Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby thewritescott » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:42 pm

It's Thursday isn't it? Seems like that means it should be Thursday. Alas, I don't think it is.

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:19 pm

thewritescott wrote:It's Thursday isn't it? Seems like that means it should be Thursday. Alas, I don't think it is.

Based on an interview Dave did the other day, I'm guessing we have another week or two.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:26 am

Yeah, Dave said something like, if I read 12 hours a day for the next 10 days I'll be close.

Which could have been sarcasm, but I got the impression that was his plan.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:19 pm

Just got an email from Joni saying that they will have Q3 results in the next few days... wotf015
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Sep 26, 2020 7:50 pm

HermioneLee wrote:Just got an email from Joni saying that they will have Q3 results in the next few days... wotf015
Who else is twitching?

That e-mail damn near gave me a heart attack. wotf004 So, yes. Very yes. I'm twitching.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby nreavis » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:03 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:That e-mail damn near gave me a heart attack. wotf004 So, yes. Very yes. I'm twitching.


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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:31 pm

I saw that in the email! Twitching now too... Better break out the chocolates
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby CCrawford » Sat Sep 26, 2020 8:56 pm

Do you think she means "next few days" as in... sometime in the next couple weeks? Or as in really just a few days? Based on what Dave said in his recent interview about needing to read 12 hours a day for the next 10 days to get through the stories, I kind of read it as more generic (meaning they're working on the results and it should be sometime kind of soon), but now I'm wondering...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:24 am

If so, then finalists should be getting calls now or within 48 hours?
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:00 am

chuckt wrote:If so, then finalists should be getting calls now or within 48 hours?

(Gasps)
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:50 am

The last two quarters finalists were called on Monday and results came out Tuesday. So, could be could be.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:35 am

Stares at phone. Checks to make sure it is not on silent. Checks to make sure no voicemails are there.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:00 pm

Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby LambentTyto » Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:20 pm

HermioneLee wrote:Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...


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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Woodstock Writer » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:23 am

I’m much less excited this time, as this is the first story I’ve submitted that I didn’t really think was any good. After 3 HMs out of 3 submissions so far, I’m expecting a straight rejection this time!

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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby vjalrik » Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:32 am

Woodstock Writer wrote:I’m much less excited this time, as this is the first story I’ve submitted that I didn’t really think was any good. After 3 HMs out of 3 submissions so far, I’m expecting a straight rejection this time!

That's how I'm feeling. Mine was a short kind of quirky one, but I've had some success with those before, so who knows. I do start to get a little antsy if I go too long without a solid R though - makes me feel like I'm not taking enough risks...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Mon Sep 28, 2020 1:57 pm

HermioneLee wrote:Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...


Lol.I hope he did not read the disappointment in your voice.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:17 pm

Woodstock Writer wrote:I’m much less excited this time, as this is the first story I’ve submitted that I didn’t really think was any good. After 3 HMs out of 3 submissions so far, I’m expecting a straight rejection this time!


I'm always surprised. Of my last two entries, the one I thought was great got an R and the one I thought wasn't a good fit for the contest got an HM. My story for Q3, when I first subbed I thought it was okay... then I looked at it again and realized, hey it's pretty good! Looked at it again a few weeks ago and noticed the opening could really use some help. It seems like I usually think that when judging draws near. I like to think of it as a sign of improvement, but not sure lol. But it's impossible to say. We may be surprised yet.
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:19 pm

HermioneLee wrote:Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...


Oh no wotf003 put him in your contacts asap so that doesn't happen again...... or tell him not to call at the end of certain months wotf001
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby vjalrik » Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:24 pm

Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:20 pm

chuckt wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...


Lol.I hope he did not read the disappointment in your voice.

I told him about the contest and how I had been anticipating a call from the contest director.
Now hopefully he won’t call until the results have been announced
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:20 pm

Eagerink wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:Okay, so this is what just happened to me. I was minding my own business and studying, then a got an unknown call from the US. I stared blankly at the phone, wondering if this was the phone call that would change my life......I picked it up, and nervously said, "hello?"

It was my uncle, who lives in LA...


Oh no wotf003 put him in your contacts asap so that doesn't happen again...... or tell him not to call at the end of certain months wotf001

I'll definitely do that! wotf001
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:22 pm

vjalrik wrote:Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?

It's been there for quite a few days...I guess it might be somebody who misunderstood Joni's letters about the contest results wotf017
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Mon Sep 28, 2020 6:49 pm

HermioneLee wrote:
vjalrik wrote:Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?

It's been there for quite a few days...I guess it might be somebody who misunderstood Joni's letters about the contest results wotf017


Pretty sure that has happened a few times before. Not sure why. Hopefully not someone playing with us because wotf012
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby chuckt » Wed Sep 30, 2020 7:00 am

Sigh. Rumors? Rumors of rumors?
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:30 am

Eagerink wrote:
HermioneLee wrote:
vjalrik wrote:Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?

It's been there for quite a few days...I guess it might be somebody who misunderstood Joni's letters about the contest results wotf017


Pretty sure that has happened a few times before. Not sure why. Hopefully not someone playing with us because wotf012

It happens about once every quarter. wotf019 wotf017
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Henckel » Wed Sep 30, 2020 12:14 pm

Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!.

the anticipation...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby HermioneLee » Wed Sep 30, 2020 5:50 pm

Henckel wrote:Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!.

the anticipation...

Your post almost gave me a heart attack wotf015
I just had a dream about myself getting an HM, and none of our fellow forumites got rejected...
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby Eagerink » Wed Sep 30, 2020 11:03 pm

HermioneLee wrote:
Henckel wrote:Well, I just received an email from Joni proclaiming that my story has received an HM..... And then I realized that was for last quarter and I needed to scroll further down in the email chain. Ha! Ha!.

the anticipation...

Your post almost gave me a heart attack wotf015
I just had a dream about myself getting an HM, and none of our fellow forumites got rejected...


You got me on that post too! HermioneLee wotf001

And I think I may have had a dream we got results too a few days ago... can't quite remember. But I probably jumped up and checked my email wotf002
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Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Postby RSchibler » Thu Oct 01, 2020 3:53 am

Dave Farland said on Facebook that he’s still judging for this quarter - I think we’re looking at next week. Every Day Is Thursday, but I don’t think this Thursday is Thursday. No promises!
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