Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

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Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:02 am

October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019

The possibilities are endless!
New volume, new friends. Gala in 2020.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:50 am

Dustin Adams wrote:October 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019

The possibilities are endless!
New volume, new friends. Gala in 2020.

Gahhhhhh not ready not ready
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:01 am

This is starting to feel like a Kingkiller saga. "And the wheel of time goes round and round, and you have to buy the next book to figure out how to get off the wheel." But that's just it. You NEVER get off. It's an endless prologue.

Mantra time: Fear is the mind killer. I shall face the Wheel and let it pass through me. Only I shall remain. Fear is the mind killer. I shall face the Wheel ...

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:17 pm

Surely it's December 2018, though?

My entry for this one will just be the story I know won't be ready in time for Q4 v.35. That's simple, even if nothing else about this is...
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Current WIP intended for Q1.v36

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:01 am

I just want to write again. Life has derailed my writing. Such a bummer. Been months since I wrote a word. Miss it terribley...

See! I can't even speel!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:38 am

Life does get in the way. But writing finds a way. Hang in there, Dustin!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby guthington » Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:51 am

I have a question that may seem on the newb side. Does anyone ever enter both writer and illustrator contests in the same quarter? What I'm thinking of entering for Q1 (assuming I have the time of course) has a nice visual that is tempting to try to illustrate.

Follow up... has anyone ever won both illustrator and writer for the same quarter and wound up illustrating their own entry?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby AlexH » Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:35 pm

I'm refusing to acknowledge Volume 36 will be published in 2020 until I get my full set of rejections for Volume 35. How time flies...

guthington wrote:Follow up... has anyone ever won both illustrator and writer for the same quarter and wound up illustrating their own entry?

That sounds unlikely - the authors don't know who their illustrator is until the awards event.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby vsutherland01 » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:58 pm

Haha nooooo too soon. I get til the end of october to read all the things I want, then back to writing.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby RSchibler » Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:59 am

I may miss Q1. I'm working hard on a novel I hope to have ready to query by next summer's conference season, and that's quite a deadline. I might send in one of my shorts that hasn't gone to WotF, but I doubt I'll write something new. I'm also terribly behind on my reading stack. Never enough hours in the day. Now where's my coffee...
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby GruffbaneJoe » Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:01 am

Dustin! Your writing resume for this one contest alone will get you an agent or book deal, as long as you have a 50k word ms ready to go. You should have already disqualified yourself and signed your 10,000 dollar advance!

My two HMs carried a surprising amount of weight, so I’ll only be eligible for two more quarters myself.

You should go ahead and finish that novel, grab yourself a major publisher with that resume.

And you’ll be giving me a chance before I have to go!

(Actually this is gonna be my best evah so it’s fruitless to enter, another reason for you to go ahead and step up to the big leagues)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:29 pm

guthington wrote:I have a question that may seem on the newb side. Does anyone ever enter both writer and illustrator contests in the same quarter? What I'm thinking of entering for Q1 (assuming I have the time of course) has a nice visual that is tempting to try to illustrate.

Follow up... has anyone ever won both illustrator and writer for the same quarter and wound up illustrating their own entry?


I don't have the answers to your specific questions, but some have won both contests. I think Stephen Stanley was the first. When I was in the Wordos writing group in Eugene, Oregon, Stephen won WotF. I remember him asking the group if anyone had won both contests before, and none of us could recall anyone that had. Stephen said, "Then I'm going to try to be the first to win both." And you know what? He did!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby amoskalik » Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:00 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:I just want to write again. Life has derailed my writing. Such a bummer. Been months since I wrote a word. Miss it terribley...

See! I can't even speel!


Let me know if you want to do "Magic in the First". The magic story I intended for the fourth quarter is still in the works, I'll hopefully have it done this quarter. A lot more research went into it than I anticipated. most of it of the rabbit hole variety.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dustin Adams » Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:37 am

Amos, I'll probably still be around for Magic in the 4th, v 36. Ha!

I really want to get in this Q. I got a silver for 2/35, then an R. That's my year. Not very satisfying.
I've got a great story that just needs time and attention. And I've got three months. Fingers crossed!

p.s. Thanks Gruffbane. I'd take a 10k advance!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby GruffbaneJoe » Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:21 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Amos, I'll probably still be around for Magic in the 4th, v 36. Ha!

I really want to get in this Q. I got a silver for 2/35, then an R. That's my year. Not very satisfying.
I've got a great story that just needs time and attention. And I've got three months. Fingers crossed!

p.s. Thanks Gruffbane. I'd take a 10k advance!


Have you contacted any agents yet with the Finalist and Semifinalist credits in your query?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:38 pm

Hmm, just been sort of thinking of what story I wanted to do. Today I decided to decide. Been wanting to do cyberpunk but I am still not sure enough to attempt one. Need to read more of them. Anyway I did start a story. Not sure if it is the one for the contest though. We shall see how it comes off. I am doing the opening like Dave likes anyway. Named the MC, made sure there is something to indicate that it is speculative and making sure the description of the setting is good. Of course I would have done most of that anyway. Only 260 words so far. I have time to do more but it's late and I am tired.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:40 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Life does get in the way. But writing finds a way. Hang in there, Dustin!


I say the something.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
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published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
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