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by jeeohn
Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Announcing New Market: Black Ice Magazine
Replies: 0
Views: 7649

Announcing New Market: Black Ice Magazine

Hello everyone! I'm pleased to announce that I've created a small publishing company called Better Futures Press! Our first publication will be Black Ice: a speculative fiction / cyberpunk magazine, available through MagCloud and Amazon late February / early March, 2017. In it, you'll find 15 storie...
by jeeohn
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 200161

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Had a story kicked up to Mr. Lapine at Fantastic Stories, but it ultimately got rejected.

It's nice to know, however, that I'm starting to get past the first stage. Was pretty hangdog that morning, but, as always, you just have to keep at it.
by jeeohn
Wed Oct 28, 2015 9:32 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804259

Re: Success!

Specklit, woohoo! Are they based in the UK? Is this normal? Can I safely assume it made it past the slush pile, at least? The anticipation is killing me! They're in NYC, owned and operated by Dell Magazines. Good luck! I suppose a simple Google search would have worked, but my brain wasn't working ...
by jeeohn
Wed Oct 28, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804259

Re: Success!

So, what's the usual over / under on the "Under Review" status for Asimov's? I've never lasted longer than 15 minutes in that stage, but I've had a story sitting there since around 9:30 last night. I figured it was late, readers went home, and fully expected a form rejection this morning, ...
by jeeohn
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Short story collections
Replies: 24
Views: 10129

Re: Short story collections

I've been reading some short story collections from the 80s, namely Interzone, Synergy and Burning Chrome. All excellent, in my opinion.
by jeeohn
Mon Oct 26, 2015 5:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804259

Re: Success!

Thanks for the kudos yall, congrats to everyone else! First pro sale is super sweet!
by jeeohn
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804259

Re: Success!

Congrats everyone!

I myself recently got published on 365Tomorrows and made my first paid sale on Theme of Absence for their November issue! I got a whole 3 dollars for it, which is a pittance--but I'll gladly trade beer for writing. wotf001
by jeeohn
Sun Oct 25, 2015 2:37 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Flash Fiction Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Re: Flash Fiction Exchange

Sorry it's taken a while to get back with you. Sent you an email! Thanks!
by jeeohn
Thu Aug 13, 2015 12:45 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Flash Fiction Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 1316

Flash Fiction Exchange

Hey all! Been a while since I've been on these forums. In my absence I've gotten published a couple times in minor markets (like Aphelion) and almost got paid by Bastion before their magazine shut down. wotf002 wotf019 I've been writing a lot of flash- / shorter- fiction, and would like to exchange ...
by jeeohn
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Space Opera Short Stories
Replies: 17
Views: 6840

Space Opera Short Stories

I made an interesting observation about my own writing while I was on the train the other day: I don't know how to write a simple, entertaining story. I came to this conclusion after coming across Penumbra's Space Opera themed March issue (deadline is January 15th, eek!), and subsequently failing to...
by jeeohn
Sun Jan 06, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 187
Views: 62756

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Still, the way I feel about epic fantasy is that it's old hat and doesn't necessarily reflect our cultural values. I think Game of Thrones is so popular because it eventually transitions from the Tolkien-esque fantasy into a more modernized political drama. And if you want my honest opinion, I don't...
by jeeohn
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 200161

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Got a personal rejection from Neon. "Well written but it didn't quite grab me."

Seems to be a reoccurring trend with me. wotf002
by jeeohn
Fri Jan 04, 2013 5:38 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 61751

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

I did mine a few days ago. I'm willing to swap crits as well. :)
by jeeohn
Thu Jan 03, 2013 5:40 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 220524

Re: Five Minute Rant

Thanks for the words of encouragement, everyone. I'll start doing rewrites today and flesh out what's missing. For now I'll be satisfied in knowing that I'm capable of writing a complete, well-paced short story in a day. wotf006 wotf049
by jeeohn
Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:31 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 220524

Re: Five Minute Rant

Edit: I forced myself to read the story start to finish. It's actually not too bad. I need a section of exposition to break up the narrative at one or two points in order to clarify a few things, but other than that I should be fine. Not sure why all the stress. Feel free to read what's below if you...
by jeeohn
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804259

Re: Success!

I love your metaphorical language: jaw creaking like an old piano leg, like a peach bloated in the sun, throwing firewood on the pile sounding like broken bones...such beautiful language and a great story! Congrats, John--and thank you for sharing. Thank you, you're too kind! :) I'm trying to get i...
by jeeohn
Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 71049

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Those are some good answers, and definitely clarified some things. I suppose, then, that it just boils down to common sense.
by jeeohn
Tue Jan 01, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804259

Re: Success!

A while ago my short story, "The End," was published in issue 4 of Corvus Magazine. It's a free online publication, but at least someone's reading my work. :) Congratulations! Do you have a link? Thanks! :) Here's the link: http://corvusmagazine.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/issue-04fixed.pdf
by jeeohn
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4000
Views: 804259

Re: Success!

A while ago my short story, "The End," was published in issue 4 of Corvus Magazine. It's a free online publication, but at least someone's reading my work. :)
by jeeohn
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 71049

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

I have a quick question: what does it mean exactly to write for a market? I've heard this a lot over the past few years, but what does that entail? Does it mean sacrificing your own (for lack of a less pretentious phrase) "artistic vision?" For instance, what does it mean to write for Anal...
by jeeohn
Tue Jan 01, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 187
Views: 62756

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Not strictly science fiction, but I just finished reading Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, which has some speculative elements. I'm also reading Naked Lunch and re-reading A Scanner Darkly. I'm getting annoyed lately by my seeming inability to enjoy fantasy. It's like I can neither write it no...
by jeeohn
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critique Plea ...
Replies: 2
Views: 1774

Re: Critique Plea ...

Hey, I'm sending you a message. Email me the story and I'll email you mine!
by jeeohn
Thu Dec 15, 2011 7:30 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: (Contest Unrelated) First Thousand Words Critique
Replies: 0
Views: 1167

(Contest Unrelated) First Thousand Words Critique

I really like s_c_baker's thread, but that's limited to the WoTF contest. I think it'd be helpful to have a similar thread for non-contest entries; they wouldn't be limited to science fiction, either. Here are the guidelines: 1: Is it well written? 2: Does it keep your interest? 3: Is the plot formi...
by jeeohn
Wed Apr 20, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Orson Scott Card
Replies: 10
Views: 4467

Re: Orson Scott Card

I'm glad he's recovering. Ender's Game really touched me in a personal way.
by jeeohn
Tue Mar 29, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 187
Views: 62756

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

William Gibson's trilogy-esque steampunk world has become a recent favorite. Neuromancer is now one of my favorite books, as is Mona Lisa Overdrive . Haven't read the middle one ( Count Zero ) because it isn't in the library, but oh well. However, I don't really "get" his most recent works...
by jeeohn
Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:49 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 187
Views: 62756

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

My library blitz has kind of tapered off in the past week or so (distractions distractions...), but I did manage to get through Anansi Boys, a very funny fantasy story; not exactly a complicated read but a fun one. I, as usual, forget the author. My memory is another thing that's been tapering off a...
by jeeohn
Mon Nov 01, 2010 3:54 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 187
Views: 62756

Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Checked out a book called Matter from the library the other day. It's a massive 500 page sci-fi novel by the British author Iain M. Banks; apparently it's part of a larger group of novels that takes place in the same universe. Matter literally improved my diction just by reading it--I must have abou...

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