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by E.CaimanSands
Sun Nov 06, 2016 1:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4922
Views: 886387

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Gator sneaks in, plonks this brand new cartoon of Herself on the infamous Q1 v.29 thread, then sneaks out again.

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by E.CaimanSands
Tue Jul 26, 2016 5:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 60928

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

I'm officially losing my marbles. I got an HM yesterday. I think maybe I got it overnight when I was half asleep and opened it and shrugged and promptly forgot about it so I've only just noticed an already opened mail in my inbox. Yes, I'm losing my scaly mind! :D Better go to bed now before I do an...
by E.CaimanSands
Tue Jul 26, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 60928

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Anyone got any rope? Duct tape? No, wait: smoked salmon, that will work. De-lurking because Gator is running around the living room wailing. She's scaring me. I think she's having flashbacks to V29 Q1 as it's all crickets here. We were an email sub on 30 March. Not expecting a finalist at this late ...
by E.CaimanSands
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4922
Views: 886387

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Thanks guys. And yup, Ishmael, that was the general idea: reach a certain level, prove that I'm more or less at a publishable standard before my situation became widely known. Obviously, there's a long way to go yet before I can prove I'm a good writer rather than just a publishable writer--I'm stil...
by E.CaimanSands
Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4922
Views: 886387

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Thanks KD, and Guthrington. And yes we all need to reassure Gator that she's still the HUGE scary gator she's always believed herself to be. A sulky Gator is nothing but trouble. We don't need that, not at all! wotf006
by E.CaimanSands
Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4922
Views: 886387

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The "small announcement" is posted now. And somehow I feel this thread is the perfect place for such a wacky revelation. wotf004 Of course Gator is beginning to regret mentioning it, as she's starting to realize the full implications... https://ecaimansands.com/2016/06/09/a-small-announcem...
by E.CaimanSands
Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4922
Views: 886387

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Burps Shhhh. Out of here, you. Aren't you going to tell them, Nice E.? Or would that be little E.? That you are making a small announcement soon. Get out of here. Shoo! We only came here to change our profile info. Silly gator. Heard that. wotf016 Might want to keep a googly eye on the new blog tho...
by E.CaimanSands
Mon Feb 08, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3855
Views: 709713

Re: Success!

Ishmael wrote:What a relief! We thought you'd been .... You know. wotf011


Hahahaha! Lol. No. Not yet anyway. Not quite. Um. Excuse me, I need to, you know... run away! wotf019 wotf019 wotf019
by E.CaimanSands
Mon Feb 08, 2016 7:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3855
Views: 709713

Re: Success!

Outrageous brag post alert! I've sold a story to Defying Doomsday, the anthology of "apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters." It's being issued by Twelfth Planet Press in Australia and its a pro-paying market and my longest sale yet--at 4200 words. It's even coming...
by E.CaimanSands
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:58 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Hugo Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 648

Re: Hugo Recommendations

Can of chomping zombie gators... wotf004
by E.CaimanSands
Wed Aug 26, 2015 3:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 84808

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Does anyone else get goosebumps when they watch the awards ceremonies? wotf019 No. Though I think Gator gets extra scaly. wotf005 I do not. wotf016 Okay, maybe it was just my eyes. Better get them checked. Try replacing them with slit pupil ones. Um, that's going a bit far I think, dear.
by E.CaimanSands
Tue Aug 18, 2015 7:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89095

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

R. Not a surprise though. The story was only 1200 words and most definitely one of my JG Ballard sorts. I can't help it, I love JG Ballard. wotf001 It was worth a try though as this story received "send more" type Rs from Asimov's and Analog and nearly sold to AE after a wretched 163-day w...
by E.CaimanSands
Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:59 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 32
Replies: 24
Views: 5955

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

R. No great surprise on this one even if it *is* one of my best according to other markets.

I just posted it in the Q2 by mistake incidentally in case anyone noticed. All the quarters are just blurring into one now. wotf019
by E.CaimanSands
Thu Aug 13, 2015 6:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89095

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

I too got the mysterious not judged correction email without previously receiving any email if anyone is counting these things... wotf005
by E.CaimanSands
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3855
Views: 709713

Re: Success!

Conga rats, Tom. wotf010
by E.CaimanSands
Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194377

Re: Five Minute Rant

Presumably they didn't just lose my story then suddenly rediscover it down the back of the sofa, though who knows? You know that really does happen! When my dad worked as a postman (sometime in the 70s/80s), one family kept complaining they never got their letters. It was only after a couple of mon...
by E.CaimanSands
Tue Aug 11, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194377

Re: Five Minute Rant

35 day form R from Interzone. wotf020 wotf020 wotf020 Think Gator's off to eat someone. wotf005 Wow! Mind you I once went longer when they forgot to reply altogether, but I don't suppose that counts. Otherwise my record from them is 17. You must have been entertaining high hopes. (Now you have to g...
by E.CaimanSands
Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:50 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194377

Re: Five Minute Rant

35 day form R from Interzone.

wotf020 wotf020 wotf020

Think Gator's off to eat someone. wotf005
by E.CaimanSands
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180989

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I don't have much patience with the slower markets these days, I'd rather just self publish the wretched story. If a market takes longer than 6 months for the average acceptance that's too long in my view. And I've never sent to many non pro-paying markets (with a few exceptions--Interzone; Giganoto...
by E.CaimanSands
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3855
Views: 709713

Re: Success!

Grats, Preston. Huzzah!
by E.CaimanSands
Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180989

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got "The story is cute, but I’m afraid it's not quite right for me. I look forward to your next one, though. " from Sheila Williams at Asimov's. I haven't seen this before. Can anyone advise? Oh that's, dare I say it, cute! wotf006 I think I've had a couple of "personal" Rs fr...
by E.CaimanSands
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3855
Views: 709713

Re: Success!

Congrats, Ish, and yup, having a lot on submission definitely helps. I've never reached 20. I struggle to stay in double figures, I've spent much of this year at 2 or 3 subs so no surprise that I haven't sold for a while. Realizing this just won't do I've forced it back up a bit, it's at 10 again no...
by E.CaimanSands
Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89095

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Congrats, Hazlett! wotf024
by E.CaimanSands
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:36 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 32
Replies: 29
Views: 8283

Re: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Form R.

Most likely I didn't tick the "thou protagonist shall not start her story waking in her hammock" box. wotf001
by E.CaimanSands
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Duotrope Equivalent for Art?
Replies: 5
Views: 3698

Re: Duotrope Equivalent for Art?

looking at their web pages to see if they accept unsolicited art samples. เล่น gclub ผ่านเว็บ I've already alerted the powers that be, but where's that Gator anyway? Don't laugh, but we were at the dentist. wotf002 We were there for our second post wisdom tooth extraction (plus bonus tongue-stabbin...
by E.CaimanSands
Sun Jul 05, 2015 1:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 84808

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

GigaNotoSaurus. Nice market. Willing to publish long stories. Sold one there in 2012. http://giganotosaurus.org/2012/04/01/end-run/ Dr. Phil Hmm, yes, I'm currently at 86 days there. wotf005 All the stories I've sent them have been like that, the last one I actually had to chase. Looks like I might...
by E.CaimanSands
Tue Jun 30, 2015 12:28 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180989

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

For the first time ever, I reached the second round in Clarkesworld...aaaaand then got a form rejection. It's a tough market, so 2nd round is awesome, even more so because I think myself a baby writer [both by age and experience]. I'm not sure Neil ever sends out personals, though. Very good. I got...
by E.CaimanSands
Sat Jun 27, 2015 3:02 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 9957

Re: Board PHP problems

So I have a PM but it's just not readable. The "window" it appears in is tiny with no ability to scroll down. Or reply to it. Or anything. wotf017 Click the Reply button. You'll be able to read the original either as a quoted section, or in the history. About the PHP probs in general - we...
by E.CaimanSands
Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 9957

Re: Board PHP problems

So I have a PM but it's just not readable. The "window" it appears in is tiny with no ability to scroll down. Or reply to it. Or anything.

wotf017
by E.CaimanSands
Fri Jun 26, 2015 3:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89095

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

I may be wrong here, but I think rendering your story anonymous at the electronic level is more than is strictly required. Your name must not appear on any page of the document or in its .doc title because there a judge might come across it accidentally. I doubt if the judge will burrow into normal...

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