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Good luck to all the participants! I can't wait to read the entries! :)
Yipes, that was fast. I sent my submission as soon as the window opened and received a "we're full" response by 9:06. Whew!
I waited until 12:03 to send my submission, thinking that maybe my watch could have been a bit fast or something. Then I thought, my entry will be number 1 or so... but I was the last post (#25!!)
Since I haven't received any notification--either rejection or acceptance--, and it seems from these posts that most people already know, should I assume that my entry did not go thru and I need to try again tonight? thanks, rose
Rose, Yes, all entries receive an automated response, whether accepted or rejected. Check your spam folder first, as it might be in there. If you can't find anything, it may not have gone through. Though, if it bounced, I'm not sure why you wouldn't have received notification of that...
Hi, I have a question: 1) If 250 words does not end at a period, can I send the few extra words where it does? And 2) is round two open as we speak, or is it round one these lovely ladies are referring to? Thank you so much for this contest.Brian
Thanks authoress, I keep getting an error message when I try to access my spam file, so something must be wrong with it. I will try to repost at 7. Can't wait to read the entries!
Brian,Round 2 opens at 7 pm EDT.The word limit is set at 255 to allow for finishing at a period (ALWAYS finish at a period!!). If that's not enough, you will have to cut back to the second-last sentence.
Authoress,I had to resend my entry (#17)--your bot thought I hadn't put in my screen name, title, and genre--and when I checked the new email the formatting of my paragraphs seemed to be missing. If it's a mess on your end please let me know and I will gladly send a properly formatted version.Thanks again for running this contest. I look forward to reading all the entries!
Thanks so much for doing this. I'm going to try to get in on the 7pm window. :)