Monday, May 17, 2010

Submissions Are Now Closed

The second submission window will open at 7:00 PM EDT.

30 comments:

  1. When you say 250 words, I guess you mean

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  2. Holy smokes, that was fast!

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  3. It was fast. I missed out and sent mine straight away. My return mail suggested I use plain text. Does that make a difference?

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  4. If we were rejected for going over the word count (i.e. 256, rather than 255) can we resubmit at 7pm? Or is that just wishful thinking?

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  5. It was super fast! I'm going to get up in the middle of the night to try to make the next window, lol. (It'll be 1am for me, but that's okay.)

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  6. Yay, I made it. I sent at exactly 12:00 and I was number seven. That happened really quickly.

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  7. Sam,

    By all means! Fix your submission and try again. It's set up as a separate contest, so your "one entry" is fresh and new. :)

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  8. Oh thank you! I will be prompt!!!

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  9. So, if we didn't receive a confirmation by now, does that mean we didn't make it? I didn't receive a rejection, either.

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  10. Michelle, all entries receive an automatic response from the bot. Check your spam box, and also check that you sent it to the correct address.

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  11. I'm not sure what happened, address is correct, but my spam box was set to delete potential spam immediately. I'll try for the next window!

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  12. I sent mine in at a second after 12:00 and got a rejection email. It suggested I use plain text instead of HTML. Is that why?

    Can I submit again in the next window?

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  13. Yes! If you got a rejection email, you can submit again in the 7:00 window.

    The reason for your rejection is stated in your rejection email.

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  14. In my rejection, the bot said I needed to include the first three lines SCREEN NAME: Your Screen Name Here TITLE: Your Title Here GENRE: Your Genre Here.

    Since I did format it that way, I assume the problem was I didn't use plain text?

    I'll try again.

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  15. Is it better to resend the same email or send a fresh one? Just curious.

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  16. Wow. That was fast. I submitted at 7:01 and the bot said they already received the maximum of 25 entries.

    All the best to those who got in.

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  17. Wow, I sent mine 15 seconds after 7PM and got a "...sorry, we reached our maximum...". I thought maybe I'd sent it too quick so I tried again and got the same message. I can't believe it got full in less than 15 seconds. That's incredible.

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  18. I got the same thing -- but the blog never said it was open. Is it possible it hasn't started yet?

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  19. Wow. I hit send at precisely 6:00 (my time) and the bot rejected me @ 6:00:15 saying you'd already reached 25 entries. Sha. Zam.

    Maybe next time you could give away golden tickets :) Best of luck to those of you who made it in!

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  20. LOL, it's lightning fast. I sent one five seconds after my clock said 1am (yes, I'm in a different time zone) and the bog mail said I was too early. I quickly sent another one, and it said the maximum 25 were already received. That's got to be some kind of a record!

    Okay, I'm going back to bed. Good luck to everyone who made it in!

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  21. I sent mine in again at one second after 7.00pm and I got a rejection email saying it was already full. What a bummer.

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  22. Same here Michelle, I had written that I sent mine 15 seconds after 7PM, but after taking another look, that's when I received the auto-bot response...15 seconds after 7PM. That's why I sent it again, thinking maybe it hadn't started yet, but got my next auto-bot response at 7:03:33. So, I don't know what to think, except there are some QUICK people out there!

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  23. Wow, it sounds like nobody made it in. There hasn't been one comment from anyone who's made it so far. I'm guessing it's rejecting everybody because the window's not open yet? (Though I'm not entering this time.) This is definitely weird.

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  24. yeah, did anyone make it in this time? or did something go wrong with the system?

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  25. Judt made it home at 7:12 because I work 12 hours shifts, and rushed to send mine in, but it said it was full.

    I don't see anything on the blog saying Round Two submissions were open...

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  26. SEND AGAIN!!!! I had the maximum number set incorrectly. o_O

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  27. I just sent my post four times. But I am getting no reply back. I triple checked the address. I checked my spam box. I was wondering if your getting any of my e-mails? It's alexandchrissy@yahoo.com. Thanks!

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  28. Did you try

    submissions.authoress@gmail.com?

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  29. ANON at 8:59 --

    Your emails have all gone through the system, so somehow you are not receiving your responses. They always go right out, so they have to be somewhere!

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  30. Thanks Authoress! My computer has a mind of its own. I don't know where they went. I'm not getting them. Sorry I sent it through so many times. Have a great night.

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