The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

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Postby The Mad Collector » Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:40 pm

It does seem odd that nothing has been announced yet :roll:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Mon Apr 01, 2013 2:24 am

Terry and Rob were not due back until Today.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:20 pm

Thanks guys - still nothing on the site but I've just gone into the news archives and see that the last competition didn't have the announcements made until 1st April and 2nd June 2011 respectively (with the same advertised deadlines of 31st March and May) so hopefully we don't have too long to wait for it now... :?
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby michelanCello » Mon Apr 01, 2013 8:30 pm

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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Quatermass » Mon Apr 01, 2013 9:42 pm

The website announcements, yes, but surely we should have heard something by email by now? If they delayed it due to the public holiday, something that they should have thought about when arranging the dates, well, I (for one) have been put through the wringer for no adequate reason. :cry:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:46 am

Here's what they did to announce the first shortlist back in 2011... :roll:

So a day later than advertised and they thanked everyone who submitted right at the end of the article. :( The bank holiday theory certainly works and maybe Dug's if Terry's just come back from a trip and they want to run the announcement with a comment from him perhaps... :evil: Along with the lack of even an auto-safe receipt, no reply email when we submitted I suppose this is their way of putting us through the mill of waiting for a response that people submitting in the traditional manner go through with not even a putative deadline to know when or even if they're going to get some reaction from an agent/publisher :angry-banghead:

The phone woke me up this morning and I actually checked the number to see if it was from London (or some commutable place thereto) as it wasn't one I recognised - somewhere in Wales :lol: Oh well - I guess we just have to swallow it until they deign to put something up on site unless they get in touch beforehand with good news, which is the inference for the shortlisted people in the terms and conditions... :snooty:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:22 pm

It wasn't me, Jan.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:43 pm

:lol: I know - or Chris. It was from Milford Haven so probably a wrong number :shifty:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Dotsie » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:10 pm

I google all my unknown numbers, that way I know if it's PPI, some other crap, or someone useful.
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:16 pm

Dotsie wrote:I google all my unknown numbers, that way I know if it's PPI, some other crap, or someone useful.


I do that as well. :)
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:46 pm

It was PPI probably - as it wasn't number witheld :roll:

Q - Image You know I said my meds were taking the edge off on this? Well they aren't now and I don't know how I'm going to sleep tonight :evil: I was hoping to at least know I was out of the running by now so I could go onto my next phase of getting published and start looking around to see if I could find a literary agent interested in my novel.

Unless I'm on the shortlist now, when I finally get published it will never be with Transworld or their group - the very least they could do is explain why they've no announcement to make yet so that we know why things arent happening. As it is people like Q and I are stressing over whether we've not made it onto the shortlist at all or simply if they're having difficulty in deciding who goes on it. We didn't even get an auto-confirmation that our manuscript attachments were received OK so this is doubly frustrating because we can't even say for sure that our novels actually made it to Transworld for judging in the first place! :angry-banghead:
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby michelanCello » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:33 pm

Terry Pratchett facebook page wrote:We'll be announcing the six short-listed entries in the Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Award tomorrow! We've had over 500 entries and the standard this year has been very high. - Lynsey


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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Tonyblack » Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:37 pm

Yes, I suspect the entries for this are going to get bigger every year.

Let's hope they don't take too long announcing.

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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby The Mad Collector » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:06 pm

The suspense is awful and I didn't even enter
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Re: The Terry Pratchett Prize, Round Two...

Postby Jan Van Quirm » Tue Apr 02, 2013 6:47 pm

michelanCello wrote:
Terry Pratchett facebook page wrote:We'll be announcing the six short-listed entries in the Terry Pratchett Anywhere But Here, Anywhen But Now First Novel Award tomorrow! We've had over 500 entries and the standard this year has been very high. - Lynsey


Hold on everyone!

Well thank goodness for that, but why couldn't that be put where they said they'd be making the announcement - on this site :roll:

Bloody FB :evil: :lol:
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