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Another Honorable Mention Award September 2, 2011

Posted by Tom Wells in News, Story Awards.
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My third quarter entry in this year’s Writers of the Future Contest has won Honorable Mention.  That makes 3 high finishes in 3 consecutive entries.  I would still like to see one of my stories place higher, but it is good to see a consistency in my rankings with this highly competitive contest.

This quarter my story was called, “Spacewalk,” featuring honeymooners who pursue the very futuristic pastime of spacewalking on an old abandoned battle site adrift in deep space.

The story will now be sent out to the various Science Fiction Markets.

List of 2nd Quarter Winners at WOTF July 19, 2011

Posted by Tom Wells in Story Awards.
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The official list is out now on the Finalists, Semi-Finalists, Silver Honorable Mentions and Honorable mentions.

There were 8 Finalists (that is a set number for this contest), 11 Semi-Finalists, 18 Silver Honorable Mentions (I’m listed there), and 94 Honorable Mentions.  That puts my story, Mother in the top 37 stories for Quarter 2 this year.   Now I hope to have the story published for all to see.

Link to the full list

The 8 finalists are now being  judged by established authors with the top 3 being selected as the winners for this quarter and those stories will be published in the Volume 28 Writers of the Future yearly anthology book.

Writers of the Future Quarter 2, Volume 28 Results July 6, 2011

Posted by Tom Wells in Story Awards.
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I just received the news today that my Quarter 2 entry in the Writers of the Future contest made it to the Silver Honorable Mention level.  Of the 1000 plus entries, the top 10% are selected as Honorable Mention (HM) and the top 5% of the HM stories are deemed Silver Honorable Mention.   “Mother” is a story about a NASA space probe that accidentally achieves artificial intelligence on its way to Alpha Centauri.  The story will now be sent out for consideration at other publications.  My WOTF entry before this one, Fall of the Faithful, gained an Honorable Mention and can be read here on my website.  My next story has already been submitted for the 3rd quarter of this contest and hopefully it will show as well or better than my previous two stories.