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by Helen Jackson
Sun Sep 28, 2014 4:25 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 swap - 7,500 words
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Re: Q4 swap - 7,500 words

Sorry, Rick, I've only just seen your post -- I've been busy on my final draft. Yes, I'm afraid it's too close to the deadline now. I'd be delighted to swap stories next quarter if that works for you?

Good luck with Q4.
by Helen Jackson
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:15 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 69607

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I'm up for a 450 swap, Dustin. I'll PM...
by Helen Jackson
Tue Sep 16, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 swap - 7,500 words
Replies: 2
Views: 1688

Q4 swap - 7,500 words

Is anyone up for a critique exchange for Q4? I'd be looking for feedback by the end of this week (Sun 21 Sept), and I'd be able to get comments to you within the same timescale. I take part in an offline writers' group so I'm used to reading critically and providing feedback. I haven't traded a crit...
by Helen Jackson
Tue Apr 29, 2014 12:09 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 28
Views: 8639

Re: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

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Congrats to the HMs, fellow Semis (so close!), and expecially the Finalists. Well done all!
by Helen Jackson
Sat Apr 26, 2014 10:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 111205

Re: Analog Submissions

Thanks everyone! It's still a rejection, but it's good to feel I'm getting close. I've already sent the story out to another market.

Good luck to all of you still waiting to hear.
by Helen Jackson
Fri Apr 25, 2014 11:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 111205

Re: Analog Submissions

Just got a rejection, at 339 days. It was polite, apologetic, came from Trevor Quachri, and included the encouraging line "I think it's a good story, and I very strongly considered it for ANALOG". Would I submit to Analog again? Hell, yes! ...just not with anything that I mind being out of...
by Helen Jackson
Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 30
Replies: 35
Views: 8312

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 30

Rejection. Congrats Michael and all the HMs.
by Helen Jackson
Mon Jun 17, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 30
Replies: 44
Views: 10512

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 30

Rejection.
by Helen Jackson
Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:59 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 30
Replies: 41
Views: 11803

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 30

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by Helen Jackson
Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:03 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 18279

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Q4 illustrator results are out:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/LRonHubba ... 312633.htm

Congratulations to winners Joshua Meehan of Arizona, James Eads of California, and Daniel Reneau of Colorado.
by Helen Jackson
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:50 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 18279

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Rejection.
by Helen Jackson
Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome and good luck to all the new users (far too many to list since the last time I checked in here!). I'm ashamed to say I'd never heard of Čapek **hangs head** but a quick google has fixed that. He (with his brother) invented the word "robot"? That's amazing. I've added Rossum's Unive...
by Helen Jackson
Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:23 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 14756

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

Rejection.
by Helen Jackson
Tue Aug 21, 2012 11:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Jonathan! Hi sera! Welcome, and good luck with your entries.
by Helen Jackson
Wed Aug 15, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4956
Views: 956779

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Thanks for the pics, Martin -- they look great. Well done for raising so much.
by Helen Jackson
Mon Jul 30, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 21821

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

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...after querying. I'm delighted!
by Helen Jackson
Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Gio -- good to see another Edinburgher on here. The city's not quite flooded out (and it isn't even raining today, although there are ominous storm clouds gathering) so you're safe to come home if the heat gets too much! And, welcome to the earlier newcomers I missed. Good luck with your wr...
by Helen Jackson
Wed Jul 11, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4956
Views: 956779

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yes, congrats Tina, Marina and Steve. Well done! And, good luck next time to the finalists who didn't make it. I like the quote from Kevin J. Anderson in the press release -- you certainly didn't make it easy for the judges! They were an exceptional group of stories this quarter. It was hard to choo...
by Helen Jackson
Fri Jul 06, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4956
Views: 956779

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary James wrote:I hereby retract any threats of fish-slapping.


Phew! Haddock attack averted.

Isto wrote:I can't take it any longer. Gotta email Joni.


Isto, good luck with that email. Fingers crossed.
by Helen Jackson
Fri Jul 06, 2012 4:47 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 69607

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Dustin, are you still looking for critters, or do you have enough? I have a Q4 450 I'd like to swap. I'll drop you a PM...
by Helen Jackson
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4956
Views: 956779

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats Kary and Bluestocking for being semi-finalists (yay for critique!), and Preston and NoTimeToThink for the HMs. And... belatedly... well done and good luck to Martin, Marina,Tina, Chris, Jeremy, Holly, Sean and Stephen. (Honestly, I go on holiday for a few weeks and there's all this exciteme...
by Helen Jackson
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Callahan's Cross-Time Saloon it is!

It doesn't look as if it's in print in the UK... which is where I'm really lucky to have a local SFF bookshop that stocks (and will order) US imports. That failing, it's available for Kindle.
by Helen Jackson
Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello fellow newbies! Travis, I'm glad to see it's not just me that finds the quarter system confusing! It's good Tina, Martin and co. are here to straighten us out. By the way, Spider Robinson is an author I've heard of but never read. Would anyone care to recommend which of his books would make a ...
by Helen Jackson
Tue Apr 10, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Sarah. I'm a newbie too. Good luck with filling in those plot holes! (And, congratulations for the semi-finalist nod on your previous entry... that's great going, and should give you plenty of confidence about trying again.)
by Helen Jackson
Fri Mar 30, 2012 12:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Jeanette! I'm feeling very welcomed.

(Although... Mr Shoemaker... I'm not entirely happy about Douglas Adams being referred to as "80s trivia". Don't you know he's a national hero over here?! wotf004)
by Helen Jackson
Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome aboard, Helen! You're not planning a Q3 entry? Darn. I've been struggling to get the hang of which quarter is which. In my mind, the quarter ending in a few days was Q3. I've just looked at the rules again and I realise I'm completely wrong. So... I am planning a Q3 entry (and I haven't eve...
by Helen Jackson
Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2470
Views: 456790

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello! I made my first submission to Writers of the Future yesterday. It's the longest short story I've written yet -- although still nowhere near the 17,000 limit -- and I had a lot of fun working on it. Now I need to concentrate on my entry for Q4, make progress on my other writing projects, and t...

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