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Offline AlmightyZael

Re: Announcing a few more authors ;)
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2012, 04:58:46 AM »
HOLY OVERLORD!!! (that's right, I used Marc in place of a deity  8))

I only just saw this line up and I have to say...Wow.

I hope you guys realise that when this takes off, you'll have authors begging you to put them in the next one, right? :)
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Offline Phil Norris

Re: Announcing a few more authors ;)
« Reply #16 on: August 28, 2012, 05:13:25 PM »

next month: COVER LAUNCH!


Any update on the cover launch?
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Offline Jeni

Re: Announcing a few more authors ;)
« Reply #17 on: August 28, 2012, 09:03:21 PM »

next month: COVER LAUNCH!


Any update on the cover launch?


D'you know, I was wondering the same thing today!

Offline Eliza C

Re: Announcing a few more authors ;)
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2012, 05:59:14 PM »

We have yet to finish reading the entries, so we have no idea who's won yet. ;) We got about 1700 so it's going to take us till the end of the month to get through them all.

I think I saw somewhere (Twitter?) that you don't expect to announce winners until late Sept/early Oct or so, and that you planned to cut to 150, then 50, then 6. I was wondering if you will e-mail rejection notices or just e-mail folks who are short-listed to let them know they've advanced to the next round, or if you might post somewhere who's made it through each round as you make your cuts? Just curious if I should be watching somewhere for updates. Thanks, and kudos for reading 1700 entries!

Offline naugem

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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2012, 12:31:42 AM »
I think it would be good if we could get regular updates on the selection process. Not getting into specifics, but at least how many stories have been read each week, and how many made it into the 'list'.
Also, it would be nice to know what is the process you plan to follow for the selection.

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Re: Announcing a few more authors ;)
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2012, 02:22:22 AM »
I think it would be good if we could get regular updates on the selection process. Not getting into specifics, but at least how many stories have been read each week, and how many made it into the 'list'.
Also, it would be nice to know what is the process you plan to follow for the selection.

Eh, I see it as they're really busy and will get to it eventually. I truthfully have forgotten about it over the past month, most likely because I know it'll end in a rejection letter. ;D

But yeah, they're overworked as it is. A regular update would be awesome, but I believe Nestat posted somewhere that with all the entries, its like them reading the whole Malazan and WoT series, in a few months to critique later and narrow down. Not a light offer. But still... :)
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Re: Announcing a few more authors ;)
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2012, 10:28:12 PM »
I think it would be good if we could get regular updates on the selection process. Not getting into specifics, but at least how many stories have been read each week, and how many made it into the 'list'.
Also, it would be nice to know what is the process you plan to follow for the selection.

Eh, I see it as they're really busy and will get to it eventually. I truthfully have forgotten about it over the past month, most likely because I know it'll end in a rejection letter. ;D

But yeah, they're overworked as it is. A regular update would be awesome, but I believe Nestat posted somewhere that with all the entries, its like them reading the whole Malazan and WoT series, in a few months to critique later and narrow down. Not a light offer. But still... :)

I just posted about this in another thread. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-writing-contest-fantasy-faction-anthology/anthology-acceptreject-letters/

The short story is we're getting near the end of reading the short stories. :)  I'm going to poke Marc and have him give us an official number of stories remaining, but we're close! We got over 1700 entries, so it's taking a wee bit longer than expected.

Offline naugem

Re: Announcing a few more authors ;)
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2012, 12:30:29 AM »
Thanks for the update!
Good to hear that you're close to finishing this phase of the process. I can't imagine reading that many stories in such a short time, I'm amazed that you've already read so many. Hopefully most of them are good :)
« Last Edit: September 02, 2012, 07:00:38 AM by naugem »

Offline Eliza C

Re: Announcing a few more authors ;)
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2012, 02:22:12 AM »

I just posted about this in another thread. :)

http://fantasy-faction.com/forum/fantasy-writing-contest-fantasy-faction-anthology/anthology-acceptreject-letters/

The short story is we're getting near the end of reading the short stories. :)  I'm going to poke Marc and have him give us an official number of stories remaining, but we're close! We got over 1700 entries, so it's taking a wee bit longer than expected.

Thanks so much. I'll watch that thread for more info. I wasn't looking for a specific timeline -- you're right, a lot of markets take many months -- I was just wondering if results would be e-mailed or if something would be posted as the rounds progressed.