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Title: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on September 30, 2012, 02:51:29 PM
Today we announced part one of six of our short list picks! The remaining list will be revealed throughout the rest of this week. Plus we will be announcing the cover art towards the middle of the week! You can read all about it at the Fantasy Writing Contest website!

http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/09/anthology-update-short-listing-announcement/ (http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/09/anthology-update-short-listing-announcement/)

Remember this is not the complete list, nor is it in any particular order. The rest of list will be revealed in small bits throughout the week. Congrats to those who made it! :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Eliza C on September 30, 2012, 03:16:24 PM
Just read the blog post on the Long List and want to say a big "thank you" to the judges on my part for deciding to post the list of folks still under consideration. For me, the disappointment of making it through early cuts but not the final cut is nothing to the ambiguity of never knowing where you stood in the process. And if I don't make it through even the first cut, well, the sooner the uncertainty is over, the better.
And now, back to hoping my name appears on the long list sometime this week...
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris on September 30, 2012, 07:42:14 PM
This has now got very real, will be looking forward to seeing each days blog posts with a mix of excitement and fear.

Well done to Vasso Christou, Rose Taylor, Steve Erdal, Leslianne Wilder and Miah Saunders.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on September 30, 2012, 09:18:00 PM
Keep in mind if you didn't make the short list, that doesn't mean your story wasn't good. We had over 100 stories that we pulled for our long list. Getting down to 30 was really hard and getting it down to six is going to be even harder! :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: fe202 on October 01, 2012, 12:09:44 AM
Congratulations to the first five! I, for one, think it's a great idea to release the list of those who made it this far. Crossing my fingers that my name appears sometime this week! I also know that, whether or not I win, I'll be buying a copy, just to see what it took to make it in. Hopefully everyone else will do the same, so that would be 1700 copies sold!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris on October 01, 2012, 04:21:14 PM
What sort of time will each days shortlist be posted? Or will you keep the times random to mess with our heads  ;)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on October 01, 2012, 05:53:36 PM
What sort of time will each days shortlist be posted? Or will you keep the times random to mess with our heads  ;)

lol I'm thinking the second one. ;D Unfortunately I have no power on our sister site, so the people to bug about that would be Marc and Paul. ;)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Tenfingers on October 01, 2012, 08:30:47 PM
Most. Nail. Biting. Week. Ever.

Well done to all taking part - you created a world, populated it with characters and told their story. Be proud.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Overlord on October 01, 2012, 08:59:50 PM
The Second Long-List for the Fantasy-Faction Anthology, with details on how to Pre-Order, is now online:

http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-26-pre-orders/ (http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-26-pre-orders/)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: xiagan on October 02, 2012, 11:44:56 AM
Congrats, Idlewilder!  :D
Anyone else from the forums there yet? (Besides pornokitsch, who apparently wrote most, if not all, stories in the short list. ;))
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Jian on October 02, 2012, 12:37:29 PM
Congratz Idle. Looking forward to reading the stories they're going to pick for the anthology!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: pornokitsch on October 02, 2012, 04:35:07 PM
Congrats, Idlewilder!  :D
Anyone else from the forums there yet? (Besides pornokitsch, who apparently wrote most, if not all, stories in the short list. ;))

All of them. I am Idlewilder.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Idlewilder on October 02, 2012, 05:09:03 PM
Congrats, Idlewilder!  :D
Anyone else from the forums there yet? (Besides pornokitsch, who apparently wrote most, if not all, stories in the short list. ;))

All of them. I am Idlewilder.

Much like I am Pornokitsch.  ;)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Nyki Blatchley on October 02, 2012, 06:47:49 PM
Congrats, Idlewilder!  :D
Anyone else from the forums there yet? (Besides pornokitsch, who apparently wrote most, if not all, stories in the short list. ;))

All of them. I am Idlewilder.

Much like I am Pornokitsch.  ;)

I thought we were all Francis Bacon.  Or is it the Earl of Oxford?
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Lair on October 03, 2012, 01:24:17 AM
Somone already said this, but - this is going to be a wonderfully stressful 'what if' kind of week.

And congrats to the first 10. May you accept my friend request after i search you out on fb  ;)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May 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/ (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! :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris 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.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Jian 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
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Sarah 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
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris 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/ (http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-46/)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May 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/ (http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-46/)


Cool, I was just going to check and see if it was posted yet. Thanks! :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: xiagan 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
Welcome in the forums, enjoy your stay and congrats! :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: MattAB17 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.

Thanks
Matt
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May 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
Matt

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. :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: warfitz45 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!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May 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/ (http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/long-list-56/)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: MattAB17 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!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Sabre13 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.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Doctor_Chill 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. :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Michael C Dominy 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
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on October 08, 2012, 02:13:31 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

The Entry Plus stories will be started after we announce the winners. We kept that part of each entry secret so we don't know which stories are normal entries and which are entry plus until after we're done judging. :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris on October 08, 2012, 08:48:52 AM
So only 5 more names to appear, so I have a 1 in 1,675 chance...not sure my nerves will survive today!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: xiagan on October 08, 2012, 11:25:18 AM
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. :)
Not likely, having one is already great. :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Michael C Dominy on October 08, 2012, 01:08:55 PM
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

The Entry Plus stories will be started after we announce the winners. We kept that part of each entry secret so we don't know which stories are normal entries and which are entry plus until after we're done judging. :)

Thanks for the info, Autumn. Much appreciated.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: caf on October 08, 2012, 09:34:52 PM
i  know its five names left but i don't care, i am still hoping i will make it in
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Nestat on October 08, 2012, 11:33:37 PM
So only 5 more names to appear, so I have a 1 in 1,675 chance...not sure my nerves will survive today!

Don't be so glum. You have at least a 5 in 1675 chance!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris on October 09, 2012, 09:25:55 PM
Any idea when the last 5 titles/authors in the long list will be posted?



Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Overlord on October 10, 2012, 07:13:20 AM
Any idea when the last 5 titles/authors in the long list will be posted?


Yesterday ;-)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris on October 10, 2012, 07:28:05 AM
Any idea when the last 5 titles/authors in the long list will be posted?


Yesterday ;-)

Never could get my head round time travel!

Anyway, it's here, the last 5 titles/author's and the complete long list...

http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/longlist-66/ (http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/longlist-66/)

Congratulations to all 30 author's who've made it onto the list. My entry never made it, disappointed but then rejection is part of the writing game, just have to pick the story up, dust it off and see if it'll fit somewhere else. Plus side is I opted for Entry Plus, so I have the detailed feedback to look forward to so can see where I went wrong, what I can do to improve.

And there's always next year! 
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Jian on October 10, 2012, 07:37:25 AM
Any idea when the last 5 titles/authors in the long list will be posted?


Yesterday ;-)

Never could get my head round time travel!

Anyway, it's here, the last 5 titles/author's and the complete long list...

http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/longlist-66/ (http://fantasywritingcontest.com/2012/10/longlist-66/)

Congratulations to all 30 author's who've made it onto the list. My entry never made it, disappointed but then rejection is part of the writing game, just have to pick the story up, dust it off and see if it'll fit somewhere else. Plus side is I opted for Entry Plus, so I have the detailed feedback to look forward to so can see where I went wrong, what I can do to improve.

And there's always next year! 

Aye. My entry didn't make the cut, either, but congratulations to all that made it anyhow. Phil and I will be on top next year.  ;)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on October 10, 2012, 01:03:25 PM
Congrats to everyone who made the list! :) And thanks to everyone who entered. :) I loved reading your stories and I can't wait to see what all of you come up with for next year!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: cairi on October 10, 2012, 01:16:51 PM
Congrats to all who made the list!  I didn't, so I'm going to allow myself one hour of self-pitying overindulgence in chocolate while muttering how the writing life sucks and why do I bother, then I'll start thinking about next year's entry.  :)

(And, of course, look forward to getting the entry-plus critique, which by turns excites and terrifies me...).
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: J. Mark Miller on October 10, 2012, 02:37:01 PM
Ah well, I didn't make the list. Thanks for the opportunity though, the contest pushed me to write a story I probably would have never written otherwise.

Congrats to the authors who made the list!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: xiagan on October 10, 2012, 02:42:22 PM
Congratulations to all 30! :) Now the sieving will be even more painful. ;)

Not being in the Top 30 doesn't mean that your story sucked - there were about 200 awesome stories and they just couldn't take them all. :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Nyki Blatchley on October 10, 2012, 03:15:38 PM
Congratulations to everyone who made the list.  Now my story will start doing the rounds of the magazines.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Aximand on October 10, 2012, 07:25:23 PM
I can't quite express how shocked and excited I was to see my name on the Day 4 list. I am at a bit of a loss for words. Now I just have to make it through the next week and see what happens! Good luck to everyone else.

I am also stunned at the volume and quality of the all entrants. It is pretty awesome to be part of such a dedicated and exciting community!
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Doctor_Chill on October 10, 2012, 10:03:33 PM
There's a guy with my name. I'm taking his spot. :P

Anyway, congrats to all who made it. Time to dust off and start better for next year.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: LLambertLawson on October 17, 2012, 04:01:34 PM
Forgive me for being a bit dense, but not being on the short list is, basically, our rejection letter?
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on October 17, 2012, 04:18:20 PM
Forgive me for being a bit dense, but not being on the short list is, basically, our rejection letter?


Unfortunately yes. Responding back to everyone would have taken a week in and of itself. However if you entered via Entry Plus, you critique will be coming in the next month or so (I don't have an exact timeline on those). We didn't start looking at which entries were Entry Plus yet as we didn't want to sway the votes in any way.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris on November 12, 2012, 02:35:44 PM
Quick question.

I've recently had to change my email address (damned hackers) and have updated my forum profile with the new one. As I'm on EntryPlus who/where/how do I notify my change of email address?

Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on November 13, 2012, 03:25:43 PM
Quick question.

I've recently had to change my email address (damned hackers) and have updated my forum profile with the new one. As I'm on EntryPlus who/where/how do I notify my change of email address?

Good question. I'll PM you the answer. :)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Senescence on November 14, 2012, 12:32:56 AM
Speaking of EntryPlus, how are things coming along for everyone working on it? I'm still quite eager to see my errors and pluses, but perfection takes time, I know.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: bnther on November 14, 2012, 06:14:38 PM
Speaking of EntryPlus, how are things coming along for everyone working on it? I'm still quite eager to see my errors and pluses, but perfection takes time, I know.

Hang in there Senescence.  ;D
I'm pretty geeked about seeing feedback on my short story as well.  I'm guessing it will be a little while yet as the number of submissions was HUGE!!

PS. The link to your 'Coffee Shop Quartet' didn't work.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Senescence on November 14, 2012, 06:30:11 PM
Thanks for pointing that out, bnther. It's been fixed.

Can't imagine all the work they're doing to get them out there. Hard enough to choose the best, but having to re-read and point out every little detail must be a fun, but tedious endeavor.
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: FantasticallyChaotic on November 15, 2012, 11:11:26 PM
Sorry to be impatient, but when will the top 6 go up?
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Jeni on November 29, 2012, 11:36:16 AM
I asked Marc and Paul on twitter this morning when the final 6 would be announced and Marc said hopefully this weekend! 

Good luck everyone!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on November 29, 2012, 06:56:26 PM
I asked Marc and Paul on twitter this morning when the final 6 would be announced and Marc said hopefully this weekend! 

Good luck everyone!! ;D ;D ;D

We've got 5 out of 6 picked and are currently fighting over who makes the last slot. ;)
Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Phil Norris on November 30, 2012, 09:23:05 AM
I asked Marc and Paul on twitter this morning when the final 6 would be announced and Marc said hopefully this weekend! 

Good luck everyone!! ;D ;D ;D

We've got 5 out of 6 picked and are currently fighting over who makes the last slot. ;)

So if the final six are virtually in the bag, does that mean EntryPlus feed back's will be going out soon?

Title: Re: Short List Announced!
Post by: Autumn2May on November 30, 2012, 12:47:45 PM
I asked Marc and Paul on twitter this morning when the final 6 would be announced and Marc said hopefully this weekend! 

Good luck everyone!! ;D ;D ;D

We've got 5 out of 6 picked and are currently fighting over who makes the last slot. ;)

So if the final six are virtually in the bag, does that mean EntryPlus feed back's will be going out soon?

Yes. :) We've already started working on them. I do not have an ETA on when all of them will be done, but they are currently in process. :)