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by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3960
Views: 789426

Re: Success!

Awesome news, Michael! KD, that story is awesome! ^_^
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 111
Views: 4990

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

beavs007 wrote:So we in for another couple weeks of waiting, for Q2 results? No problem if it is...just a first time entrant here. So I might be a little hyper.

Probably a few weeks before rejections go out, potentially longer for HMs and above.
by disgruntledpeony
Thu May 24, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 215427

Re: Five Minute Rant

I read something somewhere along those lines today that really jumped out at me by Tobias S. Buckell: "So you have a pigeon in a box and you set up a machine to feed it a pellet when it smacks a lever. Said pigeon quickly learns that a single action equals reaction. But then, you change it up ...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu May 10, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congratulations, Preston! wotf007 wotf010 It's been a long journey, and I'm glad you made it!
by disgruntledpeony
Mon May 07, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Can someone help me out? Let me see if I understand all this? The portal closed early for Q1 this year. They realized their mistake and allowed additional entries? Then this backlogged the results so they have not yet published the winners? Is this correct? Are there any websites up that have a lis...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue May 01, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4956
Views: 949998

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:Cinco de Mayo approaches.

I don't know why, but this seems ominous. XD
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Reject Rejectomancy!
Replies: 12
Views: 540

Re: Reject Rejectomancy!

About a year and a-half ago I submitted what I thought was the best story I'd ever written. I thought it had everything it needed; the five senses, strong character interaction, strong plot, an emotional ending. Until the very end I thought it would definitely be accepted. Alas, it was a rejection ...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 215427

Re: Five Minute Rant

*case in point: Fireside opened for five days last week. Checking the Subs Grinder , which anecdotally captures about 10-20% of all subs made, they got at least 900 stories in those five days. WHAT. Yep. I'm one of the Rs there... that one came in today. Why do they always come in bunches? wotf027 ...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 111
Views: 4990

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: 235

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: 402
Views: 16051

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: 402
Views: 16051

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: 168

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: 402
Views: 16051

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: 168

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: 402
Views: 16051

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: 402
Views: 16051

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: 218

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: 402
Views: 16051

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: 111
Views: 4990

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: 853

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: 402
Views: 16051

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: 25
Views: 1764

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: 111
Views: 4990

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: 111
Views: 4990

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: 3960
Views: 789426

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: 402
Views: 16051

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: 125
Views: 6358

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: 465

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.

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