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by Dr.Bob
Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 11495

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 12191

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: 4794

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
Mon May 02, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy
Replies: 34
Views: 6822

Re: V.33 Q2 Guessomancy

Okay, guessing time. Morshana - F Ishmael - F Dr. Bob - F Dr. Phil (RIP) - F KD Julicher - F For those guessing, I would not bet on me for Q2. I like my story, don't get me wrong, but I don't think it's up WotF's alley. And I'm still hoping against hope to be DQ'd. wotf007 Personally, Rebecca, I th...
by Dr.Bob
Tue Apr 26, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 87166

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Oh, sorry, an HM for me this time. Still, I am not disappointed (well, not very). Although, I admit, having come close twice before, I do expect more from myself. But I have discovered that a story's quality, or at least its saleability, is independent of its WOTF ranking. I believe others have shar...
by Dr.Bob
Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 87166

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I actually achieved semi-finalist status, which is worlds above what I was expecting. wotf015 I should note that Joni said the coordinating judge was impressed with the quality stories of this quarter. There was a lot of good work out there. Kudos to everyone! Mazel tov! That is wonderful. :) Respe...
by Dr.Bob
Fri Apr 22, 2016 9:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 87166

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Rebecca Birch wrote:I almost wish I could muster some *twitch*. I'm feeling oddly detached right now. wotf014

That is my natural state. With thousands of entries (and more every quarter), I drop my grain of sand on Dave's beach and walk away, expecting nothing to come of it.

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob
by Dr.Bob
Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 87166

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Today, 1:09 pm EST: David Farland's #WritingTips:

"As a judge, I’ve just finished my second pass through the Writers of the Future contest stories for the first quarter..."

--http://davidfarland.com/2016/04/what-does-your-story-accomplish/
by Dr.Bob
Mon Mar 28, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 76859

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

It's been a couple years since I have entered consecutive quarters, and I was not going to enter Q2.
Especially since I don't believe my current stories are a match for WOTF.
However, my Q1 submission made the first cut. wotf015

So, what the hey...
I'm in.

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob
by Dr.Bob
Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 6512

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: 6512

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: 6512

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: 6512

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
Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 87166

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

LDWriter2 wrote:Wait, oh wait, oh wait
nothing like waiting
we are the waiters
so we shall wait
Wait Oh wait oh wait

Oy

"Oy", Louis? wotf011 ;)

I thought you might be more fermisht with this fershlugina waiting.

Respectfully,
Dr. Bob
by Dr.Bob
Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 3960
Views: 789646

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: 1167

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,...

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