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by vjalrik
Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Short Fast Q4 Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Short Fast Q4 Exchange

RSchibler wrote:You can send it my way too. I generally turn around in less than 24hrs

Thanks Rebecca! I macheted it up a bit in response to Morgan's stellar feedback, so it's a bit over 2,000 words now. I'll PM you.
by vjalrik
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Short Fast Q4 Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Short Fast Q4 Exchange

I have a 1500 word story I'd like another set of eyes on, with say a one week turnaround so I can still get it submitted this quarter. If you've got a short piece and can get some general impressions back quick, I'd be happy to swap!
by vjalrik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 193
Views: 5989

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Joni Labaqui here from the Writers of the Future contest with some good news. You are still in the running for the 3rd Quarter. Your story made it through the "first pass", meaning you will be judged now by our coordinating judge, David Farland. But I also wanted let you know that you shou...
by vjalrik
Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 193
Views: 5989

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Henckel wrote:
jjcollins wrote:JUST got my “still in the running” email; interesting, Joni mentions winners will not be determined by the end of Q4.


Did Joni say that in your "still in the running" email???


Just got mine too, and it said the same thing. Weird quarter. wotf017
by vjalrik
Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 193
Views: 5989

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Henckel wrote:Sounds live the results are starting to trickle in.
Given that I haven't received one of the "your story has been passed to Dave" emails, I'm feeling a bit bummed. ...I thought this was one of my best.


I'm in the same boat. No "first pass" email, no R, yet....
by vjalrik
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Format of computer folders, files, and programs
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Format of computer folders, files, and programs

Yeah, I wouldn't mess with the fonts in the manuscript, though you might include notes indicating which text needs which treatment. I don't think there's a standard notation in SMF for different fonts.
by vjalrik
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Format of computer folders, files, and programs
Replies: 6
Views: 113

Re: Format of computer folders, files, and programs

For program code or names of coding language packages or libraries you would actually change the font to something monospaced like Consolas or Monaco. This is mostly the convention for academic and professional papers, but you might also see it used in a Tom Clancy or Michael Crichton or the like fo...
by vjalrik
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Agonizing Mistakes
Replies: 9
Views: 247

Re: Agonizing Mistakes

And, Mike, I've developed a pretty hardcore system of version management. Unless guidelines give a formula for submission file name, or are like Daily SF where you copy/paste text into a sub window, I don't sub ANYTHING that isn't [Title] - [Market] - Submission.docx/doc/rtf Each story gets a folde...
by vjalrik
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Can I plagiarize my own material?
Replies: 24
Views: 1204

Re: Can I plagiarize my own material?

Scalables is the publication business model principle of resales and optional subsidiary rights placements, as much a facet for writers' considerations as publishers and agents'. Digest reprints and book anthologies might earn and, therefore, pay more than a first-publication sale. Might not. Short...
by vjalrik
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Can I plagiarize my own material?
Replies: 24
Views: 1204

Re: Can I plagiarize my own material?

I think the pay rates might be another consideration for short fiction. Even if you have the rights back already or only published on your blog, if you sell a story with that material in it you're technically reprinting it. You could make the argument that it's a new piece of work, but some editors ...
by vjalrik
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: All countdown stories
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: All countdown stories

I was just reading Deep Magic's guidelines and saw they listed it as one of their top 3 problems a couple of years ago, so it must be fairly common: https://www.eschlerediting.com/top-three-short-story-mistakes/ For me, it's usually just laziness. You get through the climax and get to what seems lik...
by vjalrik
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 193
Views: 5989

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Got mine in last night. I actually have a new one instead of a trunk story this quarter!
by vjalrik
Thu May 17, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 114
Views: 72045

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: 402
Views: 18821

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: 1170
Views: 220383

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: 303

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: 402
Views: 18821

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: 6
Views: 439

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: 6
Views: 439

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: 402
Views: 18821

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: 1995

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: 192
Views: 7862

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: 402
Views: 18821

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: 19363

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: 28120

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: 3997
Views: 804076

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: 39671

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

Awesome week! Triple congrats (quadruple?)... wotf009

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