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InarticulateBabbler
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Zero, here is what I see:

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CURRENT SCORECARD
luapc: 74 MVP
EricJamesStone: 68
Spaceman: 48
Chris: 36
Kathleen Dalton-Woobury: 22
KayTi: 12
annepine: 8
snapper: 8
IB: 8
darklight: 8
arriki: 8
kathyton: 6
tchern: 6
tchernabyelo: 6 <--is the same person as ^
crank: 4
icared: 4
bent tree: 4
Skadder: 4
NoTimeToThink: 2
Zero: 2


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steffenwolf
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tchernabyelo, to answer the question of what counts as a year and what counts as a quarter:

The WotF year runs from October 1st of one year to September 30th of the next. Q1 is october 1st through december 31st inclusive and so on.

If you sent something today, it would be for Q1 2009.


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That was my understanding, but I see lots of people talking about the current period as being Q4 2008...

I sent both my entires in June (one in 07, one in 08) so by the WOTF reckoning I believe that's Q3 2007 (HM, for a story that sold at pro rate to the next market it went to) and Q3 2008 (not even an HM, for a story that hasn't sold yet).

And yes, I'm guessing that tchern=tchernabyelo. Some people seem to have trouble with my nickname, I can't imagine why!


Oh, ETA - is luapc on 74? I make 10 rejects = 20, 9 HMs = 36, and one Semifinalist = 8, which sums to 64. Still a phenomenal record, though.

[This message has been edited by tchernabyelo (edited October 23, 2008).]


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Thanks for the help, you guys rule!

Also, tch, I'm including the Q4-2008 in the "nice try" category and will adjust them later accordingly.


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That's the quarter system followed by the staff of Galaxy Press, who run the WotF contest. Yes, June is Q3
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Spaceman, you deserve the persistance award for faithfully submitting to the contest (consecutively) since 2005. I hereby award you the gold star of valor.

Aw, shucks.

Regarding which quarter is when, the easiest way to remember is that they READ the 1st quarter during the real 1st quarter, so you are submitting for the 1st quarter during the real 4th quarter.

You are always one ahead.


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Oh, and regarding quarter finalist. They changed the name from quarter finalist to honorable mention maybe two years ago. Too many people got confused between "quarter finalist" and "Finalist for the quarter." Thus, renamed to Honorable Mention. It's the same thing.
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Thanks for that clarification. I can see why the need for a change.
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Chalk me up for another semifinalst...
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Chris, congratulations!

I didn't know we keep score. I found out last week that in my first ever submission to the contest, I got an honorable mention. Yeah! I was bouncing off the walls. I wasn't going to submit this quarter, but now I'm frantically trying to finish a revise and get the story in the mail.


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Hey, just found this thread. I've got WOTF pride - three nice tries floating around somewhere.

I can't remember exactly which quarter they were submitted (this is the problem with having two homes... your rejection slips are never around when you need them!) but I'm pretty sure they were 2004, 2005, 2007.


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I've lost interest in short stories and instead find I'm more productive (and more skilled) working on my several novel ideas. So if anyone wants to take charge of this beast be my guest. I won't be updating it.
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Oh and PS. Congrats to everyone!
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I should start a WOTF shame thread. I haven't submitted since my HM in Q308

But i did have a nice try in Q208 bringing me up two points

[This message has been edited by Bent Tree (edited March 23, 2009).]


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My WOTF history is as follows:

Q4 2007: Honorable Mention
Q3 2008: Honorable Mention
Q4 2008: Honorable Mention
Q1 2009: Finalist!

=^)


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Brad, congrats and good luck!
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Congrats, Brad. Good luck on winning!
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My streak of consecutive entries ended. I missed Q109.
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I did too. I'm a page or two away from the end of a first draft and I hope to spend the next few months polishing it up for Q3.
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Chris, you and I are about running neck-and-neck on this one (I've only got a couple of pages left to my monstrosity.
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