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by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18274

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Silver Honorable Mention here. Last quarter was an Honorable Mention, so I assume that's a step in the right direction!

Congrats to the winners, and thanks to the administrators and judges for keeping this contest going!
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 18274

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Got my submission in on March 28th, a few days early for once. Now, back to work on my submission for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award due at the end of the month...
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Thu Apr 04, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 26035

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Glad I'm not the only one who's been checking his e-mail all week. Managed to get an honorable mention for the first time during last year's Q4. Hoping to do better in Q1 and Q2 this year!
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Sat Jan 17, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222832

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

If the comments you get are from the Editor-in-Chief rather than the assistant editors, then you know you made it past the slush to the second round. One of my stories from back in June received a rejection from Mr. Andrews, whereas the others have come from the assistant editors. That particular h...
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!
Replies: 32
Views: 10331

Re: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!

Great news! I just submitted a flash piece to them. Looking forward to attempting some longer pieces, as well. Much nicer to do it electronically than physically mailing.
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Sun Dec 14, 2014 4:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222832

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I've had 5 form and 3 personal rejections from Strange Horizons since 2008; all three personals were this year. My writing seems to be at that aggravating stage where it's good enough to get lots of personal rejections from top magazines, but not good enough to actually get published by those magaz...
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Inscription Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 3534

Re: Inscription Magazine

I submitted a YA fantasy story to them back on August 8th, and haven't heard anything since. I suppose no news is good news, but according to Duotrope they haven't sent out any rejections/acceptances since October 17th, so maybe they're just backlogged. Hopefully with being temporarily closed to sub...
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:13 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222832

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

18-day personal rejection from Strange Horizons yesterday. They made some positive comments about the content of the story, so it was an actual personal rejection (unlike the Shimmer rejections mentioned above). A HM for WotF should certainly be considered a 'personal' rejection. You're in (roughly...
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Mon Dec 08, 2014 1:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mike Resnick on 'no heavy lifting' sales
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

Re: Mike Resnick on 'no heavy lifting' sales

Gossamer wrote:I feel like I have five pairs of eyes, and all of them are wide open after reading this.


I'll second that sentiment. Very informative article, and very inspiring.

FictionMuse, thank you for posting a link to this! And Mike Resnick, thank you for the excellent information!
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Fri Dec 05, 2014 11:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2676
Views: 514785

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Good to meet you, Muri! Quite the impressive resume you have. Hopefully we can learn a lot from each other here!
by Benjamin Tyler Smith
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2676
Views: 514785

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Greetings, all! Been a long time lurker on this forum as well as a few other Writers' boards, but I can lurk no longer! I write fantasy with a mix of science fiction, steampunk, and whatever other speculative fiction suits my fancy. I can't say I write any of the "suits my fancy" genres al...

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