Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

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Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:33 pm

Let's keep this thread active so it doesn't get eaten by the irrelevancy monster. wotf001

Mine first, because I made the thread!

The Factory - KDW finalist - Amazon e or paperback
Sole Possession - coming soon to Amazon

Robert B. Finegold, M.D.
Of Thine Impenetrable Spirit - Amazon e or paperback
And The Ends of the Earth for Thy Possession - Giganotosaurus - free to read (Or buy with several others below Here)

Kary English
Flight of the Kikayon - Grantville Gazette - free to read
The Minder's Bond - Amazon e or paperback

Rebecca Birch
Kindle My Heart - Amazon e or paperback

Jennifer Campbell-Hicks
Shore Leave - Amazon e or paperback

Holly Heisey
An Understanding - free to read

JD Brink
Amazon Link

Scott Parkin
Predatory Instinct e-book
Heart Flesh e-book
That He Might Have Joy e-book

Alex Kane
Amazon link

DL Young
Amazon link

Julie Frost
Predator/Prey Relationships - e or paperback - part of anthology

YM Pang
Glass Gardens - free to read
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Re: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:35 pm

Please note:

I would LOVE for this to be a continuing thread. If you know of any, or have any NWFs out there, let me know! Either below or in a PM. I will add the link to the list.

(Side note, I haven't been keeping up as much as I'd like. I'll continue to research on my own and hopefully find more. Come back for updates from time to time)
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:31 pm

I recently put Warspawn, which is a non-winning Finalist, up on my website.
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, ?, ?

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Postby AlexH » Fri Jan 24, 2020 12:13 pm

Thanks! I bet I'll have some new favourite stories after reading these. :)

I became intrigued about finalist stories again when Liz put her finalist story up recently, which I'll read in the next week or so. I remember reading a couple of published semi-finalist stories but can't remember where.
35: - R R R | 36: R HM R R | 37: HM HM HM ?

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Re: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

Postby CyclopsBane » Sat Feb 22, 2020 3:31 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:I recently put Warspawn, which is a non-winning Finalist, up on my website.


I really enjoyed this story. It had some great worldbuilding (a war golem choosing to live a life of peace? I'm in!)
Thanks for sharing it!! wotf007

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Postby AlexH » Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:58 am

CyclopsBane wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:I recently put Warspawn, which is a non-winning Finalist, up on my website.


I really enjoyed this story. It had some great worldbuilding (a war golem choosing to live a life of peace? I'm in!)
Thanks for sharing it!! wotf007

Same here. It was also interesting to read the prequel after (also on Liz's website), and I wondered if it was written before Warspawn.
35: - R R R | 36: R HM R R | 37: HM HM HM ?

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Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:32 am

AlexH wrote:
CyclopsBane wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:I recently put Warspawn, which is a non-winning Finalist, up on my website.


I really enjoyed this story. It had some great worldbuilding (a war golem choosing to live a life of peace? I'm in!)
Thanks for sharing it!! wotf007

Same here. It was also interesting to read the prequel after (also on Liz's website), and I wondered if it was written before Warspawn.

It was, in fact.
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, ?, ?

https://ticknortales.com/

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Re: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

Postby C.A. Tedeschi » Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:12 am

This is a great thread to keep going.
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Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:57 am

AlexH wrote:Thanks! I bet I'll have some new favourite stories after reading these. :)

I became intrigued about finalist stories again when Liz put her finalist story up recently, which I'll read in the next week or so. I remember reading a couple of published semi-finalist stories but can't remember where.


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Re: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

Postby Reuben » Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:58 pm

Today I Remember, Martin Shoemaker’s short story collection, has two of his non-winning finalists in it: One Last Chore for Grandpa, and The Mother Anthony (as well as his winner and some other great stories).
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Re: Non-Winning Finalists (where to find them)

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Oct 14, 2020 5:13 am

Added Liz's and Martin's to the list.
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