Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:18 am

wotf004 First R in Q1 2016 was March 9. Twithcy-twithcy!
36: R, R, R, SHM
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:01 am

chuckt wrote:wotf004 First R in Q1 2016 was March 9. Twithcy-twithcy!

Yes, but Dave wasn't ill that year. (Either way, twitching is appropriate.)

I'm starting to get antsy. If I wasn't preoccupied with babies and beta reading my mum's novel, I'd be trying to write something new out of sheer stircrazy. (I don't have a solid idea yet, but I'd be trying like hell to find one.)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby TimE » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:16 am

My expectations must be lower than everyone else's. If I was a finalist I'd be twitching for the final result. At this stage... nah!
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby kentagions » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:24 am

In my book, the chapter on submissions is titled 'Expect Delays.'

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:27 am

Brings a bucket of mint oreo ice cream and a dozen spoons. Settles down on a bean bag chair and holds up spoons. "Anyone?"
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:45 am

TimE wrote:My expectations must be lower than everyone else's. If I was a finalist I'd be twitching for the final result. At this stage... nah!

Oh, trust me, finalist twitching is insane. I am twitching mildly about this story, mostly because I'm curious how it will be received.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby mhkuch » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:51 am

thegirlintheglasses wrote:Brings a bucket of mint oreo ice cream and a dozen spoons. Settles down on a bean bag chair and holds up spoons. "Anyone?"


*takes a spoon and digs into ice cream*
"Yes please!"
*nomming sounds ensue*
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:39 am

mhkuch wrote:
thegirlintheglasses wrote:Brings a bucket of mint oreo ice cream and a dozen spoons. Settles down on a bean bag chair and holds up spoons. "Anyone?"


*takes a spoon and digs into ice cream*
"Yes please!"
*nomming sounds ensue*

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby mhkuch » Tue Apr 09, 2019 11:38 am

I have sprinkles wotf010


"Oooo! Yes please! Someone came prepared!"

*application of sprinkles ensues*
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby RSchibler » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:01 am

Dave peeped on Facebook. Thursday cometh!


Edit: Might still be a few weeks, though. Joni still has to notify the finalists, and then they have to be judged. But it'll definitely be within a few weeks. wotf010
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby KristyEmber » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:17 am

I came to share, but you beat me to it! I reckon finalists will hear over the next week, so stay very close to your phones people!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:31 am

KristyEmber wrote:I came to share, but you beat me to it! I reckon finalists will hear over the next week, so stay very close to your phones people!

Shinnng my 4K gold-plated 'R' as we speak.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby TimE » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:40 am

Just re-read my Q1 entry for the first time in a while. I like it - but my record suggest that means I'm shinning my 'R as well. (Once I've worked out what shinning is.
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:51 am

Wulf Moon wrote:
KristyEmber wrote:Expectomancy! Nice!

This is how I think it goes at the moment:

1. Finalists get a phone call. They are asked not to share on the internet yet.

2. The first waves go out on email over a few days - includes R, HM ,SHM. There doesn’t seem to be a clear order or anything.

3. Semi finalists wait a week or two before they are told their results.

4. Once the finalist judging is completed by the guest judges, finalists can announce their results.

Anyway, just wanted to flag this now - if the results all seem to be out, but you haven’t heard anything at all, you are probably a semi finalist.

Although having said that, I’m not sure where paper subs fall here.


You got it, Kristy. That's how it worked Q4, Volume 35.


This is the sequence Wulf confirmed. Is there much of a delay between steps 1 and 2?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby R.W.Ware » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:57 am

Dave Farland:
Just finished my part in judging the first quarter of Writers of the Future. Wow, we got some great stories!

A bit of advice for entrants: very few of the entrants send in paper copies nowadays, and as a judge I prefer to see electronic copies. A couple of our judges have eye problems, and we can enlarge the electronic copies so that they are easier to read.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:09 am

TimE wrote:Just re-read my Q1 entry for the first time in a while. I like it - but my record suggest that means I'm shinning my 'R as well. (Once I've worked out what shinning is.

Well, I could say it is the Simpsons' episode take on Stephen King's "The Shining", but that would be a lie.
Truth is I fat fingered and didn't proof my entry.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:07 am

R.W.Ware wrote:Dave Farland:
Just finished my part in judging the first quarter of Writers of the Future. Wow, we got some great stories!

A bit of advice for entrants: very few of the entrants send in paper copies nowadays, and as a judge I prefer to see electronic copies. A couple of our judges have eye problems, and we can enlarge the electronic copies so that they are easier to read.

Exciting! Also, good to know. (I tend to prefer electronic copies, myself.)

*hands out emergency comfort food rations and paper bags*
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby TimE » Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:30 am

Dragonchef wrote:
TimE wrote:Just re-read my Q1 entry for the first time in a while. I like it - but my record suggest that means I'm shinning my 'R as well. (Once I've worked out what shinning is.

Well, I could say it is the Simpsons' episode take on Stephen King's "The Shining", but that would be a lie.
Truth is I fat fingered and didn't proof my entry.
SHINING!
Good catch, Tim Bloke! Thanks for pointing out my failures. wotf011

wotf001 wotf001
You carry on cooking those dragons ... Or do you cook for them?

Anyway, I thought you and I were banking on Q2. Q1's just a practise run.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:40 am

[quote="TimE"
You carry on cooking those dragons ... Or do you cook for them?

Anyway, I thought you and I were banking on Q2. Q1's just a practise run.[/quote]
COOK DRAGONS!? wotf003
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Q1 practice runs . . . YES! With Q2 a giant hurdle closer.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:50 am

Forgot to post this:
Received an email from Galaxy Press yesterday.

My stomach dropped to the ocean bottom seeing the sender in the notification. So soon after the Gala it had to be a REJECTION, of that there was no doubt. Along with my stomach, my heart also plummeted to depths where even the angler fish fear to tread.

But much to my elation, it was only an advertisement promoting the Volume 35 anthology.

Whew! Escaped death again . . . for now.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:10 am

chuckt wrote:
Wulf Moon wrote:
KristyEmber wrote:Expectomancy! Nice!

This is how I think it goes at the moment:

1. Finalists get a phone call. They are asked not to share on the internet yet.

2. The first waves go out on email over a few days - includes R, HM ,SHM. There doesn’t seem to be a clear order or anything.

3. Semi finalists wait a week or two before they are told their results.

4. Once the finalist judging is completed by the guest judges, finalists can announce their results.

Anyway, just wanted to flag this now - if the results all seem to be out, but you haven’t heard anything at all, you are probably a semi finalist.

Although having said that, I’m not sure where paper subs fall here.


You got it, Kristy. That's how it worked Q4, Volume 35.


This is the sequence Wulf confirmed. Is there much of a delay between steps 1 and 2?


After I got "The Call," and was told to tell NO ONE, it seemed notices to those with honors happened shortly after. Except for the semifinalists. They were not told until after I had received the second call a week later, telling me I had won. Even then, Joni told me to tell NO ONE until she had notified all the other finalists of their standing. So if you see all the results going out and you haven't been called, either you got lost in the system somehow, or it's likely you're a semifinalist and they have not notified you yet. Remember, if a winner gets disqualified, they pull from the semifinalists. I'm guessing that's why semifinalists are no longer notified with the rest of the crowd.

Note I said "guessing." These are fine points of the inner workings of the contest, and they don't share their reasons, just as they'll never tell you how many entrants there are in a given quarter.

Now go write your next. Write fresh!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:05 am

Two times I was unable to submit by wizehive so I emailed my sub to Joni. After all results were posted I called Joni and was informed my story was an r. Not hearing anything had me falsely thinking I was going to place higher than that. It was totally deflating to put it mildly.

The lesson learned was do not wait so late you have to email.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:11 am

Do Rs ever get any feedback? I seemed to recall someone posted that they got an R but Katy liked their opening. (I could have misunderstood-I often do).
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby RSchibler » Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:13 am

Only semi-finalists get feedback, as far as I know.
V34: R, HM, R
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:09 pm

chuckt wrote:Do Rs ever get any feedback? I seemed to recall someone posted that they got an R but Katy liked their opening. (I could have misunderstood-I often do).


Only semifinalists get feedback in the form of a critique from the coordinating judge. Because of the critique, it disqualifies the story from being entered again.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Wed Apr 10, 2019 12:12 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:
chuckt wrote:Do Rs ever get any feedback? I seemed to recall someone posted that they got an R but Katy liked their opening. (I could have misunderstood-I often do).


Only semifinalists get feedback in the form of a critique from the coordinating judge. Because of the critique, it disqualifies the story from being entered again.


That makes sense. I think I read that before. Maybe I will remember it now.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby ddonche » Wed Apr 10, 2019 3:52 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:
Remember, if a winner gets disqualified, they pull from the semifinalists. I'm guessing that's why semifinalists are no longer notified with the rest of the crowd.


Just curious, but why wouldn't they pull from one of the other finalists? Aren't there like 8 of them?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby KristyEmber » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:39 pm

I think in that case the stories were withdrawn right before judging - they drew on the semi-finalists so they’d have 8 stories for the guest judges.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby chuckt » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:40 pm

ddonche wrote:
Wulf Moon wrote:
Remember, if a winner gets disqualified, they pull from the semifinalists. I'm guessing that's why semifinalists are no longer notified with the rest of the crowd.


Just curious, but why wouldn't they pull from one of the other finalists? Aren't there like 8 of them?


I think this is the time period between finalist being selected and the winners being selected. Not sure what they would do if a winner were disqualified or withdrew.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby ddonche » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:14 pm

This makes sense, I was thinking like if the one of the three winners got disqualified.
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