Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

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Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:32 am

In as of 9/18.
WotF Results:
  • R:5
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: Pending, Q4 v36

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby MushuWushu » Sat Sep 21, 2019 12:19 pm

Just submitted my story.
One catrillion-bajillion-million-thousand-one-hundred-fifty-three Rejections, one X HM

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby DaneCurley » Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:53 am

really like what I sent in.

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby Henckel » Tue Sep 24, 2019 3:28 pm

Submitted: 25 September 2019
Won: (just kidding)

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby RSchibler » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:06 am

Submitted September 27 2019.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, HM, HM, pending

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby chuckt » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:17 am

In on September 30.
36 R,R,R, Pending

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby kjoinville » Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:23 am

Submitted 9/30/19

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby BPalm » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:28 pm

Submitted 9/30
Q1 Vol36: HM
Q3 Vol36: HM

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby JESchleicher » Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:50 pm

Submitted 9/30
V36 Q4 - Pending

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby LoyalRam » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:31 am

How long does it take to know?

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:55 am

LoyalRam wrote:How long does it take to know?

On average, about three months.
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R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, ?

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby LoyalRam » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:58 am

Thank you, disgruntledpeony. Do they rank all stories, or only the top 3?

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby LoyalRam » Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:05 am

I am worried that my story was disqualified. I read a requirement AfTER I submitted the story. It appears that no commercials or copyrighted material can be used in a story. I often use historical media to define the time frame of a story without bluntly saying "It's 1967."
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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby RSchibler » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:30 am

First, it’s recommended you delete any identifying information regarding your story from your post. The contest is anonymous. Second, you’re probably fine. Mentioning historically relevant details as milieu is isn’t the issue, it’s borrowing from them wholesale without attribution.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, HM, HM, pending

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.


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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:41 am

LoyalRam wrote:Thank you, disgruntledpeony. Do they rank all stories, or only the top 3?

They tell you if you didn't place (which is referred to on the forum as an R, because it's basically just your standard rejection letter), or if you got one of the following: an honorable mention (HM); a silver honorable mention (SHM), which is better than your basic HM; semi-finalist (SF), or finalist (F), in which case you get a phone call. Finalists get a second phone call when it's determined which of the eight stories made the top three, and non-winning finalists sometimes get the option for their story to be held in case the contest needs a published finalist to fill out the book that year.

Exact timing for who gets what notifications when tends to vary, but they do eventually publish results for HMs and up on the official blog.
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby LoyalRam » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:04 pm

RSchibler wrote:First, it’s recommended you delete any identifying information regarding your story from your post. The contest is anonymous. Second, you’re probably fine. Mentioning historically relevant details as milieu is isn’t the issue, it’s borrowing from them wholesale without attribution.


Thanks.

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby LoyalRam » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:39 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
LoyalRam wrote:Thank you, disgruntledpeony. Do they rank all stories, or only the top 3?

They tell you if you didn't place (which is referred to on the forum as an R, because it's basically just your standard rejection letter), or if you got one of the following: an honorable mention (HM); a silver honorable mention (SHM), which is better than your basic HM; semi-finalist (SF), or finalist (F), in which case you get a phone call. Finalists get a second phone call when it's determined which of the eight stories made the top three, and non-winning finalists sometimes get the option for their story to be held in case the contest needs a published finalist to fill out the book that year.

Exact timing for who gets what notifications when tends to vary, but they do eventually publish results for HMs and up on the official blog.


Interesting. So pretty much when a new contest begins, the notification letters are sent for not the quarter just ending, but for the one previous to that? (3rd quarter in this case.) People seem to know the silver honorable mention past winners and whether they visit specific blog or not. I wonder how many authors compete? I suppose thousands do...

Thanks again.

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:21 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:
LoyalRam wrote:Thank you, disgruntledpeony. Do they rank all stories, or only the top 3?

They tell you if you didn't place (which is referred to on the forum as an R, because it's basically just your standard rejection letter), or if you got one of the following: an honorable mention (HM); a silver honorable mention (SHM), which is better than your basic HM; semi-finalist (SF), or finalist (F), in which case you get a phone call. Finalists get a second phone call when it's determined which of the eight stories made the top three, and non-winning finalists sometimes get the option for their story to be held in case the contest needs a published finalist to fill out the book that year.

Exact timing for who gets what notifications when tends to vary, but they do eventually publish results for HMs and up on the official blog.


That should be a macro. : ) Perfect summary of how results work.
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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Sun Oct 06, 2019 11:29 am

LoyalRam wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
LoyalRam wrote:Thank you, disgruntledpeony. Do they rank all stories, or only the top 3?

They tell you if you didn't place (which is referred to on the forum as an R, because it's basically just your standard rejection letter), or if you got one of the following: an honorable mention (HM); a silver honorable mention (SHM), which is better than your basic HM; semi-finalist (SF), or finalist (F), in which case you get a phone call. Finalists get a second phone call when it's determined which of the eight stories made the top three, and non-winning finalists sometimes get the option for their story to be held in case the contest needs a published finalist to fill out the book that year.

Exact timing for who gets what notifications when tends to vary, but they do eventually publish results for HMs and up on the official blog.


Interesting. So pretty much when a new contest begins, the notification letters are sent for not the quarter just ending, but for the one previous to that? (3rd quarter in this case.) People seem to know the silver honorable mention past winners and whether they visit specific blog or not. I wonder how many authors compete? I suppose thousands do...

Thanks again.


The exact number of contestants is a closely guarded secret. Joni doesn't want people to get scared off from submitting because of the volume of submissions. But David Farland has said "thousands" of submissions each quarter in his posts, and "thousands" in his published intros in the WotF volumes, so that's public. It is the largest contest of its kind in the world. It still boils down to this: if you write an original, professionally crafted story, it will get in front of Dave, and he will decide.

And that's the case at any professional publication. The difference here is that you are only competing against aspiring writers, not pro's.

Best of success!

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby crlisle » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:00 am

Which stories are put into the anthologies? The finalists? Semi-finalists? Silver Honorable Mentions?

Just wondering,
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Q1 37 pending

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Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:03 am

crlisle wrote:Which stories are put into the anthologies? The finalists? Semi-finalists? Silver Honorable Mentions?

Just wondering,
Candice

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners are chosen from the eight finalists and those stories are placed in the anthology. Sometimes they publish a non-winning finalist or two if the book needs extra padding or balance, but they haven't gone that route for the last two volumes.
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