After a bubbly debate, the judges were able to narrow down finalists in each category but it was impossible to agree upon a clear winner based upon 250 words and one line. Therefore, the crew has decided to put our finalists up for the ultimate challenge: Sudden Catch! If your entry was selected for this round, you must now submit the first 2500 words of your work (if novel) or your complete ms (if PB) before the deadline listed in the headline of this post. Please title your email subject: “Sudden Death: Entry #, Format, MS Title.” (E.g. “Sudden Death: #99, PB, If You Give a Fish a Frying Pan.)
For those of you who had entries with last lines but got the boot in this round, please know it was not because of the last line itself. In Round 4, judges began to weigh the total entry against other entries who were competing for the big one.The deckhands and skippers were sickened to see some strong entries let go. Be sure to review feedback on Twitter for further info on why it may not have made it through to Sudden Death.
For everyone else, we want to sincerely thank you for participating in the challenge and we hope you enjoyed the feedback fun on Twitter. Review past Round Results for notes on how entries were judged in each round. If you’re feeling down after reading your Round 4 results, please remember your free-tique oath. Watery opinions from three fish who can’t even type isn’t worth any heartache. Just keep on swimming and catch the big one, and if you haven’t already, sign-up for the free-tique email list to be notified of free-tique challenges on the horizon!
Happy Fishing, everyone! And stay tuned to see who will catch the big one next week!
The WFCAT Team
Round 4 Results
|Entry #||Format||Round Result||Sudden Catch|
|103||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|108||MG||You got the boot. 🙁|
|109||MG||You got the boot. 🙁|
|118||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|120||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|122||MG||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|125||MG||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|129||PB||Hooked!||Submit complete ms.|
|134||MG||You got the boot. 🙁|
|136||MG||You got the boot. 🙁|
|151||PB||Hooked!||Submit complete ms.|
|152||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|172||CB||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|173||MG||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|175||YA||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|178||MG||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|185||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|189||MG||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|196||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|200||PB||Hooked!||Submit complete ms.|
|215||MG||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|220||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|221||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|242||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|250||MG||You got the boot. 🙁|
|252||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|262||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|263||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|264||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|267||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|269||CB/MG||You got the boot. 🙁|
|271||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|274||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|275||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|279||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|283||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|286||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|289||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|290||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|296||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|297||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|299||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B123||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B183||YA||Hooked!||Submit first 2500 words.|
|B202||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B206||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B208||PB||Hooked!||Submit complete ms.|
|B244||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B246||Ya||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B253||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B258||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B266||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B273||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|B278||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|S259||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|S270||YA||You got the boot. 🙁|
|S281||MG||You got the boot. 🙁|
|S288||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
|S292||PB||You got the boot. 🙁|
6 thoughts on “#HLS2017 Round 4 Results Complete, Sudden Catch Deadline: Mon. Dec 4 @11:59PM CST”
So…receiving feedback means that we won’t be in the running ?
Feedback is feedback. The results posted at WFCAT.com is the official result for the entry. In other words, don’t look at feedback to figure out outcome. Feedback is commentary that may be useful to the writer. Look at the Official Results for the round.
Sorry, but I’m not on Twitter. Is there any other way to get feedback?
Find a friend who has twitter or create a profile to use temporarily in Twitter to get your feedback. You can easily delete a Twitter account after you are done with it. Good luck!
Should I include the chapter titles, and does that get included in the word count?
Thanks for the fintastic contest!
Yes, include Chapter titles if your work has Chapter Titles. That will be included in the Word Count as it has to be read by the reader. Thank you!