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by Dr.Bob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

One week in with this crowd-funding experience with 3RD AND STARLIGHT , and it is very interesting. For a bunch of relatively unknown authors, albeit all WOTF winning graduates or aspirants, to receive close to $1K in backer support (38% of our goal) in one week, is "Success!" And I've bee...
by Dr.Bob
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

3RD AND STARLIGHT DAY 5 - 34%! We're over 1/3 the way toward our goal in 5 days! We raise our prosthetic fingers (the index-pointer one, to be clear) and our flagons of cider and ale - and a few of motor oil - and shout our thanks and approbations! While there lie many hazards still ahead (none wor...
by Dr.Bob
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

TRIPPING THE LIGHT FANTASTIC - Editing a SF and Fantasy Anthology (the Interview) Read it here: https://cosmicrootsandeldritchshores.com/a-trip-to-3rd-and-starlight-interview-with-the-editor/ What fun! My first interview in an ezine. :) Chief Editor Fran Eisemann of Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores...
by Dr.Bob
Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

Join us for LAUNCH! https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/019/052/539/18089686bc2b4e89176df983276aeff8_original.jpg?w=680&fit=max&v=1509730621&auto=format&q=92&s=0f2589aa2a2717c7194ab66096771feb And bring your friends. wotf007 :) https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/289036825/3rd-and-...
by Dr.Bob
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

My thanks, Ishmael and amoskalik. But now for something else, as Ishmael knows ...and I see has already mentioned back on SEP 1st. I'd emailed the Administration on if I could and where I could share the following announcement, since it is the result of Writers of the Future contest (and this forum)...
by Dr.Bob
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

That is marvelous news, Ishmael and amoskalik. Mazel tov! This has been a transitional year for me, in regard to life and work, and much of it has been engrossed in a project I hope to share with everyone in the next 48 hours since it involves a number of our fellow WOTFers. Meanwhile, I'll share th...
by Dr.Bob
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

Okay. Caught my breath. Has the following been shared on the Forum yet? A number of Forum colleagues made Tangent On-Line 's 2016 recommended reading list: Jennifer Campbell-Hicks, Auston Habershaw, Martin Shoemaker, Tina Gower, T R Napper, .... wotf008 http://www.tangentonline.com/news-mainmenu-158...
by Dr.Bob
Mon Jan 02, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

Laugh 'till you cry. http://everydayfiction.com/future-hero-by-dustin-adams/ Or just read and smile. I'll take either! Hearty congratulations to you, Dustin (I certainly chuckled). Also to Beth, George (on a roll, George!), Emily, Eliza, HLF, Rebecca (loved it as always), and Athena (PF!) Mazel tov...
by Dr.Bob
Sun Dec 11, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Forum Members' Published Stories of 2016
Replies: 18
Views: 11789

Re: Forum Members' Published Stories of 2016

I've 1 reprint and 3 new stories published this year, three novelettes and one short story (about 35,000 words in all). And the short story is a collaboration with the talented and gracious WOTF 1st place winner and 2015 Hugo nominee Ms Kary English (I was so thrilled to work with Kary). wotf008 Rep...
by Dr.Bob
Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:I enjoyed your story very much, Dr. Bob. Well done.
Ishmael wrote:Agreed. A serious work Dr B. wotf010

Thank you both. :)

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob
by Dr.Bob
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

Mazel tov to all! wotf010 A brief update. With the 2016 award season at hand, editor Fran Eisemann has kindly made my story Laila Tov free to read for everyone at the on-line subscription magazine Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores . Fran did a marvelous job in the illustration and web design of the ...
by Dr.Bob
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

Mazel tov! to beth and hl as well. :)

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob
by Dr.Bob
Fri Oct 21, 2016 7:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

I haven't posted in a while. Congrats to all Winners (and Finalists) YTD. wotf010 I'm still averaging only 2 submissions a year to WOTF, an HM and an R this time. I did have two recent publications, both which pay pro but are not SFWA approved, so I can still dabble with WOTF if I wish. wotf008 Of T...
by Dr.Bob
Sat Jul 16, 2016 5:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What did you publish in 2015?
Replies: 17
Views: 12366

Re: What did you publish in 2015?

I had a humble 3 publications in 2015, but my first ever for speculative fiction. :) And The Ends of the Earth For Thy Possession -- Giganotosaurus, July 2015 http://giganotosaurus.org/2015/07/ The Witch's Curse --1st & Starlight [the anthology collecting stories by WOTF Finalist and Winning aut...
by Dr.Bob
Thu Jul 07, 2016 5:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submit, submit, submit
Replies: 24
Views: 4939

Re: Submit, submit, submit

I greatly admire everyone's energy and productivity! In contrast to my profligacy. ;) I feel that I am such a wastrel of my free time, with energy reserves sufficient for reading (including stories by many of you) more than writing. Generally speaking (with the exception of the story I wrote with Ka...
by Dr.Bob
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

My thanks to Martin L. Shoemaker, and Steve Pantazis for their prompt Facebook announcements (do you gentleman sleep?) of today's publication of the March 2016 issue of Galaxy's Edge Magazine http://www.galaxysedge.com/ . It contains Shattered Vessels , a story co-written with 2015 Jovian Award and ...
by Dr.Bob
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:19 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 Campbell Award
Replies: 41
Views: 6727

Re: 2016 Campbell Award

The very small print (a redaction): I am not eligible for the John W. Campbell award in 2015. While my stories published last year exceeded the $50 nominal payment threshold, they did not meet the word count:payment ratio. As Ms Emily Litella (SNL's Gilda Radner) would say: http://media3.picsearch.c...
by Dr.Bob
Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:18 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 Campbell Award
Replies: 41
Views: 6727

Re: 2016 Campbell Award

Thank you, George. wotf008 There is that.
But...(see next humbly submitted post)...
by Dr.Bob
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 Campbell Award
Replies: 41
Views: 6727

Re: 2016 Campbell Award

Congrats on reaching official pro-status, Dr. Bob. wotf009 Thanks, Preston. But, again, the definition of "professional publication" for the Campbell award is different than that for SFWA, or for WOTF, ftm. Campbell eligibility begins with the year of first story sale with "nominal&q...
by Dr.Bob
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 Campbell Award
Replies: 41
Views: 6727

Re: 2016 Campbell Award

I need to remember to read the small print. (I am such a guppy) It seems I am also in my 1st of 2 years of eligibility for the John W. Campbell award. My sales in 2015 were not in listed Science Fiction Writers of American (SFWA) - recognized "professional publication(s)", but I just disco...
by Dr.Bob
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

My thanks to all for your kind words and encouragement. wotf008 Respectfully, Dr. Bob P.S. Author, fantasist, poet Jane Yolen is doing a meet and greet near me this December. I found this little tidbit on her website in her Advice for Authors [ http://janeyolen.com/for-writers/ ], and just had to sh...
by Dr.Bob
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

>Doh!< I forgot about this thread (my apologies). And I've been too long absent from the WOTF community and contest---well, except I attended the 2-day WOTF workshop last summer (a wonderful experience which I recommend as an, um, forschbise * to actually winning and being invited for the full week)...
by Dr.Bob
Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mysterion
Replies: 3
Views: 1202

Mysterion

AT the request of the editors, I post this here for your consideration: Mysterion is an anthology of Christian speculative fiction being assembled by the husband and wife team of Donald S. Crankshaw and Kristin Janz. We pay pro rates for quality speculative fiction with Christian characters, themes,...
by Dr.Bob
Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 189
Views: 64979

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

...Myth-Quoted by Robert Asprin and Jody Lynn Nye. Mostly, if not totally, done by Nye these days. If you like lighthearted(an aside but I have a sudden desire to use the yiddish word for lighthearted and its Dr. Bob's fault.) fantasy Read the M.Y.T.H. series great stuff. This one is about an elect...
by Dr.Bob
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 809029

Re: Success!

s_c_baker wrote:
hlf wrote:I have a story up today at Buzzy: A Game of Brinkmanship at Copper Beach

http://buzzymag.com/a-game-of-brinkmanship-at-copper-beach-by-h-l-fullerton/

Huzzah! wotf010

Excellent story. Well done.

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob
by Dr.Bob
Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:35 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 83397

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Dustin Adams wrote:Aaaaaand I'm in.

Superhero issue.
wotf010

Mazel tov, Dustin! wotf007
by Dr.Bob
Thu Jan 23, 2014 5:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465252

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Dustin Adams wrote:A guy named Chrome Oxide was a published finalist.
Maybe I'll enter as Bob Writer and blow everyone's mind if I win. wotf006

wotf006

Dr. Bob
by Dr.Bob
Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 726
Views: 202280

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

LDWriter2 wrote:Makes sense that you too got that one.

Thanks, LD, and everyone.
Yet, if this is "almost success" yet again, it is getting very wearying. wotf011

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob
by Dr.Bob
Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 726
Views: 202280

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

It did have a "I look forward to your next one, though" wotf008 LOL. I got the same exact sentence at the end of my rejection, yesterday. It was from Asimov's editor Ms Sheila Williams, so I thought that was a good sign, but I guess it was just a classier form rejection. Respectfully, Dr....

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