NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Postby preston » Tue Sep 25, 2018 5:44 pm

Welcome Ryan (aka, SiFiMarine) and welcome, Spiraledpen. I think you'll find this forum friendly and information, not to mention entertaining and inspiring. I learned more here about writing than in college...not even kidding. The trick to winning this contest is simple: keep entering! Of course, it helps if make your story unique and creative, well written, with a great hook, an interesting setting, a satisfying ending, fully-dimensional characters and a few more nitpicky things...easy, peasy, right? Good luck and see you on the forums. (Or at the awards ceremony!)

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Postby Sataris » Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:50 am

Welcome, spiraledpen and sifimarine! Hope you find the forums helpful, and good luck with your entries!
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Postby SiFiMarine » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:00 am

Thanks guys!
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Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:31 am

SiFi Marine, welcome aboard! Sounds like you've got a great start to your writing career!

Spiraledpen, welcome aboard! You are sending your story into the contest, instead of just thinking about it. That's a milestone, one you must pass to become a published writer. Well done!

To all the rest, be sure to post in the quarterly topics...it's where most of the chat goes on. Cheers!

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Postby Spiraledpen » Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:52 am

Ideas - easy. Stories - not too hard... but fleshing them out into good literature? For me it’s like using sandpaper for Kleenex.

Thanks for the welcome!


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Postby SiFiMarine » Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:52 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:SiFi Marine, welcome aboard! Sounds like you've got a great start to your writing career!

Spiraledpen, welcome aboard! You are sending your story into the contest, instead of just thinking about it. That's a milestone, one you must pass to become a published writer. Well done!

To all the rest, be sure to post in the quarterly topics...it's where most of the chat goes on. Cheers!


I'm very fortunate and lucky to have some pro and semi-pro sales under my belt already. Still, dry spells happen and I'm working on getting my SFWA and/or HWA membership. All in due time.
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Postby storysinger » Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:46 am

Welcome Spiraledpen.
Welcome Ryan and Will.
You've found a good place to be. Enjoy wotf013 .
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Postby SiFiMarine » Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:36 pm

storysinger wrote:Welcome Spiraledpen.
Welcome Ryan and Will.
You've found a good place to be. Enjoy wotf013 .


Thank you! I feel very welcome.
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Postby joemonson » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:07 am

Greetings.

I'm Joe Monson. I'm an editor and a writer. I have four anthologies in various stages of work, and the first one comes out in February 2019. It's a space opera and hard science fiction anthology titled Trace the Stars through Hemelein Publications (http://hemelein.com/catalog/anthologies ... the-stars/).

I have one short story ("Napoleon's Tallest Teamster") that will be published in an anthology through Immortal Works, though the publisher hasn't announced when yet. I've submitted once to WotF, so far. I have others that are submitted and in various stages of creation.

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Postby kentagions » Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:31 pm

Welcome to those who have posted and those who have not. Good luck to you all.

The Forum is unique as a resource for any number of writing needs. Need advice - post a question. Need a critique - ask for an exchange. Don't worry if your question has been asked before, just ask and someone will answer.

Have fun.

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Postby 4Wiedy » Sun Oct 14, 2018 4:00 pm

Hi -- my name is Pam Wiedenbeck. I write Fantasy and Horror. I aspire to win this contest one day.

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Postby storysinger » Sun Oct 14, 2018 10:47 pm

joemonson wrote: I've submitted once to WotF
Welcome to the forum Joe. Best of luck to you.
4Wiedy wrote: I aspire to win this contest one day.
Great attitude Pam. You'll find a lot of support from the forum for your efforts.
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Postby Vettski2000 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 5:33 am

wotf007 Good Mornin'! I'm Yvette Murray from Charleston South Carolina. I've entered every quarter this year and haven't placed yet. But you know what? There's always next year.

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Postby Spiraledpen » Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:56 am

Yo Joe, Pam, and Yvette!

Welcome!

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Postby storysinger » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:03 am

Welcome Yvette. Entering 4 quarters is quite an accomplishment. wotf010
Be sure to check out the 4 for 36 page and do it again.
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Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:42 am

Hey, Joe, you found us! Thanks for accepting my invite! TRACE THE STARS has some great authors in the table of contents, like DAVID FARLAND and KEVIN J. ANDERSON. Nope, no one around here has heard of those guys. : )

Pam and Yvette, welcome as well! As always, do post in the quarter you intend to submit to--that's where all the chat normally happens. This is just a launch platform to welcome new members. And do take up the 4 in 36 challenge, an idea founded last volume by our super secret master of ceremonies, Dustin Adams. And lots of people here will swap mss with you if you want some feedback, just toss it out on the Q you are entering, and members available will help out.

Enjoy the Forum! Leave your knives at the marble entrance columns, and if anyone is planning on backstabbing Caesar, for the love of the gods, PLEASE get his salad dressing recipe out of him first! It's delicious.

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Postby aceface98 » Sun Oct 21, 2018 9:51 am

Hello~

My name is Ace and I'm very new to the writing contest scene in general ^^;;
I was going to try to enter the fourth quarter of 2018 but missed the deadline, so now I'm aiming for the first quarter ^^ Hopefully plot will just happen this time lmao
I'm more used to writing fanfiction so this'll be my first stab at doing some original work in a long, long time (Like, I think the last proper original thing I did was in 2014?). I'm excited to get back to it though :D

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Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:10 am

Welcome, Ace! Nothing wrong with writing fan fiction--one of my pro sales is to Pocket Books' Star Trek:Strange New Worlds 2 ("Seventh Heaven"). But for this contest, of course, it has to be original work, original world. Do post in the Q you are planning to submit in. All the action really happens there.

Have fun and welcome aboard!

~Moon~

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Postby MiloMinderbinder » Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:58 am

Hi my name is James and I live in suburban Philadelphia.

I have some token and semi-pro sales. For WOTF, I have two rejections and one HM. Still waiting to hear from this last submission.

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Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:51 pm

MiloMinderbinder wrote:Hi my name is James and I live in suburban Philadelphia.

I have some token and semi-pro sales. For WOTF, I have two rejections and one HM. Still waiting to hear from this last submission.


Welcome, James. As Kevin J. Anderson once told me, even one HM is impressive, he said they don't give those out lightly. Best of success on your Q4, and don't forget to post to the Q you enter, that's where all the magic happens!

Cheers!

~Moon~

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Postby Amber Michelle » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:07 pm

So, are introductions a rite of passage?

My name is Amber, and Q4 2018 was my first time submitting to Writers of the Future, although I have known about the contest for ages. It was always one of those things I'd do someday, and then ten years passed! Story of my life, really. Once upon a time I used my craft mostly to write fan fiction, but I stopped all that to put more effort into refining my original work instead. And I'm still working. :/

I'm a graduate of the San Francisco State Creative Writing program, and do contract work for school districts and other educational services when I can scrape up the motivation to go through the application/interview process again. (And again, and again...) I've also got a baby blog over at http://www.writingonthewallpaper.com/.

Nice to meet you all. :D
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Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:19 am

Welcome, Amber! Introductions are a rite of friendship! Welcome to the Forum! Glad you got the courage to submit last Q. The secret to winning is to enter EVERY quarter. Make it a promise to yourself and your writing. Even if it takes awhile, you will find you have a volume of work to send out to other pro markets like this one. We're all about becoming professional writers here.

Do post to the Q you submit in. That's where the reall chatter, and support, goes on.

Fortune favor the brave!

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Postby storysinger » Sat Nov 17, 2018 3:26 pm

Welcome Yvette, Ace, James, and Amber. You've found a great place to be. Enjoy.
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Postby Lnguyenng » Sun Nov 25, 2018 4:21 pm

Hello! My name is Linh, and I live in Worcester, MA. It's not to far from Boston. Besides fantasy, I also write children's picture books.
I got an HM from my Q4 submission. I'll try to submit another one as soon as I can. Good luck, everyone! And nice to meet all of you!

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Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:15 pm

Lnguyenng wrote:Hello! My name is Linh, and I live in Worcester, MA. It's not to far from Boston. Besides fantasy, I also write children's picture books.
I got an HM from my Q4 submission. I'll try to submit another one as soon as I can. Good luck, everyone! And nice to meet all of you!


Welcome aboard, Linh, and any others I might have missed. You're just in time for the new volume 36 challenges! I see you've already put your hat in the ring! Do post in the quarterly topics, as this is where most of the support goes on. So right now, everyone is mostly chatting in Q1, Vol. 36, although we're still waiting to hear finalist results posted for Q4, Vol.35.

Congrats again on getting an HM. That's a good sign. If that was on your first try, that's a REALLY good sign!

Cheers!

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Postby storysinger » Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:36 pm

Congratulations Linh on the HM and welcome to the forum.
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Postby The Urban Farmgirl » Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:32 am

Hey y'all,

I'm Tarry, Tarry Perry, and it's been years since I've submitted any writing in a contest, but I did place in the top 10 of the last one and was printed in an anthology, so that was cool. I'm currently working on a couple of things, but I've been nervous about breaking into the SciFi/Fantasy area, so I'm hoping that being in this form and contest will help me jump off into the genre. I've had the ideas for years, and that's what I'm going to use in the upcoming 4 in 36, so I'm excited to finally make something of them! I'm in rural Idaho and have 2 very active little boys that keep me busy, but also give me a reason for the much needed break to just write everyday!

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Postby NormaRrae » Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:27 am

Hey Guys! :D
Pen name is Norma Rrae, I live in northern Canada and write all types of genres. I recently found this anthology and fell in love very quickly. I now own 5 prints and look forward to reading your stories in more! (Also hope for you to read mine one day too)
I love writing fantasy the most, dark fantasy with crazy other worldly beasts and creations. Favourite author is Stephen King and I think my writing strongly reflects that.
Have a great day, write on!

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Postby AnikeKirsten » Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:58 am

'Ollo!

I'm Anike Kirsten, long-time stalker (in cyber time, so about 2 months) recently signed up and figured I probably should hop in with the amount of time I spend on the forum already. I'm from South Africa, living in a semi-desert area. Mostly into SF but I'm getting more into stories that blur between SF fantasy and then some. Reading, that is. Writing is starting to catch up with my tastes.

So hi! Good to be here. Love the vibe of the community. Write on!
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Postby storysinger » Wed Nov 28, 2018 6:35 am

Welcome Tarry from Idaho, Norma Rrae from northern Canada, and Anike from Africa.

This forum is our world without borders. Explore and enjoy. wotf008
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