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WriterDan
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I'd probably also ask her to give you the title of the submission that she's talking about. That way you know which story, and which quarter. Luck. I'm sure things are pretty crazy around the WotF table right now.
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At least you got an email. I have received no acknowledgement that my story has been received. Quite odd, this hasn't happened to me before. I did send it in late December but a few days before the first of the year.
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Snapper I asked Joni about my entry for the first quarter last week. I had mailed it on Dec 30. She said she is still processing the entries and told me I would probably hear from them next week.


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I also mailed my late in Dec on the 29th. I think I will just wait a week or so and see if I hear anything else. If you got a note that they are still processing its likely my story will fall into Q1.

She really sounded frazzled in the emails.


Leslie

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Icared
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Just to update you guys, I have received my confirmation for the first quarter today. Yours should be arriving soon I guess.
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Hey all,

Got notice that I won an Honorable Mention for this quarter. That's three in a row now. Craziness. Anyone else hear anything? Let us know!


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Wow Dan, that's amazing, congrats. Remind me again which story it was. I'm sure I must have looked at it (and thought it was great).

I didn't get an entry in for last quarter, so nothing to look forward too!


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And to add: I was beginning to wonder when we would hear anything for this quarter. Is it me, or are the announcements later than usual?
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Far as I can tell they're coming in right about the same time as always. Kathy Wenthworth just mentioned on the WotF-sff feed that she'd finished the first read-through a couple of days ago.

The story for this quarter that I turned in was about the girl working in the temple where everyone has disappeared and ends up swapping places with the goddess.


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Congratz, Dan.

I haven't heard where mine has placed yet. I hope that's a good thing.


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Congratulations, Dan!

I just received an email from Joni. An HM for me this quarter too. Must work harder on my Q3 entry. =)


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Congratulations IR and Dan! great going.

I liked Mother Gemma, that's the one, right Dan?

Leslie


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Yeah, that's what it was called. I realized late (read, after mailing it in) that I probably should have tied the ending back to the beginning a little better. Wonder if that's one of the reasons why it didn't get any further. Eh. On to the next!
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Lets see,

I see you Dan, and I believe Chris Cook used to be with us, and A & W Sully got himself a HM.

I never hear anything from them. they just post what I do, always someone from hatrack emails me first, last one to know. I send them my phone#, email address, and home address. The only time I hear from them is when they received my entry and my SASE.

Hmmm, you think I shouldn't send them a picture with me in a speedo next time?

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I just got my 'thanks for trying' letter. 8)

I reread my story a few days ago and just cringed. I think I can see the problems with it now. The ones that I just could not see earlier.

On to Q3! I have a first draft almost ready.

Leslie


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ROFL @ Snapper.
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Depends on what you look like in speedo, snapper.
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Yeah, I'm still hanging around. HM again. The HM was for The Buddhist Tree that some of you guys helped me with three quarters ago. A few changes and I sent it back in. I suspect, because it didn't have any obvious sci-fi or fantasy elements in the first couple of pages originally, that it might not have been read. I'm glad it got read this time.
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Chris,

Did I undestand that correctly? Did you resend a story you enter in a previous quarter? Can you do that?


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Yep. That's right. I sent in the same story again. Yes, you can do that as long as it isn't a semi-finalist. If it's a semi-finalist then it gets a critique from Kathy. Then, according to the rules (and logic), it has an unfair advantage, being that the actual judge already told you how to fix it. So, yes, if you sent one in and then improved it, you're free to send it in again. NOTE: But I wouldn't recommend sending it in the very next quarter. Wait a few quarters so you don't bore her at least. NOTE #2: An author I know sent in a story again and it actually placed and got in the book.

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OMG! That changes everything!!!

got one for the next quarter. Could use some workshopping. Better sign up for the next WOTF group.


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Lots more HM's up on the WotF blog. I recognize a few of them as being members of our group at one point or another. Congrats to everyone that got The Mention.
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Hey!

Patty Jensen of Planet Earth got named as an HM winner! I live there!

Small world...


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Has anyone won from there yet?


I have to work harder next time(and on quarter two as well, haven't sent it in.)


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