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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #255 on: November 07, 2010, 08:04:30 AM »
Ah, I see what you did there, you tinker!
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #256 on: November 07, 2010, 05:15:14 PM »
Up to 30 now. Read a couple of cracking stories tonight. Suddenly the leadership board is getting crowded - in a good way!

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #257 on: November 07, 2010, 06:23:56 PM »
I fear I'm lagging behind quire badly -- I'm only into the early teens with my reading :scratch:
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #258 on: November 07, 2010, 06:54:54 PM »
All read...wow.

Now the first stage of cuts...the hard part.  :bangh:


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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #259 on: November 10, 2010, 03:51:39 AM »
Phew! That's it. Just read the last of the stories. I feel like I've been put through a wringer - in the nicest possible way. Some cracking stories there - my short list kept getting longer and longer. I have 13 pages of notes to review now, and about a dozen stories to reread and from which to choose my top three.

It was luckily I had a few days off this week - no idea how I would have managed this without that time. I'm definitely not cut out to be an editor.

Onwards to round two!

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #260 on: November 10, 2010, 04:28:03 PM »
I'm seriously struggling to get through them all. :scratch:
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #261 on: November 10, 2010, 05:24:16 PM »
Time to award yourself an extension, Ed? The benefits of being in charge? There nay be other folks who'd appreciate that too.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #262 on: November 10, 2010, 05:46:29 PM »
No, I'll get through them one way or another, Del :afro:
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #263 on: November 11, 2010, 10:15:26 AM »
I'm on #44.  This doesn't really resemble what it is like to be an editor.  If I had to read 50 stories in two weeks I would certainly think twice about editing anthologies.  It is good fun though.  If there's a competition next year, I'll surely enter. 

I think a similar comp with flash fiction would be fun.
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #264 on: November 11, 2010, 10:53:00 AM »
Robert -- Shock Totem has a flash contest set up like this too (it'll probably start up again in January).  The stories are prompt-based and you only have a week to write them, but it's great fun too.

On another note--and as much fun as it always is--I'll be really glad when this is over.  Between checking the voting thread like a crazy person and reading all the entries, I've been useless writing-wise for the past week and a half.

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #265 on: November 11, 2010, 10:58:11 AM »
Between checking the voting thread like a crazy person and reading all the entries, I've been useless writing-wise for the past week and a half.

Thank goodness I'm not the only one!   ::)

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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #266 on: November 11, 2010, 11:18:18 AM »
I've been useless for far longer than a week and half!
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #267 on: November 11, 2010, 01:46:43 PM »
I'm on #44.  This doesn't really resemble what it is like to be an editor.  If I had to read 50 stories in two weeks I would certainly think twice about editing anthologies.  It is good fun though.  If there's a competition next year, I'll surely enter. 

I think a similar comp with flash fiction would be fun.

We get nearly 100 submissions a week at Shock Totem, sometimes more. I'd gladly take 50 every two weeks. Haha.
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #268 on: November 11, 2010, 11:23:46 PM »
I'm on #44.  This doesn't really resemble what it is like to be an editor.  If I had to read 50 stories in two weeks I would certainly think twice about editing anthologies.  It is good fun though.  If there's a competition next year, I'll surely enter. 

I think a similar comp with flash fiction would be fun.

We get nearly 100 submissions a week at Shock Totem, sometimes more. I'd gladly take 50 every two weeks. Haha.

I stand corrected.  Damn that's a lot of stories.  My last anthology received 200 submissions in four or five months.  100 a week would melt my brain, though I would have to assume you have some slush readers.
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Re: CafeDoom's Sixth Annual Writing Competition -- Rules thread
« Reply #269 on: November 12, 2010, 12:17:59 AM »
I'm on #44.  This doesn't really resemble what it is like to be an editor.  If I had to read 50 stories in two weeks I would certainly think twice about editing anthologies.  It is good fun though.  If there's a competition next year, I'll surely enter. 

I think a similar comp with flash fiction would be fun.

We get nearly 100 submissions a week at Shock Totem, sometimes more. I'd gladly take 50 every two weeks. Haha.

I stand corrected.  Damn that's a lot of stories.  My last anthology received 200 submissions in four or five months.  100 a week would melt my brain, though I would have to assume you have some slush readers.

There's five of us reading, which is great, but it's still tough on all of us, especially those with kids.
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