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by vjalrik
Thu May 17, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 111
Views: 70424

Re: Galaxy's Edge

If you look at the 237 pending responses, they're showing a mean of 41 days, median of 44. So six weeks might be optimistic. wotf012
by vjalrik
Thu May 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 15017

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congrats Preston!
amoskalik wrote:
preston wrote: RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHRRRHRRHRHHHRRHHRHRRRHHRRRHRRRRF/winner!


I imagine this is the sound you made after your phone call with Joni.

Nice.
by vjalrik
Tue May 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1166
Views: 214170

Re: Five Minute Rant

In my case, at least, It's probably because I send them in bunches. wotf019 I used to jump on the computer as soon as I got a rejection and send it somewhere else, but I don't always have time for that these days, so I'll usually end up collecting and then sending out again about three at a time. (...
by vjalrik
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: Anyone submitting to UFO?

I subbed last Sunday and got my R within 12 hrs. I've always appreciated their fast turnaround time, but I've also never gotten a re-sub request, so maybe it's the product more than the process....
by vjalrik
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 15017

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

kentagions wrote:DQs! Withdrawals!
I feel like I'm getting closer.

Who do I gotta rub out? wotf028

wotf001
by vjalrik
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Dustin Adams wrote:The new one, for sure.

I'll swap SHM's with you if you can wait around 2 weeks for a reply.

That'd be great, thanks!
by vjalrik
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Silver Honorable Mention Crits

I've been following the "What's a Silver Honorable Mention..." thread over on the Contest board, and the discussion about SHMs being well positioned to be revised into finalists made me want to blow the dust off mine from a few quarters ago. I did a pretty thorough revision back then and s...
by vjalrik
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 15017

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

HM. It was a busy quarter for me, so I ended up having to pull out an old trunk story. I'll take it :)
by vjalrik
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1334

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

Good morning all, I'm still kinda getting my feet under me in the real world, and have only just begun trying to record thoughts/impressions/experiences from the conference. I'm going to put some stuff up at my site rather than drop huge walls of text over here, because I think the reading experien...
by vjalrik
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 97
Views: 3877

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Do I see a rejection in The Grinder? Is it Thursday? Also...I'm in.
by vjalrik
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 15017

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

wotf019 Love this! Started my first draft of a story, yesterday. Got 500 words in, got stuck, went to work, and realized I was beginning the story too early while I was halfway through my shift. Had to scrap almost everything I wrote, this morning. Even so, I've gotten started! And I'm (GASP) pantsi...
by vjalrik
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 16634

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Congrats JF!!! wotf009

HM for me this time
by vjalrik
Thu Aug 17, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 25528

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

R for me as well
by vjalrik
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3938
Views: 787509

Re: Success!

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

https://everydayfiction.com/a-slice-best-served-hot-by-randy-hulshizer/

Me too - wrapped up nice at the end
by vjalrik
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 36401

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Awesome week! Triple congrats (quadruple?)... wotf009
by vjalrik
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 898

Re: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines

Dave says he gives HMs for 4 reasons (http://davidfarland.com/2017/05/got-honorable-mention/): 1.) Idea isn't fresh or interesting; 2.) Execution is off; 3.) Plotting problems; 4.) Missing elements. These are going to remain problems wherever you submit, so you might want to take a hard look and fig...
by vjalrik
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Finishing Stories
Replies: 18
Views: 1303

Re: Finishing Stories

Also just my two cents: I'm a big fan of the whole "if you don't wanna write it no one's gonna wanna read it" theory, so I do the gut check fairly frequently: "is this really what I want to be writing?" Obviously, if you started it there was something in it that sparked your inte...
by vjalrik
Mon Jul 10, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 25528

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Just keeps getting bigger and bigger: David Farland said Ugh. So I'm wrapping up judging on the largest quarter of Writers of the Future ever, then go to check out quarter three, only to find that there are 15 percent more entries than ever! Stop entering, people. I don't need the extra competition...
by vjalrik
Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 25528

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Got my Q3 in June 1st, and I have to say, I am on it! wotf024 I think I already have my Q4 done and ready to go (a shorter one, finished last night), though I'm going to see if I can get it through a few pro markets before the deadline.
by vjalrik
Thu Jun 29, 2017 8:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 36401

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

. . Whenever I get bummed about a rejection, I return to Stewart Baker's signature. R, R, R, R, HM, R, R, R, R, Winner (1st) Each R puts me closer to that W. wotf006 I love this Dustin, thank you!! wotf015 Big fan of your submission results format in your sig AliciaCay! I'm gonna co-opt it if ok. I...
by vjalrik
Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 36401

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

R for me as well. It was one of my older ones, but still stings wotf007
by vjalrik
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 33322

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
by vjalrik
Mon Apr 17, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 36401

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I should be writing, but ... Instead I'm compiling lists! :) This is what I've distilled from the threads so far, but I'm sure I've missed some people, or gotten some dates messed up. So pipe up if you need a correction or want to be added. February 24 Ishmael March 10 Rebecca Birch March 11 reighe...
by vjalrik
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 33322

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

I'm still in too - subbed on Dec 28
by vjalrik
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2439
Views: 451477

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone, I'm also a year+ lurker (long observing the irony of a new writer forum that doesn't allow new members...), so it's exciting to finally be able to participate. My first sub was Q2 last year, and I've gotten an HM, SHM, and R so far. I'm still in Q1 2017 and subbed to Q2. Happy to be in ...

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