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by preston
Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14969

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Congratulations, Amy! Looking forward to reading your 2nd place winner.
by preston
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Past Quarter Statistics
Replies: 6
Views: 215

Re: Past Quarter Statistics

"Several thousand," per quarter, and that's a direct quote.
by preston
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 190

Re: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines

I agree that in most cases, mentioning that the story you are submitting earned an HM is a definite no-no. IMHO, this is particularly true for pro and semi-pro publications, which as a rule, are not impressed by cover letters mentioning publications that are anything less than pro. Some pro editors ...
by preston
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

I'm pretty sure the shortest WOTF winning story is "The Disambiguation of Captain Shroud" by Gary Shockley. I don't have the book in front of me, but if I remember correctly, it's like two-three pages. It's definitely a flash piece. It won first place. An even shorter flash story is a fina...
by preston
Fri Jul 14, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Results
Replies: 4
Views: 167

Re: Contest Results

R HM SHM SF Finalist R is reject. It can mean your entry doesn't meet requirements (ie: you put your name on your manuscript) or more likely, it means your story didn't hold the interest of the judge. (there are thousands upon thousands of these) HM is honorable mention and means your story made it ...
by preston
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

Congratulations on the recent successes, folks, especially jficke13. First sale is the best sale, and I'm looking forward to hearing the details! I have a flash piece out today in T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog: Anchor and Key . It's basically my love letter to libraries. wotf008 I always enjoy y...
by preston
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 185
Views: 6494

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm in...pretty sure I'll get another R as it's kind of a trunky story, but who knows? I have got to stop procrastinating. Deadlines, ugh!
Must start working on next story now.
Good luck, all!
by preston
Sun Jun 25, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14969

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Yeah, no matter how many times I get an R, it still hurts. But it also inspires! And there's always the next quarter. Thanks, Alicia!
by preston
Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14969

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I'm out. I think I've lost my mojo. wotf018
by preston
Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14969

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Incoming. The Grinder is showing one rejection. Long live Thursday!
by preston
Thu May 25, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15914

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Jeremyteg wrote:I literally just got off the phone with Joni, and I now have permission to announce that

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As in, FIRST PLACE!


That is awesome! Congratulations. I can't wait to read your first place winning story!
by preston
Wed Apr 26, 2017 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15914

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Nice! Thursday came early. Congratulations all! Especially you Jeremy! Finalist! Woo-hoo! Best of luck!
by preston
Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14969

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I'm in! Couldn't quite finish the story I wanted to enter, but that means I'll have plenty of time to polish it for next quarter. That is, if I need to. wotf026
by preston
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14969

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Hmm...something seems different 'round here. wotf017
by preston
Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15914

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Guess it's time to post the list again. A small one this time but hopefully someone on here gets some good news. DECEMBER 1ST pdblake DECEMBER 16TH reigheena DECEMBER 22ND disgruntledpeony DECEMBER 26TH Athena DECEMBER 29TH Ember DECEMBER 30TH Tamlyn Ishmael Rebecca Birch Dustin Adams preston Dusta...
by preston
Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 47
Views: 11137

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

Thanks, Ishmael. I saw this and thought of you. I've entered for supernatural horror. Now, let's see if I have any Lost Worlds, Heroic Fantasy or Time Travel!
by preston
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:I just got an acceptance from Fifty Flashes. Always good to get that first sale of the year.

Nice! Both you and George are now TOC mates. Still waiting to hear on mine. Maybe...just maybe...I'll join you? ***quickly rushes off to make a virgin sacrifice to the Writing Gods***
by preston
Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15914

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

I'm in with a former straight reject from the former judge. Dave hasn't seen it yet, and I've trimmed it quite a bit, so we'll see. I don't have much hope. It's just a place-holder as my current story isn't finished. I have to start entering earlier with better stories, darn it! Good luck, all!
by preston
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

emilymccosh wrote:Congrats to everyone!

And my Nature Futures story came out today!!

Breathe the Last Bits of Air


Congrats, Emily. The story is beautiful and poignant. I enjoyed it.
by preston
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

george nik. wrote:Thanks, Aaron!

New update (stuff keeps happening all the time): An 18-minute Galaxy's Edge acceptance (my second sale there) wotf006

Oh, and that's my 17th sale for 2016. Not bad, huh? wotf021 wotf007


Wow, Mr. Nik! You are rocking it! Congratulations 17 times!
by preston
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

Congratulations to HLF & George! I have a new novelette, " A Breath of Aphrodite ," out today in Perihelion Science Fiction. This is the only story I've submitted to the contest twice, because I loved it so much. (Edited the second time, of course.) Both versions received HMs. It's be...
by preston
Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:Awesome first sale!


What he said! That's amazing news. Congrats. Can hardly wait to read it.
by preston
Sat Dec 10, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Forum Members' Published Stories of 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 9919

Re: Forum Members' Published Stories of 2016

Wow! Very impressive, guys! I too had a very good year. My best ever, in fact. My goal was to published one story per month, and I did it! Original Short Stories of 2016 (Preston Dennett) "Reflection" 4Star Stories, 2016 "Valerie" Frostfire Worlds, Feb 2016 "Tulpa" Haun...
by preston
Fri Nov 18, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

emilymccosh wrote:Um...

Dear Emily,
Thank you for submitting your story Breathe the last bits of air to Futures. I am pleased to say that I enjoyed it very much and would like to accept it for publication.


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Yay, Emily. Pro-sale! Yeah!
by preston
Sat Nov 12, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

Congrats to all with stories out--our forum is awesome!! So I'll add that my story is out in Perihelion today!! It was a SHM awhile back. And I see some other forumites are in this issue, too. Very cool! http://www.perihelionsf.com/1611/fiction_7.htm Oh hey, congrats TOC neighbor. My story is out t...
by preston
Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 23005

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

Congratulations to the HMs, and SHMS, and especially to Greenroom and Ishmael with the Semi's. That is so cool, Greenroom that you converted an HM to a Semi! And Ishmael, next stop, finalist! Great work! Bet you're looking forward to Dave's critique.

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by preston
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

Congrats, Rebecca!
by preston
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 665974

Re: Success!

Congrats, Beth and HL! As for me, it's becoming surreal, but I had another sale. 15th this year, compared with last year's 5 and 2014's 2. This one was another drabble (the second one sold), to Helios Quarterly Issue 2 where I will share a TOC with HL Fullerton. wotf008 Incidentally, that was my fo...
by preston
Wed Oct 26, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 23005

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

Muri McCage wrote:For those interested in such things, Mom in the Moon got HM from K. D. Wentworth. It was rejected 20 times before it sold to Analog.


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