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by morshana
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

amyhg wrote:wotf058

O_O

I can't decide if I'm twitching more from waiting for placement results or for my twins to come.


Yay!! Congratulations!!! wotf010
by morshana
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

*gets popcorn and takes a seat on lawn* wotf040
by morshana
Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Oh, and that seemed a fast response for e-subbers!
by morshana
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

wotf056

Was better than I hoped for this story! Holiday-themed revolt by pumpkins. wotf019 I won't be submitting this again to the contest. ;)

My commiserations to the Rs, and congratulations to the latest HMs and higher.
by morshana
Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

If it's anything like the quarter I got Finalist, all Finalists have already gotten the call--same day as the flood of latest results. But that was an unusually fast turnaround Joni had said at the time. I'm hoping for an HM with the story I submitted for Q2, Vol 34. wotf007 Good luck to all waiting...
by morshana
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Congratulations to all the HMs and SHMs and commiserations to all the Rs.

I suspect it will be a while before email subs hear back. wotf008
by morshana
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 31941

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Oh, no! Time slipped away from me this quarter, but I'm nearly done with the third book in the series I'm on. wotf015 wotf019

*frantically searches for any possible ready to submit as-is stories*

*pulls hair and runs in circles while Kitty leaves a trail of chocolate wrappers*
by morshana
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

greenroom wrote:Updated through here, I think.

Just FYI, as of the Tuesday wave, Dave still hadn't finished his first pass on the paper subs (aka anything mailed in or emailed into Joni on the last day).


Yeah, and paper subs (regardless of result) don't usually hear back for a *very* long time... wotf019
by morshana
Wed May 03, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Joni got back to me today. I'm in for Q2!

She said judging won't be done for another three months. wotf007
by morshana
Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I never heard back from Joni, so I might not be entered. wotf017 Did you email her to ask? I hadn't heard back either, but when I queried her about it, she replied that she had received it and my story had been entered. I emailed her a month ago, and again today (at two different email addresses). ...
by morshana
Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I never heard back from Joni, so I might not be entered. wotf017
by morshana
Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 44080

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I can't submit either. Emailing my story off to Joni...
by morshana
Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:15 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, vol. 33
Replies: 20
Views: 3789

Re: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, vol.

Submitted September 30th
Finalist November 9th
by morshana
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2605
Views: 483561

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Love those bananas!
by morshana
Wed Jul 20, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets?
Replies: 28
Views: 15057

Re: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets

I do not have proof of this, but suspect this to be true. Two things help your submission. One, having some previous creds in your cover letter (this guy's stories can't be too bad, so and so bought one) and two, submitting to that market before (This is the fifth story from this guy this year. He'...
by morshana
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 836998

Re: Success!

Congratulations, HL!
by morshana
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:53 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets?
Replies: 28
Views: 15057

Re: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets

I guess you'd call it a conversion rate. At least in direct marketing you would... The markets I'm submitting to accept between half a percent and a percent of submitted stories. As a writer, what is a good conversion rate? Three percent of your submissions accepted? Ten percent? I don't mean three...
by morshana
Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2605
Views: 483561

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi RHB, welcome back. Your story sounds a lot like mine. Are you Rebecca? That was me being silly. Rebecca Birch loves the dancing bananas so I put them in there for her but this user is not Rebecca as far as I know. wotf007 wotf049 wotf049 wotf049 wotf049 wotf049 wotf026 wotf026 wotf037 wotf037 wo...
by morshana
Tue Jul 19, 2016 6:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2605
Views: 483561

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

LaurieG wrote:Hi RHB, welcome back. Your story sounds a lot like mine.
Are you Rebecca?


That was me being silly. Rebecca Birch loves the dancing bananas so I put them in there for her but this user is not Rebecca as far as I know. wotf007
by morshana
Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 209786

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Jason Parker wrote:
storysinger wrote:wotf030 it'll be ok.


wotf024 Onward!


wotf024
by morshana
Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:14 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 209786

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just received a nice personal from F&SF. *sigh*
by morshana
Sat Jul 16, 2016 6:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 836998

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Philip!
by morshana
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2605
Views: 483561

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome back, RHB! I was gone for a few years (three) as well. Feels good to be back. Life swept me away for a while. Took some unexpected turns, and wrote a few novels. Trying to get back into the swing of short stories again and making a more concerted effort to get them published. Good luck to yo...
by morshana
Wed Jul 13, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 836998

Re: Success!

rharp wrote:Mike Resnick at Galaxy's Edge accepted my finalist story!! I'm super excited of course. My first pro sale!! wotf008


Congratulations!!
by morshana
Mon Jul 11, 2016 4:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 836998

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Nick!
by morshana
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 836998

Re: Success!

Yay to Philip, George, and Emily! wotf010
by morshana
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 999289

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

hazlett wrote:Keep it up everyone!

It took me exactly 4 years after entering the contest, but I never missed sending an entry each quarter until I won.

Never give up! Never surrender!

wotf009


I missed three years of submissions, but I vow not to miss another until I win or pro out. wotf024
by morshana
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 999289

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Corbin Maxwell wrote:And you might wonder how many of those people from yesteryear are still writing. Still believe that they can succeed.


Hi Corbin!

Yes! Still writing. Never give up! Never surrender! wotf007

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