From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

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AbigailFair
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From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby AbigailFair » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:03 pm

I got an email from "galaxypress" with an email domain of wizehive.com addressed to "Dear Entrant" and telling me that my story earned honorable mention in the 2nd quarter. I did in fact enter a story in WOTF this past quarter, so it could be legit! But since this is the first time I've entered, I'm not sure if I'm being scammed. ;)

~Abigail, obviously a n00b ;)

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Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby KD Julicher » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:11 pm

AbigailFair wrote:I got an email from "galaxypress" with an email domain of wizehive.com addressed to "Dear Entrant" and telling me that my story earned honorable mention in the 2nd quarter. I did in fact enter a story in WOTF this past quarter, so it could be legit! But since this is the first time I've entered, I'm not sure if I'm being scammed. ;)

~Abigail, obviously a n00b ;)



That's what it looks like! Congratulations - well less than 10% of stories reach Honorable Mention rank!
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AbigailFair
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Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby AbigailFair » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:17 pm

Oh, wow! Thanks for the info and the congrats! :-D

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Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby Henckel » Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:29 pm


Less than 10% of stories reach Honorable Mention rank!



Wtf? Wow. How many stories are normally submitted each quarter? ???

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Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby storysinger » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:12 am

My guess would be between 2 to 5,000.

Thinking about one person reading at least a part of every one of the entries is mind boggling.

Factor in Dave reads every story that keeps his attention past page two.
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Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby Henckel » Sun Jul 01, 2018 8:07 pm

Wow. I had no idea.

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Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby WillowReeves » Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:19 pm

I also got this email and wondered if it was a scam because it was titled 2nd quarter (I didn't enter for 2nd) but the headline in the email said 3rd (which I did enter). I have been searching to find a list of the winners and have found a few but neither my pen name or my real name is listed, I tried by location and while there are a few from my state--none of the names were mine. wotf018

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Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:44 am

Willow--see Q3 vol 35, I answered your question there. As to the Winner's listing for each quarter, those come out later, because it's possible the judges are still reading and voting on the Finalists. It can't be posted until results are in.

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Re: From whom would an Honorable Mention notification come?

Postby WillowReeves » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:45 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Willow--see Q3 vol 35, I answered your question there. As to the Winner's listing for each quarter, those come out later, because it's possible the judges are still reading and voting on the Finalists. It can't be posted until results are in.


Thanks so much! It's a bit disorienting, still learning how to navigate the forums here. I thought I would cast a 'wide net' so to speak since it was so late when I posted (for me it was late anyway lol) Sorry it took so long to reply, things got busy at home and I finally remembered to check my emails


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