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by kentagions
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 3165

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Hey Mike,
Were those Critters critiques?

...or do you know my father?

wotf014
by kentagions
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 3165

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Harion wrote: i'm talking about the first entry i sent some 10 years ago. wotf003 I mean... wotf003 I hope you're a parent because you are the most patient person in the world. You have my greatest respect and admiration. wotf009 That said, I'm curious now. I agree with Morgan that it's probably bee...
by kentagions
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 3165

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Hi Harion, The Submission Grinder by Diabolical Plots ( https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ) is reporting a response average of ninety-eight days. It's really all scientific based on moon cycles divided by the resonance of a strontium atom at seven degrees absolute and then plugged into a predi...
by kentagions
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800355

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Rebecca!

wotf010
by kentagions
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Delete Profile
Replies: 1
Views: 125

Re: Delete Profile

Hi Mr. Alley,
At the bottom of every Forum page is a letter icon next to the words Contact us. Click on it and write to the administrators. I'm sure they will be able to help.

I hope you find what you're looking for.

Good luck,
Kent
by kentagions
Fri Jul 06, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7696

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

wotf010
Congratulations Bob!
by kentagions
Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7696

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

My certificates have arrived anywhere from six days to a month after Joni's email confirmation.

If she says so
It will come
by kentagions
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7696

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Hi Henkel, Yes, people are reporting results for the quarter that ended March 31 (Quarter 2 - Volume 35). Over forty authors who use The Submission Grinder ( https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ) to track their submissions reported receiving results on May 26. The Grinder tracks submissions and ...
by kentagions
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 246

Re: Rejection

Hi Becky, I reread the story I believe you entered for Q2. The beginning may have taken too long to build Narrative Momentum. Check out this blog post: http://www.laurelcohn.com.au/Narrative%20momentum.html I'm still sold on the story and am stunned that it received a straight R. Best of luck, Kent
by kentagions
Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 3165

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

pcmccollum,

I saw what you did, there. ^ wotf001
by kentagions
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Do you resubmit?
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Do you resubmit?

Hi PhoenixHays, I want to highlight a subtle point in the nomenclature we use around here. We call it an R for rejection. The fact is, every story not published is a rejection. When we say R, we're talking about stories that were "...judged and did not place...". Stories that place below s...
by kentagions
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: History of LGBTQ+ Characters in the Contest
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: History of LGBTQ+ Characters in the Contest

I believe you can take Dave at his word that LGBTQ+ characters and issues in contest stories play no part in his editorial decisions. I would personally be concerned as to whether non-cisgender language is prevalent enough in genre literature to pass the test of readability. If you believe that it i...
by kentagions
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2471
Views: 459161

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the Forum, Shannon, Best of luck with your first entry, that's the biggest hurdle many writers have to get over. Many of us could sit for hours painstakingly editing every word in our stories until everything feels perfect. And in that way, I've edited the life right out of two stories. D...
by kentagions
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 82
Views: 3165

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I kept a notebook handy when I had children to watch. Those world-shaking ideas would occur to me at the most inopportune times: changing diapers, cooking dinner, cleaning up...let's not go there. I could jot a quick note or two that would jog my memory for later. Good ideas evaporate fast if they a...
by kentagions
Sat Jun 16, 2018 4:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2471
Views: 459161

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the Forum, LorenzoAL, You're in the right place for critiques and story exchanges. There are many people aboard who will exchange with you. The usual place to ask is on the Story Critique Exchange ( http://forum.writersofthefuture.com/viewforum.php?f=15 ). PM me for an exchange. Best of l...
by kentagions
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18517

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Preston, your inspiring story deserved inclusion on the blog. We all need encouragement.

Thank you,
Kent
by kentagions
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Genre
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Genre

I get that this contest is SciFi & Fantasy, but does that mean it has to be scifi, or can it just be fantasy? Hi amalhaseeb, The contest rules ( https://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/ ) mention nothing about Science Fiction or Fantasy. Works must be prose no longer than 17,00...
by kentagions
Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2471
Views: 459161

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Go Karmstrong!

Welcome to the Forum.

It's wonderfully scary feeling when you submit. Lightning might strike on your first try.

PM if you ever need a critique.

Good Luck,
Kent
by kentagions
Sat Jun 09, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7696

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Last year my Q-2 first pass result arrived on July 8, pleasingly fast. In 2016, my Q-2 first pass result arrived a bit late on July 25th. The first pass, Q-2 result was the slowest ever in 2015 when the email arrived on August 18. There's more than enough time for a bouncing mid-July first pass this...
by kentagions
Tue May 29, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format

Thanks, Matt,

If the necessity arises, removing hidden file information can be done in Word 2013 and higher using the info found in this article: https://computerservices.temple.edu/removing-hidden-information-microsoft-office-files
by kentagions
Mon May 28, 2018 6:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format

Hi Becky, You can find the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) manuscript preparation guidelines here: http://www.sfwa.org/2008/11/manuscript-preparation/ . These are the standard guidelines that nearly every market follows when their fiction guidelines instruct the author to &qu...
by kentagions
Tue May 22, 2018 6:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7696

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Kent - <Unlocks super secret notebook. Writes.> 'Dave "peeps" when ready to reveal results.'

<Closes and locks notebook. Strokes chin knowingly. Smiles.>

Soon...very soon.
by kentagions
Mon May 14, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2471
Views: 459161

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, new Forumites,

I'm always impressed by the broad range of experience represented.

Good luck to all.

Kent
by kentagions
Fri May 11, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18517

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congratulations Sataris!

Best of luck in the finals.
by kentagions
Fri May 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tiered Rejections
Replies: 0
Views: 206

Tiered Rejections

Didn't realize that my Five Minute Rant would have quite so much interest. I wrote that after receiving a number of meaningless rejections. The old Hot and Cold game occurred to me as a - tongue in cheek - option for rejection standardization. YM Pang brought up its resemblance to the currently offe...
by kentagions
Thu May 10, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 25
Views: 1965

Re: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35

Love the dancing bananas.

Congratulations Preston! wotf049
by kentagions
Mon May 07, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 219514

Re: Five Minute Rant

amoskalik wrote: An intriguing idea. If they could actually pull it off, it would be very helpful... Thank you, glad you agree. <Pats self on back> Got something in my eye when I saw "however." This wouldn't be the traditional game, but more like a blind guy at the target end of a shooting...
by kentagions
Sun May 06, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 219514

Re: Five Minute Rant

Hot and Cold Has anyone played that kid's game? Kid One hides an object somewhere in a room and Kid Two tries to find it. Kid One calls out, "You're getting hotter" as Kid Two approaches the object and, "You're getting colder" as Kid Two moves farther from it. The point is for Ki...
by kentagions
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 219514

Re: Five Minute Rant

Get it out, man. Just let it all go.
by kentagions
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18517

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

DQs! Withdrawals!
I feel like I'm getting closer.

Who do I gotta rub out? wotf028

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