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I haven't heard anything either.  Still hoping for the best!
#31 - April 02, 2021, 08:42 AM

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Nope- I haven't heard anything yet either.
#32 - April 02, 2021, 09:27 AM

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who's quietly obsessing about it!
#33 - April 02, 2021, 12:27 PM

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I'm assuming they aren't in a rush to pick winners, as they have until October 31st haha.

Does anyone know how long of a lead time do they need to put a book like this into print by October?
#34 - April 06, 2021, 07:59 AM

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Hi everyone,
Last week I received a reply to an email I sent, and was told they're in the second round of judging. The message also mentioned that if you haven't received an official "no" from them, this means you are in the second round!  It finished with, "We will notify everyone soon."
Good luck to all!
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#35 - April 13, 2021, 01:16 PM

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Thank you for the update. Good luck to all!
#36 - April 13, 2021, 05:37 PM

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Yes, good luck everyone!
#37 - April 13, 2021, 06:02 PM

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Good luck to all those still in the running!
#38 - April 14, 2021, 11:52 AM

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Thank you I haven’t heard anything for along time. How many rounds are there?
#39 - April 16, 2021, 05:13 AM
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FYI, back in early February, I received a rejection letter for the contest. I decided to take my finished ms and try to get it published elsewhere. I'm happy to report that I was successful in doing so. My entry was written as a NF piece, which might have hurt my chances in the contest. Anyway, the ms was published several weeks ago in Paranormal Underground Magazine and I actually got paid for it! So if anyone falls short on getting into the book, try what I did. Good luck .

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FYI, back in early February, I received a rejection letter for the contest. I decided to take my finished ms and try to get it published elsewhere. I'm happy to report that I was successful in doing so. My entry was written as a NF piece, which might have hurt my chances in the contest. Anyway, the ms was published several weeks ago in Paranormal Underground Magazine and I actually got paid for it! So if anyone falls short on getting into the book, try what I did. Good luck .

Ken

Happy sales to you! It's always great when you can repurpose something.
#41 - April 17, 2021, 06:33 PM
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Thanks, Debbie! I appreciate your help and advice.
#42 - April 17, 2021, 06:43 PM

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FYI, back in early February, I received a rejection letter for the contest. I decided to take my finished ms and try to get it published elsewhere. I'm happy to report that I was successful in doing so. My entry was written as a NF piece, which might have hurt my chances in the contest. Anyway, the ms was published several weeks ago in Paranormal Underground Magazine and I actually got paid for it! So if anyone falls short on getting into the book, try what I did. Good luck .

Ken

That's great to hear, Ken! Thanks for the heads up.
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#43 - April 18, 2021, 08:01 PM

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Fantastic, Ken!  :bananadance :broccoli :carrot :bananakilt :ceilingdance :chickendance :jump
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#44 - April 19, 2021, 07:28 AM

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Congrats, Ken!
#45 - April 19, 2021, 07:29 AM

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Does anyone know results from the contest? I see that a book with the same title  was published in 2001. Thanks!
#46 - April 19, 2021, 03:31 PM

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I do not believe a decision has been made as of yet.  Sounds like we are all waiting.  Good Luck!
#47 - April 20, 2021, 03:37 PM

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Any news yet? I've had some email issues over the past two weeks, so just double checking that I didn't miss anything. After thinking we would find out on March 15th, I'm having a hard time waiting! :) Congrats on your magazine publication, Ken!
#48 - May 01, 2021, 02:21 PM

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I haven't heard anything yet, either. I guess no news is good news in this case? Good luck to you!
#49 - May 03, 2021, 05:36 PM

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Thanks, Susanne! Hoping all posters get published in the contest book!
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