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by Galen
Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 551
Views: 19408

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Congrats to all!

I am also out of the race as well, but very content to report a SIlver HM.

As usual, I am indebted to the forumites who provided me with feedback this quarter. There are none better.

Here's to our finalists! And to all who braved rejection and risked diving in.
by Galen
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tor.com opening for novella submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Tor.com opening for novella submissions

Hi Beth,

If it helps, I submitted in August of 2018 and got a polite form rejection by email in March, 2019. Hopefully the delay is somehow good news for you?
by Galen
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

A truly noble endeavor.

All hail the Lazarus thread.
by Galen
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 19570

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

So last evening was a Thursday, was it? Congratulations to all ! ! ! Including those who are still going forward. (This does not include me. I'll take my HM and run.) To those who got an "R" this time around, rest assured everyone here knows something of the blood and sweat that went into ...
by Galen
Wed May 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27433

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

5 times a finalist?! I can't even fathom that level of consistent awesome. The sheer difficulty of that has got to be on par with the Golden Pen. WoTF Legend.

Mass Congratulations.

(And congrats to all who gutted it out this quarter!)
by Galen
Wed Dec 12, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Congrats Moon! That is really amazing and well deserved. I look forward to reading your story and watching the ceremony.

(That was a Q4, Volume 35 win for posterity's sake)

I wonder how many WoTF winners have posted in this thread of threads over the years?
by Galen
Thu Nov 22, 2018 6:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

... So the past, present and future all walked into a bar at the same time.

It was tense.
by Galen
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 23398

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Congrats people! Looks like the forumites are having a great quarter!

(R for me... on to the next one.)
by Galen
Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

And then... A hungry African lion came across two men. One was sitting under a tree reading a book. The other was typing away on his typewriter. The lion immediately pounced on the man reading the book and quickly devoured him. ...Even the king of the jungle knows that readers digest and writers cra...
by Galen
Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 25994

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I am also out of the running, with a Silver HM.

This broke a really, really, really long strong of R's for me, so I am very grateful.

Congrats to all and especially to YM Pang on pro-ing out!!
by Galen
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest First Reader - Kary English!
Replies: 19
Views: 2277

Re: Contest First Reader - Kary English!

Very awesome that Kary English took the time to leave some tips and general thoughts here. (...with Brownies no less) Hopefully we can encourage her to consider doing so again from time-to-time in the future. Guthington is right: entirely separate and apart from her new position, which is decidedly ...
by Galen
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So...

Times New Roman and Courier New walk into a bar...

The Barkeep says:

"I'm sorry, we don't serve your type."
by Galen
Thu Aug 30, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Good question!

Why is it that when you transport something by car, it's called a shipment, but when you transport something by ship, it's called cargo?
by Galen
Wed Aug 29, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Why do people drive in parkways but park in driveways?
by Galen
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 8
Views: 1202

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

I can't imagine why it would matter how the words got on the page in its original manuscript. I would have guessed the reader would never know in the end and so it wouldn't matter. As long as you have given the text its hard core edit the result should be the same. Is there something about the act o...
by Galen
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 18231

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I'm hit!! Need to eject, got to... BZZZZZZZZZZT (<---- insert sound of radio static)

"R" for me. Commiserations for those of you in the same boat, er plane! And congrats to those who get to keep on twitching.
by Galen
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 25994

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Some advice a friend of mine once told me:

Trying to write with small kids is extremely difficult. You should almost always try a pen instead.
by Galen
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 34138

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Long live Topanga Canyon!
by Galen
Thu May 10, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 34138

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

You rock Preston!! What a significant achievement!

I hope that feeling of excitement lasts a very long time.

Congratulations!
by Galen
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 34138

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Wow - an everything at once wave! A Super Thursday, as it were. I think I like that as it stops me from trying to read into things to discern if there is a difference between a quick "R" and a delayed one. With enough rejections, I start looking for flavors. Today's was vanilla, I think, b...
by Galen
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Engages in thread necromancy:

gower21 in 2012 wrote:... And congrats on getting us to page 70 on the longest thread on the board ever.


Somebody should have said: "You ain't seen nothing yet."
by Galen
Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This might be jumping the gun a bit, but seeing how a lot of forum members have already turned in their Q4 stories and are working on Q1, I thought I'd start this thread. For Q1 I'm writing a Fantasy. My last three entries have been more science fiction. I love science fiction, love to read it, but...
by Galen
Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 29438

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Congrats jficke13!! You made it!

That is stupendous. Enjoy that workshop!
by Galen
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

That's okay by me, they're cool even when used sparingly.
by Galen
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This is going to be a truly momentous event.

But will there be party hats? I like party hats.
by Galen
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

That certainly seems possible.
by Galen
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 29438

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

SHM. That rounds out my set of responses from WOTF with at least one in each category, except, of course, "Winner". Maybe next year! A blackout bingo! That's amazing. Has anyone else ever achieved this? (I knew there was a reason I've been collecting "R"'s - I wanted to make sur...
by Galen
Wed Oct 25, 2017 4:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 16861

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

... My recent run of pro sales occurred after submission of my 34/4, so one last story sallies forth to tilt at the WotF windmill along with you guys. Thereafter I shan't be a contestant come what may. but I'll always be delighted to hear from those who are and offer what help I'm able. It was exch...
by Galen
Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

amoskalik wrote:
Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from the holographic snake on our bed.


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic snake on our bed


(I believe that means we have now changed every word at least once)
by Galen
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1058464

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

disgruntledpeony wrote:Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured to the spooky snake under our woodshed.

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