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Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby Zodai » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:24 pm

Hello, Zodai here.

I had finally finished my story, and was submitting it for the final day of the quarter - but for some strange reason, the application area is not registering my attached story!

Despite the

(Filename).docx
Uploading... 100%

Appearing; it is not registering the upload, and because of this I am currently unable to submit my story!

Please help; I'm doing this for my high school internship (Although I fully intend to continue this career path after I graduate) and it is vital that I get this in before the quarter ends!

(Originally posted in Quarterly Topics, and Other Items - accidentally posted in the wrong forum in my rush the first time)
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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby dantzel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:42 pm

I don't know why it's saying that, so my advice is to email Joni!! She'll help you sort things out. Her email is: contests(at)authorservicesinc.com
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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby dr-phil » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:44 pm

Same here -- around 6pm EDT.

I've sent an email and screenshot to Joni -- no reply yet.

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(NOTE: You should edit your post to remove the story filename from your post.)
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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby MedicalAuthor » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:49 pm

Same exact issue. Is it okay to send story name in email?

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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby Zodai » Sun Mar 31, 2013 2:52 pm

dantzel wrote:I don't know why it's saying that, so my advice is to email Joni!! She'll help you sort things out. Her email is: contests(at)authorservicesinc.com


Already Emailed.

dr-phil wrote:Same here -- around 6pm EDT.

I've sent an email and screenshot to Joni -- no reply yet.

Dr. Phil

(NOTE: You should edit your post to remove the story filename from your post.)


Only 8 hours left... ><

And It's there so we can make sure the filename isn't the issue - It's not like someone can copy a whole story from a title anyway ;p

MedicalAuthor wrote:Same exact issue. Is it okay to send story name in email?


I don't see why it wouldn't...

dantzel wrote:A note before I jump back into writing - make sure you strip this post of anything that ties back to your name or the title of the story so you are disqualified due to breaking anonymity!


Found this in the other thread; didn't even know it could happen XD.

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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby katsincommand » Sun Mar 31, 2013 4:02 pm

Out of curiosity, what file types are you uploading? I think docx tends to be wonky with some of these systems? Did you try with a rtf at all?
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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby dr-phil » Sun Mar 31, 2013 5:31 pm

I always send RTF files -- it's more polite. (grin)

Joni wrote back:

Dear Phil,

No worries. We won't let computers get in the way of getting your story submitted for the quarter.

What I want you to do is to respond to this e-mail with your manuscript attached. In the text of the e-mail message include your name, name of story, your address, your e-mail and your phone numbers.

We'll enter you hard copy!! Sorry about that!!!

Joni Labaqui

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Contests <Contests@authorservicesinc.com>

I sent mine in this way... Good luck to all!

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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby katsincommand » Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:08 pm

Actually, that gives me a hint on why she's waiting for "one more box". Those of us from this past quarter with the website shut down must have been enetered hardcopy at Joni's hand.

Good luck to you guys!
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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby dantzel » Sun Mar 31, 2013 8:13 pm

Yeah, that would explain it. Well, good to know.
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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:06 am

I wish I had control over the submission software for the Contest, but that's out of my hands.

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Yes, please contact Joni with any technical errors you've experienced, as she can facilitate. contests(at)authorservicesinc(dot)com

And in the end, if you must, print the bugger and send it in via snail mail. That's your near-fool-proof option.
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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby dr-phil » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:14 am

But Brad, that doesn't work at 9pm on the deadline day! (grin)

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Re: Really large issue - cannot submit!

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:32 am

dr-phil wrote:But Brad, that doesn't work at 9pm on the deadline day! (grin)

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On the contrary!

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