Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:47 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:Yeah, the wait for Q1 results always makes Q2 a really hard focus for me. Dave's been posting things that suggest he's reading, though... wotf017


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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:49 am

AlexH wrote:I'm sure I remember Joni saying late-March this time?


They’re frequently aiming for faster results. IIRC last year Dave Farland had some real health issues during Q1, which delayed results. Here’s hoping it’s sooner!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:08 pm

My confirmation email from Joni for entering Q1 said this:

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...We will have results for the quarter starting 3 months after the deadline (meaning starting in mid March)...
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So... mid March is the official estimate, it seems. :)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:10 pm

Yeah... they always say that though. I checked the Grinder - it's been mid-April the last two years. I wouldn't start twitching until after the Gala, personally.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:23 pm

CCrawford wrote:My confirmation email from Joni for entering Q1 said this:

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...We will have results for the quarter starting 3 months after the deadline (meaning starting in mid March)...
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So... mid March is the official estimate, it seems. :)


Love your image, Cristy! Look at all those baby krakens! You are swarming with them! wotf001

And yes, what Becky and others have said. Author Services gets swamped by preparation from now through the gala. I honestly wonder if some of the final work for the quarter doesn't happen there. Don't expect results before, and you won't be disappointed.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:27 pm

I just looked at my Q1 sub...... and found a spelling mistake in the 3rd sentence.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:43 am

Hello everyone, I have a question. I saw the results for V36 Q1 posted on May 15 on the blog. But when I checked the forum, I noticed that many contestants knew their results (such as HM or R) BEFORE the winner list was announced on the blog. I thought that only the finalists and winners would get to know their results before the quarterly results post.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby TimE » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:21 am

I think the blog post is made when Joni has time. People are emailed their result before then.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:34 am

Thank you very much, TimE. So everyone, from Semi-Finalist to Rejection, receives an email from Joni?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:27 am

HermioneLee wrote:Thank you very much, TimE. So everyone, from Semi-Finalist to Rejection, receives an email from Joni?


Everyone. She’s amazing!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:43 am

Thanks to RSchibler! Joni is indeed an incredible contest director. She organizes everything so well :)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby CyclopsBane » Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:25 am

Hey everyone,

I submitted my first story last December to WoTF for V37 Q1. Although I'm in the midst of writing a novel, the wait for this short story result is starting to get very exciting (and dare I say distracting? Oh, look what I found: wotf060).

It's a thrill though. Now whenever I get tired during the day, I start thinking about whether or not Mr. Farland or the judges have read my piece yet, and dream about what their reactions are like, and that wakes me right up!

Other than mentioning that, I wanted to say two things in particular:

1. Best of luck and godspeed to all the writers out there who submitted to this contest! Thank you for sharing your questions and tales, your suggestions and discoveries on this forum. Sure writing takes a little talent and a lot of practice. But as I'm sure you all know, it also takes a heck of a lot determination. It's heartwarming to see it in spades here.

2. Mr. Wulf Moon, maybe you get this a lot, but your dedication to helping out new writers on this forum is absolutely amazing. Thank you for the work and time you've put in and all the insights you provide!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:33 pm

CyclopsBane wrote:Hey everyone,

I submitted my first story last December to WoTF for V37 Q1. Although I'm in the midst of writing a novel, the wait for this short story result is starting to get very exciting (and dare I say distracting? Oh, look what I found: wotf060).

It's a thrill though. Now whenever I get tired during the day, I start thinking about whether or not Mr. Farland or the judges have read my piece yet, and dream about what their reactions are like, and that wakes me right up!

Other than mentioning that, I wanted to say two things in particular:

1. Best of luck and godspeed to all the writers out there who submitted to this contest! Thank you for sharing your questions and tales, your suggestions and discoveries on this forum. Sure writing takes a little talent and a lot of practice. But as I'm sure you all know, it also takes a heck of a lot determination. It's heartwarming to see it in spades here.

2. Mr. Wulf Moon, maybe you get this a lot, but your dedication to helping out new writers on this forum is absolutely amazing. Thank you for the work and time you've put in and all the insights you provide!


Thank you, CyclopsBane! I was in the trenches with all of you for longer than I care to count. Seemed the right thing to do to stick around and share everything I learned to shave some time off the learning curve for others. The Super Secrets have been working for many, so mission accomplished, which is gratifying.

As for Q1 results, you're in for the long haul. The focus at WotF is on the workshop and gala right now, so typically, results don't get sent out until after the big event is over. The best remedy for twitching? Forget Q1 and focus on your next. I know it's hard, but once you send a story out, try to forget about it and write your next. Our growth as writers always comes with the fresh stories.

Something new will be announced at the gala this year! I just saw Joni at Superstars Writing Seminar and she said I can announce it now...I've been waiting for her to lift the gag order! It's very cool. Stay tuned!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:21 pm

CyclopsBane wrote:Hey everyone,

I submitted my first story last December to WoTF for V37 Q1. Although I'm in the midst of writing a novel, the wait for this short story result is starting to get very exciting (and dare I say distracting? Oh, look what I found: wotf060).

It's a thrill though. Now whenever I get tired during the day, I start thinking about whether or not Mr. Farland or the judges have read my piece yet, and dream about what their reactions are like, and that wakes me right up!

Other than mentioning that, I wanted to say two things in particular:

1. Best of luck and godspeed to all the writers out there who submitted to this contest! Thank you for sharing your questions and tales, your suggestions and discoveries on this forum. Sure writing takes a little talent and a lot of practice. But as I'm sure you all know, it also takes a heck of a lot determination. It's heartwarming to see it in spades here.

2. Mr. Wulf Moon, maybe you get this a lot, but your dedication to helping out new writers on this forum is absolutely amazing. Thank you for the work and time you've put in and all the insights you provide!



I understand how you feel about the upcoming results. I’m also working on a 70,000 word novel which I plan to submit to another contest next week, but I just can’t focus wholeheartedly whenever I think of my story being judged (probably right at this moment) wotf012

Good luck to all the participants for Q1:)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby CyclopsBane » Sat Feb 15, 2020 5:58 pm

HermioneLee wrote:I understand how you feel about the upcoming results. I’m also working on a 70,000 word novel which I plan to submit it to another contest next week, but I just can’t focus wholeheartedly whenever I think of my story being judged (probably right at this moment) wotf012
Good luck to all the participants for Q1:)

Thank you, HermioneLee!

And, oh boy, that'll soon be double the nail-biting for you! Congratulations on finishing the novel!! And good luck on your other contest! wotf009

I'm going to try and do as Wulf suggests and focus on my other writing now, although it's hard to ignore this intriguing comment:
Wulf Moon wrote:Something new will be announced at the gala this year! I just saw Joni at Superstars Writing Seminar and she said I can announce it now...I've been waiting for her to lift the gag order! It's very cool. Stay tuned!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:04 pm

CyclopsBane wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:I understand how you feel about the upcoming results. I’m also working on a 70,000 word novel which I plan to submit it to another contest next week, but I just can’t focus wholeheartedly whenever I think of my story being judged (probably right at this moment) wotf012
Good luck to all the participants for Q1:)

Thank you, HermioneLee!

And, oh boy, that'll soon be double the nail-biting for you! Congratulations on finishing the novel!! And good luck on your other contest! wotf009

I'm going to try and do as Wulf suggests and focus on my other writing now, although it's hard to ignore this intriguing comment:
Wulf Moon wrote:Something new will be announced at the gala this year! I just saw Joni at Superstars Writing Seminar and she said I can announce it now...I've been waiting for her to lift the gag order! It's very cool. Stay tuned!


Something new...very interesting! (Hope it’s got something to do with our quarter wotf007
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Andy Dibble » Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:38 am

Henckel wrote:I just looked at my Q1 sub...... and found a spelling mistake in the 3rd sentence.


I wouldn't worry so much, my winning piece had a word missing in the second sentence. :p There definitely are 'zines that will reject you for typos and grammar issues early on, but I don't think WotF is one of them. Dave knows that typos can be edited out easily.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:20 pm

Andy Dibble wrote:I wouldn't worry so much, my winning piece had a word missing in the second sentence. :p There definitely are 'zines that will reject you for typos and grammar issues early on, but I don't think WotF is one of them. Dave knows that typos can be edited out easily.


Thanks. I just hope it's not inductive of the remainder.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:24 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:Something new will be announced at the gala this year! I just saw Joni at Superstars Writing Seminar and she said I can announce it now...I've been waiting for her to lift the gag order! It's very cool. Stay tuned!

Cheers!


Oh, you're killing me. wotf003 Can't wait.

What time will the Gala be?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby AlexH » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:14 am

Could that be announcing the date the WotF course is released? Maybe not, as that's not new. Hmmm.

As we have Illustrators of the Future...Narrators of the Future. Is WotF going audio?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:31 am

Could be, with the award show being postponed, results will come sooner? Could also mean later. It's a lot of work to postpone a big event. And they have to set up the online signings and reveals. Also, the awards might actually have served as a catalyst to get Q1 wrapped up.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Thu Mar 12, 2020 7:06 pm

Last years results for Q1 came on 17 April. ...So, we still have a while to wait.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:30 am

Henckel wrote:Last years results for Q1 came on 17 April. ...So, we still have a while to wait.

I’m sure it’ll be a lot sooner this year, with the ceremony postponed. Perhaps it’ll be announced within the next few days
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby SwiftPotato » Fri Mar 13, 2020 6:16 am

We'll see! Judging may happen sooner, but as Joni is the one who makes the calls and sends the emails...I'm not too sure how much sooner she'd be able to do it. They're already working on trying to reschedule for late summer/early fall, plus trying to create an online art reveal and book signings for the v36 folks. Just keep patient as always, and understand there may be delays if the situation worsens in LA.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby storysinger » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:22 am

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Fri Mar 13, 2020 11:51 am

SwiftPotato wrote:We'll see! Judging may happen sooner, but as Joni is the one who makes the calls and sends the emails...I'm not too sure how much sooner she'd be able to do it. They're already working on trying to reschedule for late summer/early fall, plus trying to create an online art reveal and book signings for the v36 folks. Just keep patient as always, and understand there may be delays if the situation worsens in LA.


I totally agree. If anything, shes even busier.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby JVAshley » Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:37 pm

Henckel wrote:
SwiftPotato wrote:We'll see! Judging may happen sooner, but as Joni is the one who makes the calls and sends the emails...I'm not too sure how much sooner she'd be able to do it. They're already working on trying to reschedule for late summer/early fall, plus trying to create an online art reveal and book signings for the v36 folks. Just keep patient as always, and understand there may be delays if the situation worsens in LA.


I totally agree. If anything, shes even busier.

Resaults will come when they come. All good.

Aye! I have even forgotten to worry over Q1 results with all of the school closings and such. wotf017
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:27 am

I'll start my twitching next week I think.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:52 am

I’m twitching ALL THE TIME! And I’m gonna have to twitch for ANOTHER few moths, agonizing on my wait for the Q2 results...
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:09 pm

To all you twitchers out there, stop twitching. Q1 will be delayed. I just finished talking to Kary English. The current pandemic has caused problems across the board, slowing everything down. So go back to getting your Q2 in and figure out what you will write for Q3. Best use of your mental energies.

Stay safe, all! Stay indoors if you can. It's where writers do their best work! :)

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