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by Jeremyteg
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Here's an idea, since Sean Hazlett dropped by (hi Sean!). Why don't we fill the short jaunt to 5000 with advice on how to win the contest from former winners. It can be something you did that turned the page, something you learned at the workshop, something someone told you on a critique, advice fr...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2971
Views: 626421

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Katie! Welcome and good luck in the contest! I should warn you though that because submissions are anonymous and some judges check these forums, you should try to keep the details of your story secret.
by Jeremyteg
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1051889

Re: Success!

YM Pang wrote: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 ... e-fiction/

It's close to April Fool's. Wouldn't blame y'all if you didn't believe me.


Wow! Congrats! wotf010
by Jeremyteg
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The line between Form and Personal Rejection
Replies: 2
Views: 2631

Re: The line between Form and Personal Rejection

It varies from venue to venue, but in general a form rejection is going to be 90% identical to rejections being sent out to other authors. Some venues have multiple form rejections that they send out (for example, Lightspeed seems to have a few) but these are still forms, though some may be "hi...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Mar 17, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Personal Rejections & Subsequent Submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Re: Personal Rejections & Subsequent Submissions

You would be right that F&SF and FFO are not "all-personal" rejections, so congrats on those!
by Jeremyteg
Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Personal Rejections & Subsequent Submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 2836

Re: Personal Rejections & Subsequent Submissions

In general, I wouldn't change the cover letter because of a past personal rejection. Whether or not they remember you probably will have little bearing on the decision of whether or not to buy the next story you submit. The decision of whether or not to buy a story has everything to do with that par...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1051889

Re: Success!

What a great story Rebecca! The imagery was so vivid and the characters so well drawn.
by Jeremyteg
Mon Jan 29, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1051889

Re: Success!

I mentioned being accepted into an anthology of game-tie-in fiction a few months ago and the publisher finally announced it: http://azurekeep.com/portfolio/tales-of-ruma/ Looks like Dave and I are going to be anthology buddies again. /channels Matt Dovey and celebrates success whilst stabbing malic...
by Jeremyteg
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1051889

Re: Success!

I signed the contract, so I guess I can announce that my novelette "An Empty Cup" will be appearing in the upcoming Spring issue of Deep Magic! wotf007 I wasn't sure I would ever be able to sell this one, but it does have sort of a YA tone, so I guess Deep Magic decided they wanted it! Wh...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1051889

Re: Success!

I signed the contract, so I guess I can announce that my novelette "An Empty Cup" will be appearing in the upcoming Spring issue of Deep Magic! wotf007 I wasn't sure I would ever be able to sell this one, but it does have sort of a YA tone, so I guess Deep Magic decided they wanted it! Whi...
by Jeremyteg
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 28140

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

You're welcome. wotf008

I'm not sure this advice has much to do with my win, though. That story was the only one on the docket to submit at the time. wotf001
by Jeremyteg
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 28140

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I love that people are already jumping into the Q2 waters! With my current pace of writing, I'm now running into a problem I've never faced--choosing which story to submit. Given the prolificness of everyone here, I'm assuming I'm not the only one with this predicament...so how do you choose? wotf0...
by Jeremyteg
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

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 Jeremyteg
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, Martin's out of the hospital it seems, so our grand scheme of surprising him with 5000 posts here has failed.

Oh well. wotf017

81 left!
by Jeremyteg
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Dearest Martin, I hear that hospital food isn't as bad as advertised. Hopefully microwaved pot roast, soggy carrots, and reconstituted mashed potatoes provide sufficient sustenance to support your healing. Oh, and jello. I understand that there is lots of jello. Get well soon! Sincerely, Your pal, J...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:31 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34
Replies: 23
Views: 5982

Re: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34

Congrats you two!

See you in April!
by Jeremyteg
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

pcmccollum wrote:I don't know what I'm doing here, but I felt like I should post something... wotf017


Making history! That's what!
by Jeremyteg
Thu Nov 09, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

97!

And so that this post will be more than just a number I hope you all are having a lovely day.
by Jeremyteg
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Fixing the place up
Replies: 12
Views: 4313

Re: Fixing the place up

Avatars are back!
by Jeremyteg
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st
Replies: 9
Views: 4279

Re: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st

jficke13 wrote:
And I have a (very) rough first draft that needed a kick in the pants to edit. Is it weird that due dates and deadlines are some of my most powerful motivators?


Not weird at all. They are for me as well. The tricky part comes when you're trying to write and you don't have a deadline to work for.
by Jeremyteg
Sun Oct 01, 2017 4:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st
Replies: 9
Views: 4279

Re: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st

Normally, an agent is the person who gets your book in front of an editor. Angry Robot has these open door periods specifically to try and find authors who have good books, but who are having a hard time finding an agent, or simply haven't found one yet. Wesley Chu is probably the most notable succe...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Oct 01, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 272146

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I'm going to disagree here, but with good reason. Editors will never, ever publish you out of pity: they will only publish you when the story is good enough and right for them. And the reason it's important I disagree is that one day soon the brain weasels will start to whisper "they only publ...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Oct 01, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st
Replies: 9
Views: 4279

Angry Robot Open Sub Period Nov 1st - Dec 31st

Hi all, In case you hadn't heard yet, Angry Robot will be having an Open Door Submission Period in November and December of this year. Here's their post about it with a link to a FAQ and specific guidelines: https://www.angryrobotbooks.com/2017/09/open-door-2017-send-us-your-novel/ This is a pretty ...
by Jeremyteg
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

thegirlintheglasses wrote:Interstellar alien Eddy leapt from a holographic helicopter, slapping Hornblower's head.


Interstellar stuntman Eddy leapt from a holographic helicopter, slapping Hornblower's head.
by Jeremyteg
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1051889

Re: Success!

After a pretty fallow six months are we on a roll here? http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/hs-fs/hubfs/9781786645562.jpg?t=1503591280088&width=190&name=9781786645562.jpg Flame Tree have accepted my story 'Heavy Weather' for their 'Pirates and Ghosts' anthology. We're going to be antho budd...
by Jeremyteg
Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1051889

Re: Success!

amyhg wrote:
Just read it. Thoroughly enjoyed it too! Beautifully written. Did you use a similar style with your winning story? I look forward to reading it.


Well...I don't want to say here, for fear of outing my story before the grand prize judging. wotf001

If you'd like we can exchange winning stories!
by Jeremyteg
Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

amoskalik wrote:
Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic snake on Mother's bed.


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured from a holographic helicopter on Mother's bed.
by Jeremyteg
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorite Comic TV Series!
Replies: 4
Views: 3606

Re: Favorite Comic TV Series!

Jessica Jones is my pick, as well.
by Jeremyteg
Thu Aug 10, 2017 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

amoskalik wrote:
Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured to the spooky snake under our bed.


Fearless intellectual Eddy lectured to the spooky snake on our bed.
by Jeremyteg
Wed Aug 09, 2017 10:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1199659

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

amoskalik wrote:
MattDovey wrote:
Forever flabby birds lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.


Forever flabby Eddy lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.


Fearless flabby Eddy lectured at the spooky snake under our woodshed.

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