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by Elliot
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2899
Views: 583698

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, Name's Kyla. I'm from nothern Ohio. I've been a scifi geek since before I was born; named after an obsure Star Trek character. A highschool english teacher of mine told me about the contest. It took me a couple years to get the nerve up to enter. Just sent my first submission in and i'll be ...
by Elliot
Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Pointers from Frederik Pohl
Replies: 8
Views: 4618

Re: Pointers from Frederik Pohl

Thank you, Brad.
by Elliot
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 993353

Re: Success!

By the way, my story "No Spaceships Go" is up on the Daily SF site now: http://dailysciencefiction.com/story/no-spaceships-go I got the check in the mail just before Christmas. I keep meaning to deposit it, but I get giddy every time I look at it. Tomorrow, I'll deposit it tomorrow... :) ...
by Elliot
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 993353

Re: Success!

My most recent success was a personal rejection of "we almost published this poem" from a prestigious spec fic magazine. I was really excited even to be considered, and the head editor opened dialog with me in the emails. It was extremely nice of him.
by Elliot
Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2899
Views: 583698

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, Not sure how many times I've submitted... one recently that I know of. Just got an urgent rejection. That made me smile. It was good to get it though... so often you send a piece of writing out and never hear back (talking about other markets here), and for me, it saps my ambition not to get...
by Elliot
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2899
Views: 583698

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone. :)
by Elliot
Tue Jan 04, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Pointers from Frederik Pohl
Replies: 8
Views: 4618

Re: Pointers from Frederik Pohl

Thanks for the warm welcome, Kyle.
by Elliot
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Pointers from Frederik Pohl
Replies: 8
Views: 4618

Re: Pointers from Frederik Pohl

I've sold stories that cumulatively only took me 6 hours to write, with no critiquing. It can be done, eventually, if you put in the hours as a new writer and work up your writing muscles to the point where you don't need critiques -- at least not to sell. You might still want them as second opinio...

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