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It really sounded like they were trying to express they didn't want simultaneous submissions. So glad that's been cleared up. Thanks Della.
I have to confess I never read the terms :hiding
#31 - November 16, 2017, 12:56 PM
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That's okay, V. I don't think they did either. :)
#32 - November 16, 2017, 02:22 PM

Whew. I'm glad I didn't withdraw my submission. I had a feeling that was some antiquated clause and wasn't pertinent to the contest.
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Whew. I'm glad I didn't withdraw my submission. I had a feeling that was some antiquated clause and wasn't pertinent to the contest.

Yay!!( And I hope my email didn't effectively withdraw my ms...... I mean, I figured it would then, but with their policy being different from the way it was described, I assume mine can still be considered....)

Here's to all of us!! Here's to our sweet 30-day wait!!  :coffee3 (cocoa/cider cheers, friends!)

 
#34 - November 16, 2017, 02:42 PM

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YAY! Glad to hear the rules are more reasonable than what they posted. Sparkhouse really does need to correct what they have posted, because it makes a huge difference to authors who don't know that what Sparkhouse posted is not what they intend.

Thanks so much for checking, Della.  :thankyou

 :goodluck to everybody!
#35 - November 16, 2017, 06:43 PM

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I agree, Ev. It is frustrating. I hope this snag hasn't turned too many people away who might otherwise have submitted.

I subbed today. (Nothing like waiting til the last minute. :) )

Good luck to all submitters. Here are a few happy sparkles for us.  :star2 :star2 :star2
#36 - November 17, 2017, 01:21 PM
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I bet they'll change the wording next year to make it more clear. Good luck everyone! They do lovely books!
More sparkles for Sparkhouse!   :star2

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#37 - November 17, 2017, 06:49 PM
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Just played a game of beat the clock. Not sure it was my best choice for manuscript or my best pitch and bio, but six minutes isn't a lot of time to spare. We'll see what happens. Good luck to all.
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Debbie,

I submitted with 8 hours left on the clock. I thought I was down to the wire, but you beat me there. Yay that you got yours in!

I just came over here to say best of luck to all of us who submitted!  :good luck

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#39 - November 19, 2017, 06:15 AM

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 :stars3 :stars3 :star2 :star2 and  :goodluck :goodluck :goodluck to all of you!!!!!!
#40 - November 19, 2017, 07:35 AM

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Four days to go!!!

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Four days to go!!!

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There's nothing like December to make time go fast. :)

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I think I remember the fine print saying they will announce the winner on or around the 22nd. Do you think the winner will be notified on the 15th? Or will he/she have to wait too?  :whistle

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I can't view it on submittable any more but I found a copy on another site.

"We will accept submissions through November 17, 2017. The winner will be notified on December 15, 2017."
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THANKS!


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#45 - December 11, 2017, 02:34 PM

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I can't view it on submittable any more but I found a copy on another site.

"We will accept submissions through November 17, 2017. The winner will be notified on December 15, 2017."

Ahhh, so I guess saying "Four days to go!" sounds super optimistic. (Just call me Pollyanna!) Really, I guess it refers to the winner knowing they've won and the non-winners knowing they haven't, but the non-winners not knowing who did for an another week.

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#46 - December 11, 2017, 03:28 PM

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This all assumes everything goes according to schedule. I can't recall the last time that actually happened. I'm going to keep waiting until I know for sure they've picked a winner.
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