Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:06 pm

The story is complete. It looks like a last day sub again. Maybe I just like the thrill of a close finish.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Sun Dec 30, 2018 3:10 pm

I've very nearly finished my first draft. I've never tried submitting this way before, so if nothing else it'll be an interesting experience...
WotF: R:0 / HM:6 / sHM:2 / SF:0 / F:0
Currently working on entry for Q1.v37...

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby jjcollins » Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:46 pm

Well, for good or for bad - I'm in. Just under the wire...
Still unknown - get me while my stock is low!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:38 am

Last day! As Tim Gunn says on Project Runway: "Make it work!"
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby GruffbaneJoe » Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:56 pm

I'd go to an agent because the three biggest sci-fi pubs don't accept unsolicited material. But self-publishing and small press are fine options too.
I was told by someone in the industry that if you have a fair number of reviews on Amazon (20+ reviews), then an indie book can help you get a deal.
Indie books yield more money per sale, but don't generally sell the numbers. Brick and Mortar bookstores came back some more this year. Big pubs have subsidiaries with trained translators in all the major language markets.
Yadayadda.
Anyway, I got one in this quarter. Dusted off from my second entry ever, which got a big R.
I think I've honed enough up for a 5th Hm. here's hoping!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby storysinger » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:03 pm

GruffbaneJoe wrote:I think I've honed enough up for a 5th Hm. here's hoping!

Awesome sauce on that Gruff. I'm still stuck on one HM. I'm in for Q1. Best of fortune fellow forumites. wotf010
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:48 pm

A little pre-fretting here.

Has the site had any trouble closing to submissions yearly this year?
I haven't posted in over a year and the last two times the quarter closed several hours early due to a glitch in on the site.

I am cutting it close, yet again, an worried. wotf018
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:12 pm

JVAshley wrote:A little pre-fretting here.

Has the site had any trouble closing to submissions yearly this year?
I haven't posted in over a year and the last two times the quarter closed several hours early due to a glitch in on the site.

I am cutting it close, yet again, an worried. wotf018


There’s always some issues in the last few hours due in large part to time zones, I think. If possible, try to get your story in before midnight EST and you’re usually fine.
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  • HM:7
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q4 v36

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:22 pm

I just sent in mine. Got the first confirmation E-mail. I am glad I went over it once more. Found a couple of repeated words and left over words plus I think I made a couple of sentences more understandable. And thinking of the no name thing I almost forgot to format the manuscript correctly. But got that down, but oops, I am not sure I did that for last quarter's story. I may have just sent it in with a format. Too far back I can not remember.

But as I said it's in. As usual I think it is a solid story. Will Dave, or any other editor, think that? wotf017 A couple of times he thought something was good my story.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:34 pm

michaeljwyantjr wrote:There’s always some issues in the last few hours due in large part to time zones, I think. If possible, try to get your story in before midnight EST and you’re usually fine.


Thanks!
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wotf042

LDWriter2 wrote:I just sent in mine. Got the first confirmation E-mail.


Congrats and Good Luck!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:18 pm

JVAshley wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:I just sent in mine. Got the first confirmation E-mail.


Congrats and Good Luck!
wotf010



Thank you
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby vsutherland01 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:34 pm

I'm in with a fresh story!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:47 pm

vsutherland01 wrote:I'm in with a fresh story!


WOOT!!! wotf009
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:05 pm

GruffbaneJoe wrote:I'd go to an agent because the three biggest sci-fi pubs don't accept unsolicited material. But self-publishing and small press are fine options too.
I was told by someone in the industry that if you have a fair number of reviews on Amazon (20+ reviews), then an indie book can help you get a deal.
Indie books yield more money per sale, but don't generally sell the numbers. Brick and Mortar bookstores came back some more this year. Big pubs have subsidiaries with trained translators in all the major language markets.
Yadayadda.
Anyway, I got one in this quarter. Dusted off from my second entry ever, which got a big R.
I think I've honed enough up for a 5th Hm. here's hoping!



Sometimes pubs say they don't accept unsolicited material but they do anyway. But you may not want the biggest ones anymore anyway. A good story for WotF though is always good. :)
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

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The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Thomas Woodward » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:01 pm

Just submitted! Best of luck to everyone!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby kentagions » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:17 pm

Me, just in.

I don't normally mention when I submit but this one is special. Unsatisfied with other stories for this quarter, I spent eleven hours over two and a half days to write a shiny new one. It's the second one I've cooked, start to finish, in under three days. The last one received an HM.

Good luck to everyone!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby DoctorJest » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:54 pm

And just submitted also. :-) Mine's also a three-day effort, the first time I've ever tried this...
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby AliciaCay » Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:08 pm

Just in time to watch the ball drop and drink champagne. I'm in, also barely under the wire, and also with a last minute, ditch effort, three-day story (Yikes!)
I blame you Wulf for making me enter, and with a new story. Which I might still be grumpy about... wotf001

Good luck all, and Happy New Year! Here's toasting to those who are going to win in Volume 36, and as of this moment, don't even know it. Ooh, I gave myself chills.


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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:04 am

Happy New Year!
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:51 am

I'm in as well. I skidded in under the wire at 11:59 and received my confirmation email within the same minute. It was a 3 day fresh story, too. Mainly because I wanted to play in the sandbox, too.

It's just more fun to watch the results roll in when you have a story in the pile.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:26 pm

AliciaCay wrote:Just in time to watch the ball drop and drink champagne. I'm in, also barely under the wire, and also with a last minute, ditch effort, three-day story (Yikes!)
I blame you Wulf for making me enter, and with a new story. Which I might still be grumpy about... wotf001

Good luck all, and Happy New Year! Here's toasting to those who are going to win in Volume 36, and as of this moment, don't even know it. Ooh, I gave myself chills.


-xo
Alicia Cay


That's okay, Alicia, you can be grumpy about it. But DO blame me when you win... wotf001

(Don't forget to post in the SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge so you get on the roster.)

That's a nice set of honors you have in your signature, Alicia! You know what that means, and it's proof positive you should never surrender, never give up!

And that goes to all. Congrats for entering! One thing is for sure: If you don't enter, you cannot win!

Fortune favor the brave,

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby ddonche » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:58 am

Submitted to this on Monday. Spent about 20 days on it. I think I'm going to revise an old R to submit for Q2.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby preston » Wed Jan 02, 2019 7:01 pm

Congrats to everyone who entered. Don't give up, and you can definitely win this thing! And y'all have a leg-up from most others, because pretty much every year, at least one forumite wins. Usually more! This is the place to be. Good luck, all!

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:56 am

Hey, does anyone know where WotF publishes the quarterly results?
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:00 am

Dragonchef wrote:Hey, does anyone know where WotF publishes the quarterly results?


Yep! They post it to their blog.
WotF Results:
  • R:5
  • HM:7
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q4 v36

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:17 am

michaeljwyantjr wrote:
Dragonchef wrote:Hey, does anyone know where WotF publishes the quarterly results?


Yep! They post it to their blog.


Thanks Michael. Bummer that the stats for Q1 V36 aren't available yet. [sigh] Too anxious, I guess.
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:21 am

Dragonchef wrote:Thanks Michael. Bummer that the stats for Q1 V36 aren't available yet. [sigh] Too anxious, I guess.


Heh, yep. We'll all find out together. Folks post here pretty quickly when they get their results, so if you have email notifications turned on for this thread, you'll know almost immediately when results go out.
WotF Results:
  • R:5
  • HM:7
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q4 v36

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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Dragonchef » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:39 am

michaeljwyantjr wrote:
Dragonchef wrote:Thanks Michael. Bummer that the stats for Q1 V36 aren't available yet. [sigh] Too anxious, I guess.


Heh, yep. We'll all find out together. Folks post here pretty quickly when they get their results, so if you have email notifications turned on for this thread, you'll know almost immediately when results go out.


Heh! Yeah, just went to the WotF FB page. Results for Q1 won't be published for another 3 months. So, in the immortal words of Captain Hector Barbossa, "What are you lookin' at? Back to work!" wotf016
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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby JVAshley » Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:15 pm

Dragonchef wrote:Heh! Yeah, just went to the WotF FB page. Results for Q1 won't be published for another 3 months. So, in the immortal words of Captain Hector Barbossa, "What are you lookin' at? Back to work!" wotf016


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Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Postby Beth Powers » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:56 pm

I guess I forgot to check in here, but I submitted my story on December 31st--I didn't accomplish my goal of not submitting on the last day, but at least I managed to get it in!
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