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by s_c_baker
Thu May 12, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

Yay, Emily! Yay, Rebecca!

wotf010

(And belated thanks for everybody's kind words! )
by s_c_baker
Thu May 12, 2016 8:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89146

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Rebecca Birch wrote:I'm trying to remember, do they usually do a press release with all the finalists or just the one with winners, finalists, semis, and assorted HMs? I'm super-curious to know who the other four finalists are.

I think it's usually just the one.
by s_c_baker
Sun May 01, 2016 8:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

I have two stories out this month (with a foreign-language reprint on the way on the 15th, supposedly). Story one is original: " Just Another Night at the Abandoned Draft Bar and Grill ." You can read this story in Galaxy's Edge, where it shares a table of contents with George RR Martin ( ...
by s_c_baker
Sun May 01, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unidentified Funny Objects 5
Replies: 23
Views: 3778

Re: Unidentified Funny Objects 5

God help us all, Stewart & I have written another Baker & Dovey tale for this. In a week. 5k words. This one has rat-people and a dog-kingdom and snakes all fighting underground. It is, if anything, even sillier. Fingers crossed for you both! Your finger-crossing must have cancelled out our...
by s_c_baker
Sun May 01, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 Campbell Award
Replies: 41
Views: 6633

Re: 2016 Campbell Award

While I don't want to draw unwanted attention, I would point out that it shouldn't be too surprising if you haven't heard of most of the Campbell nominees this year. For, uh, reasons. (Happy to explain this in a PM if anyone's confused. Please don't say why in this public thread if you know.) Alyssa...
by s_c_baker
Sun May 01, 2016 8:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6114

Re: AE Micro 7

Bit late, but awesome! Nice work, Emily. wotf010
by s_c_baker
Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89146

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

If you all still haven't heard by Monday morning, I'll ask him on Monday evening if I get a chance. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 961086

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Cursive is an instrument of the devil. I stopped using it the instant they stopped making me pretend to care about it in school.
by s_c_baker
Thu Mar 24, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

george nik. wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:Huzzah! to Jon, Matt, and George!

Hey... You're almost half the Beatles.

wotf019

Btw, Stewart, you're currently at 2999. Any plans for the Big 3?

Uhhh. Apparently not.

If I'd noticed I might have saved it. wotf019
by s_c_baker
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

Huzzah! to Jon, Matt, and George!

Hey... You're almost half the Beatles.
by s_c_baker
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 961086

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

morshana wrote:Awesome! Less* than 400 to go.

Tina? Where are youuuu?

*fewer

wotf004

And oooh, first post on lucky page #159.
by s_c_baker
Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89146

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Hmm, you guys got first cut emails? No R here yet but no email either. I was an HM last round and never got an email until the HM was given. Hmm. Same thing here...hmm... They seem to be somewhat arbitrary. I'm fairly sure people in previous quarters have had the same problem. They also sometimes e...
by s_c_baker
Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6114

Re: AE Micro 7

You can try Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. (I sold them a rejected AE Micro story.)

Or:

Grievous Angel (up to 700 words)

200cc ("roughly 200 words")
by s_c_baker
Tue Mar 08, 2016 10:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 961086

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:A most famous predictor of events that happened after his death. Unless he's still living, wotf015

I hear he and Elvis are sharing a condo in Palm Beach.
by s_c_baker
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

Woohoo! Go Emily! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

Huzzah, Matt!

Huzzah, Dr Bob!

And Huzzah, Preston if I didn't say that already!

Big round of huzzahs all around! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 961086

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

There are children in kindergarten who were not alive when this thread was created. Now you say that... neither of my two boys were, and one of them starts school in six months wotf015 wotf019 Both my kids were a live. BARELY. The youngest (now aged 4 and a half) would have been 2 weeks old at the ...
by s_c_baker
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6114

Re: AE Micro 7

I'm in! wotf007

My 'elements' story also didn't win, but was eventually purchased by Fantastic Stories of the Imagination.
by s_c_baker
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

Huzzzaaaah!

Awesome work, Emily! And two stories in one day, George? You're making the rest of us look bad, here. wotf001

ETA: And huzzah to Preston as well! Too many stories being published--I can't keep track.
by s_c_baker
Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 Campbell Award
Replies: 41
Views: 6633

Re: 2016 Campbell Award

Just a heads-up: someone I know is putting together an anthology after all. I'll post a link when it's open to submissions, but if you want to figure out which pieces to include, each Campbell-eligible writer can submit up to three stories, with a total wordcount of 20,000 words or fewer, and you wi...
by s_c_baker
Wed Feb 10, 2016 6:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

Huzzah and huzzah again!
by s_c_baker
Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

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 out in hardback. (Drool) Y...
by s_c_baker
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 Campbell Award
Replies: 41
Views: 6633

Re: 2016 Campbell Award

Hey, this is a great idea! I was never on the ball like this when I was eligible. Writertopia maintains a list of currently eligible authors: http://www.writertopia.com/awards/campbell If you're eligible and not on the list, I recommend e-mailing them and getting added to it! And gosh, that's a lot ...
by s_c_baker
Tue Feb 02, 2016 8:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

I will add that album title to my stock of knowledge about Chumbawumba. Which so far contained only my knowledge that the song "Tubthumping" is a thing that exists.
by s_c_baker
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800286

Re: Success!

Here's more fodder for Matt's imposter syndrome to struggle against: a story we co-wrote has just been accepted for Alliteration Ink's "No Shit" anthology!

It's a very ridiculous fantasy parody, too. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: New Writer? Never Scored higher than an HM? I'll crit you!
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

Re: New Writer? Never Scored higher than an HM? I'll crit yo

a) I AM JW. (Fixed that... thanks!)

b) As you can see, it's very productive. At reminding me how easily bored I am... wotf001
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 27, 2016 12:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 961086

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Whatever you do, don't read the Wikipedia article, which is so pro-Puppy it hurts.
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 27, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: New Writer? Never Scored higher than an HM? I'll crit you!
Replies: 8
Views: 2625

New Writer? Never Scored higher than an HM? I'll crit you!

Hi all, I am bored. And, in an effort to avoid writing my work-in-progress, I am willing to critique up to 3000 words of your work-in-progress! (Or a completed story, if you'd rather.) This is a limited offer because even if I am bored and procrastinating I still--alas--have a life and a job, so I a...
by s_c_baker
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Etiquette Question: Responding to Emails from Magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Etiquette Question: Responding to Emails from Magazines

Seems like you answered it pretty well to me.
by s_c_baker
Thu Jan 21, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Etiquette Question: Responding to Emails from Magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Etiquette Question: Responding to Emails from Magazines

I tend to, but I think the advice is generally not to, unless you have a specific question or they ask you to answer something.

If you do, keep it short. "Got it. Thanks! "

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