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by Athena
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 18717

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Congrats everyone! I was working on a western mash-up and Dave sent out his Kick about how he was seeing too many of those.... But I sent it in anyway and hey wotf057 You know what I find funny? Mine was a dinosaur western! I wonder if any westerns made it to finalist. We shall see when the antholo...
by Athena
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 18717

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Jeremyteg wrote:wotf058

Almost had a heart attack when I heard Joni's voice!


WOW! Congrats! Isn't it thrilling to hear her voice on the other end of the line? So happy for you!
by Athena
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 18717

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

wotf057

Mine was a dinosaur western, but he liked it enough for it to be a semi, so I hope it is sellable elsewhere!
by Athena
Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sauce pan of kerbango for humans
Replies: 2
Views: 885

Re: Sauce pan of kerbango for humans

Didn't Terl try to give some to Johnny right after he captured him with disastrous results? wotf013
by Athena
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 18717

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

Maybe it's getting close to time to start twitching?
by Athena
Mon Dec 26, 2016 4:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 18717

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

I'm in for Q1! And feeling very nervous about sending him something I know will be a tough sell. Well, he bought a werewolf story last year, right?
by Athena
Thu Dec 15, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 22
Views: 3875

Re: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

My story was chosen as a published finalist! wotf047
by Athena
Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687340

Re: Success!

Thanks! wotf007
by Athena
Thu Dec 15, 2016 11:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687340

Re: Success!

Well, I finally get to post a success! I made my very first sale! Joni called me November 15 to let me know that my Q1 Finalist story was selected as one of the published finalists for V33. The other PF and I got word today that we can finally talk about it publicly today, so since I've been burstin...
by Athena
Mon Dec 12, 2016 3:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 687340

Re: Success!

Congrats! Glad that one found a home!
by Athena
Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Documentary on Writers + Illustrators of the Future from ASI
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Re: Documentary on Writers + Illustrators of the Future from

I watched this a few days ago! Very cool to see so many folks whose names I feel like I've come to know.
by Athena
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 18341

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Hmmm. Thanks. I think I'll try to sell it elsewhere.
by Athena
Fri Dec 02, 2016 4:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 18341

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I can't remember if I've asked this or only thought about asking. I know folks have submitted rewrites, and some have had pretty good success with that. Just how rewritten are the stories you submit?
by Athena
Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: PM Stuck in Outbox?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: PM Stuck in Outbox?

Okay, so this is tied up with the PM issue then. *sigh* Well, I shall try a different route.
by Athena
Tue Nov 29, 2016 4:15 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Idioms and Tone
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Idioms and Tone

Good advice, Matt. I've limited most of it to dialogue, but there are a few that are a little more questionable. It's that tight 3rd person POV, though, that's got me scratching my head. Where do I draw the line between what I, the writer, am saying and what the character is observing and thinking. ...
by Athena
Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:19 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Idioms and Tone
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Re: Idioms and Tone

Thanks. This is what my gut is telling me, too. The idioms I'm using either help add a certain time-period flavor to the piece or they add to the world building because they turn familiar phrases on their head in a way that only this particular world can. I will approach with caution, though, and ma...
by Athena
Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:26 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Idioms and Tone
Replies: 5
Views: 476

Idioms and Tone

In a rough draft, I often find a lot of idioms and cliches slipping into my writing. That's fine. It's a rough draft. It's easy to eliminate them in the revisions process. However, in the submission I'm currently working on, I find myself wanting to cling to a few of the idioms. My story is set in a...
by Athena
Tue Nov 22, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Blade Runner hero debunked
Replies: 6
Views: 667

Re: Blade Runner hero debunked

FictionMuse wrote:Never have understood the unicorn orgami scene. How does Deckard know Gaff left the unicorn orgami? Did a unicorn orgami make an appearance earlier in the story?


Wasn't that from the opening scene or something? It's been so many years since I've seen this movie.
by Athena
Sun Nov 20, 2016 5:29 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: PM Stuck in Outbox?
Replies: 2
Views: 485

PM Stuck in Outbox?

I've got a PM here on the forums that I tried to send, but it's in my outbox. I assume this means it has not sent to the individual I was attempting to contact. However, it shows as "Sent Oct 31." The weird thing is, when I click into my sent items folder, it does not appear there. So did ...
by Athena
Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Persistent Visions
Replies: 16
Views: 10474

Re: Persistent Visions

They claimed--in Twitter conversation with a few of us--that they weren't related to specific manuscripts but were meant to be a light-hearted list along the lines of Strange Horizons' . It certainly doesn't come across that way though, does it? Interesting. No, it didn't come off that way, and whi...
by Athena
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30575

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

That's been my experience in the past as well, Athena. However, this time is different. I emailed (responded to her initial confirmation email) the day I got the certificate, and also a week later. Nothing. I don't know what's going on. Maybe there was a mixup and they didn't mean to send out any c...
by Athena
Thu Oct 27, 2016 3:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: a supernatural heist comedy set on the old west... oh my!
Replies: 4
Views: 7783

Re: a supernatural heist comedy set on the old west... oh my

Check out http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/. It's a great way to search for markets for your stories and keep track of where you've submitted.
by Athena
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Persistent Visions
Replies: 16
Views: 10474

Re: Persistent Visions

MattDovey wrote:Sarcastic comments on Twitter do not endear them to me either :/


Yeah, I noticed that the other day. It seemed... unnecessary.
by Athena
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30575

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

What's the best email to reach Joni at? I've had good luck replying to her via the email where she confirms your submission and asks you to let her know you got her message. She is very responsive to emails. Surprisingly so. I just imagined it would be like sending an email down a black hole becaus...
by Athena
Fri Oct 21, 2016 3:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30575

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

D.Kav wrote:Finalist-- I got the certificate in the mail a few days ago.


Woah! Congrats! And yeah, I agree it's weird that you got the cert and no call. Seems like maybe they're trying to make up for lost time and getting ahead of themselves a bit.
by Athena
Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30575

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Imagination Vortex wrote:6 left now...


This is when things get exciting! Fingers crossed for you guys!
by Athena
Fri Sep 16, 2016 4:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30575

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Honorable Mention here, too.
by Athena
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30575

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

Dustin Adams wrote:I don't believe the 2nd round of straight R's has come out.
I could be wrong, but I think there's another big wave coming.


I think you're right. I'm no expert, but this first wave felt smallish. I think there are probably a lot more to come.
by Athena
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33
Replies: 362
Views: 30575

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 33

This Thursday just got a whole lot scarier.
by Athena
Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 71537

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Just got my shiny Q1 certificate. wotf007 So things are definitely moving and shaking around there. She's getting caught up it looks like.

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