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by Rebecca Birch
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:52 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 287
Views: 49352

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Anyone up for one of these? I've got a lot more free time coming up for at least a little while, and have found that this tends to produce interesting results. (I know this is usually Rebecca's baby, but I think it's bloody awesome and wonderful fun so I'm kicking it off this time. I might actually...
by Rebecca Birch
Thu Aug 17, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 192
Views: 6560

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

R here. Not unexpected.
by Rebecca Birch
Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4881
Views: 843442

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Galen wrote:The flabby birds balked at the speckled donut under our dock.


The flabby birds balked at the speckled donut under our woodshed.
by Rebecca Birch
Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4881
Views: 843442

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

disgruntledpeony wrote:A tabby cat slapped at the speckled fish on the dock.


A tabby cat slapped at the speckled donut on the dock.
by Rebecca Birch
Mon Jul 24, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14985

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Congratulations, Amy!

wotf010
by Rebecca Birch
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14985

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

(And kudos if you can name the pro editor that peronally typed "alas" on his rejections well over 100,000 times. You get a Scooby Snack.) It was Gordon van Gelder at F&SF who used alas in his rejects. Alas, he has since retired. Zoinks! Laurie gets a Scooby Snack! ~Moon~ I got as pers...
by Rebecca Birch
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14985

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

wotf041
J'nae Rae wrote:Congratulations to even more HMs and a SHM.

And commiserations to my fellow Rs. Wish there was a hug smilie.


Will this one do?

wotf041

And more congrats to placers and commiserations to Rs.
by Rebecca Birch
Fri Jul 07, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14985

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

wotf056

I finally got the last box checked on my list!!! I'm kind of ridiculously happy about this.
by Rebecca Birch
Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 666160

Re: Success!

Congratulations, jficke13! Mad Scientist Journal is awesome. wotf007

And thank, Ishmael, Preston, and Peony. Glad you liked it!
by Rebecca Birch
Wed Jul 05, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2329
Views: 386361

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, I'm Alexis. I've been writing for a while now, one unpublished novel and quite a few short stories. I'm also a middle school science teacher and a classical musician (violin, viola, and now Medieval rebec). I've written a couple of non-fiction articles for Renaissance Magazine, and I've had ...
by Rebecca Birch
Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 666160

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
by Rebecca Birch
Fri Jun 30, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 192
Views: 6560

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm in, too. Submitted on 6/13.
by Rebecca Birch
Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 666160

Re: Success!

A couple of things to report here. I had a flash story, What Waits Beneath the Rainbow Sea , published recently in Every Day Fiction. Also! I'm happy to announce my first short story collection! Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder features twenty fantasy and science fiction short stories, ...
by Rebecca Birch
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15937

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Super congratulations to the winners! Also super congratulations to the finalists and other placers.

Well done!
by Rebecca Birch
Wed May 24, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3802
Views: 666160

Re: Success!

I'm so excited I finally get to post in here. My Heroic Fantasy submission to Flame Tree Publishing got picked up for publication! I found out about three weeks ago, but they asked me to keep quiet until they made official announcements. http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/gothic-fan...
by Rebecca Birch
Wed May 17, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15937

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Jeremyteg wrote:Three weeks since the finalist call...
wotf060


The wait is the worst. It is known.

Hang in there! (And good luck to all!)
by Rebecca Birch
Thu May 11, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14985

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Am I correct in assuming that rejections typically come via email and it is only finalists that receive phone calls? I've never received a rejection. Only contact post story has been a confirmation of receipt, and to ask if I'd like a certificate for my first HM How do people on here know to update...
by Rebecca Birch
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15937

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Congratulations, Greenroom!

As for me, wotf055

For reference, the story was 680 words long. So apparently flash is not an auto-reject. wotf007
by Rebecca Birch
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Writing help
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: Writing help

kentagions wrote:Oh man! I was really trying to help.
wotf019


And you were super-helpful, too! Almost made me wish I had to write an essay. (Only, not really. wotf001 )
by Rebecca Birch
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 47
Views: 11144

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I've got two in the hopper at Heroic Fantasy and one at Time Travel.

I am all the impatience.
by Rebecca Birch
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15937

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Jarebcollins wrote:So...the axe dropeth tomorrow, perhaps? wotf001


I'm predicting next week, just based on the dates that Q1 results came in over the past several years. Tomorrow would be super-awesome, though. wotf013
by Rebecca Birch
Sun Apr 16, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Shunting me off
Replies: 5
Views: 407

Re: Shunting me off

LDWriter2 wrote:This site is still shunting me off to the page that says I have made too many attempts to sign in and need to answer a question.


We are talking once in three days or so.


I find that it does that any time I log in on an incognito window.
by Rebecca Birch
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15937

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

And I am so ready for a Thursday.
by Rebecca Birch
Fri Apr 14, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15937

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Jarebcollins wrote:Is there something significant about Thursday?

Results of almost any kind tend to go out on Thursdays.

But not always. Hence any day can be Thursday.
by Rebecca Birch
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Annual 48 Hour Flash Fiction Contest (New Scientist)
Replies: 5
Views: 6059

Re: Annual 48 Hour Flash Fiction Contest (New Scientist)

It sounds like a very cool contest, but be sure to read the FAQ section, which has this bit here: Q: Can I sell, publish or develop my film or story after submitting to the challenge? A: Yes. It's yours and you own own it, so exploit away! However, please remember by taking part you grant us an in-p...
by Rebecca Birch
Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14985

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

"Which WOTF judge wrote Anubis Gates?" Man, gotta love the Capcha on this board! My favorite of Tim Powers is actually On Stranger Tides, and he signed the hardcover for me at a World Fantasy with an awesome drawing of Blackbeard. I'm in, with a record hour and ten minutes to spare! First...
by Rebecca Birch
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15937

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

For those of us still waiting, I looked back through records and it appears that Q1 HM and higher results have come out in the last week of April for the last several years. It would be lovely if they were earlier this time, but I'm going to hold off on any twitching until the end of next month.
by Rebecca Birch
Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14985

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

hlreinhold wrote:Ah, thanks. Good to know there's an alternative!


There may be a slower response than normal, what with the workshop going on this week.
by Rebecca Birch
Tue Mar 28, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 14985

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

preston wrote:Hmm...something seems different 'round here. wotf017


Hopefully it means people can sign up again?

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