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by geoedwar
Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 30
Replies: 26
Views: 6239

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 30

I got an honorable mention!!!! A tiny bit of needed validation!!! Followed the advice in a personal rejection from Daily Science Fiction. Dear 4th quarter contestant, Congratulations, your story has received an Honorable Mention for the 4th quarter. We are not done with judging for the quarter so if...
by geoedwar
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:43 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 30
Replies: 35
Views: 6845

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 30

Rejected!!! This is libel! Slander! How dare they!!!

In any case... There was a glaring error that I edited into my final drafttrying to make the beginning stand out. Next quarter I have a resubmission that takes the advice of the DSF editors... So, watch out!!
by geoedwar
Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Stupefying stories put one of my stories through two rounds of reading (which I know isn't standard because I got a quick form rejection from them on the next story...). Daily Science Fiction just e-mailed me to tell me I'm in for another round of reading. I've went from straight form rejections to ...
by geoedwar
Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Hunger Games
Replies: 3
Views: 1499

Hunger Games

I think all past winners should fight to the death in a large outdoor environment. They are far too powerful.
by geoedwar
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 30
Replies: 44
Views: 9394

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 30

I guess it's pointless to add that I was rejected. Already edited the story and have it out to lightspeed. It'll be a lightning round rejection from there I hear (two days out at midnight!). I'm strangely okay with all my rejections because I've finished another short story today and have five or so...
by geoedwar
Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Got a response from BCS, they will change my E-mail address on my story. By what they said and the fact that I haven't received a rejection yet, I think they haven't read it yet. Which means they are a bit late from their stated turn around. Need to check Analog and Asimov's later tonight. Analog w...
by geoedwar
Mon Mar 18, 2013 5:09 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: exchange writing
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

Re: exchange writing

I know most everyone on the forums knows about critters.org but, if not, it's good. I submitted a story and have received 17 critiques so far (and I still have a day left). None of them have made me want to cry myself to sleep yet wotf007 I've learned A LOT reading these critiques. They come from al...
by geoedwar
Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Well, just got a form rejection BUT Lightspeed submissions open tomorrow.
by geoedwar
Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I'm in the same camp. We must have submitted at the same time. Looks like she rejected a bunch of 60 day stories but left ours. Eventually we'll scrap together the madness to the method wotf017 wotf049 Like I said, Sheila's messing with us. This is nothing but pure torture. Asimov's had another rou...
by geoedwar
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I'm at 61 days at Asimov's, and it only just changed from "Received" to "Under Review" yesterday. And then form rejection a few hours later after posting this... My submission status at 41 days is still listed as "Under Review" and giving me false hope, but I know bett...
by geoedwar
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

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hehe... experimenting with the smilies.
by geoedwar
Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

It might indicate that the story has been transferred from a data base to an e-reader or something similar. If the editor loads them in batches, it would explain why several people are under review at once. I was sort of hoping it meant that the story got by a slush pile reader or something. If I c...
by geoedwar
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:45 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 62612

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I have 450 words I'm willing to exchange with anyone who is interested. PM me please.
by geoedwar
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Mike Resnick launches 2 new markets
Replies: 28
Views: 5527

Re: Mike Resnick launches 2 new markets

Isn't that ironic? Google putting ads up then warning people against visiting a website? Yahoo actually warned me against Clarkesworldmagazine.com and Lewrockwell.com. They both were displaying the same ads.
by geoedwar
Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I'm still under review Asimov's. I saw someone made a sale on a story that was submitted near the time my story was (on the black hole website). I'm over forty days now so I hope to hear something. Maybe after Rand Paul's filibuster my story is even more relevant. wotf013
by geoedwar
Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

That's odd that they don't review them in order. I haven't been checking up much on it but then I saw some rejections on the submission grinder that were submitted at about the same time. My story is 6.5k thinly veiled stab at drone warfare and neoconservatism... wotf004 but I think a lot of fun.
by geoedwar
Thu Mar 07, 2013 5:27 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

My story to Asimov's is going on 37 days out and the status has changed to "under review" at least two days ago. I'm just happy it's not an immediate reject!!
by geoedwar
Wed Mar 06, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Mike Resnick launches 2 new markets
Replies: 28
Views: 5527

Re: Mike Resnick launches 2 new markets

I discovered Mike Resnick about a month or so ago and here he is on this forum. I have Dunesteef podcasts cued up and ready to listen to.

Glad to hear that there are new markets.
by geoedwar
Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180966

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got a nice email today. I've made it to the final round at Andromeda! wotf003 Somehow my story got past the first two rounds of readers wotf017 and now it has, I'm told, a "1 in 20 chance" of getting published. wotf010 I'm getting close! I sooo want to post on that darn success thread! ...
by geoedwar
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 103663

Re: Analog Submissions

I was using what I know about Clarkesworld and applying it to Analog. If he get's 1000 plus a month AND he doesn't have a first round of defense he's probably "reading" 30-40 a day. I guess that shows the importance of having a solid beginning. If that's the case, if he gets around 35 a da...
by geoedwar
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 103663

Re: Analog Submissions

60 days, queried. Response was form?? letter stating my work was still in consideration, to please wait ... that they were making changing in the organization -- which I knew. 180 days total later ... form rejection of 3 poems and one short story. Gotta admit, I thought after they'd held my work fo...
by geoedwar
Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194364

Re: Five Minute Rant

Well, my Q3 finalist got a lightning fast form reject from F&SF. I figured they wouldn't want it because its rather long (and would be expensive for them to buy) but really, that was a FAST rejection. Rant over. Back out it goes... I actually prefer fast rejections. The best markets are Lightsp...
by geoedwar
Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3855
Views: 709604

Re: Success!

So.. a question for you successful people. If you've submitted something to Analog how long does it take for you to KNOW you've gotten a second read?
by geoedwar
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:03 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: To critique or not to critique: Kristine Kathryn Rusch
Replies: 6
Views: 2767

Re: To critique or not to critique: Kristine Kathryn Rusch

LDWriter2 wrote:wasn't quite what I thought it was but it was good and short, to the point.


Don't stop reading at the intro. There is good stuff down the page. This is a real "wow" moment for me... Like when reading an economics book for the first time or Mark Sisson on diet and fat... Very nice.
by geoedwar
Sun Feb 10, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2366
Views: 410917

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Carol. I haven't gotten anything published either (I've never submitted long fiction and got my first short fiction rejection this month). I figure this process- submitting, revising, submitting, revising, write, write, write- is a crucible for getting better. I have self-doubt (was that last sen...
by geoedwar
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2366
Views: 410917

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome George! I like how deeply you ponder these big sociopolitical issues. You're a next generation Grandmaster in the making. I absolutely loved I, Robot (the book, not the movie (though the movie was decent in its own way)). Asimov takes a single technology and then explores everything that co...
by geoedwar
Fri Feb 08, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2366
Views: 410917

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Maybe I was just put off by how the book I was reading dragged (detailed cultural descriptions of the hairless people, etc... Lots of info pumping, maybe I don't understand what world building is). I'm certainly willing to give his longer work another chance because of how magnificent his short stor...
by geoedwar
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2366
Views: 410917

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Don't worry!! Rand is Rand, I'm not going to replicate her (nor Rowling for that matter). I'll limit my speeches to single, short, paragraphs (though, to be honest, I did have a "speech" in for first short story that was truncated due to the plot requiring it). I define military as "s...
by geoedwar
Fri Feb 08, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2366
Views: 410917

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello all. I am brand new to this forum but have been reading it from afar (success stories mainly, everyone loves 'em). My name is George Edwards. I have written three short stories and two unfinished novels in the genres of science-fiction and dystopia(n). I have to one submission and one rejectio...

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