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by Imagination Vortex
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 26358

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Wow it's been a while since I posted here, but just wanted to pop in and say I've just submitted for the first time in over a year! Granted, it's only a revised story, but my hope is to keep going and at least submit another revised story for Q1. Still a long ways away from being better health wise,...
by Imagination Vortex
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 31195

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Well I know I'm not going to make it this quarter. Too many unexpected health problems that I'm still trying to deal with. Didn't even have the time or energy to write these last few months. Hopefully I can get back on track for the next quarter. It's a whole new year with 4 new chances to make it t...
by Imagination Vortex
Fri Jul 14, 2017 11:00 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 42044

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Hi Yinny and welcome to the forum! Always nice to see another illustrator here as it can be very rare! I wish I could give you more insight into how results on the illustrator side of the contest works, but it's been very difficult to see any kind of pattern. The last time I submitted I never heard ...
by Imagination Vortex
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2728
Views: 530877

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Never got a chance to pop in here and say welcome to all the new forum members! I'm so glad the forum was finally fixed because it was so dead around here (but a good kind of dead as people won the contest or pro'd out). Still it's nice to see new faces and make new friends - just the kind of thing ...
by Imagination Vortex
Thu Apr 06, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Introducing the New Illustration Workshops in 2017
Replies: 6
Views: 2417

Re: Introducing the New Illustration Workshops in 2017

I agree with Dustin I would love for this forum to become more active on the Illustrators side! As one of the rare members here who submits to the Illustrators I've always found it a challenge to find any advice, tips or experiences from fellow artists. I hope now that the sign up glitch on the foru...
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 229239

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Ok either C.C. Finlay is some kind of power reading machine that plows through every story entry, or he must have really taken a liking to my work. I just got my second personal rejection from F&SF this month. I really hope this is a good sign, and he doesn't just read and critique all entries. ...
by Imagination Vortex
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 229239

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing.
wotf007
by Imagination Vortex
Thu Jun 30, 2016 6:30 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 8911

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Submitted June 30th
HM on September 16th
by Imagination Vortex
Thu May 05, 2016 6:14 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume 33
Replies: 24
Views: 6395

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume

This will really be helpful for future lists!

Submitted: January 23, 2016
Rejection: July 14, 2016
by Imagination Vortex
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072418

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I remember looking into this, seeing as how it happened a month before I joined the forum. I went back and tried to find what thread or post had more activity, thinking some crazy party had gone on here. But I found nothing. Usually things peak around here when resutls come out or the award show nig...
by Imagination Vortex
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072418

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

2 HMs is pretty good! I only have one more and I've been entering every quarter since December 2011. Don't forget your Semi! wotf013 I do love my 2 HM's though. Especially my second, because it validated that my first was not a fluke. wotf008 Still would have been nice to have gotten a phone call b...
by Imagination Vortex
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1072418

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I started lurking months before, but this quarter was my first entry in the contest. Only 2 volumes have come out since then, but it feels like I've been here forever. I thought my first post was actual in this thread but turns out it was my second post. My first was in the introduction thread. My s...
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Jul 08, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 32
Replies: 29
Views: 10903

Re: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Finally I know the fate of my story - rejection again!
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Jun 17, 2015 12:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908929

Re: Success!

Wow Karen - what a beautiful story. It was so powerful - both visually and emotionally. I loved it!
wotf009
by Imagination Vortex
Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85199

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I know it's super early into the new quarter, but I've had a story in progress for a while now and was hoping to get some feedback on the first 450. Please let me know if you'd like to swap!
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249853

Re: Five Minute Rant

Just submitted my HM to Asimov's last night. This morning I got a form R. Seriously, did they even read it!? wotf23 Don't rant. Rejoice! They are fast! You can send it somewhere else now. wotf007 True, and I already did send it somewhere else! Of course it would be nice to not have to send it anywh...
by Imagination Vortex
Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249853

Re: Five Minute Rant

Just submitted my HM to Asimov's last night. This morning I got a form R. Seriously, did they even read it!? wotf23
by Imagination Vortex
Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908929

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a time travel sci-fi short out today in Perihelion Science Fiction. Feel free to check it out! Blink Twice


Another great story Rebecca! I always love reading your work.
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Dec 10, 2014 10:33 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249853

Re: Five Minute Rant

Thank you Martin, Elinor and Elen! Your encouragement and kind words have completely outdone all the negativity I have heard. It is much better to hear positive things, especially being reminded that HM isn't a failure - it's a step to something more. I do wish you could come over here and beat them...
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249853

Re: Five Minute Rant

Thanks Rebecca! At least everyone here has been so nice and congratulated me! I think other people that aren't writers just don't get it. They see writing as a chore, and can't see why I'd want to continue it. Oh and I can't believe I forgot to mention my favorite line that someone gave me after I t...
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:17 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249853

Re: Five Minute Rant

I guess you could call this a rant about words, and no I don't mean anything that has to do with the words I write. I'm talking about the words that come out of peoples mouths. I just got an HM from writers of the future, and most everyone I've told has been negative about it. They will say things l...
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4111
Views: 908929

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of flash fiction out today in Nature: Ice and White Roses

Such a beautiful and moving piece. I loved it!
by Imagination Vortex
Sat Oct 25, 2014 8:06 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 236
Views: 85199

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Beginnings have always been a weakness of mine, I feel I often have trouble "grounding" the reader, as Dave calls it. So before I go any further, I was hoping to get a few people to look over my first 450, and let me know if it's headed in the right direction. Please PM me if you'd like to...
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Jul 30, 2014 3:22 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 42044

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Thank you so much Stephen! I guess I was fretting over nothing! It's been a while, but I've started to think about entering the illustrators again. So I appreciate you taking the time to help answer my question!
by Imagination Vortex
Wed Jul 30, 2014 8:19 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 42044

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Ok I knew that later on I was going to realize how complicated I made things, when the question was simple!
What I'm trying to ask is - should the 8.5 x 11 be landscape or portrait? Silly me.

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