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by Nick_T
Thu Jul 14, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Congratulations Rachelle, that's a great sale. Mike's got a good eye.
by Nick_T
Mon Jul 11, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 4489

Re: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their car

My perspective might be coloured by trying to crack the American market while being a non-American author (and my own focus on work rather than writing), but my opinion is that becoming a finalist or winning makes little to no difference by itself to your post-WOTF career. The workshop puts you in c...
by Nick_T
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Did you get the Aliterate top 3% held email? I've heard nothing since I got that several days ago. Hi Ishmael, Yes I did. The gap between receiving that email and acceptance was around 6 days. Days to sale was around 105 (or something like that). Having said that, I don't know if the numbers necess...
by Nick_T
Mon Jul 11, 2016 2:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Congrats Philip, George, and Emily! Man, leave this page alone for a week and you are hopelessly behind... My story "Beyond the Sea" has been picked up by Aliterate Magazine. To quote from their webpage: https://www.aliterate.org/about.html "Aliterate is a literary magazine devoted to...
by Nick_T
Mon Jun 20, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Congrats Matt, Phillip and Stewart!
by Nick_T
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Congratulations George and Preston! Both great sales. In regards to pro-ing out of WOTF, they really do bend over backwards to keep you in the competition. They'd probably make an exception for George RR Martin if they thought they could get away with it. Also, I checked my garage for my leftover WO...
by Nick_T
Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Congrats Beth and Kristy-klevang-ember! DisgruntledPeony, thank you very much for your kind words. It's a very personal story in some ways. If you "enjoyed" it (yes, it's heavy going) please share. In regards to the WOTF story, email/PM your postal address. I *may* still have some author c...
by Nick_T
Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

I did say I'd provide a link once my story Salto Mortal was free to read.

http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/salto-mortal/

I hope everyone enjoys it.
by Nick_T
Wed May 18, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Thought I may as well update this forum with a sale to Lightspeed for my story "Salto Mortal" for the special POC destroy SF. http://www.destroysf.com/ The anthology will be on sale on the 1st June. My story will be free at both Lightspeed on the 8th June. It will also be featured as the L...
by Nick_T
Mon Dec 29, 2014 12:52 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 20
Views: 7922

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

I've been meaning to post this for a long time, but I always got distracted; and now that I finally took the time to post it, who did I find posting just above? Anyway, what I wanted to say is that I've read precious few of the volumes yet, but "The command for love" by Nick Tchan is way ...
by Nick_T
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:52 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 20
Views: 7922

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

I haven't read as many of the anthologies as I should, but my favourites are: After the Final Sunset, Again by Jordan Lapp/Ellington (my 1#) Living Rooms by Laurie Tom Of Woven Wood by Marie Croke The Unreachable Voices of Ghosts, by Jeffrey Lyman Maddy Dune's First and only spelling bee by Patrick ...
by Nick_T
Thu Oct 30, 2014 3:19 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Foreign payments
Replies: 10
Views: 2872

Re: Foreign payments

Like Ember, Paypal has been a godsend for me in Australia. Furthermore, cashing foreign checks always loses me a fortune in bank fees… My writers of the future check differently didn't look as impressive after I got it back home (though it was still pretty impressive)
by Nick_T
Thu May 29, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2564
Views: 475436

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Adrian. We bumped into each other on the board here earlier, but I just wanted to say hi again anyway. Nice to meet another Sydneysider! Australian SF and Fantasy seems to be full of grimdark stuff at the moment, if that's along the lines of dark fantasy and SF, at times veering into horro...
by Nick_T
Mon Mar 03, 2014 12:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985854

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This is worse than when I learned Santa Claus didn't exist (last year)
by Nick_T
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Hunger Games
Replies: 3
Views: 1778

Re: Hunger Games

I’m pretty confident I can take any of the past winners in hand-to-hand combat except for Tina. I don’t want no part of that.
by Nick_T
Sun May 19, 2013 12:54 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 8590

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

I think the best nickname I've come up with is for Maureen McHugh. Ever since she won the 1996 Hugo for a story I assigned her for one of my anthologies, she's been McHugo. --- Mike If it works the other way around, I humbly request you call me "Nebula Nick". Hell, why not "Nobel Nic...
by Nick_T
Thu May 09, 2013 7:28 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 8590

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Got to say that Aqua wrote me a smashing piece of flash fiction, as good a thousand-worder as I've seen this year. It'll be in issue #4. On the other hand, the simple answer is usually best: Brad knows 8 times as many words as Aqua. -- Mike I know as many words as Brad. Most of 'em are cuss words t...
by Nick_T
Thu May 09, 2013 7:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

I don't look in here often enough, but congrats to everyone since my last post (it's a very long list).
by Nick_T
Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985854

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

MJNL wrote:Yes, she's a metaphorical drawer (it would be really strange if she were an actual drawer).


So Tina is really the Tanist from Patrick O'Sullivan's Maddy Dune's first and last spelling bee?
by Nick_T
Mon Apr 08, 2013 5:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

I don't check in on this thread often enough, so congrats to everyone on about the preceding three pages...
by Nick_T
Fri Oct 12, 2012 3:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...
Replies: 160
Views: 71802

Re: Brad's in Analog AGAIN...

This thread should be updated when Brad *isn't* in Analog. It will keep things under control.
by Nick_T
Tue Oct 09, 2012 3:15 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 226372

Re: Five Minute Rant

Bad reviews suck. What’s worse is when you realize they’re right about some very specific things and what’s even worse is when you knew they were in there, but you put them in there to appease critiquers instead of trusting your gut and doing the hard work of improving the story. I’ve also doubled-u...
by Nick_T
Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Congratulations Jennifer. Well deserved.
by Nick_T
Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Congrats Marina and Nick! I'll be buying the issue. Ditto. I'd already decided to subscribe once Marina appears. wotf004 Me three! And the motion is passed :) Who could resist two WOTFers in the issue (well I guess there's also that Eric Stone guy...and probably a few others I'm missing). And Grá L...
by Nick_T
Fri Sep 21, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Great story Marina. Very deserving of a cover spot
by Nick_T
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 226372

Re: Five Minute Rant

IGMS has this weird fasttrack submission option--where if you've been to the Orson Scott Card Boot Camp Workshop, you go into a different queue and your story is read faster. Most rejections on Duotrope are in the 32-36 day ball park, but occasionally there's a response at 5-9 days. The short respo...
by Nick_T
Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Strycher wrote:wotf006 Good job! Might I inquire how many days?


Hey Strycher,

195 days, but there was a re-write request and other delays. It's an outlier for IGMS.

Nick
by Nick_T
Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Hi guys,

I've received an acceptance for a story from OSC's IGMS. More details when it's published (which should be pretty soon...they move from acceptance to publication pretty quickly it seems).

Nick
by Nick_T
Thu Aug 02, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824841

Re: Success!

Hi guys, Congrats to everyone and congratulations to Aaron once again for his huge sale. I’ve got my own minor announcement; I’ve picked up the opportunity to write some of the backstory to a game called Dragon Assault. The plan is that I write a 12K story based on one particular aspect of the game ...
by Nick_T
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Has the line between sci fi and fantasy changed?
Replies: 21
Views: 9138

Re: Has the line between sci fi and fantasy changed?

In Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, people memorized books so they would never be lost.

For the Writers and Illustrators of the Future forums, we have Scott. He remembers EVERYTHING around here


Does this mean we have to burn Scott at 451F?

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