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by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 25, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 36
Views: 1074

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

michaeljwyantjr wrote:Not a stupid question at all!

Joni contacts everyone individually via email (Rejections, Honorable Mentions, Silver Honorable Mentions) and by phone for everything else (pretty sure semi-finalists get a phone call).

Hope that helps!

Can't speak for anyone else, but my SF was through e-mail.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 88
Views: 2940

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Jaligard wrote:I read mine back-to-front looking for typos and missing words. Was told by an editor that the latter is a fatal error.

A text to speech program can help with spotting issues like that. Some word processors have them built in. Mine doesn't, so I use this one: https://www.naturalreaders.com/online/
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:17 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

I'd probably recommend having the new version critted, so you can see if it needs further improvement.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I'm surprised everyone is hearing back already. I'm so new to all of this I'm wondering if my submission was a different quarter or are these all for the ones that were due march 31st? What does it mean if you haven't heard anything at all yet? I turned mine in close to the last minute so are these...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

MDInkley wrote:Still waiting. Of course I had to email it in to Joni so that's what I get I guess. wotf004

Yeah, those always take the longest.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Testing

Okay, then. XD
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

jficke13 wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
AmytheAuthor wrote:Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*

Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011


And now today is Friday the 13th...

Eh, there's an average of two Friday the 13ths a year. wotf011
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 13, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Testing
Replies: 4
Views: 79

Re: Testing

O_o

What are we testing, now?
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

AmytheAuthor wrote:Thursday has come and gone.

*stating the obvious*

Yes, but every day is Thursday. wotf011
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

amoskalik wrote:I just got an email from Joni...

but it was about Q2 (a reply to my reply to her reply that my story was received). Whew!

Yeah, I had that happen a week or so ago. wotf019 Gave me a moment's pause, because I was all, "Q1 hasn't been judged yet, what... OH..."
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error? (Vol. 35)
Replies: 5
Views: 121

Re: Q1 Submission - E-mail Error?

AlexH wrote:Aah, okay. I've just looked at some other threads and think I've answered my own question.

Q1 was October 1, 2017 -- December 31, 2017.

Phew, and apologies!

No worries! The quarters take a bit of getting used to. wotf008
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Apr 10, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I think the timeline might move up. We’re hanging out in the lobby before going to the airport and “the 1st and 2nd passes are done.” So... uh... not sure if this is good or bad for you all? It's a thing, and I accept it. I'm expecting an R until proven otherwise. wotf019 Nerves.... I guess there’s...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Apr 07, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 88
Views: 2940

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I subbed on the 29th.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 592

Re: Contest Questions

Every once in awhile, the first and second wave happen in one go. If it's going to happen, Q1 is the quarter I'd bet on.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

So get a cool glass of lemonade, kick back, and start planning your Q3 entry! Half a scene left to write on my rough draft. Willing to bet I'll have to rewrite the ending, if not a grand majority of the story, but you need a foundation to build from, right? Working on a fresh story is definitely on...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 36
Views: 1074

Re: Quarter 1 Writers of the Future Vol 35

AmytheAuthor wrote:No clue if an unofficial person like myself can do this, but I saw Q1 was missing... Share your results here!

There's no official person to do this. Much thanks!

Apparently, I was in on December 30th. Got an HM.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 88
Views: 2940

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Dustin Adams wrote:In like Flinn with a grin on his chin.

Sweet!
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 88
Views: 2940

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

YM Pang wrote:Crud, it's one day before the deadline and I still haven't decided what story to send! Neither of my options even remotely resembles anything in the anthology. wotf018

That's not necessarily a bad thing.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3933
Views: 773686

Re: Success!

I sold a story to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction . *faints* Blogged about it here: http://www.ympang.com/i-sold-a-story-to-the-magazine-of-fantasy-and-science-fiction/ It's close to April Fool's. Wouldn't blame y'all if you didn't believe me. AWESOME! Congratulations! wotf007 wotf010 w...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 29, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

KD Julicher wrote:Got an email from Galaxy Press. SuperTwitch moment, followed by reading it and seeing it was letting me know my Q2 entry had been recieved.

Well played...

Nice. XD
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 111
Views: 4979

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

I made it into Q2 for once! (I was going through a winter slump, but I managed to polish up a SHM from a year or so ago. We'll see how that works.) I've already got about half a rough draft for Q3. Super excited about it right now, which means it's probably awful. wotf019 That's okay, though. The ba...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 35
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Quarter 2, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 35

Wow, we just kind of... skipped Q1 in here, didn't we?

Ahh well. Submitted March 29th.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

The moral of this story: I need to spend less time on my phone. wotf019 Seriously, though! I've recently taken up walking every day, and I don't use my phone, I don't have the internet, and I don't even listen to music. It's amazing what a brain will do when it doesn't have other things taking up i...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 17
Views: 506

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

INSPIRATION HAS STRUCK. Okay, really, what happened is that I accidentally left my phone on the kitchen table today instead of taking it with me to work, so I was bored on my lunch break and ended up figuring out how to start writing a story I've been trying to puzzle out for months. The moral of th...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 303
Views: 12150

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

No twitching, here. I've gone numb. wotf019 Also, I have a fresh story idea. That tends to help.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Another question; this time about story inspiration and focus
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Another question; this time about story inspiration and focus

More often than not, when my stories need work it's because they're missing something. I'm far more prone to rewrite scenes from scratch than I am to go back to my original ideas, because my original ideas often lack the nuance that a more polished manuscript contains. (Honestly, though, it depends ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Mar 26, 2018 3:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 88
Views: 2940

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Oh, hey, it's the 26th. The end of the month really snuck up on me, this time. wotf004 Guess it's time for that final polish!

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by disgruntledpeony
Thu Mar 22, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 1725

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Makes sense. Would you only use it for that story specifically or would you put it in all your letters? ie "My story, X, was a finalist for Writers of the Future." I would guess not, because it isn't a publishing credit? I think that you could say "I was a finalist in the Writers of ...

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