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by Beth Powers
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 40067

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

R for me, which is disappointing because I actually wrote this one before the last day of the quarter (first time I've done that in probably years!) and I had high hopes for it...
by Beth Powers
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 40067

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I've been submitting since the days of paper subs, so I have lots of data to draw from wotf008 Here's my weekday stats: Monday = 8 Tuesday = 8 Wednesday = 10 Thursday = 7 Friday = 4 Saturday = 2 Sunday = 0 Of my nine Q2 submissions, 5 have received responses in July (the rest were May and June). Mos...
by Beth Powers
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 259
Views: 20002

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm in for this quarter--I submitted a couple of days ago on 6/29.
by Beth Powers
Tue Apr 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 46012

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

R for me--I have higher hopes for my Q2 submission!
by Beth Powers
Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 544
Views: 40067

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I'm in with my 50th entry! wotf045
by Beth Powers
Sat Jan 11, 2020 9:42 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 11409

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

Happy to help! wotf007
by Beth Powers
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 11409

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

Alex, Beth, I had not really thought about the possibility of losing my data. I may need to have a backup. I used to have a spreadsheet until I found Grinder. Had Duotrope for a while but never really used it--I just wanted to see what it was like. I like Grinder better. Particularly the chart and ...
by Beth Powers
Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 11409

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

I know a pro published writer who doesn't use Grinder or Duotrope and have seen blog posts of others who use their own system to track submissions and rejections. I have my own system so even if I used Grinder or Duotrope to find markets, I probably wouldn't use them for tracking. I don't trust onl...
by Beth Powers
Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 46012

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I forgot to report in when I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!) That's a great record of persistence, Beth! I think you're due! Cheers to all! Moon Than...
by Beth Powers
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 600
Views: 281209

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Smashwords is having an End of Year Sale, and even though the year has ended, the sale continues until 11:59pm PT on January 1st. You can get my collection Sorcery & Widgets for half off until the sale ends, and I'm sure there are lots of other good deals as well!
by Beth Powers
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 46012

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I forgot to report in when I submitted (December 29th), but I just checked and this was my 49th submission to the contest!!! (48 of them have been consecutive--I haven't missed a quarter since the end of 2007!)
by Beth Powers
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 54512

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

R for me....on to the next one!
by Beth Powers
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 54512

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I just looked back, and I guess I forgot to say that I submitted to Q4 on September 29th...just thought I'd better get that in before we get results or something wotf019


In 2017, my Q4 results arrived on November 6th, so we're already in the window of possibility!
by Beth Powers
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1043579

Re: Success!

I made a collection of nearly all of my published stories, and for the first time, I'm trying out a paperback version too! I learned a lot of things about how books are put together along the way--I did all of the cover/interior design/layout, and there were some frustrating moments while I tried to...
by Beth Powers
Fri Sep 27, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 57398

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

HM for me--I was going to submit my Q4 tonight, but now I think I'll read through it one more time....
by Beth Powers
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tor.com opening for novella submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 2915

Re: Tor.com opening for novella submissions

Thanks for letting me know you got a response--and quite a while ago too! I did submit on the last or second to last day, so my story might just be at the bottom of the pile. I don't think I'm in any sort of hold pile because my number is over 150 in the queue, and I can't imagine that they're holdi...
by Beth Powers
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tor.com opening for novella submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 2915

Re: Tor.com opening for novella submissions

Did anyone here submit a novella to Tor.com's open call last summer? If so, are you still waiting for a response or did you hear back already? They have a queue with numbers, but my number hasn't changed for about two months and it has been over a year since I submitted, so I'm just trying to get a ...
by Beth Powers
Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 57398

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I love when people have data to crunch! I'll add some crunchy data: The earliest I've ever heard back on Q3 is August 17th (and that's not a fluke because I also got results on the 18th for another Q3), and the latest was November 10th (that one might be a bit of an outlier, but I did get results N...
by Beth Powers
Mon Jul 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 44035

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I got a rejection
by Beth Powers
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 44035

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

If someone submits their Q4 this coming week, they might even have three in queue. I'm starting to twitch, though it's like a murmur right now. Think it was Beth Powers that wrote earlier in this thread that she had had responses for previous Q2s come back through end of July. So we could still be ...
by Beth Powers
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 44035

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Looking at recent prior years, Q2 results have come out anytime late May to early July. Is there any info out there that might narrow that window? I checked my numbers, and I've gotten results as early as May 19th (that was in 2008) and as late as Sept 13th (I'm a little suspicious of this one, but...
by Beth Powers
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 53803

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

R for me too

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