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by vjalrik
Tue Nov 03, 2020 9:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

HM for me too
by vjalrik
Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43199

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

thegirlintheglasses wrote:Just got the email. I look forward to Dave’s critique.

Congrats!
by vjalrik
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43199

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

HM for me
by vjalrik
Mon Sep 28, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 23292

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm in
by vjalrik
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goals four V.38!
Replies: 42
Views: 2963

Re: Goals four V.38!

My goals remain the same: submit every quarter, consistently improve my results, hopefully get closer to winning. Keep my stories on the market until they sell or have to be trunked, write more books and work toward getting an agent. Keep on keepin’ on! This is about where I'm at. I've submitted ev...
by vjalrik
Mon Sep 28, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43199

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Anyone else see the rejection on Submission Grinder?
by vjalrik
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43199

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I’m much less excited this time, as this is the first story I’ve submitted that I didn’t really think was any good. After 3 HMs out of 3 submissions so far, I’m expecting a straight rejection this time! That's how I'm feeling. Mine was a short kind of quirky one, but I've had some success with thos...
by vjalrik
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62207

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I just realised my Q2 HM was only a third draft. How many drafts do people do generally? I usually read through a story multiple times as I'm writing and a couple of times all the way through after, tinkering with minor things. The only different versions I save are my actual submissions to differe...
by vjalrik
Tue Jul 14, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62207

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Peter Glen wrote:R me hearties!

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by vjalrik
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62207

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

HM for me too
by vjalrik
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62207

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Long time lurker here. Been following the thread and enjoying it, while also trying to stay distracted with a new novel WIP. That said, I happened to be over on Submission Grinder and noticed a rejection report had been filed for Writers of the Future. A 132-day form rejection, posted today, 07/14....
by vjalrik
Tue Jul 14, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62207

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

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by vjalrik
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1117124

Re: Success!

MiloMinderbinder wrote:
"The Witch of Sherman Oaks" my HM from Volume 36, Quarter 3 appears in the Summer 2020 issue of The Colored Lens.

Congrats!
by vjalrik
Mon Jul 13, 2020 6:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62207

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

It's actually quite exciting isn't it, all this waiting around. Almost worth entering just to get that anticipatory thrill (oh so fleeting). Though the revelation that Joni calls the finalists before the rejection emails come out means that the whole 'dodged the first wave, maybe I'll go all the wa...
by vjalrik
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How low should you shoot when submitting to venues?
Replies: 4
Views: 1232

Re: How low should you shoot when submitting to venues?

I think you're right that it's all of the above. There are only so many markets that pay professional rates, and they each have their own preferences about what types of stories they'll publish, so I wouldn't limit yourself strictly to pro markets unless you're only interested in writing the types o...
by vjalrik
Wed Jul 08, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62207

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

This got me curious, so if you are too, here are my notification dates for the last four years:

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Maybe not a majority, but definitely a solid bet.

RSchibler wrote:And yet, Thursday cometh.
by vjalrik
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43199

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm in. wotf040
by vjalrik
Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1117124

Re: Success!

I've been taking Dean Wesley Smith's free course on Fiction Kickstarters https://wmg-publishing-workshops-and-lectures.teachable.com/p/kickstarter and am giving an open submission anthology a go (it's live now!). If you're interested in which SFF authors your writing is most like (or in using comput...
by vjalrik
Sat May 23, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Why do you submit? (all markets)
Replies: 17
Views: 2505

Re: Why do you submit? (all markets)

The biggest one for me isn't really on your list: 6.) Self-assessment. How good/bad am I? Submitting just to help you finish a story might get you into the first market, but what then? And that first market will most likely be a rejection, so it couldn't be just to get your words read either, unless...
by vjalrik
Sat Apr 18, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 62511

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

With the info Joni released I believe it's safe to assume the ones that received phone calls are reading the forum responses and chuckling. I for one haven't received any call so I don't have to worry about that. I do hope for something I can hang on the wall of the office. Good luck to all and to ...
by vjalrik
Wed Oct 02, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 74263

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Congrats Kent, SR, and all the other placers! wotf009
by vjalrik
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 71909

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I'm in.
by vjalrik
Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 51711

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

HM for me. Finally out of my R rut! Congrats everyone - onward and upward. wotf009
by vjalrik
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 64557

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Got mine too. Revised my SHM into an R. This was my first (and likely last) revise and resubmit attempt for WotF - I was hoping it would break me out of my rut, but it must be deeper than I thought....
by vjalrik
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 51711

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I'm in
by vjalrik
Thu Dec 13, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 64557

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I'm in.
by vjalrik
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 46139

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

R for me. On to the next.
by vjalrik
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1117124

Re: Success!

WillShadbolt wrote:After numerous attempts, I finally placed a story in DSF! It's the first pro market I've been published in, so I'm pretty pumped.

https://dailysciencefiction.com/hither- ... -labyrinth

Congrats Will! I enjoyed the story - fun idea wotf010

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