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by scott.parkin
Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464255

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, welcome all new and delurking forumites. I sold a novelette a couple of months back. Am I correct to think that I could still sell THREE short stories before I am no longer eligible? A couple of thoughts--- First, the guidelines suggest publish, not sell. A fair few prize winners got their ...
by scott.parkin
Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464255

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome all!

It's only a party if everyone plays, so welcome aboard and don't be shy.
by scott.parkin
Tue Oct 07, 2014 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464255

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi! My name's Amy and I just placed 2nd in the 3rd quarter. I've lurked the forums, but never joined in. I suppose now would be a good time for it huh? I'm really excited to be here! I've known about the contest for years, but this was my first entry so I'm still sort of reeling. can't wait until A...
by scott.parkin
Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464255

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Adding to the chorus, I'm fifty (though I have been entering the contest since v4 back in the late 1980s). I can't claim to have started late, but I can suggest that simple chronological enhancement has given me some tools of experience and perspective that may not be as easily available to younger ...
by scott.parkin
Fri Sep 19, 2014 8:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968677

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

...and so the kingdom remains united. Which seems like a good thing to me (though I hope it lights a non-vengeful fire under the Tories to give not-England a bit more voice in the proceedings as we go forward).

Good hope and fortune to all.
by scott.parkin
Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 807603

Re: Success!

I think it's much harder to get an article in Nature than a story--good luck to him! (Not that it's easy to get a story in Nature either. But still...) True. And yet he seems to have a good basis for a worthy paper here ( http://news.byu.edu/archive14-jul-tsetsefly.aspx ), so hope is not yet lost. ...
by scott.parkin
Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:14 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 807603

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of sci-fi flash out in the current issue of Nature. Are You Receiving?

Ace!

A guy in my critique group is an evolutionary biologist who has published fiction in Nature and will soon have an article out in Analog. Now he's trying to flip that over and get the complete set.
by scott.parkin
Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 807603

Re: Success!

Sold a story to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine! Even better, it's a story set in the current series I'm writing, the Alexandrian Saga! The story is called "The Trouble with Virgins". Monster sale, Thomas! And part of a series, no less, so you have a draw for future sales to them. Nice work...
by scott.parkin
Sun Jun 29, 2014 3:54 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: car videos for kids
Replies: 10
Views: 3485

Re: car videos for kids

A Mid-spammer Night's Dream?
by scott.parkin
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464255

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

My question is - and I'll appreciate as much input as possible before deadline... is it worth submitting it? Can't speak for current judging currents, but I had one finalist that featured a lightly touched sex scene (situational, not descriptive) and another finalist set in a strip club that was ve...
by scott.parkin
Sun Jun 22, 2014 5:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464255

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello and welcome, Brandi!

This is a great forum and wonderful chance to learn, share, and generally hang out with interesting people.

As a father of six (and a very wiggly, very large black Lab) I can feel some of your pain (and joy).

Good to meet you. Be well.

Scott
by scott.parkin
Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464255

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, welcome, DL. And congratulations on the finalist. Good luck.
by scott.parkin
Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:12 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 36
Views: 9475

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

Finalist, as well (after getting a first-cut rejection back on May 26th...). wotf007
by scott.parkin
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2511
Views: 464255

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi all. My name is Scott Parkin and I'm a writer. I just placed as a finalist in Q4-29, and Kary found me on FB and informed me of these forums. One never learns to wait calmly and dispassionately for final quarterly results. I certainly haven't. I was one of those people who submitted nearly every ...
by scott.parkin
Sat Dec 15, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 18512

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Grayson Morris wrote:Just a reminder - please keep this thread results-only and move conversation into the associated "Jibber Jabber" thread.


My bad, sorry. Newbie. Old guy, but still a newbie to these forums.

Moving now...
by scott.parkin
Fri Dec 14, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 18512

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Finalist. (Fourth overall, though first in far over a decade--took a very long break...) That's awesome, Scott. Best of luck with finally sealing the deal. wotf009 Thanks, Alex--and right back at you. (Unrelated note--I grew up about 150 miles northeast of you in Buffalo Grove, a far northwest subu...
by scott.parkin
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 18512

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Finalist.

(Fourth overall, though first in far over a decade--took a very long break...)

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