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by Beth Powers
Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18687

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

In 2015, I received results on January 28th, so even without a delayed anthology/gala, there's no predicting it! Aside from one outlier, my longest Q1 results arrived on April 26th (in 2016).
by Beth Powers
Sun Jan 03, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Supporting each other on Social Media and Websites - Post your Handles and Links
Replies: 6
Views: 1155

Re: Supporting each other on Social Media and Websites - Post your Handles and Links

I'm not very active on any social media, but I do have them (and keep them updated with any important news!) Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Beth-Powers/388321331259356 (since I use FB as a page rather than a profile, it frequently won't let me do things like comment on other people's posts,...
by Beth Powers
Sun Jan 03, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 44
Views: 7648

Re: Goals four V.38!

So my goal for V38 is going to be to draft my Q2 by the Q1 deadline, and Q3 by the Q2 deadline, and so on. That should give me some extra time to get feedback and revise before the actual deadlines. I just wanted to report in that I maybe probably accomplished my first V38 goal, which was to draft ...
by Beth Powers
Tue Dec 29, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38
Replies: 178
Views: 18687

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 38

I didn't make my "draft early" goal for Q2 (at least, not yet), but I'm in for Q1!
by Beth Powers
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 342
Views: 47432

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Wulf Moon wrote:Super-duper happy for you, Beth! I know you worked for that one. One ring closer to the bullseye now! Congrats!


Thanks! I was starting to feel like I couldn't get past the HM, but this one is going to give me incentive to figure out what I did and try to do it again in the next story wotf007
by Beth Powers
Tue Nov 03, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 342
Views: 47432

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

wotf056

After many years and many HMs, I got my first Silver Honorable Mention! I'm pretty excited about this one!
by Beth Powers
Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 342
Views: 47432

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Beth, so let me get this straight . . . five years of Novembers and 3 years of Decembers? You've been submitting for eight or more years now? Wait. 2011 was a January. That makes it almost ten years or more. wotf015 wotf009 Actually, that was just the electronic submissions (I didn't keep track of ...
by Beth Powers
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 342
Views: 47432

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I once got a Q4 response on October 30th (in 2013)! But before you twitch, I've also gotten a Q4 response on January 4th (in 2011, a different judge, and the early days of online submissions), but most of them have been in November (5 of them) and a few in December (3 of them). Last year, it was nea...
by Beth Powers
Wed Oct 28, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Rejectomancy?
Replies: 6
Views: 3312

Re: Analog Rejectomancy?

I've been wondering this about Deep Magic too. Since I first learned of it here on the WoTF forum I wondered if anyone here knows much about it and response times etc. Been watching progress on Submission Grinder but I know better than to put too many hopes on what I see there :) I've had responses...
by Beth Powers
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 67889

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Honorable Mention for me!
by Beth Powers
Mon Oct 05, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 67889

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Hi Beth. I'm new to the forums and curious if the response data you mentioned is something I'm also supposed to be keeping track of for myself? Hi mandycorine! Welcome to the forum! The response data I mentioned is just me keeping track of various statistics related to my submissions (here and else...
by Beth Powers
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 445
Views: 67889

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I looked back over my Q3 response data, and I thought it was weird that in 10 years of electronic submissions, I've only ever gotten results in October once (2 in August (!), 5 in September, and 2 in November). I hope this year adds to that October count!
by Beth Powers
Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 44
Views: 7648

Re: Goals four V.38!

I've always tried to focus on making my writing goals things that I can control (writing and submitting), rather than the things that I can't (acceptances, winning, etc.), but I like the idea of thinking about what I can do that could potentially affect the outcome in a positive way. I haven't misse...
by Beth Powers
Tue Sep 29, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 342
Views: 47432

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I submitted earlier today!
by Beth Powers
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 86064

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: 547
Views: 86064

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: 445
Views: 67889

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 Jun 30, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 33
Views: 5467

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Submitted 6/29

Honorable Mention 10/5
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: 80082

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: 547
Views: 86064

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: 14042

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: 14042

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: 14042

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: 80082

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: 601
Views: 308205

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!

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