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by RSchibler
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 113
Views: 5190

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

wotf030 Probably 2-3 weeks yet folks
by RSchibler
Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Story critique exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: Story critique exchange

I can do 2500 words. I’ll pm you.
by RSchibler
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: In Need of a Story Critique for Q2
Replies: 3
Views: 60

Re: In Need of a Story Critique for Q2

I can’t do 17,000 words right now but I’m happy to do a first 450 crit for you.
by RSchibler
Tue Jun 19, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Held for consideration

Thanks so much everyone! I’ll sit tight as there was no mention of a reply in the email. Great info here, much appreciated.
by RSchibler
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 34
Views: 1617

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Naptime is precious to me! I couldn’t write if I didn’t get that brief break. Newborns sleep a lot- take advantage of that! Good luck!
by RSchibler
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Held for consideration

A story of mine is being held for consideration by a magazine (Yay!) Probably a silly question but do I reply to the email or just sit and wait for further instruction? Thanks.
by RSchibler
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 125
Views: 6512

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

I’m in to Q3! I mean, I’m REALLY into it! wotf001 My Q4 is mentally plotted, I’ll start writing it in early July. I’m still open to last minute swaps if anyone needs eyes. Best of luck taming your muse!
by RSchibler
Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 34
Views: 1617

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I’m in! I struggled to make this story come together but what I sent in I’m very satisfied with. On to the next tale! Best of luck to all of you!

Begin the double-twitching.
by RSchibler
Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16266

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Spec-tacular! It’s really delightful.
by RSchibler
Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Genre
Replies: 3
Views: 115

Re: Genre

It can be either. Recommend getting ahold of the recent years anthologies- they give the best sense of what the judges look for.
by RSchibler
Thu Jun 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 113
Views: 5190

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

For the interested, Dave peeped. His note today said he was on his first pass. I believe that’s code for Calm Down Writers. But who knows...
by RSchibler
Sun Jun 03, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 125
Views: 6512

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

Always down for a swap
by RSchibler
Wed May 30, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 34
Views: 1617

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I'm in. Hit submit tonight. I am reliably informed that this story is awesome. I expect an R. wotf004 Funny how that goes. My Q2 has the most hopes riding on it of any story I've written thus far, but it all depends on the subjective take of the judge. wotf017 Best cure is to write something even b...
by RSchibler
Wed May 30, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: New type of shorter story
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: New type of shorter story

Is this a critique exchange request? I'm happy to read for you if you'd like.
by RSchibler
Tue May 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3960
Views: 789650

Re: Success!

wotf010 Congratulations! I'll stop whining about my nowhere-near-200 rejections
by RSchibler
Tue May 29, 2018 4:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format

That's what I figured, and what I finally decided, but then I had a flash of fear that I was giving them an easy reason to reject me by not knowing the secret of anonymous manuscripts. wotf001 Thanks all for the responses. At least if I get a rejection letter, I can reasonably assume it wasn't becau...
by RSchibler
Sun May 27, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 34
Views: 1617

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

My Q3 is ready (Ish. Sorta. Kinda. Maybe) for readers if anyone has time to take a look. I'm hoping to submit before the third week of June as I have a conference at the end of the month where I'm theoretically pitching my novel to agents and need ample time to twitch and polish for that. I'm always...
by RSchibler
Sun May 27, 2018 7:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format

Thank you. I'd hate to get rejected for something more firmly in my control like that.
by RSchibler
Sun May 27, 2018 5:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format

When a publication has an online submission system that includes your name and contact info in the form, but still says "submissions should be in standard manuscript format", should the document itself be anonymous even if the submission information doesn't specifically say so? Some say th...
by RSchibler
Wed May 23, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 113
Views: 5190

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Results last year came July 8th for me, but that was the second wave with the HMs and such. I'm not sure when the first wave hit. At any rate we've probably got a good while yet before we should think about twitching.

*twitch*
by RSchibler
Tue May 22, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1555

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

I've been busy and overwhelmed but I read each of these posts and wanted to say thank you for the advice and the play-by-plays. I watched the awards ceremony in a hotel while my kids slept and had to stop myself from squeaking when I recognized fellow forumites. Congratulations once again to all inv...
by RSchibler
Tue May 22, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 7
Views: 376

Re: Magic in the 4th

I won't be writing a first draft for Q4 until July or so, but I'm still interested if my story fits the rules.
by RSchibler
Tue May 22, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 125
Views: 6512

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

I will have my Q3 v.2 ready in the next week if anyone is up for a swap. I'm just sitting back down to my computer after a two month hiatus, and am working hard to get it done so I have time for edits. Reigheena, you gave me a heart attack thinking the deadline was May 31, congratulations on being s...
by RSchibler
Tue May 15, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 125
Views: 6512

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

This move absolutely threw me for a loop. The unexpected chaos of it combined with the fact that the story I have in the works isn’t going well, well, I haven’t been as on top of things as usual. I may end up working on one of my HMs and submitting that instead of sending in something new. I hate to...
by RSchibler
Thu May 10, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16266

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congratulations! That’s super!
by RSchibler
Sun May 06, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 215611

Re: Five Minute Rant

Warmer!
Colder!
I’m on board with this.
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 30, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 215611

Re: Five Minute Rant

During the move over the last three weeks I got 4 rejections from various places and then the HM. The honorable mention is the only thing keeping me going at this point, honestly. Some days I feel like I can do this if I just keep working, and some days... well, you know. My computer (and all the ot...
by RSchibler
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16266

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

For what it’s worth, you can always email Joni and ask for the status of your story. She’s very friendly and replies quickly. Don’t pester her, obviously, but a short polite email has worked before.
by RSchibler
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Rule Question
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Contest Rule Question

PM me. I’m no expert but I’ve entered five quarters in a row. If I don’t know the answer I can probably point you to someone who does.

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