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by Jeffrey
Sat Oct 24, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89898

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Has anyone submitted yet to this quarter? I just tried this morning and got this: This email address already exists in our system. Please login to access your application. I submitted for V32 Q4, so I assume this is some hiccup. But I've never had an issue before having more than one story in for di...
by Jeffrey
Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 231832

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Just released a short story that earned an honorable mention in V30 Q3, The Cancer Under St. Paul's . http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51kLzBbkorL._AA278_PIkin4,BottomRight,-51,22_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg Blurb: To save his father, a child must stand against an ancient evil. Backed into a corner, w...
by Jeffrey
Sun Aug 03, 2014 12:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 231832

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Nice cover, Rebecca!
by Jeffrey
Fri Jul 04, 2014 2:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 231832

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:That's a great cover, Jeffrey! Grats on the release!
wotf010


Rebecca Birch wrote:Seconded! Really, really nice.


Thanks! It was fun to put together.
by Jeffrey
Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 231832

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Just released a novelette that earned an honorable mention in V30 Q1, The Kerephrine Reaction . Also, if anyone knows how to resize images so they're not ridiculously large, that would be great info to pass along. The BBC codes I tried, didn't work. http://jaballard.com/images/3cf65b4b4e8a52bf569c4c...
by Jeffrey
Wed May 28, 2014 4:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA
Replies: 44
Views: 10061

Re: Mike Resnick, Barry Malzberg, and the SFWA

How many of you have actually read the SFWA's Bulletin #60? ? What does #60 have to with it? I can't find any link online to it (please post if you have one). Further, I can't find any list of SWFA bulletin issue lists so I'm not sure what year that even was. My search on trying to find #60 lead me...
by Jeffrey
Tue May 20, 2014 7:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 83126

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Looks like I'm in good company with Leo & Preston collecting a final round rejection slip. I wonder if there's a way with gmail to scan for rejection phrases & color those emails in pink.
by Jeffrey
Sat May 17, 2014 2:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

The Grinder shows 16 rejections and 1 acceptance in the past week, time ranging from 73 ... Per duotrope, that rejection at 70ish days was poetry & an outlier by more than half the usual response time. It's encouraging there's movement, but premature to say he's catching up (at least in respect...
by Jeffrey
Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805244

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Ishmael & George! wotf010
by Jeffrey
Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805244

Re: Success!

Congrats, hlf! wotf010
by Jeffrey
Tue Feb 25, 2014 4:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 5245

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

I think Patty missed an important point of starting at the top as early as possible: to get noticed and remembered by the editor. There's a number of anecdotal stories from writers and editors alike that when the same name keeps popping up they start to root for that writer and are thrilled when the...
by Jeffrey
Tue Feb 25, 2014 3:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

* A rewrite suggestion. NOTE: Not a rewrite request. Neither Stan nor Trevor says, "Please change X." That comes too close to a commitment, and they're not going to be tied down that way. But if they say, "I liked this, but not X," you're a fool if you don't try to fix X and sen...
by Jeffrey
Fri Feb 21, 2014 10:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

I received a 169 day higher tier form reject today. I had checked the status ~2 hrs before the rejection & it still said "received" at that time. So perhaps longer stories have been held. wotf017 Although you'd hope that would've been communicated when one queried.
by Jeffrey
Mon Feb 17, 2014 5:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Black Static / Interzone
Replies: 22
Views: 10254

Re: Black Static / Interzone

Do you happen to know how much they pay? I can't seem to find it in the guidelines. My memory seems to recall ~3 cents a word. Though I can't recall from where. And I think that rate is American vs. British. I do know they aren't a professional market by SWFA definitions, so definitely less than 5 ...
by Jeffrey
Fri Feb 07, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

Point of order: Trevor never uses the "Under Review" indicator. Sheila does, but he never has. My stories have been in "Received" state right up to the point that he rejected them (and after, a couple of times). You can't tell from the status whether it has been read or not. Def...
by Jeffrey
Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:00 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

I'd give them time to respond and write more while you wait. Yes, it sucks to wait, but typically the longer the wait, the better shot you have at acceptance. And under no circumstances would I withdraw your story. Normally, I'd agree. The problem is both hazlett and Leo have been waiting for 245+ ...
by Jeffrey
Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805244

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Martin! Very cool. Can't wait to read it.

Edited b/c I can't spell.
by Jeffrey
Wed Nov 13, 2013 6:26 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 30
Replies: 26
Views: 7299

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 30

Rejected
by Jeffrey
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4001
Views: 805244

Re: Success!

Belated congratulations to everyone on this refreshingly long thread! And congrats most recently to Preston and Elinor.

Preston, getting artwork for a story is long been a dream of mine, it's one of the reasons Writers of the Future attracts me so much--so very cool!
by Jeffrey
Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

A friend on another website queried Analog recently. Their story was at ~150 days and Analog said it would be another 2-3 months. Which is about on target for what I expected when I sent mine in back in the beginning of September based on the sparse responses on duotrope and submission grinder.
by Jeffrey
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

Gower21, thanks for the perspective, you summed it up well.

And Martin, thanks for sharing your experiences and passing along advice. It's all very insightful and I appreciate it.
by Jeffrey
Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

And I, in turn, heard it from Mike Resnick. He very strongly urged me: just because you CAN submit more than one doesn't mean you SHOULD submit more than one. Just because it works for Brad doesn't mean it will work for you. Every writers different. Mike advised me of this when I asked him about su...
by Jeffrey
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 112169

Re: Analog Submissions

I've now got 3. But the latest rumors I've heard is that multiple submitting like this is a bad idea, so now I don't know what to think. wotf017 I think it depends on the market & how far you space them out. At Analog's current rate you'd only be able to submit 1, possibly 2, stories a year--wh...
by Jeffrey
Wed Oct 16, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 83126

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Form reject for me for Family Traditions. I think I'm going to target the Asimov call next (after writing a couple other stories) & let the word count spiral out of control.
by Jeffrey
Thu Sep 26, 2013 5:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 723
Views: 200589

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Received a personal rejection from tor.com. They had pulled it aside for further consideration because of the "interesting premise & smooth prose" but had a hard time identifying with the main character (she has Aspergers, but my fault for not making that clear). This story was my V30 ...
by Jeffrey
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 30
Replies: 35
Views: 8464

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 30

Honorable Mention
by Jeffrey
Tue Sep 24, 2013 1:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 723
Views: 200589

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just got my second-in-a-row "Well done but not quite right for me; look forward to the next one" rejection from Sheila at Asimov's. wotf007 and wotf005 That's awesome! Two in a row from Asimov's, three in a row from F&SF. Any day now I'll be reading your stories in both of them. wotf007

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