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by historythatneverwas
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 900379

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Mostly fantasy for me, with rare sci-fi.
by historythatneverwas
Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 53
Views: 1668

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Well, got my story in super early this quarter because I knew what story I wanted to send in, and I didn't want to tie it up at another market past the deadline for this quarter.

So in as of 11/18!
by historythatneverwas
Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The editorial process for short fiction
Replies: 11
Views: 264

Re: The editorial process for short fiction

So as someone who edits for a magazine (admittedly, token paying), I'm firmly of the opinion that the lightest touch is the best. We have bought a few stories that needed some significant copy editing work, but we rarely accept stories that we would not publish pretty close to as they are presented....
by historythatneverwas
Tue Nov 07, 2017 7:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 9035

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

R for me this quarter. I'm a little bummed because there's a lot about this story that I like, but apparently it's not hitting the right notes.
by historythatneverwas
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 74
Views: 1830

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I managed to submit 3 for 34, so I'm in for 4 in 35!
by historythatneverwas
Mon Sep 18, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 53
Views: 1668

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I'm sure I'll have something to send in, but HOW IS ALMOST OCTOBER ALREADY?!
by historythatneverwas
Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 51
Views: 13228

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

They've opened up two more, deadline of 9/29. http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/short-story-submissions-alien-invasion-and-endless-apocalypse?utm_campaign=Gothic%20Fantasy%202017&utm_content=60086602&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter I've got stories to send them for ...
by historythatneverwas
Tue Sep 05, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17248

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

HM for me, which I'm really pleased about, since I've been doubting this story for a long time. But this gives me hope that it just hasn't found the right editor to love it yet!
by historythatneverwas
Tue Aug 29, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 900379

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

hlreinhold wrote:Interstellar stuntman Eddy leapt from a holographic helicopter to Hornblower's head.


Interstellar stuntman Eddy fell from a holographic helicopter to Hornblower's head.
by historythatneverwas
Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 9035

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

In early this quarter, as of just now! We'll see how it goes!
by historythatneverwas
Tue Aug 29, 2017 7:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17248

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Got a call this morning with no caller ID which has never happened to me before. But....they left no message so it couldn't have been Joni. Still, I did not need that extra added twitching! Ugh, I get so many calls from unknown numbers and area codes I don't recognize. There's going to be a lot of ...
by historythatneverwas
Tue Aug 22, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17248

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Just dug through all of my Trash and Spam and ... I'm still in?! *twitch*
by historythatneverwas
Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Writing Room/Office/Space
Replies: 16
Views: 1101

Re: Writing Room/Office/Space

Since both my husband and I are writers, we don't really have writing spaces. We both just write in the living room. Though occasionally we bring out the headphones if one or the other of us is deep in concentration and want to avoid disturbances. We do have a desk and chair in the spare room that w...
by historythatneverwas
Thu Jul 06, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 51
Views: 13228

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I had one for Agents & Spies, so here's hoping!
by historythatneverwas
Tue Jun 20, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17248

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Alright, my story is off and away, with 10 days left to spare. But I knew if I waited any longer, I'd still be picking at it on the 30th.
by historythatneverwas
Thu Jun 01, 2017 8:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mas Scientist Journal open during month of June!
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Mas Scientist Journal open during month of June!

Another month, another submissions period. This time, Mad Scientist Journal is looking for flash and short stories for the website and for our quarterlies, as well as classified ads. Guidelines at http://madscientistjournal.org/submissions/.
by historythatneverwas
Wed May 24, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?
Replies: 25
Views: 1318

Re: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?

Thought I'd point this out. To quote the contest rules: 5. The Contest is open only to those who have not professionally published a novel or short novel, or more than one novelette, or more than three short stories, in any medium. Professional publication is deemed to be payment of at least six ce...
by historythatneverwas
Wed May 10, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 51
Views: 13228

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

However... Flame Tree have a habit of sending acceptances first, rejections after (you can see the pattern on the recent responses on the Grinder). Yeah, this is a procedure that I really don't understand... As someone who helps run a small press, we send out rejections on stories that we know we c...
by historythatneverwas
Tue May 09, 2017 1:35 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 51
Views: 13228

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I got an R on my Supernatural Horror story.
by historythatneverwas
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 24521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

HM for me, which is better than the flat out rejection last time. :)
by historythatneverwas
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 51
Views: 13228

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I'm still waiting to hear back on the Supernatural Horror one.
by historythatneverwas
Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 24521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

The best thing in the world for the waiting is work. My agent advised me that my next novel submission had a few too many typos. (Yeah I really suck at proofing.) So I am having my computer read it out aloud, the entire 80600 words. That should keep me out of trouble while Dave decides which catego...
by historythatneverwas
Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Mad Scientist Journal looking for stories and ads
Replies: 0
Views: 5691

Mad Scientist Journal looking for stories and ads

My husband and I run a crazy little zine called Mad Scientist Journal. We've just reopened to submissions for flash/short stories and classified ads for mad scientists, which are a lot of fun to write and read. We are a token paying market, but we do take reprints. For this specific call, the storie...
by historythatneverwas
Mon Apr 03, 2017 1:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25704

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

"Which WOTF judge wrote Anubis Gates?" Man, gotta love the Capcha on this board! My favorite of Tim Powers is actually On Stranger Tides, and he signed the hardcover for me at a World Fantasy with an awesome drawing of Blackbeard. I'm in, with a record hour and ten minutes to spare! First...
by historythatneverwas
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2374
Views: 419558

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, all! New here (like many others). I've submitted to the contest twice, with an R the first time, and still waiting to hear this time. I just recently had my first official pro sale and joined SFWA as an associate member. AND I have book coming out in two days. It's already looking to be a wild r...
by historythatneverwas
Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 24521

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

New to the boards, and I'm still in the running (I think?). Submitted Dec. 6th!

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