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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: 4453

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: 2728
Views: 529205

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: 15725

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: 4105
Views: 905643

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: 15725

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: 2728
Views: 529205

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: 2728
Views: 529205

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: 799
Views: 228416

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: 799
Views: 228416

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: 4105
Views: 905643

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: 2728
Views: 529205

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: 4105
Views: 905643

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: 4105
Views: 905643

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Nick!
by morshana
Sat Jul 09, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905643

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: 4985
Views: 1070398

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: 4985
Views: 1070398

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
by morshana
Fri Jul 08, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: WOTF simultaneous submissions
Replies: 13
Views: 10836

Re: WOTF simultaneous submissions

I actually write sales copy for a living. Been doing it full-time since 2009. That's how I know I need more credibility, proof elements. Over the years I've learned that a strong proof element is GOLD because it can't be manufactured by a copywriter. It's best when you couple a powerful proof eleme...
by morshana
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: WOTF simultaneous submissions
Replies: 13
Views: 10836

Re: WOTF simultaneous submissions

I actually write sales copy for a living. Been doing it full-time since 2009. That's how I know I need more credibility, proof elements. Over the years I've learned that a strong proof element is GOLD because it can't be manufactured by a copywriter. It's best when you couple a powerful proof eleme...
by morshana
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: WOTF simultaneous submissions
Replies: 13
Views: 10836

Re: WOTF simultaneous submissions

I've never thought that of either of them. The Submissions Grinder lists both as not accepting simsubs. I assume "no simsubs, no multisubs" as the default, to be honest, as it's such a commonly held position, and there's little to gain (a publication three months sooner than otherwise) an...
by morshana
Fri Jul 08, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: WOTF simultaneous submissions
Replies: 13
Views: 10836

Re: WOTF simultaneous submissions

If you're concerned with the amount of time that WOTF might have your submission, you can submit towards the end of a quarter, rather than the start. wotf017 That's what I do.
by morshana
Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070398

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Everything has changed. Maybe Thursdays no longer exist. And since today is Thursday for many of us, we're stuck in a parallel universe where every day is Thursday and never any results. Of course, being in this parallel universe, we *think* there are other days of the week, but really, they're all...
by morshana
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:59 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905643

Re: Success!

Congrats to George and Preston!
by morshana
Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905643

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Jeremy!
by morshana
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905643

Re: Success!

george nik. wrote:Congrats Matt -- and Stewart!


And Stewart! Yes!
by morshana
Mon Jun 20, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905643

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Matt!
by morshana
Sun Jun 19, 2016 4:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070398

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Read all the Dune books by end of high school and I've seen the David Lynch Dune movie too many times to count, though it's been ages since I watched it. wotf008
by morshana
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070398

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This is a peony (or paeonia) from my garden. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MUVhygjsMj8/TUbpGkD4WUI/AAAAAAAAW20/V-Dk78MnsxUJzlZ-NKqQhdaZ1zRIPUWZACCo/s640/PICT0002-1.JPG Sometimes known in Scotland as peony roses (though they aren't rosae). I once attempted to read The Hobbit but failed. I have ...

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