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Postby Sedgistan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:53 am

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Sedgistan wrote:Most (if not all) of the shortlisted 48 will get published. There's likely to be quite a few from outside the shortlist which will make it too, albeit with some work needed to them.

How long do you think this will take? Two months? Three months? Longer. I'm guessing that those from outside the shortlist will be the last of the contest issues to get published

I would envisage the top 10 being prioritised. The rest really depends on editorial preference - who picks up what, and when they want to work on it.

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Postby Australian rePublic » Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:57 am

Sedgistan wrote:
Australian rePublic wrote:How long do you think this will take? Two months? Three months? Longer. I'm guessing that those from outside the shortlist will be the last of the contest issues to get published

I would envisage the top 10 being prioritised. The rest really depends on editorial preference - who picks up what, and when they want to work on it.

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Postby Candlewhisper Archive » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:49 am

Australian rePublic wrote:
Sedgistan wrote:Most (if not all) of the shortlisted 48 will get published. There's likely to be quite a few from outside the shortlist which will make it too, albeit with some work needed to them.

How long do you think this will take? Two months? Three months? Longer. I'm guessing that those from outside the shortlist will be the last of the contest issues to get published


Probably about that.
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Postby Australian rePublic » Fri Jun 26, 2020 3:34 am

Candlewhisper Archive wrote:
Australian rePublic wrote:How long do you think this will take? Two months? Three months? Longer. I'm guessing that those from outside the shortlist will be the last of the contest issues to get published


Probably about that.

I see
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Postby Sanctaria » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:17 am

The team is waiting for me to take my finger out of my ass and weigh in on the submissions, I think I'm one of the last to do so, so if there's a delay, it's my fault.

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Postby Honeydewistania » Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:55 am

Sanctaria wrote:The team is waiting for me to take my finger out of my ass and weigh in on the submissions, I think I'm one of the last to do so, so if there's a delay, it's my fault.

Sorry not sorry.

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Postby Sedgistan » Fri Jun 26, 2020 8:18 am

I think that line of conversation is best not continued.

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Postby Fauxia » Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:10 pm

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Postby The Free Joy State » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:48 pm

Well, the contest is over, and I have the happy task of announcing the top ten issues.

Here they are in alphabetical order:


Thank you for your patience while waiting for the team to cast our votes.

We are currently in the stage of considering potential issue editors. As we had a large number of quality entrants, this may take some time.

All in all, it was a very successful contest with a good amount of high-quality drafts, of which a massive 48 made the shortlist. While we're working to get the top ten added to the game as soon as possible, I think we can all look forward to seeing plenty of new issues added to the game in the coming months (so don't despair if you don't see your issue on the list; we envisage that much of the shortlist and some of the contest submissions that just missed out will be added).

Great work, all!
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Postby Drasnia » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:51 pm

Congratulations to the winners! It's nice seeing some people getting there first ever accepted issues.

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Postby Noahs Second Country » Thu Jul 16, 2020 7:52 pm

Congrats, everyone.

I look forward to seeing new editors on the team!
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Postby Outer Sparta » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:09 pm

Whoa I recognize Jutsa and SherpDaWerp from that top ten, but congrats to all!
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Postby Westinor » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:13 pm

ohmygoshwhattheheckhowtheresnowayimadeitonthereamidreamingwhatsgoingon Congratulations to everybody who participated, whether you submitted an entry or even gave advice! It's great to see so many familiar faces :p And on my own part, thank you to everybody for being so welcoming and kind :)

Definitely going to be excited to see new editors on the team!
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Postby Outer Sparta » Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:51 pm

Westinor wrote:ohmygoshwhattheheckhowtheresnowayimadeitonthereamidreamingwhatsgoingon Congratulations to everybody who participated, whether you submitted an entry or even gave advice! It's great to see so many familiar faces :p And on my own part, thank you to everybody for being so welcoming and kind :)

Definitely excited to see new editors on the team!

If I somehow made the top ten cut I would not accept the editor role due to RL stuff and other work.
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Postby USS Monitor » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:15 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:
Westinor wrote:ohmygoshwhattheheckhowtheresnowayimadeitonthereamidreamingwhatsgoingon Congratulations to everybody who participated, whether you submitted an entry or even gave advice! It's great to see so many familiar faces :p And on my own part, thank you to everybody for being so welcoming and kind :)

Definitely excited to see new editors on the team!

If I somehow made the top ten cut I would not accept the editor role due to RL stuff and other work.


We haven't decided yet who we're interested in as editor(s). I'm not even sure how many we're going to have.
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Postby Jutsa » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:17 pm

I'm very happy to see of all my drafts, my 3Cs draft make it to top ten. :D

Also really neat to see the top ten are all written by different authors. :lol:

I can definitely see a few of the folks in the top ten being editors. Myself not included for a multitude of reasons I've mentioned before. :P
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Postby Outer Sparta » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:17 pm

USS Monitor wrote:
Outer Sparta wrote:If I somehow made the top ten cut I would not accept the editor role due to RL stuff and other work.


We haven't decided yet who we're interested in as editor(s). I'm not even sure how many we're going to have.

How many editors you do usually welcome to the team after each issues contests?
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Postby The Free Joy State » Thu Jul 16, 2020 9:53 pm

Outer Sparta wrote:
USS Monitor wrote:
We haven't decided yet who we're interested in as editor(s). I'm not even sure how many we're going to have.

How many editors you do usually welcome to the team after each issues contests?

It varies.
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Postby Valentine Z » Thu Jul 16, 2020 10:25 pm

Congratulations to the winners, and great effort also from those that have tried! ♥



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Postby SherpDaWerp » Thu Jul 16, 2020 11:42 pm

Massive congratulations to all those who made the top 10!

Additionally, congratulations to the nations who wrote the other 38 short-listed issues - writing issues can be hard, so getting something out that's good enough to make a shortlist is very much still worthy of recognition.

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Postby Honeydewistania » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:29 am

Congrats to everyone! And here’s to me thinking Honey, Where Are My Super Powers made it. Lol.


Just a clarification, are only the top ten considered for Editors? Or are close calls potentially getting a call up?
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Postby Sanctaria » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:30 am

Honeydewistania wrote:Congrats to everyone! And here’s to me thinking Honey, Where Are My Super Powers made it. Lol.


Just a clarification, are only the top ten considered for Editors? Or are close calls potentially getting a call up?

We will probably choose from the top 10, but you never know. Stranger things have happened.
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Postby Honeydewistania » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:32 am

Sanctaria wrote:
Honeydewistania wrote:Congrats to everyone! And here’s to me thinking Honey, Where Are My Super Powers made it. Lol.


Just a clarification, are only the top ten considered for Editors? Or are close calls potentially getting a call up?

We will probably choose from the top 10, but you never know. Stranger things have happened.

My dream of being an editor still lives on...

Anyways, especially happy for Westinor and Pythaga, two excellent issues from relative newbies to the game.
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Postby Cretox State » Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:13 am

Congratulations all around!

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Postby Socio Polor » Fri Jul 17, 2020 12:19 pm

Congrats to the top 10 finalists :clap: (definitely envisioned Jutsa and Pythaga making it) :p
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