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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2012, 01:11:32 PM »
Part three is out and we are up to 15 stories on the short list!

http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-36-forums/

And later today we will be revealing the cover art of the anthology! Keep your eye out for more updates and congrats to those who've made the list so far! :)

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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2012, 10:45:46 AM »
Halfway through, this is nailbiting stuff!

So will there be a list today (Thursday) or will they resume tomorrow?

Thinking ahead, I know only 6 names will be chosen from the 30 shortlisted, but being on that shortlist will be a massive boost much like all the Oscar/Emmy nominated actors/films/TV shows that are nominated but don't actually win. Its something to put on the CV...Fantasy Faction Anthology shortlisted author might make editors sit up and take notice.
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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2012, 05:20:38 PM »
Halfway through, this is nailbiting stuff!

So will there be a list today (Thursday) or will they resume tomorrow?

Thinking ahead, I know only 6 names will be chosen from the 30 shortlisted, but being on that shortlist will be a massive boost much like all the Oscar/Emmy nominated actors/films/TV shows that are nominated but don't actually win. Its something to put on the CV...Fantasy Faction Anthology shortlisted author might make editors sit up and take notice.


Indeed. Though I gather it depends on the editor. If he's a good one, he'll sit up.

If he's a bad one, he'll throw it in the trash can, call his secretary and make her burn it, then use it as a urinary bowl. xD
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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #18 on: October 04, 2012, 09:46:17 PM »
I was so stunned to see my name on part 3! (Still shaking slightly!) Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist (it will be even more nail biting waiting to see the final list now!) and well done to everyone for participating!

Thank you to the organisers for setting up the whole event and for choosing to add lists daily like this so as to keep us glued to our seats - the top 30 has seriously made my day (week, month, year even!) and given me a confidence boost that someone out there actually enjoyed reading what I enjoyed writing.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone for the next three parts of the shortlist! x

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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2012, 12:44:33 PM »
I see the fourth long list has been posted, hope no one minds...

http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-46/
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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #20 on: October 05, 2012, 02:13:02 PM »
I see the fourth long list has been posted, hope no one minds...

http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-46/


Cool, I was just going to check and see if it was posted yet. Thanks! :)

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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #21 on: October 05, 2012, 07:20:22 PM »
I was so stunned to see my name on part 3! (Still shaking slightly!) Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist (it will be even more nail biting waiting to see the final list now!) and well done to everyone for participating!

Thank you to the organisers for setting up the whole event and for choosing to add lists daily like this so as to keep us glued to our seats - the top 30 has seriously made my day (week, month, year even!) and given me a confidence boost that someone out there actually enjoyed reading what I enjoyed writing.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone for the next three parts of the shortlist! x
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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #22 on: October 06, 2012, 07:18:03 PM »
Congratulations to everyone listed so far. I'm waiting for today's to be posted, though I don't hold my breath for being on it. One thing that is confusing me is that some people say this is the longlist and others are calling it the shortlist. Am I right to say the top 30 are the longlist and the published 6 are the short list with the top 3 being the winners.

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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #23 on: October 06, 2012, 07:47:31 PM »
Congratulations to everyone listed so far. I'm waiting for today's to be posted, though I don't hold my breath for being on it. One thing that is confusing me is that some people say this is the longlist and others are calling it the shortlist. Am I right to say the top 30 are the longlist and the published 6 are the short list with the top 3 being the winners.

Thanks
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Usually there is a long list and a short list and a winners' list. The long list is everyone picked to be considered for the winning stories. The short list is a pared down version of that. Then in this case the winners would be the six stories we pick from the short list.

I'm not sure if we will post a pared down version of our long list or if we will just announce the winners as our next step. This is why people keep calling it different things. We are just confused. :D

Also, I have no idea when the next bit will be posted. I'm hoping soon. :)

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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2012, 02:13:39 AM »
I was so stunned to see my name on part 3! (Still shaking slightly!) Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist (it will be even more nail biting waiting to see the final list now!) and well done to everyone for participating!

Thank you to the organisers for setting up the whole event and for choosing to add lists daily like this so as to keep us glued to our seats - the top 30 has seriously made my day (week, month, year even!) and given me a confidence boost that someone out there actually enjoyed reading what I enjoyed writing.

I'll keep my fingers crossed for everyone for the next three parts of the shortlist! x

It is one of the more surreal moments to realize that a publisher, editor, agent (or anyone who reads a ton of stories) likes something you wrote.  Congrats!

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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2012, 04:31:26 PM »
Part 5/6 is up! Sorry about the delay. Only one more part and the short list is complete!

http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-56/

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« Reply #26 on: October 07, 2012, 08:38:52 PM »
I don't have high hopes but my fingers are crossed that I'll be on the list tomorrow.

Good luck everyone!

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« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2012, 09:35:26 PM »
Yeh it's been an exciting and agonising week!  Fingers crossed for me and others for the last reveal.

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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #28 on: October 07, 2012, 10:26:05 PM »
Congrats to all who've made it so far. I'm not holding my breath, but would like to see a fellow Pirate go through. :)
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Re: Short List Announced!
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2012, 01:56:36 AM »
I've got no hopes of being on the list... but I entered mostly for the feedback, so I'm most interested in when that's coming out!  ;D