Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:27 pm

I'm out. Just realized I completely failed to do the last revision Saturday and send it in, even though I never got that last critique back-in that case it would have been a quick look over. We buried my Father-in-Law and I was busy with my wife's family. Still could have done it though, except it totally slipped my mind. Didn't think about it Friday either, or Thursday for that matter.




And before people comment about what I was doing. His death was no surprise. He had slipping for a year and more. And after four UTIs-two being really bad and dementia he decided to go on. He still had enough mental capacity to decide that. So we knew it was coming and were ready for it.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:33 pm

Maybe I will send it to F&SF and one other, if neither buys it then to next quarter
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:10 am

Reminder: Now that Q2 is judged, please transfer all regularly scheduled Thursday twitching to this thread.

Not that I think we'll see results for a bit.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Fri Jul 20, 2018 5:13 pm

I'm actually taking my anti-twitch medication right now. Cheers wotf011
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Harion » Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:56 pm

so when do we know the results of this quarter?
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby kentagions » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:58 pm

Hi Harion,
The Submission Grinder by Diabolical Plots (https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/) is reporting a response average of ninety-eight days. It's really all scientific based on moon cycles divided by the resonance of a strontium atom at seven degrees absolute and then plugged into a predictive circadian algorithm.

Last quarter I got a rejection but was gratified to have predicted the exact minute I received the email.

Embrace the twitch! wotf024

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:01 pm

kentagions wrote:Hi Harion,
The Submission Grinder by Diabolical Plots (https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/) is reporting a response average of ninety-eight days. It's really all scientific based on moon cycles divided by the resonance of a strontium atom at seven degrees absolute and then plugged into a predictive circadian algorithm.

Last quarter I got a rejection but was gratified to have predicted the exact minute I received the email.

Embrace the twitch! wotf024


This is all basically true. wotf017
WotF Results:
  • R:3
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: R, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:10 am

Twitchomancy also includes prior quarter results, and last year Q3 results came out Sept 1. Write your next! It’s the only cure for twitching.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Mon Jul 23, 2018 12:06 pm

RSchibler wrote:Twitchomancy also includes prior quarter results, and last year Q3 results came out Sept 1. Write your next! It’s the only cure for twitching.


Excellent advice there.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Harion » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:07 am

So even a rejection gets an email? What happened to the first one I submitted then? I didn't even get an email.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Tue Jul 24, 2018 5:17 am

Every entry should get a notification but sometimes people get overlooked. If you email the contest coordinator, she can check your entry for you.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:53 am

Harion wrote:So even a rejection gets an email? What happened to the first one I submitted then? I didn't even get an email.


It's a big contest, likely 3000 or more entries per quarter. You can understand why some things slip through the cracks every now and then. The contest coordinator, Joni, does an impressive job considering how many duties she has. As was mentioned, just email her if you didn't get a response after the results are in, which they are for Q2.

As for Q3, the wait continues, and we might hear something before Q4 closes...they try to let us know before it closes out because there is a tendency to wait for results before submitting our next. Not that I'm predicting that will happen, but they've sent letters out in prior years to that effect.

The curtain is about to close on Volume 35. Make this one count. : )

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Harion » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:09 am

thanks for the response guys. i guess i'll just have to forget i sent one in and just continue writing.
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Q1 Vol 29 - R
Q3 Vol 35 - HM
Q4 Vol 35 - R

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Harion wrote:thanks for the response guys. i guess i'll just have to forget i sent one in and just continue writing.


I'm sure you should get a confirmation email letting you know your story made it into the contest. If you don't hear anything contact the contest administrator, Joni. She will be happy to answer your questions so you can twitch with the rest of us.

Write on Harion. wotf042
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Harion » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:15 am

yes. i received the confirmation email for this recent quarter. i'm talking about the first entry i sent some 10 years ago. never heard from that one.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby morganb » Thu Jul 26, 2018 6:43 am

Harion wrote:yes. i received the confirmation email for this recent quarter. i'm talking about the first entry i sent some 10 years ago. never heard from that one.


Yeah I'd say that one's probably a lost cause at this point. wotf011 But maybe you were able to find a home for that story elsewhere...?


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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby kentagions » Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:52 pm

Harion wrote:
i'm talking about the first entry i sent some 10 years ago.

wotf003
I mean... wotf003

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That said, I'm curious now. I agree with Morgan that it's probably been expunged from machine memory at Galaxy Press, but I need closure!

Who's with me! Closure for Harion. Query, query, query. wotf024

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Harion » Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:56 pm

morganb wrote:Yeah I'd say that one's probably a lost cause at this point. wotf011 But maybe you were able to find a home for that story elsewhere...?


~Morgan

wotf019 i threw that one away when i didn't even get a rejection. wotf001 i then stopped writing creatively and went into teaching. i just started writing again because i lost my voice.
kentagions wrote: wotf003
I mean... wotf003

I hope you're a parent because you are the most patient person in the world. You have my greatest respect and admiration. wotf009
That said, I'm curious now. I agree with Morgan that it's probably been expunged from machine memory at Galaxy Press, but I need closure!

Who's with me! Closure for Harion. Query, query, query. wotf024

yeah, i have a kid. i return here and i find those i exchanged critiques with have either won or been a finalist. i'm happy for them.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:18 pm

Personally, that was a looooong time ago. You already know the results. Alas, your story was not the droid they were looking for. Move along. Move along. : )

(Of course, we move along by submitting our next. Best of success with it!)

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:20 am

I just realized I can't 100% guarantee that I sent my Q3 submission in with the last round of edits in it or with comments turned off.

...

wotf025
WotF Results:
  • R:3
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:29 am

michaeljwyantjr wrote:I just realized I can't 100% guarantee that I sent my Q3 submission in with the last round of edits in it or with comments turned off.

...

wotf025



Hey, if you get an R you can ask Kary English if she remembers seeing your name in the comments wotf001 wotf001 wotf001

Sorry. I've had those fears SO many times. When I'm on top of things I try to label my WOTF as "name_WOTF" when it's ready to go and then upload that. But I don't always remember...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:47 am

KD Julicher wrote:Hey, if you get an R you can ask Kary English if she remembers seeing your name in the comments wotf001 wotf001 wotf001

Sorry. I've had those fears SO many times. When I'm on top of things I try to label my WOTF as "name_WOTF" when it's ready to go and then upload that. But I don't always remember...


Here are some of the gems I left for myself (pardon the profanity):

"This doesn't fucking sound like him. Fix it."

And:

"Are you a dipshit or were you just born stupid?"

*deep sigh*
WotF Results:
  • R:3
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: R, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby kentagions » Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:06 pm

Hey Mike,
Were those Critters critiques?

...or do you know my father?

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby preston » Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:18 pm

Seems like results should be coming soon, and tomorrow is Thursday. Just sayin'.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:15 pm

Shhh wotf004 I need to sleep tonight. Besides I think it’ll be two weeks yet, based on previous years. Dave hasn’t peeped yet either, but maybe maybe. Best of luck all!
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby KD Julicher » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:11 am

Dave's conducting a workshop in England this week, I believe, so I wouldn't expect any results for a while from him - but our intrepid first reader's pass might go out soon! Remember we have two sets of twitching to worry about now.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:21 am

This is going to sound dumb, but... there’s a first reader pass at WoTF?
WotF Results:
  • R:3
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:08 am

michaeljwyantjr wrote:This is going to sound dumb, but... there’s a first reader pass at WoTF?

Dave finally has some help from Kary English. wotf010

I do wonder what kind of stories will catch her attention enough to read beyond the first two pages. wotf017
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby amyhg » Thu Aug 23, 2018 3:01 pm

I wouldn't be surprised if Kary is just weeding out the submissions that aren't actually stories. Dave complains that every quarter he receives a ridiculous amount of poems, vignettes, diatribes, recipes, even a love letter once. Kary can check for a beginning, middle, and "the end" and send it on to Dave. Who knows though, maybe she'll do more...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:32 pm

Kary doesn't read the whole story, that's Dave's job. But she's not just tossing out the weeds, she's actually the contest's first reader, selecting the ones that show obvious promise to go on to Dave for him to read and judge. Don't expect anything to change, except response times, perhaps. She goes by Dave's standards and she knows them well.


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