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by elratliff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2387
Views: 429171

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, new folks!
by elratliff
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 29558

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Congrats to everyone who placed!

I finally heard back from Joni, and I'm officially out.
by elratliff
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 65288

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

My Q4 story is nowhere near started yet, but I'll be happy to exchange 450 critiques with anyone this quarter. So PM/email me if you have one ready, and I will send mine as soon as I have something written!
by elratliff
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 29558

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

RaeSnow - I'm in the same boat (emailed entry, no results yet), so I'm relieved to know I'm not the only one who hasn't heard back at this point. My guess is that Joni hasn't had time to relay results to all of us who submitted via email, so I'm planning to wait a bit longer before I query. I assume...
by elratliff
Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 748072

Re: Success!

I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go: Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller cat...
by elratliff
Fri Jun 30, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 20197

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm in! June 30th.
by elratliff
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 29558

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I subbed via email to Joni. March 31st.
by elratliff
Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 29558

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

First draft finished. Could use a first-450 exchange if there are any takers.

And hello again, everyone. It's been a while.
by elratliff
Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 65288

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Anyone interested in a first-450 exchange this weekend (Mar. 11-12)? If you send me something by 11:59pm PST Friday, I'll have your feedback done by 11:59pm PST Sunday.
by elratliff
Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 90302

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I'm out, too. Commiserations and best of luck to everyone else!
by elratliff
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 90302

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Rumour hath it that Q1 is the lightest entry and Q4 the heaviest. Logic suggests that since you need to be in for the year if you're to have a chance of the grand prize, if you've missed every quarter so far you have to go for Q4. Thy logic is sound, Ishmael. Ellie, The data has been pooled from va...
by elratliff
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 90302

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I'm in, with two days to spare! September 28th.

So, veteran forumites, there's this rumor floating around the forums that Q4 is tougher than the other quarters. Does anyone have data to substantiate? Or is it all hearsay?
by elratliff
Fri Sep 25, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 748072

Re: Success!

Congrats, Dustin! I liked it. =)
by elratliff
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights

Hi orbivillein, I agree with you on the importance of marketing and the benefit to having work available for free online. I'm curious what you think of a writer self-publishing a work after terminating the grant of non-exclusive electronic rights for the work. The way I see it, the writer then has t...
by elratliff
Tue Sep 22, 2015 12:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 748072

Re: Success!

izanobu wrote:I hit the USA Today bestseller list just about two weeks ago. That was kind of awesome :)


That's a major kind of awesome! Congrats!
by elratliff
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 65288

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I could use another first 450 exchange. PM me if interested! Thanks!
by elratliff
Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:14 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights

I agree with your sound advice. And I wasn't intending to rule out the top tier magazines. =) Tor.com pays well enough that it's probably worth giving up a lifetime of reprints. Assuming the reprint rate is 1 cent/word, I'd have to reprint a story 19 times after an initial pub with BCS to match the ...
by elratliff
Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Re: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights

Thanks, Stewart! Good to know that BCS is amenable to a 180-day limit. Reprints are exactly the reason I asked about the clause. I've been fascinated with the idea of them ever since I heard of Mike Resnick's "No Heavy Lifting Sales," so I'm trying to keep an eye out for magazines that won...
by elratliff
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1678

Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights

Hi all, On Sept 1st, the SFWA released a new model magazine contract (https://www.sfwa.org/2015/09/sfwa-releases-a-new-model-magazine-contract/), and I've been trying to wrap my mind around the rights they advocate for short story authors. There's a clause in the contract on the limitation on nonexc...
by elratliff
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 56130

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Hi Strycher,

I won't be doing the Story in a Day challenge, but I should be done with my Q4 first draft next week and would love to do a critique exchange.
by elratliff
Mon Aug 10, 2015 1:38 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 65288

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Galen - I've sent you an email!
by elratliff
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 90302

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

You all are great motivators. wotf009 Time for me to get back to writing!
by elratliff
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:39 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 65288

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

I just looked at my calendar and realized we'll be midway through Q4 next weekend. Anyone up for a round of first-450 critique exchanges the weekend of Aug 15th-16th? Edit Just to clarify what I'd meant by "the weekend": Send me your first 450 by 11:59pm PST Friday, and I'll have your feed...
by elratliff
Tue Jul 14, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 200
Views: 65288

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

. Anyone willing to review a prelim 450 (460 actually) for my possible Q1? Am of course happy to exchange, even a non-wotf if that's all you have available. Or a flash/complete. I'll look at it, Dustin, without the exchange. You've got my email. I don't have anything of my own ready at the moment. ...
by elratliff
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2387
Views: 429171

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Dustin Adams wrote:Ellie,

Would adore meeting you in person. wotf011


New goal: win contest the same year as Dustin to meet him in person. wotf007
by elratliff
Mon Jun 29, 2015 6:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2387
Views: 429171

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi all, I'm a relatively new writer, and writing a story to enter this contest has been a goal of mine since I heard about it last year. So I'm doing a personal victory dance right now because I just submitted my first entry! wotf049 I'm truly amazed with the friendliness and supportiveness I've see...
by elratliff
Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:21 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Emergency crit?
Replies: 2
Views: 931

Re: Emergency crit?

I could do with an emergency crit as well. wotf001 I sent you an email!

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