Q1 Submission - E-mail Error? (Vol. 35)

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Q1 Submission - E-mail Error? (Vol. 35)

Postby AlexH » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:26 pm

I made my first WotF submission on 30th March this year, and received a confirmation e-mail on the same day that simply said "Thank you for your submission!"

On the 5th April I received an e-mail with the following subject (I've only made the one submission):
"Your 2nd Quarter Entry to Writers of the Future"

The e-mail (emphasis by me):
"Your story has arrived and has been entered in the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest 2nd quarter 2018 contest. The quarter started on the 1st of January and runs through the 31st of March. We will have results for the quarter starting 3 months after the deadline (meaning starting in mid June- but possibly sooner). Also, just so you know, you do not have to wait for results from this quarter to enter the next quarter but you do have to wait until after 1 April in order to enter again."

So you can see there's conflicting info there.

Is anyone able to reassure me that my entry will be for the 1st quarter? I'll be quite upset if it isn't as I put so much effort into it, as well as submitting it a day before the deadline in case of any issues. My main aim for 2018 is to enter each quarter.

Thanks for any help. wotf008
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Re: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error?

Postby AlexH » Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:30 pm

Aah, okay. I've just looked at some other threads and think I've answered my own question.

Q1 was October 1, 2017 -- December 31, 2017.

Phew, and apologies!

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Re: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error?

Postby AmytheAuthor » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:24 pm

AlexH wrote:Aah, okay. I've just looked at some other threads and think I've answered my own question.

Q1 was October 1, 2017 -- December 31, 2017.

Phew, and apologies!

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Re: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error?

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:32 pm

AlexH wrote:Aah, okay. I've just looked at some other threads and think I've answered my own question.

Q1 was October 1, 2017 -- December 31, 2017.

Phew, and apologies!

No worries! The quarters take a bit of getting used to. wotf008
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Re: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error?

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Apr 11, 2018 2:12 am

If I start the thread, I post the dates in big letters/numbers.
Check the first post in the quarterly threads.

It is confusing at first, but you'll get used to it.
Or maybe you wont have to. wotf001
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Re: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error?

Postby AlexH » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:47 am

Dustin Adams wrote:If I start the thread, I post the dates in big letters/numbers.
Check the first post in the quarterly threads.

It is confusing at first, but you'll get used to it.
Or maybe you wont have to. wotf001


Good point, I've added the volume number to the subject. If I add the year it'd apply to Volume 36. I've got the hang of this already. wotf007

And thanks for the clarification AmytheAuthor - it felt like I spent more time on that story than all my others put together, so I am quite relieved. wotf008


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