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Jason Toth
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I wanted to let everyone know that there is an update being done to the submission portal. It is basically the same, just a newer look and easier to navigate (once you get used to it). 
 
The key difference is that instead of having to create a user account and password for each quarterly submission, you will create one account and profile for all future entries until you win!! If you move or need to update your email the system allows you to edit your profile. Also if you forget your password, there is a reset button. 
 
I hope you like the new look. I will be around to help anyone as needed on the technical side. 
 
We will be testing this over the next quarter, July 1 - September 30, 2021. 
 
Good luck with your submissions!!!
 
Best, Jason Toth


   
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I'm glad you fixed that. I had an anxious moment when I tried to submit my entry and it didn't work.

I then read the instructions that said I had to start from square one. 

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Awesome! I look forward to seeing the new and improved portal.

(and suddenly my mind goes to a story idea about a society of misfits who sacrifice the work of their blood, sweat, and tears to a mysterious god via a portal that swallows their gift without a trace. Anxiously they wait for months to know if their works have appeased the god, all the while laboring over their next sacrifice)

Hmmmm…

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I'm trying to submit for Q4 but can only see the Q3 entry button, which tells me submissions are closed. Q4 is open isn't it?

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Jason Toth
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@pdblake okay you can be the first one to give this a try. The Q4 is now open on the submission portal.

The new system will create the one account and profile and then you can use this same account going forward.

Good luck!

Jason

 


   
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That seems to have gone through.

 

Have I won yet? ? 

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Jason Toth
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@pdblake great! You are officially the first person to go into the new submission portal! You win a prize for being #1!

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Great ? . 

 

I'll assume everything went through. It said it did on this end.

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@pdblake yes I checked and all looks well received on our end.


   
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Posted by: @jason

@pdblake yes I checked and all looks well received on our end.

That's good to know. Gonna be a long enough wait as it is without worrying it might not have worked. winking

 

Thanks

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Álex Souza
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This new system doesn't send confirmation emails, correct?

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@alexvss thank you for your submission. In the submission portal page once you click the submit you will just see a confirmation on that page. There is currently no additional email that is sent out.

I looked at the old system and see that there was an additional email sent.

I am wondering if it was not clear enough when you submitted that it was accepted or if you would feel better just receiving and additional email on top of what you saw? As this is a new system your feedback will be reviewed and taken into account for any adjustments that we need to make. 

 


   
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@jason

Most magazines send confirmation e-mails for subs. If you didn't get one, then something went wrong and they didn't get your piece. Because of that, I end up assuming that everything sends confirmation e-mails. ? ? ? But, as you confirmed that the new system doesn't need that, all is well!

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@jason

Others may differ in opinion, but personally I'd love a confirmation email (on top of the 'submission success' that shows up as you submit). 

Extra peace of mind for me.

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Posted by: @scott_m_sands

@jason

Others may differ in opinion, but personally I'd love a confirmation email (on top of the 'submission success' that shows up as you submit). 

Extra peace of mind for me.

Same, honestly. (It gives us a receipt, if that makes sense.)

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Oddly,  or perhaps by recent design,  I just got an email confirmation.

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Jason Toth
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@pdblake thanks for the heads up. Yes due to popular demand I just programmed the system to send a confirmation email on submission. Happy to hear you got yours. I was going to post something as I just finished up the programming, but you beat me to it.

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@disgruntledpeony thanks for your input too. So this just was updated the new submission system and I pushed out all of the notifications to people that have submitted already for Q4. Good luck!


   
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Jason Toth
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@scott_m_sands okay, you have your wish now. You should also have gotten an email confirming you are in for Q4 too.


   
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@alexvss okay, thanks for your advice and feedback. You should have now gotten an email confirmation and going forward all users will get one when they submit.


   
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@jason

Thanks! Always nice to have wishes granted. shades  

I haven't actually submitted for Q4 yet, but I look forward to my confirmation email when I do.

Again, thanks. It's awesome to see when people are willing (and able) to take on feedback.

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Disgruntled Peony
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Thank you, Jason!

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
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Sorry, Disgruntled - no more confirmation emails for you!  winking  

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@scott_m_sands Look, I'm just glad I got to help test out the new system. laughing (I made sure to put my withdrawal requests in for Q3 and Q4--no point in causing undue confusion.)

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
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@disgruntledpeony 

No way, I'd leave 'em in. You could win twice! Three times!! lol laughing  

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Wow @disgruntledpeony. Reading your signature makes me wonder when those stories will be in an anthology. The persistence you displayed with each submission, and the results received, until finally, 1st place. Awesome.

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I believe one story will be out in 4th & Starlight, right Liz?

Who is the editor again? 😉

 

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Posted by: @scott_m_sands

@disgruntledpeony 

No way, I'd leave 'em in. You could win twice! Three times!! lol laughing  

That's not how it works, unfortunately. laughing  

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
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Wow @disgruntledpeony. Reading your signature makes me wonder when those stories will be in an anthology. The persistence you displayed with each submission, and the results received, until finally, 1st place. Awesome.

A few of them have been published elsewhere, or will be published elsewhere in future. A couple have found homes on my website, too. I've only retired three stories (they're broken and I haven't the energy to fix them). I do have something like 9 or 10 that I'm actively shopping around, at the moment, and at least half of those have been through the contest at some point.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales
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4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback


   
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Posted by: @axeminister

I believe one story will be out in 4th & Starlight, right Liz?

Who is the editor again? 😉

 

That's actually a reprint of a revised R that subsequently sold elsewhere. laughing  

Editing on the book is basically done, but I need to find time to get the artwork done so I can push for the Kickstarter. That's going to be a major priority for me over the next month or so--I was originally planning to make things happen in June, but then I pulled a shoulder muscle bad enough I couldn't do much of anything for a couple weeks, and then life kept piling on and... yeah. I'll get there! I've hit some snags, but I should still be able to get the anthology published before the end of the year.

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales
Twitter
4th and Starlight: e-book | paperback


   
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