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by Dustin Adams
Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

From the dawn of time we came, moving quietly, down through the centuries. No one has ever known we were among you... until now. No, that's a different Highlander. I understand Preston has read every word. However, while I am close to completing my antho collection (still need that big table top vol...
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jul 15, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 9
Views: 201

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

I believe KD Wentworth's story was the shortest win at 2k.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Finishing Stories
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Finishing Stories

disgruntledpeony wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Need to change your signature. wotf011

Well, she doesn't know if she placed yet or not, so that may be why she hasn't. wotf011

True dat.
I was just thinking the F, and pending for the W (fingers still crossed!)
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Finishing Stories
Replies: 18
Views: 243

Re: Finishing Stories

Need to change your signature. wotf011
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 13, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 393
Views: 13548

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

P.S. How do you guys get a pic or graphic to post with your name? You mean the profile picture? It's currently broken on the forums since they did the last update. I second this. It's broke ATM. May be a while, because that's such a specific portion of the forums... I'm keeping my silly Van Damn ic...
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jul 12, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 393
Views: 13548

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

A hearty congo rats to you, Amy!
May your wait be worth the wait. wotf011
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jul 11, 2017 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2329
Views: 381464

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Greetings!
And grats on your solid first entry.
by Dustin Adams
Mon Jul 10, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 393
Views: 13548

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Without finalist sightings, just keep swimming!
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 393
Views: 13548

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

stevorso wrote:I know I have a solid story and would be thrilled with an HM. Maybe I should send it out to some more beta readers to boost my confidence.

Nope. Write the next story - send that to beta readers, and get yourself in Q4! wotf011
by Dustin Adams
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 179
Views: 5683

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

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Glad you got in, Laurie, Dustan, and Beth.
Now we wait! wotf001
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 179
Views: 5683

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Thank you for your submission

Your application has been submitted.

I'm in E-letronically.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 30, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 179
Views: 5683

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Yay!
Hooray for draft!

Yup, portal is still closed. Poor, poor Joni.
I e-mailed my entry to her. I'm in upon confirmation.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 179
Views: 5683

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

5am. Sitting at my computer, editing my story.
Sigh.

I do hope the electronic submission system is open or Joni will explode.
I bet they get as many entries on the last day as they do the 89 other days.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 393
Views: 13548

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

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Whenever I get bummed about a rejection, I return to Stewart Baker's signature.

R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner (1st)

Each R puts me closer to that W. wotf006
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3783
Views: 656817

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:I just had my first story published by pod cast in The Centropic Oracle. I really like what the narrator did with this piece.
http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0017_FreshAndFinite.php

Yay!
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2329
Views: 381464

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Howdy folks!

Several people have won on their first entry.
Ya never know! wotf013
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: V34 Q1 Analysis and Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 394

Re: V34 Q1 Analysis and Discussion

My S-F is in my signature if you're interested. Dave's advice was to cut the last 3 pages. I did, and it sold next time out. I think your list is great. Yeah, there's lots of advice out there, and one can get lost in it, but that's what experimentation is all about. One piece of advice can come in a...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Jun 19, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?
Replies: 25
Views: 658

Re: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?

5. The Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment of at least six cents per word, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits. ...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wanting to Do Well But Not Win...?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Wanting to Do Well But Not Win...?

MattDovey wrote:... (and admittedly new) narrator for podcasts.

Dude, I could listen to you narrate a dictionary.
You, and James Earl Jones.
I'm ready.

Webster.
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wanting to Do Well But Not Win...?
Replies: 13
Views: 410

Re: Wanting to Do Well But Not Win...?

I have felt the same way. I like some stories better than others, but if I submit them, I want to win with them. Eyes on the prize, and all that. Whatever it takes to get me to LA. Plus, I've never disliked a story I've submitted. Of all my submissions, the one I most wish won was my first finalist....
by Dustin Adams
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 10
Views: 329

Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

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Q4:
July 1, 2017 - September 30, 2017
by Dustin Adams
Sat Jun 10, 2017 2:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 179
Views: 5683

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Yesterday I cut 500 words from my story.
I'm a putter-inner, not a taker-outer.
Feels strange, like, where did the words go?
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 393
Views: 13548

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Could be someone from Q1 seeing the blog and not seeing their name as a finalist?
by Dustin Adams
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3783
Views: 656817

Re: Success!

I dig today's DSF story by Mr. Matt Dovey.
Nice role reversal. Makes you think.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-a ... essganging
by Dustin Adams
Tue May 30, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 179
Views: 5683

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

June 20?

Received this global e-mail from Joni. Is it a typo?

"The 3rd Quarter deadline for the Writers of the Future Contest is just around the corner (June 20, 2017)"

wotf017 wotf015 wotf003
by Dustin Adams
Tue May 30, 2017 1:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Question about rules - Publishing Story
Replies: 5
Views: 273

Re: Question about rules - Publishing Story

If you win here, and your story is published elsewhere in the interim, your story will be disqualified.
Not worth it.
Write something new, and submit that! wotf024
by Dustin Adams
Fri May 26, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2329
Views: 381464

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

spirouack wrote:Mwahahahahaha. wotf019 Finally! I have been trying to register for over a year and a half. Hello writer friends.

Yay!
Glad you made it. wotf008
by Dustin Adams
Fri May 26, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 15133

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Ysocks wrote:Congrats Jeremy.

I didn't win, but got an email asking if I would like the story to be held for possible anthology inclusion (Joni did try phoning, but we've moved since December).

So, fingers crossed for a win before then, eh.

Wait, so you were a super secret Q1 finalist??? wotf015

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