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by preston
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

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by preston
Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

WiseSerpent wrote:I got my story "Braids" in Swords and Sorcery Magazine ! It's my first in that market.


Congrats, WiseSerpent. That's a nice market!
by preston
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 5938

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Henckel wrote:Ha Ha. I just read your "Dispell" story, Preston. Very good.


Thanks, Henckel. DSF is a tough market to crack. That was like the 30th story I've sent them.
by preston
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 5938

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Incoming!
Rejections now appearing on Grinder.
by preston
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 12265

Re: Avatar Trouble

Jeez, new avatars can only be 16 kb or smaller? I couldn't find any images that small. I finally took my image (34 kbs), opened it in "paint", re-sized it down to fifty percent, and saved it as a gif file and got it down to 13 kb. Success!
by preston
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

Very pleased to announce that my new story "Korba's Revenge," is now live at Stupefying Stories! It's my first attempt at steampunk. (2000 words). Here's the link if you'd like to take a peek: https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2018/09/showcase-korbas-revenge-by-preston.html wotf026 wo...
by preston
Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

WiseSerpent wrote:I got a story published in Swords & Sorcery Magazine Issue 79. August 2018!

Congrats! A very vivid and inventive story. Well done. I enjoyed it very much.
by preston
Wed Aug 22, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 5938

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Seems like results should be coming soon, and tomorrow is Thursday. Just sayin'.
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by preston
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Agonizing Mistakes
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Agonizing Mistakes

@Vin Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it too much. - Mistakes/typos in the opening lines aren't ideal, but if Dave makes it past those it shouldn't affect how he judges the story overall. - If Dave doesn't get past the opening lines (i.e. you get an R), then at least you'll know why. - If Dave does...
by preston
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: John Goodwin Interview: Great info on the contest from the guy that knows!
Replies: 7
Views: 289

Re: John Goodwin Interview: Great info on the contest from the guy that knows!

Thanks, Wulf. I listened to this. He mentioned you! So cool. (I also got a little shout-out...***bows humbly.***) I loved hearing about all the writers who entered and are now super famous. Was also amazed to hear that some winners couldn't attend the awards ceremony because they are incarcerated! C...
by preston
Thu Jul 19, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7855

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

And the word is - nope. I did not win but I am not depressed. Coming this far on a story I fully would not expect to strike's Dave's fancy is a good feeling all on its own. Next time, Bob! Best of luck on getting published finalist. BTW, the WOTF blog is up with the list of winners, finalists, semi...
by preston
Fri Jul 06, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7855

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

bobsandiego wrote:so Q2 vol 34 I posted that Dave had returned me to the dog house.
Last week I found out that this year, this Q2, I am a finalist.
It doesn't seem real.
wotf058


Yeah! I hope you win!
by preston
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 5938

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Only a few days left! Submit! Submit! Submit! Don't wait to the last day! Don't give up! You can win this thing!
by preston
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Do you resubmit?
Replies: 8
Views: 303

Re: Do you resubmit?

Only once have I re-submitted a previously submitted story. KD gave it an HM (my first!) I re-submitted it to DF. It got an R. Never did that again.
by preston
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7855

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Wow, guys! That was a big wave. My condolences to all the R's. Been there many times. Don't let it discourage you. Let it inspire you to do better! I think with so many entries, good stories can get lost in the shuffle. Congrats to those who managed to earn an HM. An HM is the equivalent of making t...
by preston
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

KD Julicher wrote:My V34 Q4 SHM is out now from InterGalactic Medicine Show!


Congrats, KD! That's a great market to place a story in. And illustrated too! Very nice. wotf010
by preston
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

michaeljwyantjr wrote:It’s a little thing, but my R from last quarter was accepted for a dystopia-focused magazine.

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Ah, it's always sweet to sell a WOTF reject. Congrats, Michael!
by preston
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

I have a story out The Garden of Esther in The Colored Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BXG21D3 . It's free on KindleUnlimited and will be on sale for $0.99 on June 19th is anyone's interested. Congrats, Aaron. I sold a story to these guys a while back. I love how they always give feedback even if...
by preston
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

Mad Scientist Journal accepted two fictional advertisements from me. Normally I'd wait to circulate contracts to post about it, but I wanted to tell everyone here because their submission window is still open. http://madscientistjournal.org/submissions/ and this maybe gives you more time to get som...
by preston
Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

I think it's pretty amazing to have got in Razor's Edge, YM. Those guys are hard to please! Here's my own first effort this year. Slow off the mark but running at last! http://www.gumshoereview.com/IMAGES/GR_Orig_Story_Logo.jpg The Eleventh Commandment is not actually my first crime story, but it's...
by preston
Wed Jun 13, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Thanks, guys! I'm really hoping to see all of you at the workshop in LA, or at least some of you! There are still nine slots open for Volume 35.
And best of all, tomorrow's Thursday!
by preston
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

For those who might be interested, I am featured on the WOTF blog! Whew! The excitement never ends!


https://www.writersofthefuture.com/never-give-up/
by preston
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 86
Views: 1986

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

YM Pang wrote:
This is our last chance to write an epic, winning story and hang out with Preston in LA!

Hey, this is misleading! Not our last chance to do most of this. Just the bold part.

But let's face it: Winning the contest? wotf017 Hanging out with Preston? wotf026 wotf024 wotf019

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by preston
Wed May 30, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804046

Re: Success!

The Razor's Edge will be released earlier than expected: June 15th. My story "Final Flight of the PhoenixWing" will be the last story in the anthology. Pre-orders here: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc (For those outside the US, the anthology will be available through A...
by preston
Fri May 25, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Preston, may I quote you on your Topanga Canyon story? It's inspirational, and I'd like to share it on my public forums. I think it would encourage many. I know for a fact a couple of people have cried happy tears reading it, including Joni herself. Cheers! Hey, Wulf. Yes, please feel free to quote...
by preston
Tue May 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Thanks, Martin! I finally did it!
by preston
Fri May 18, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Aw, shucks, Alicia. You are sooo sweet. ***hands over a kleenex, then gets another for myself***
I really appreciate that. The afterglow still hasn't faded. I expect it'll remain for a very long time.
Everyone here has been so kind. I'm really really gonna miss entering each quarter.
by preston
Sun May 13, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Wow, Wulf! Wow to all of it. I hope you win before pro-ing out. Either way, sounds like you know the secret. Never give up.
by preston
Fri May 11, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Okay, you want inspiration. Take a peek at this. I wrote it in 2011. Just found it on my computer. Here it is as I wrote it 7 years ago. It's called: Why I Love This Contest (WOTF) By Preston Dennett I’m one of the losers. I’ve entered 17 times and haven’t received even so much as an honorable menti...
by preston
Fri May 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18812

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Thanks, Dyl. I hope so. The only thing stopping people from winning is not entering. Many people have won on their first try. Not me. It took me 47 tries! I literally typed the paint off the letters on my keyboard.

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