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by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

I'm for sure going to put together a bit of a diary/journal thing on the winning experience. I won't be the first to do it, but if it helps anyone it's worth it, right? Don't reckon on getting anything written up during the week, you'll be too busy! But keep notes about each day, because by the tim...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

jficke13 wrote:I'm for sure going to put together a bit of a diary/journal thing on the winning experience. I won't be the first to do it, but if it helps anyone it's worth it, right?

Yes worth it! And the dreamers will appreciate it. wotf007
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

My piece that made SHM last quarter (by far my high mark here) was MR. Awesome! Well apparently there IS precedence and I have no idea what I'm talking about (not that big a surprise lol) wotf019 . This spawns a little hope in me and I think I'll submit here before elsewhere. I mean, what is there ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Nov 18, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

So my 3rd for Q4? A rejection from somewhere else. That editor didn't have a place for it. Dave and the judges here did. At some point if it's good (and your stuff is good), it's a question of fit.[/quote] Thanks. I think the fit thing is a reality in this business. And congrats BTW for winning thir...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4924
Views: 888848

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Get well soon Martin. In the meantime, take one down...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

One cool thing about the contest is you have room to experiment because it runs every quarter. If it doesn't win you don't necessarily have a broken story. You can find it a home elsewhere, and in the meantime you learn something about your own writing and something about the contest. You're right!...
by thegirlintheglasses
Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

I won with magical realism, albeit in an historical setting. And speaking from a PodCastle perspective (where I slush), "speculative element in the real world" absolutely counts as fantasy for our purposes. Personally I usually find it more interesting than secondary world, especially if ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

You guys are awesome! Thanks for the replies here and emails. I'll find this thing a home wotf011
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

I won with magical realism, albeit in an historical setting. And speaking from a PodCastle perspective (where I slush), "speculative element in the real world" absolutely counts as fantasy for our purposes. Personally I usually find it more interesting than secondary world, especially if ...
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

disgruntledpeony wrote:You're probably good to send it in so long as th speculative element is there, but feel free to send it my way first. I'll finish the trade once I've got something ready. wotf007

Thank you!
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Re: Magical Realism?

jficke13 wrote:Whatever label you give it, it sounds cool. I'd read it if you'd like.

Thanks!!!!!
by thegirlintheglasses
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 21
Views: 245

Magical Realism?

I've written a short story and the only *label* I can come up with would be magical realism (could have that wrong). I'd like to submit it here, but then, I'm not sure it quite constitutes fantasy. There is a speculative element that hits you right at the front, but the story almost seems too "...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4924
Views: 888848

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Galen wrote:This is going to be a truly momentous event.

But will there be party hats? I like party hats.

/\ /\. /\. Limited supply. Wish I had some real ones....
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Nov 06, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 261
Views: 7487

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Honorable mention. Yay!
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 261
Views: 7487

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Quick question: do the certificates for Silver HM look the same as the reg HM? I think they're pretty close. I just got mine in the mail. I've only entered the contest twice before (1 R, 1 SHM) but from what I can tell from online photos, it looks the same... minus that it says Sliver Honorable Men...
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 261
Views: 7487

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

We're already doing this??? wotf018 twitch twitch
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 32
Views: 888

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Ugh I'm only halfway through draft one. Pencil to paper. Gotta finish the first so I can get to the fifth... Or tenth...
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Oct 02, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 261
Views: 7487

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

"Just counted my submissions for Writers of the Future. We hit an all-time high again. 20% higher than the previous record, set last quarter.Let the judging, begin . . ." On Dave's facebook page. wotf003 wotf003 wotf003
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Sep 29, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 261
Views: 7487

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I'm in... on to the next story.
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Sep 01, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 15156

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I got a silver honorable mention!!! Yay! Congrats to the other hm and huge congrats to the finalists!!!
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4924
Views: 888848

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Interstellar alien Eddy leapt from a holographic helicopter, slapping Hornblower's head.
by thegirlintheglasses
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 15156

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

[quote="Dustan Moon" You still have another quarter to make the ceremony. Tick, tock.

All the beast,

Moon[/quote]


http://images.memes.com/meme/960421


Gotta love beast mode!
by thegirlintheglasses
Thu Aug 17, 2017 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 15156

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Wait...wotf015 this is starting!?? *Twitch*twitch*
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jul 17, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 22899

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Whelp, just got my rejection. Carry on! wotf024
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jul 17, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 22899

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I queried Joni last Monday I believe, I still haven't heard a thing. wotf017 Same here. I'm guessing she has a lot of emails, or someone shuffled all of the pages together from everyone's email entries. This is what she emailed me last night: Did you hear from me yet? Sorry, I have so many e-mail i...
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 22899

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

amyhg wrote:wotf058

O_O

I can't decide if I'm twitching more from waiting for placement results or for my twins to come.

That's awesome!!! Huge congratulations!!!!!!!! wotf010 wotf009 wotf010
by thegirlintheglasses
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 261
Views: 7487

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I've got one, I've got one! Nearly 8k in. Hopefully my kids will cooperate and I'll be writing the final scenes in the next few days... then to start the next draft. wotf024
by thegirlintheglasses
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4924
Views: 888848

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I finally put my submission info in my signature. It feels weird. wotf005 wotf017 Pretty impressive list. I'd love a long string of Rs, myself. Or a long string of anything. Maybe I'll put my stats in, with my grand total of two results... But I feel the pressure to find some kind of inspirational ...

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