Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:31 pm

Woodstock Writer wrote:Congratulations everyone with their SHMs too.

Duotrope reports some acceptances, is that likely or are they mistaking an HM for an acceptance, I wonder.

I'd be assuming the latter.
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R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, ?, ?

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:43 pm

HM here. That's 5 quarters in a row. I didn't submit for Q2, so the the streak will end.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:44 pm

MiloMinderbinder wrote:HM here. That's 5 quarters in a row. I didn't submit for Q2, so the the streak will end.

Go ahead Milo! Congrats!
R = 5
HM = (Q4v36)
SHM = (Q3v32, Q3v37)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:45 pm

Has anyone out there NOT heard anything besides me? (I must be a second-waver)
R = 5
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Woodstock Writer » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:46 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Woodstock Writer wrote:Congratulations everyone with their SHMs too.

Duotrope reports some acceptances, is that likely or are they mistaking an HM for an acceptance, I wonder.

I'd be assuming the latter.


Yes that’s what I assumed too.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Woodstock Writer » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:46 pm

MiloMinderbinder wrote:HM here. That's 5 quarters in a row. I didn't submit for Q2, so the the streak will end.


Amazing, well done!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:48 pm

Silver HM for me.
For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Ronceveaux.

The only easy day was yesterday.




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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby JVAshley » Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:50 pm

Congrats on all the Silver HM! wotf009
I can't wait to read yours Peony!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby mrtevebaugh » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:00 pm

HM for me. Congrats to everyone that got mentions!
V35: R || V36: HM,HM,HM,R || V37: HM,R,HM,?

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:01 pm

CCrawford wrote:Silver HM for me! Just got the email.

Awesome!
SHM is CLOSE.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:08 pm

kizernix wrote:
CCrawford wrote:Silver HM for me! Just got the email.


Congratulations everyone! I'm new to the contest, so wondering if someone could explain the difference between Silver HM and HM.

Digging a little deeper, Dave (and Kary) do a first pass and start sifting into piles. Rs go into the R pile. Read this one goes into another pile. From there, HMs are sorted. Dave's done several Kicks about this, and I think someone recently posted it. Basically he finds a few things that stop it from going higher, but it's a well written story that deserves a level of praise.

After that you've got the possible finalist pile. Stories that Dave will read through again, or more carefully. A higher metric, if you will. While not absolute, in general this "final pile" makes up the SHM, SF, and F.

So it can be loosely said that if you received a SHM, your story was in contention and was scrutinized for inclusion, but was beat out by only 16 other stories. Thus, SHM is a good thing.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:12 pm

Congratulations to all that are getting those wonderful certificates, some of you for the very first time! And special congratulations to Corbin, Liz, Crystal, Michael...who else am I missing?...for getting Silver HMs! That's a big deal in a contest quarter with thousands of entries from around the world. You were part of the cream skimmed off the top of all those entries they received! Actually, the crème de la crème! Well done!

And for any wondering how they can up their writing game, John Goodwin asked me to announce THE NEW WRITERS OF THE FUTURE ONLINE WORKSHOP! That's right! It's here! I made a post under the Writing Craft category, but I'll post here as well. Enjoy a taste of the Writers of the Future Hollywood workshop! These are the same instructors! Go to WritersoftheFuture.com and click on FREE ONLINE WORKSHOP!

May this help you hit the bullseye on your next submission!

All the beast!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Galen » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:18 pm

Congrats all!

This forum is where the messy blood sweat and tears that goes into your efforts is truly understood.

I too am out, but will be buoyed in spirit by a semi-finalist this time around. That's my best ever in a collection of many many R's so I will take it and run. But most importantly it means I finally get to live a personal fantasy and bust out this thing:

wotf057

(One day, one day, I want to fly the blue one.)

Congrats again guys! You're the best. You take risks and put yourselves out there. Be proud of what you have done.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:24 pm

Galen wrote:Congrats all!

This forum is where the messy blood sweat and tears that goes into your efforts is truly understood.

I too am out, but will be buoyed in spirit by a semi-finalist this time around. That's my best ever in a collection of many many R's so I will take it and run. But most importantly it means I finally get to live a personal fantasy and bust out this thing:

wotf057

(One day, one day, I want to fly the blue one.)

Congrats again guys! You're the best. You take risks and put yourselves out there. Be proud of what you have done.


Awesome, Galen! It couldn't have happened to a better red panda! Enjoy the critique from Dave. It's worth its weight in gold.

Cheers!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:28 pm

CCrawford wrote:Silver HM for me! Just got the email.


Wo hook. Congratulations Crystal!!!


I got "R".
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – pending
(2021) V38 Q1 - ???

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:31 pm

Galen wrote:Congrats all!

This forum is where the messy blood sweat and tears that goes into your efforts is truly understood.

I too am out, but will be buoyed in spirit by a semi-finalist this time around. That's my best ever in a collection of many many R's so I will take it and run. But most importantly it means I finally get to live a personal fantasy and bust out this thing:

wotf057

(One day, one day, I want to fly the blue one.)

Congrats again guys! You're the best. You take risks and put yourselves out there. Be proud of what you have done.


Wow, congrats! wotf010
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:32 pm

Wow. I didnt see the other SHM and SF. Congratulations to all of you. Rock on!!!
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – pending
(2021) V38 Q1 - ???

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:33 pm

Henckel wrote:
CCrawford wrote:Silver HM for me! Just got the email.


Wo hook. Congratulations Crystal!!!


I got "R".


Thank you!

Is the first one I read of yours entered in for Q2 or did that one go elsewhere? I really enjoyed that one!
v35: Q4 - HM
V36: R, R, R, R
V37: SHM, HM, HM, ??

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby AliciaCay » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:00 pm

wotf056

Yay!

Congrats everyone on your results, and Galen - well done on that Semi-Finalist.

Now on to the next quarter :)

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V32: HM (Q4)
V33: HM, HM, SHM, HM
V34: R, R, HM, HM
V35: HM, HM, R, HM
V36: R, R, SHM, R
V37: SHM, Finalist, Q3-TBD
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:07 pm

CCrawford wrote:
Henckel wrote:
CCrawford wrote:Silver HM for me! Just got the email.


Wo hook. Congratulations Crystal!!!


I got "R".


Thank you!

Is the first one I read of yours entered in for Q2 or did that one go elsewhere? I really enjoyed that one!


No one has read my Q1 sub. At the time I submitted it, I was working on a story (that you read and ultimately because my Q2 Sub) but at the time I couldn't get it to work. So, with about 48 hours remaining, I abandoned it and wrote my Q1 sub. It was a heavily interrupted 48 hrs,... Anyway, it was a decent story, but (having re-read the story a couple days ago I realize that) my first few pages were really bad. Thus, rejected. Oh well. I have absolute confidence that my Q2 story is a vast improvement. ...

Lesson learned. wotf009
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – pending
(2021) V38 Q1 - ???

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Peter Glen » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:22 pm

'R' me Hearties!
Grats for those with a good result :)
HM, R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, SHM, ?

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:37 pm

Still nothing but silence for me!
I think I need a hug.
R = 5
HM = (Q4v36)
SHM = (Q3v32, Q3v37)
SF = Zip
F = Zero
WINs = Zilcho
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:41 pm

Dragonchef wrote:Still nothing but silence for me!
I think I need a hug.

*HUGS*
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, ?, ?

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:44 pm

Thanks DP! Feeling kinda like Charlie Brown at Halloween right now..."I got a rock!"
R = 5
HM = (Q4v36)
SHM = (Q3v32, Q3v37)
SF = Zip
F = Zero
WINs = Zilcho
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:52 pm

R for me
Fight for what you believe in; believe in what you fight for~~Hermione Lee
V37 Q1: R
V37 Q2: R
V37 Q3: ?
V37 Q4: ?

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:58 pm

HermioneLee wrote:R for me

Hermione - and every other "R" for Q1v37
Turn this thread off and start pounding on that keyboard--it fills the gap and pumps adrenaline into your next submission.
Just remember--we love you here in the forum and want nothing but a win for you. Get on it!

Fire and flame,
Dragonchef
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R = 5
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SHM = (Q3v32, Q3v37)
SF = Zip
F = Zero
WINs = Zilcho
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:11 pm

Dragonchef wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:R for me

Hermione - and every other "R" for Q2v37
Turn this thread off and start pounding on that keyboard--it fills the gap and pumps adrenaline into your next submission.
Just remember--we love you here in the forum and want nothing but a win for you. Get on it!

Fire and flame,
Dragonchef

Thanks Dragonchef, for your words of support and hope. Of course, I'll keep pounding on that keyboard, like I always do. I'll continue to submit stories, and hopefully, we'll both win one day!
Fight for what you believe in; believe in what you fight for~~Hermione Lee
V37 Q1: R
V37 Q2: R
V37 Q3: ?
V37 Q4: ?

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Tue Apr 21, 2020 3:16 pm

HermioneLee wrote: . . . hopefully, we'll both win one day!

Amen!
R = 5
HM = (Q4v36)
SHM = (Q3v32, Q3v37)
SF = Zip
F = Zero
WINs = Zilcho
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby SwiftPotato » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:21 pm

HermioneLee wrote:R for me


What matters is that you wrote a story, finished it, and submitted it. That's a big deal. Keep on writing and keep on learning and keep on submitting. :)
R, 3rd place Q4 v36!!!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby BeeW » Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm

HM for me. Pretty good for my first time entering, I think. Keeping up with a fresh story every quarter!
V37Q1: HM
V37Q2: HM
V37Q3: R
V37Q4: ?


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