Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:06 pm

I'm in for Q1! I'm doing the Wulf Pack challenge, but I was given a bit of an exemption for this quarter because I just had a baby, so I'm behind on some of the challenge requirements right now... getting my Q1 submission in was my priority and I'm so glad I was able to finish it! :) The Super Secrets (and the wonderful Wulf Pack) have been super helpful!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby mrtevebaugh » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:58 am

I'm in for Q1. Best of luck to everyone!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:16 am

CCrawford wrote:I'm in for Q1! I'm doing the Wulf Pack challenge, but I was given a bit of an exemption for this quarter because I just had a baby, so I'm behind on some of the challenge requirements right now... getting my Q1 submission in was my priority and I'm so glad I was able to finish it! :) The Super Secrets (and the wonderful Wulf Pack) have been super helpful!


mrtevebaugh wrote:I'm in for Q1. Best of luck to everyone!


You guys did some great work this quarter. Best of luck! Too bad Q1 tends to be the slowest wotf001
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:31 pm

Not been here for a while again but I just sent my story for Q1. Maybe I should have four stories though. They sent me four reminders. wotf001

But it was an old story-older than I thought actually-that I redid. I worked on a couple of other stories for anthologies and didn't think I had the time to do a new story, especially with NaNo in there. Anyway, I rewrote the opening and a bit more and rewrote sentences, deleted some of the original story and we shall see. I also went back over and tried to smooth out some rough spots but wotf017 It now has better writing than it had, but I don't think as good as some stories I sent in that went nowhere. We shall see.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dragonchef » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:17 pm

I am IN for Q1v37 - just submitted.
R = 5
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:25 pm

I'm in.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby JESchleicher » Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:43 pm

I'm in. Good luck to all!
V36 Q4 - R

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:32 pm

Two days to go. Glad to see everyone getting their stories in! Don't miss the deadline. I've submitted right up to the final minutes before close more often than I wish to recall. Sometimes the Wizehive system hangs up in those final minutes. If so, send an email to Joni with your story attached immediately, and tell her the time you submitted when the system locked up. Ask her to confirm submission. She is very understanding and will get it in for this quarter.

Best of success! Fortune favor the diligent!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby BeeW » Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:20 am

Entering for the first time this quarter! Gonna make it a goal to write a new story every quarter until I place or become ineligible. It's a nice distraction from slugging away on my novel. =)
V37Q1: HM
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:03 am

I'm in! Congrats to everyone who got their stories written, polished, and submitted. Best wishes!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby storysinger » Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:56 am

I just submitted a fresh story for Q1. Best of luck to all.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Mon Dec 30, 2019 10:20 am

I'm in for Q1. Best of luck to everyone who submitted!
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
V37: HM, P

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby tkunit » Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:53 pm

I'm in.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby WillShadbolt » Mon Dec 30, 2019 3:49 pm

I'm in for this quarter. Best of luck everyone!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:26 pm

BeeW wrote:Entering for the first time this quarter! Gonna make it a goal to write a new story every quarter until I place or become ineligible. It's a nice distraction from slugging away on my novel. =)


Great goal, BeeW. That goal is what finally did it for me. Honestly, winning WotF will get you a strong credit that will help you get attention when you seek to get the novel published. It's a very good idea to get some good short story sales and contest wins.

Congrats to all making the 1st quarter deadline! I hope to see some of you on that stage for Volume 37! As they say at the casino:

WINNERS HAPPEN HERE!

Cheers!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby BeeW » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:34 am

Submitted! Here's hoping it's not disqualified for being a PDF.
Time to start brainstorming for Q2!
V37Q1: HM
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:25 am

Ugh. Last year's Q1 results were mid-April.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby reigheena » Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:00 am

Passing on this quarter. Had too much other stuff going on. Should have time to get things done for Q2 though.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:33 am

BeeW wrote:Submitted! Here's hoping it's not disqualified for being a PDF.
Time to start brainstorming for Q2!


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I've never heard of PDF being proper manuscript format. Please don't submit in that format to publishers. In fact, if I were you, I'd put it in Word format and send it off as an attached file in an email to Joni today, explaining the situation and asking that if it's a problem (and I believe it well could be), will she please accept the file you've included as your submission. jonil@authorservicesinc.com

Just a polite note to all. Please don't abuse the privilege to email Joni. She is buried as it is, regulary works until midnight in those offices. Treat her as you would any other professional editor or administrator. Which means necessary business only, and before pushing SEND, it's good to ask, "Is this really necessary?" She has thousands of writers' submissions to keep track of each quarter. And thousands of "I was just wondering if..." Help Joni out by asking here first, and listening to the advice given.

But in your case, BeeW, I'd send Joni your .doc formatted story today.

Best of success,

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby AVDutson » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:58 pm

I'm in! After some last-minute crunching, I got my story in. It ended up being my beefiest one yet, but I really love it!

Good luck, y'all!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby LoyalRam » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:21 pm

I submitted today, just under the wire. My story is about 4400 words, which seems a bit short compared to many of you. I've spent a lot of time refining it and so we'll see how it goes....Good fortune, everyone.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby SueD » Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:57 pm

Ok, I'm in. At least it's at 2:57pm on the last day instead of 11:48pm like last quarter! Seems prudent to send it in before the New Year drinking time kicks in :)

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby BeeW » Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:45 pm

Wulf Moon wrote:
BeeW wrote:Submitted! Here's hoping it's not disqualified for being a PDF.
Time to start brainstorming for Q2!


I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I've never heard of PDF being proper manuscript format. Please don't submit in that format to publishers. In fact, if I were you, I'd put it in Word format and send it off as an attached file in an email to Joni today, explaining the situation and asking that if it's a problem (and I believe it well could be), will she please accept the file you've included as your submission. jonil@authorservicesinc.com

Just a polite note to all. Please don't abuse the privilege to email Joni. She is buried as it is, regulary works until midnight in those offices. Treat her as you would any other professional editor or administrator. Which means necessary business only, and before pushing SEND, it's good to ask, "Is this really necessary?" She has thousands of writers' submissions to keep track of each quarter. And thousands of "I was just wondering if..." Help Joni out by asking here first, and listening to the advice given.

But in your case, BeeW, I'd send Joni your .doc formatted story today.

Best of success,

Wulf Moon


Thanks for the advice Moon! I just replied to the auto-confirmation (seems to be from the email you listed) from submitting explaining the situation and with a word doc version attached. Fingies crossed.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby AlexH » Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:23 pm

I'm in with a revised story, with seemingly never-ending fireworks heralding the New Year leading me to put earphones in. Some people reading that will have reason to find it amusing. It's the first time I haven't entered fresh, but the story has more than tripled in length, so it almost feels fresh. It's also my first submission of 2020!

I don't have a KYD flash this month and haven't finished a new second story to submit (I may have a chance with the extended deadline). But, for various reasons, I feel I've done well to enter WotF this quarter. wotf007
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Beth Powers » Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:41 pm

I forgot to report in when I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!)
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:20 pm

Beth Powers wrote:I forgot to report in when I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!)


That's a great record of persistence, Beth! I think you're due!

Cheers to all!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby alir_the_neon » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:50 pm

Just barely made it to Q1 with a fresh one. wotf001 Will certainly aim for 4 in 37. wotf024 Good luck to everyone.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby JVAshley » Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:57 pm

I'm In
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Jan 01, 2020 3:39 am

Grats to everyone who made it in!
This forum should win the Best Forum award. :)

On to Q2!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Postby JESchleicher » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:26 am

Wow, Beth! A tip of the hat to you.
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