Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby vsutherland01 » Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:35 am

The suspense!
Honorable Mentions: 3
Rejections: 5

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Nov 13, 2018 9:50 am

Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we.........................

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:06 pm

There once was a group with the itch
To make worlds from words and get rich
But every three moons
They’d stop in their swoons
With their heads put together, and twitch
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:47 pm

RSchibler wrote:There once was a group with the itch
To make worlds from words and get rich
But every three moons
They’d stop in their swoons
With their heads put together, and twitch



That group did hard search for a sign
Whilst the wizards required more time,
Questing for a spell
With all the right intel
For which stars and fates would align.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:21 am

I've got a poem for you. (You started this, Rebecca!)

"There once was a writer from Nantucket...
who said, "If I lose this time, I'll kick the bucket!"

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Kary English » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:16 am

He twitched all alone,
Attached to his phone,
If the thing doesn't ring he might chuck it.
WOTF: 1 HM, 1 Semi, 2 Finalists, 1 Winner
Q2,V31 - Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby thewritescott » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:32 am

I twitch and I hope
as I refresh and pray
Then I sigh and I mope
It's not yet Thursday

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Thomas Woodward » Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:27 pm

For along came a sign,
That all would be fine,
Actually wait...that's not right,
I just dreamt it. wotf002
3x R
4x HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Michael Kingswood » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:16 pm

Just got the email.

It's funny. I met Dave at a workshop in Vegas a month or so ago, and I told him I seem to have a talent for getting Honorable Mentions.

Sure enough....got another HM.

That makes 8 of the suckers, I think. But I lost count a while back so who knows for sure?

wotf019

Best of luck to the rest of you! wotf007


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SHM x1
HM x8
R x11

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:24 pm

Congrats, Michael. It means you are a great writer!

And....INCOMING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby pcmccollum » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:36 pm

Yup, got mine too. Another R! Oh well. Congrats to those who got HM or better and my condolences to my fellow Rs. We'll get 'em next time, eh? wotf011
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2x R
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Bartleby » Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:44 pm

SHM. I'm delighted, as I feel like I'm oh-so-gradually getting the hang of this thing.
R x 1
HM x 2
SHM x 1

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby VinSev » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:08 pm

Just got my email. It's an R for me this time.

Glad to have gotten the news; I've been impatient to send this story out to literary journals. I knew this was probably not the right market for it (it's the weirdest story I've written to date) and I want to try and find it a good home.

Congrats and condolences all around wotf009
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-Stephen King

HM: 1

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby thewritescott » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:18 pm

I take my poem back. It IS Thursday, after all. I got an HM. My 3rd one. This is one I specifically wrote for WOTF, after a long hiatus from submitting. I may shop it around. This is the first time I've felt compelled to submit again right away. So I may try that.

Congrats to all the HMs and above. Condolences to all who didn't win.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby LittleRed » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:08 pm

Entered for the first time this quarter and am tickled to have earned an HM. (Especially with a comic fantasy piece) So a smallish happy dance for me. Congratz to all the winners and a helping of virtual whiskey or chocolate for those needing comfort.

Now off to see if I have the nerve to enter again.
If this world holds no wonder, it is no place for me.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Thomas Woodward » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:11 pm

HM here. Congrats/commiserations all around! And good luck to those still in the running, I'm pulling for you!
3x R
4x HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby vsutherland01 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:29 pm

Got an HM,

It takes every little bit of my creativity and skill to land an HM. I was hoping to progress further with this story. I really thought it would take me to the next tier, but I will have to be happy it's not an R. Good luck to those still awaiting results!
Honorable Mentions: 3
Rejections: 5

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby WillShadbolt » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:04 pm

Got an R...was hoping for an HM, but after one of those hinty blog posts from David Farland and rereading my own story and noting a mistake ( wotf017 ) it's what I expected. But I still have some faith in the story, so we'll see if I have any luck after another run through/revision. Oh well, congrats to everyone who put in the work to have a story to submit!

Hopefully I'll have my piece for this coming quarter done on time, haven't started yet, but after two other quarters it'll be the first one I wrote especially for the contest.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:24 pm

Got an R this quarter. I knew it was coming (wrong type of story for WoTF, but I didn’t have anywhere else to put it), but Ra always hurt a little.

Congrats to everyone who submitted and those left to place!
WotF Results:
  • R:3
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • Last: R, Q4 v35

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby SCAFontaine » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:31 pm

R for me.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Wulf Moon » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:02 am

Haven't gotten an email yet, but these things come in waves. Congratulations to all that entered Q4, that takes courage. Congratulations to all that received an honor, especially LittleRed that entered for the first time and immediately got an HM. That's cool! Remember, this is the Olympics of speculative fiction, and we're all competing against the best "amateur" writer athletes in the world. Think of what it takes for someone to win a Gold, a Silver, a Bronze in the Olympics.

Same thing here. So we all must keep training and pushing our limits, because none of us have hit them yet.

Fortune favor the brave!

~Moon~

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby TimE » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:17 am

HM for me. I did write the last 1500 words the day before the comp closed, and knew it needed a couple of weeks' more tidying. Already in the next quarter.

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby RSchibler » Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:37 am

HM here. Satisfied.

Congratulations to everyone who placed and my encouragement to those that did not. Keep at it!
Trying to refute entropy with words.

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Vol35: HM, R, R, HM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby storysinger » Thu Nov 15, 2018 5:52 am

Rejection. Congrats to all who are still in it.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Galen » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:12 am

Congrats people! Looks like the forumites are having a great quarter!

(R for me... on to the next one.)

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby Harion » Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:55 am

big fat R. not one of my stronger stories. just sent it so i could have something to send. on to the next.
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WOTF entries:
Q1 Vol 29 - R
Q3 Vol 35 - HM
Q4 Vol 35 - R

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby aidanka » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:13 am

It's an R for me. Sadly, I saw it coming as this story was a dark horror. No supernatural elements, I gave it a shot thou.
Congrats to everyone with HM SHM

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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby amoskalik » Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:27 am

R for me, but that was expected. My piece was just a tiny slip of a thing. It might sell in a flash market, though. Good luck to everyone and congrats on the HMs coming through.
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby reigheena » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:21 am

R for me. It's the third in a row, which hurts after the HM and SHM I've gotten. So since this one hasn't gotten any critical feedback at all, it's off to critters I go.
Silver Honorable Mention: 3
Honorable Mentions: 7. Published HM - Infant Insomnia
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Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Postby ThomConnors » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:51 am

I got an Honorable Mention. I'm incredibly proud. Definitely some type of confidence boost to get me through NaNoWriMo.


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