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by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Sep 28, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I sent my entry off today. First one in over five years I think. Good luck to everyone.
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Sep 20, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jeff Carlson has passed away
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Jeff Carlson has passed away

I don't know if anyone on the board is aware of this, but Jeff Carlson (a WOTF winner years ago) has passed away. I just found out moments ago. Jeff won WOTF and went on to write some pretty good books. His career was just getting started. He helped me out with my book by making himself available to...
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

And you might wonder how many of those people from yesteryear are still writing. Still believe that they can succeed.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Video trailer for Last of the Far Gods
Replies: 1
Views: 670

Video trailer for Last of the Far Gods

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/xoaurwGzHGw

For those of you who would like a visual blurb for my book.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Last of the Far Gods
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Last of the Far Gods

Thank you very much. I really appreciate it.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Last of the Far Gods
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Re: Last of the Far Gods, a blurb about the book

The last survivors of a failing Earth search the dusty remains of civilization for the planet's last habitable city, placing their faith in the remnants of a forgotten past and the fantastic promises of a sentient city gone mad. In this apocalyptic world, the last policeman of a dead city will cross...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Last of the Far Gods
Replies: 5
Views: 1148

Last of the Far Gods

Some of you may remember me as a contest entrant and forum poster for many years. Well I haven't entered since 2012 because I was signed to a small publishing company after winning their writing contest. Anyway, my book Last of the Far Gods was released today in Kindle and Nook formats. If you are i...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 17, 2015 12:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87466

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I was wondering if one of you internet/computer experts could explain to me the process of posting a picture on the forums here. I have a book cover I'd like to show. Thank you. As long as the image is already somewhere on the internet, all you have to do is put its URL inside [img] tags. If it's n...
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Aug 17, 2015 10:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87466

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I was wondering if one of you internet/computer experts could explain to me the process of posting a picture on the forums here. I have a book cover I'd like to show.

Thank you.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:01 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critique For 5,000 word sci-fi story
Replies: 1
Views: 795

Re: Critique For 5,000 word sci-fi story

Sent you an email
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:43 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: The map of my fantasy world and some past submissions.
Replies: 5
Views: 2232

Re: The map of my fantasy world and some past submissions.

If I may offer my two cents, which may not actually be worth that much. But I've found that placing your MC in the beginning paragraph, in some type of conflict or tension, and have him want something works pretty well. That's pretty basic stuff. And now I will ask the Zen writing question of all ti...
by Corbin Maxwell
Fri Jan 16, 2015 3:31 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: F&SF exchange -- 9,600 words
Replies: 1
Views: 1130

Re: F&SF exchange -- 9,600 words

I have 10,000 words of what is going to go to F&SF when it's finished. It'll probably be about 25,000 total. My background is two contest wins, 10 HMs and One Semi with WOTF, and one book contract with a publisher with whom I'm waiting to get back my ms from the editor. I'll swap with you if you...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:26 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for serious help with my writing
Replies: 4
Views: 2063

Re: Looking for serious help with my writing

Rodney,

I'm curious as to where you're going to submit your 30,000 words for publication?

If you've no takers, I'd be willing to look at some of it. I have a little bit of downtime right now.
by Corbin Maxwell
Tue Nov 26, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Not 450. And not for WOTF
Replies: 1
Views: 1243

Not 450. And not for WOTF

I have a favor to ask, which I'm going to be asking quite a few people. I have 1,500 words of a piece that's not going to WOTF. It's a rewritten beginning to a novellette that's with one publisher but if rejected will be going to F&SF. I was wondering if any of you would do me the favor of readi...
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 16578

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Rejection.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:18 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 13588

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

Rejection.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Writer Buddy
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Writer Buddy

My writer buddy has grown extremely busy, finalist this quarter and other writing commitments, and so I may need someone to swap Q4s with in about a month. I'd like it to be someone about the same level as me, if possible.

Thanks,
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 20226

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

automated rejection
by Corbin Maxwell
Wed May 02, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm attending Superstars Writing Seminars 2012 and I got the chance to talk to Kevin J Anderson yesterday regarding my SF entry. I had been debating whether to try to publish the story in a magazine or self publish while I am working on the graphic novel. For some reason I felt that my publishing t...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Congratulations, Corbin!



Well thanks but it's my 8th one, so I'm not so much in the Congratulations mood. But I appreciate it all the same.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 29
Replies: 78
Views: 27880

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 29

Honorable Mention.
by Corbin Maxwell
Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

O! that a man might know
The end of this day's business, ere it come;
But it sufficeth that the day will end,
And then the end is known.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Jennifer Hicks wrote:Incoming! Duck and cover!

(New rejections are showing up on Duotrope.)

Edited to say: I didn't see steffenwolf's post. Sorry to hear that.



I just checked the email, I'm still in. Of course there's still plenty of hours left today to take a direct hit and get blasted.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary James wrote:@ Corbin

*uploads large foofy latte - unless you're one of those who take it black and bitter in a styrofoam cup, in which case you can have that, instead*



I don't drink foofy latte stuff. Just coffee with cream and sweet and low.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well believe it or not, I'm actually doing some work for a change. So I'm not focused on WOTF, focused on doing job stuff (which you know what that is). This would be somewhat more believable if you weren't posting about it on the WotF forums :) That I'm doing work? Well I am, plus posting. I'm jus...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

@ Corbin *uploads large foofy latte - unless you're one of those who take it black and bitter in a styrofoam cup, in which case you can have that, instead* Well believe it or not, I'm actually doing some work for a change. So I'm not focused on WOTF, focused on doing job stuff (which you know what ...
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Patrick S. McGinnity wrote:I think he was querying, and is still in.



I guess I should wake up and read what I'm writing.
by Corbin Maxwell
Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 899957

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

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