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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: 2329
Views: 382056

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: 412
Views: 13896

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: 199
Views: 59084

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: 412
Views: 13896

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: 3786
Views: 658428

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: 179
Views: 5803

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: 412
Views: 13896

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: 412
Views: 13896

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: 199
Views: 59084

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: 74704

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I'm out, too. Commiserations and best of luck to everyone else!
by elratliff
Tue Oct 20, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Writers of the Future is from... _the future_
Replies: 23
Views: 3622

Re: Writers of the Future is from... _the future_

All we're missing is an avatar of J.W. Alden with a typewriter to have ourselves a V32 1st-place three-way face-off.

Awesome pic, Dustin!
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: 74704

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: 74704

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: 3786
Views: 658428

Re: Success!

Congrats, Dustin! I liked it. =)
by elratliff
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Post your WotF "score"
Replies: 27
Views: 4143

Re: Post your WotF "score"

I'm at tremendous two (Dustin) and fabulous five (Amoskalik). And close to completing my quarter 4 contender. wotf008
by elratliff
Wed Sep 23, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

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: 3786
Views: 658428

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
Mon Sep 21, 2015 3:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 80673

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Aww, thanks, Dustin! I can't wait to read it. JenD-F, there's about a month between finalists and winner announcements. The first 450 exchange is a critique exchange of the first 450 words of your story. There's an entire thread devoted to the concept here: http://forum.writersofthefuture.com/viewto...
by elratliff
Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 80673

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

+1 vote to keep those first 450 exchanges going
+1 thanks to Dustin (who provided my first-ever first 450 critique)

And many many thanks to Miriah, Louis, Glenn, Bob, Stephanie, and Ivy for your constructive criticism on my Q3 entry. Y'all are super!
by elratliff
Fri Sep 18, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 199
Views: 59084

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: 1426

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: 1426

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
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: FAQ for Contest Newbs
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

Re: FAQ for Contest Newbs

You're welcome!
by elratliff
Mon Sep 14, 2015 3:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 80673

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

So, I just submitted my Silver HM story to Azimov's Science Fiction. Does anyone know how long after a story prints in a magazine I would be able to re-print it as a possible self-published novella? What's the typical time frame on a contract like? Tielore, you might want to look at the SFWA model ...
by elratliff
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 80673

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Congrats, everyone!

Bob, I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you'll receive some good news!
by elratliff
Mon Sep 14, 2015 1:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: FAQ for Contest Newbs
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

Re: FAQ for Contest Newbs

Glad it helped! wotf008
by elratliff
Sun Sep 13, 2015 12:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: FAQ for Contest Newbs
Replies: 7
Views: 2350

FAQ for Contest Newbs

Hi all, I was once a confused newb to the contest. Now I'm just confused. wotf001 But I would be far more confused if it were not for the wealth of information provided by members of this forum. Here are some answers to the newb questions I had, for you future newbs who might be as confused as I was...
by elratliff
Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1426

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...

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