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by kyle
Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723241

Re: Success!

Congrats, Martin, and thanks, everyone!
by kyle
Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:28 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723241

Re: Success!

Well, I know I've been a little scarce, y'all (I'm going to plead "grad school"), but I just had to drop by and brag. I've got a 6,000-word story in the current issue of Emerald Sky magazine (one of the TM Magazine imprints). And if you're reading this and it's still September 2012, it's a...
by kyle
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 898172

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

gower21 wrote:What I did with my nervous energy (and I have a lot with the workshop coming up and now knowing results are coming out). I sent off all my stories that were laying around to new markets. YEAH! Do I get a cookie?

If you e-subbed, I'm willing to bet you got a cookie for each site you visited...
by kyle
Sun Feb 26, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723241

Re: Success!

WriteToLive wrote:Well, it's been 168 times around, but I finally hit the mark.

I've sold my first story! wotf007

Congratulations! It's a great feeling!
by kyle
Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: The Hunger Games Series Paperback/Publishers Are Lame
Replies: 13
Views: 5647

Re: The Hunger Games Series Paperback/Publishers Are Lame

You know, your local library may be able to help you out.
by kyle
Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 68376

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

Congratulations, Brad!
by kyle
Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:57 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Battle of the Books
Replies: 17
Views: 4737

Re: Battle of the Books

At least you lost to the best.
by kyle
Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Kary James wrote:IF - THEN - ELSE

Ahh, so that's who the Lords of Cobol are! I thought it was gonna be Zeus, Athena and their ilk. wotf022

Yes, but it turned out after years of worship that the Lords of COBOL did not actually exist... wotf001
by kyle
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Welcome aboard, Isto! But I take exception to one thing: there are no former computer programmers. Once you're one of us, you're marked for life...

I know a couple of old COBOL guys who will be happy to hear that...
by kyle
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Success!
Replies: 17
Views: 7028

Re: Success!

Congrats again, Marina!
by kyle
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Isto, and good luck!
by kyle
Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Beez, and good luck!

And, my unsolicited advice: Finish! Good, bad, or ugly, get it finished.
by kyle
Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Stephanie!
by kyle
Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Fiona wrote:Hi ya'll! It's me, Fiona! I'm a Q3 2011 illustrator winner who just decided to join the board. I look forward to chatting with you all!

Welcome, Fiona, and congratulations!
by kyle
Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Riley Hatchett! Glad to have you join us!

And it sounds to me like you've set excellent goals. Good luck!
by kyle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 63521

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Dustin Adams wrote:A two legged elephant doesn't limp. It drags.

Depends on which legs it's missing. I can also imagine an alternating hop-hop movement...
by kyle
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Roger! Good luck with the contest and with your self-publishing endeavors!
by kyle
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

izanobu wrote:And since I've gotten to use my Irish in real life situations, I maintain it was worth learning.

I didn't realize you're one of the people I have to worry might pronounce my name correctly! wotf001
by kyle
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723241

Re: Success!

Delli wrote:Wahoo, sold another story to DSF. This is the second of mine that DSF have picked up and my third sale wotf008 The first one they bought a few months ago was flash fiction and this one is almost 4000 words. So, I am pretty stoked with that! wotf007

YEEHA! Congratulations!
by kyle
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418021

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, @gethinmorgan!
by kyle
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: "Beautiful" Prose
Replies: 74
Views: 31579

Re: "Beautiful" Prose

Oh, and I should add this: It's very true that there's no real separation between the story and how it's told. If you gave the exact same characters and the exact same plot to two different writers, you'd end up with two different stories, because each writer would write it very differently. But tha...
by kyle
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: "Beautiful" Prose
Replies: 74
Views: 31579

Re: "Beautiful" Prose

Lev Grossman's prose always impresses me. His stories leave me wanting. The Magicians is better written than The Magician King , though the latter is less likely to cure insomnia. I was particularly impressed this past year with a debut novel by Genevieve Valentine called Mechanique , though it's qu...
by kyle
Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:33 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 107766

Re: Cover Workshop

Version 2 is overall better graphic design, but, again, shrink that down to Amazon thumbnail size, and your font is going to be completely illegible. The fact that the artwork also has legible text in it in fonts that will survive the reduction better is only going to exacerbate that.
by kyle
Thu Jan 19, 2012 12:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 898172

Re: Q1 Volume 29

FWIW, I got this today: This is a note to let you know that your Illustration has indeed been entered in the 1st quarter of the 2012 Illustrators of the Future contest. Yes, we start a bit early around here, only because way back in 1984 when this contest started the very first quarter was in Octobe...
by kyle
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 594
Views: 216097

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

So many great new e-books, so little time!

Congratulations, everyone!
by kyle
Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723241

Re: Success!

Congrats, Patty!

And I'm eagerly awaiting my first Lois Tilton evisceration, so you can color me jealous. :)
by kyle
Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723241

Re: Success!

Strycher wrote:Uhhhh. Sure, I'm up for joining an evil legion. Link?

http://www.sfwa.org/

Once you've got a signed contract, you're eligible for Associate membership, and then forum access will be included with your new member information.
by kyle
Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723241

Re: Success!

Congrats, Strycher!

Does this mean we'll be seeing you over on the SFWA website's forum now, too? We're secretly planning an Associate-member takeover and need all the help we can get. Don't tell anyone, and especially don't post about it to any public forums....
by kyle
Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 594
Views: 216097

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

soulmirror wrote:I myself am quite worried that Amazon may not accurately count my millionth sale ... so if you guys can just help out and run it up to a million, that'd be, y'know, helpful!

No prob!

Uh, can you spot me $999,999?

wotf001
by kyle
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Connie Willis
Replies: 13
Views: 4904

Re: Connie Willis

Amen, Brad!

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