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by Randy Hulshizer
Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3867
Views: 725007

Re: Success!

I have a tiny story up today at Every Day Fiction:

https://everydayfiction.com/a-slice-best-served-hot-by-randy-hulshizer/
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed Jun 21, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17094

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Shoot. I really thought I was going to make it in this quarter. Life has a way of getting in the way sometimes. Well, I do still have a few days...
wotf004
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri Jun 02, 2017 3:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3867
Views: 725007

Re: Success!

J'nae Rae wrote:wotf054
I've sold a humorous flash piece to Empyreome. Thank you Randy!

wotf024


wotf006 J'nae's story, Nine-Tenths, is now live at Empyreome:

http://empyreome.com/read.aspx?id=40
by Randy Hulshizer
Sat May 20, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25488

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

J'nae Rae wrote:
So if I get an R, I'll wait bit before i send it on else where then.


Good plan wotf009
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri May 19, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25488

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Given I think Joni might have sent my emailed one to him twice because of how I got confirmation from her, and the fact I tried two emails I had I might get two notifications for mine. wotf017 I remember someone saying they got a rejection and, was it a HM for the same story submitted under similar...
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed May 10, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 51
Views: 13189

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

However... Flame Tree have a habit of sending acceptances first, rejections after (you can see the pattern on the recent responses on the Grinder). Yeah, this is a procedure that I really don't understand... As someone who helps run a small press, we send out rejections on stories that we know we c...
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed May 10, 2017 3:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 51
Views: 13189

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

MattDovey wrote:However... Flame Tree have a habit of sending acceptances first, rejections after (you can see the pattern on the recent responses on the Grinder).


Yeah, this is a procedure that I really don't understand...
by Randy Hulshizer
Wed May 10, 2017 3:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 51
Views: 13189

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

jficke13 wrote:I'm not familiar with the Submission Grinder, where it says "Pending Responses" is that the # of logged submissions not yet reported as accepted or rejected?


Yes
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri May 05, 2017 3:45 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Flash Story by WotF Vol 33 winner Ville Meriläinen up at Empyreome
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Flash Story by WotF Vol 33 winner Ville Meriläinen up at Empyreome

This isn't about an interview, but I figured it would be the best place to post it. A new flash story by WotF vol. 33 winner Ville Meriläinen is now up at Empyreome Magazine (my publication). For those who are interested, you can read the story here: http://empyreome.com/read.aspx?id=36 . Do you hav...
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 418980

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone, another newbie here - first sub was Q4 2016, which I just found out made finalist! *faints* I'm pretty certain this was just beginner's luck though since after poking around on this site I found out that flash pieces are a tough sell, and my story was only 1,000 words. Still, feeling t...
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Apr 27, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 24339

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 Hey, vjalrik, congrats! Could you share the link to Dave's Kick that mentioned westerns? I don't think I've read that one. Thanks! w...
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Apr 27, 2017 5:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 24339

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 Hey, vjalrik, congrats! Could you share the link to Dave's Kick that mentioned westerns? I don't think I've read that one. Thanks! w...
by Randy Hulshizer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Writing help
Replies: 5
Views: 685

Re: Writing help

It's definitely spam wotf23
by Randy Hulshizer
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 10237

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Quick update:
Less than a week to submit a story for Empyreome's July issue. Flash submissions are always open. You can find links in the thread above.
wotf009
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3867
Views: 725007

Re: Success!

J'nae Rae wrote:wotf054
I've sold a humorous flash piece to Empyreome. Thank you Randy!

wotf024


We're very glad you submitted your story! wotf008
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17094

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Finished the first draft of the story I think I'll probably submit for this quarter. The fun is over. Now the work begins. wotf004
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Shunting me off
Replies: 5
Views: 687

Re: Shunting me off

This site is still shunting me off to the page that says I have made too many attempts to sign in and need to answer a question. We are talking once in three days or so. I find that it does that any time I log in on an incognito window. Most likely requires cookies, and incognito-mode won't store c...
by Randy Hulshizer
Sun Apr 09, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25488

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

disgruntledpeony wrote:It's also possible that the duplicate got rejected because it was a duplicate. Who knows? wotf017


Yeah, that was essentially what Joni suggested, although it did seem strange that I got the R first... wotf017
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25488

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I actually used contests and joni. She responded to both messages and then informed me that she strongly prefers we correspond using one or the other as both go to her. Another lesson learned. Yeah, I sent my sub to both emails one quarter, and my story somehow got entered twice. I got an early R a...
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25488

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I actually used contests and joni. She responded to both messages and then informed me that she strongly prefers we correspond using one or the other as both go to her. Another lesson learned. Yeah, I sent my sub to both emails one quarter, and my story somehow got entered twice. I got an early R a...
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 10237

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Hi fellow forumites, wotf006 Just an update for those who are interested. The July issue of Empyreome is filling up fast, but there are still a couple slots left (preferably for stories between 3,000 and 6,000 words). Here's how to submit: http://empyreome.com/submissions.aspx In addition to stories...
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Apr 03, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17094

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

It felt weird missing the last quarter, so I'm more determined than ever to make it in this quarter! Getting my ideas together now...
wotf013
by Randy Hulshizer
Fri Mar 31, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25488

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I'm not going to make it this quarter. Good luck to all who have entered!
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Mar 16, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How *NOT* to Handle Rejection
Replies: 4
Views: 7819

How *NOT* to Handle Rejection

Some of you know that a few friends and I started a little magazine ( http://empyreome.com ) recently. Things have been great, but our site has already been attacked numerous times. About a month ago, someone broke in and injected malicious code into some pages. I was able to detect the attack early...
by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 10237

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Submissions are now open for Empyreome Magazine's July 2017 issue:

by Randy Hulshizer
Thu Feb 02, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 10237

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Submissions are now closed for Empyreome's April issue and will reopen on March 1 for the July issue. Flash submissions are still open.
by Randy Hulshizer
Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 16
Views: 10237

Re: Empyreome Magazine

Thanks Amos and Rachael

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