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Contest rules questions

Postby Mr H » Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:26 pm

Hi all.

Whoop! Got me a HM. Can I still resubmit it later? I assume so, but wanted to check.

Also, if you sell the same story multiple times, are all sales counted in regards to disqualification. Not a problem for me, yet, but it would be nice to know.
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:40 pm

Mr H wrote:Hi all.

Whoop! Got me a HM. Can I still resubmit it later? I assume so, but wanted to check.

Also, if you sell the same story multiple times, are all sales counted in regards to disqualification. Not a problem for me, yet, but it would be nice to know.

You can resubmit an R, HM, or SHM, although I'd recommend an edit first. (The only stories that can't be resubmitted are semi-finalists and finalists.)

Reprints don't generally get pro rates, and I'm fairly certain the sale that disqualifies you from applying to the contest is your fourth sale (and subsequent publication) to an SFWA pro-paying market. I will admit it's been awhile since I double-checked this, but that's my current understanding.
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby BlackInk » Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:45 pm

I don't want to start a new thread so I hope you don't mind my asking my question here.

If part of a story was posted on one of the reddit writing subs, can it be used for WotF?
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:51 pm

BlackInk wrote:I don't want to start a new thread so I hope you don't mind my asking my question here.

If part of a story was posted on one of the reddit writing subs, can it be used for WotF?

I don't have an easy answer for this one. It probably depends on how much was posted and how much it's been edited since.
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby HermioneLee » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:56 pm

BlackInk wrote:I don't want to start a new thread so I hope you don't mind my asking my question here.

If part of a story was posted on one of the reddit writing subs, can it be used for WotF?

Perhaps you could ask Joni
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby RSchibler » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:46 am

Putting it online takes first rights away but it’s fuzzy. If you posted on destructivereaders it would probably be fine because that’s like critters and is a crit group. Posting on nosleep would disqualify you. I’d just avoid it to be safe.
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby chuckt » Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:28 am

What is "nosleep?"
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby RSchibler » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:44 am

It’s a horror story subreddit.
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby BlackInk » Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:07 pm

Thank you guys. I'll message Joni and ask her.
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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby BlackInk » Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:53 pm

I got an answer from Joni.


Thanks for inquiring. It is best not to. If a judge says they have seen a story online while judging, the story becomes disqualified.


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Re: Contest rules questions

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:22 am

Aah, that's an angle I hadn't thought of. While it may technically not have reached any threshold for a pro sale or 5000 hits or whatever, imagine if a judge saw it and you got DQ'd AFTER reaching finalist. Ugh.
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