 in peace wotf007

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Postby KD Julicher » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:16 pm

glenn84 wrote:When Joni calls the finalists does it show up on caller ID as private? If so, I think I may have missed the call....



It sure does. I answered an "unknown" number this afternoon hoping it was her. Grrr...
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby glenn84 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:22 pm

KD Julicher wrote:
glenn84 wrote:When Joni calls the finalists does it show up on caller ID as private? If so, I think I may have missed the call....



It sure does. I answered an "unknown" number this afternoon hoping it was her. Grrr...


I don't usually get private calls, and when I do i usually get an automated voicemail telling me to call some bogus number. Here's hoping.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby glenn84 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:28 pm

Congrats to all HM, SF and Finalists! Best of luck to everyone who hasn't heard back yet.
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Postby Jeremyteg » Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:31 pm

Sataris wrote:just got off the phone with joni, who was lovely as you'd expect—finalist this time! still shaking a little bit. best of luck all!


Congrats! Now try not to twitch yourself to death before you hear final results (about six weeks for me, last year).

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Postby cfkreitzer@gmail.com » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:16 pm

I'm surprised everyone is hearing back already. I'm so new to all of this I'm wondering if my submission was a different quarter or are these all for the ones that were due march 31st? What does it mean if you haven't heard anything at all yet? I turned mine in close to the last minute so are these that are hearing back today ones who just turned it in sooner? I thought I knew what Q3 Q4 meant but maybe not? haha. Sorry for all the questions any answers would be appreciated.

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Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:19 pm

cfkreitzer@gmail.com wrote:I'm surprised everyone is hearing back already. I'm so new to all of this I'm wondering if my submission was a different quarter or are these all for the ones that were due march 31st? What does it mean if you haven't heard anything at all yet? I turned mine in close to the last minute so are these that are hearing back today ones who just turned it in sooner? I thought I knew what Q3 Q4 meant but maybe not? haha. Sorry for all the questions any answers would be appreciated.

These were turned in by the end of December. Q2 is the one that ended March 31st.
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Postby cfkreitzer@gmail.com » Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:29 pm

Oh whew! Thank you!

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Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:56 pm

cfkreitzer@gmail.com wrote:Oh whew! Thank you!


No worries. It's confusing keeping track of Q. Plus, he jumped episodes, series, you just never knew what Trek ship Q was going to play god on. wotf001

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Postby RSchibler » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:
cfkreitzer@gmail.com wrote:Oh whew! Thank you!


No worries. It's confusing keeping track of Q. Plus, he jumped episodes, series, you just never knew what Trek ship Q was going to play god on. wotf001


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Postby pcmccollum » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:21 pm

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Postby preston » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:37 pm

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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby preston » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:53 pm

Congrats, Sataris. There's almost always a forumite finalist, and you is it! Best of luck on placing! Congrats to everyone, including the Rs. I just had three rejections in a row. Ugh! Still, I keep entering every quarter because you never know until the results come in.
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Postby Chris533 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:53 pm

KD Julicher wrote:
glenn84 wrote:When Joni calls the finalists does it show up on caller ID as private? If so, I think I may have missed the call....



It sure does. I answered an "unknown" number this afternoon hoping it was her. Grrr...


OK - So this had me going for a minute since I got a no ID call and ignored it and then saw all this and missed the email the first time I looked.

But I got a reject.

I was worried that the speculative element was too late in the story - it was supposed to be kind of a surprise but hard to do since the reader knows its speculative fiction - but I liked it and figured I'd give it a shot.

Oh well - I've got a great one started that will win for sure!! wotf011
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Chris533 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:11 pm

Congrats to everyone - I imagine the finalists are not getting any sleep tonight! I hope I get to have that problem some day.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:39 pm

Chris533 wrote:Congrats to everyone - I imagine the finalists are not getting any sleep tonight! I hope I get to have that problem some day.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby AmytheAuthor » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:47 pm

Oh my goodness... To check in here tonight, expecting silence... wotf015
I submitted hardcopy, so I'm guessing that means I'll find out dead last!?
This wait is even worse now!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby KristyEmber » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:24 am

Congratulations Satarist!!!!! I really hope you place :). And that they don’t leave you twitching for long.

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Postby morganb » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:41 am

Congrats to everyone who heard back already. I was really hoping to hear something by now, because the anticipation of not knowing is killing me, whatever the response is. But I was also one of those who got locked out on December 31st and had to email my sub to Joni because I waited too long. I hope this doesn't drag on and I only have to wait a few more days. wotf003

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Postby amoskalik » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:00 am

Congrats to all who placed. Finalist! Awesome.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby jficke13 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:53 am

morganb wrote:Congrats to everyone who heard back already. I was really hoping to hear something by now, because the anticipation of not knowing is killing me, whatever the response is. But I was also one of those who got locked out on December 31st and had to email my sub to Joni because I waited too long. I hope this doesn't drag on and I only have to wait a few more days. wotf003

~Morgan


The one time that happened to me I was behind everyone too. I think in those situations, Joni prints them out and then you enter the paper submission pile, which then ends up in delayed responses because the paper subs need to be de-anonymized and matched with an email again.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Madam_Luck » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:05 am

I, too, was part of the last minute crowd. My husband and I were actually in the ER that night as he had the flu and was running a high fever. When I tried to submit, it was a no go. I had to email my entry in to Joni, and later found a number of edits I had missed. I am twitching for sure!

Edit: Congrats to everyone who's heard back positive results!!! Can't believe I missed that the first time... must be the nerves!
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Galen » Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:16 am

Wow - an everything at once wave! A Super Thursday, as it were.

I think I like that as it stops me from trying to read into things to discern if there is a difference between a quick "R" and a delayed one. With enough rejections, I start looking for flavors. Today's was vanilla, I think, but I enjoyed writing it.

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Postby morganb » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:51 am

jficke13 wrote:
morganb wrote:Congrats to everyone who heard back already. I was really hoping to hear something by now, because the anticipation of not knowing is killing me, whatever the response is. But I was also one of those who got locked out on December 31st and had to email my sub to Joni because I waited too long. I hope this doesn't drag on and I only have to wait a few more days. wotf003

~Morgan


The one time that happened to me I was behind everyone too. I think in those situations, Joni prints them out and then you enter the paper submission pile, which then ends up in delayed responses because the paper subs need to be de-anonymized and matched with an email again.


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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby Smithr73 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:04 am

HM here. Chugging right along to Q3.
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Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Postby vsutherland01 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:09 am

morganb wrote:Congrats to everyone who heard back already. I was really hoping to hear something by now, because the anticipation of not knowing is killing me, whatever the response is. But I was also one of those who got locked out on December 31st and had to email my sub to Joni because I waited too long. I hope this doesn't drag on and I only have to wait a few more days. wotf003

~Morgan



Same boat here. Realistically, whats the best we can hope for? It would seem at his point all the higher placing submissions would have been informed right? I would think all the finalists semis and silvers would have been dealt with.

I'm just hoping for an HM at this point.
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