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by RSchibler
Wed May 23, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 97
Views: 3855

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: 1330

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: 309

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: 116
Views: 5696

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: 116
Views: 5696

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: 392
Views: 14968

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: 1166
Views: 214029

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: 1166
Views: 214029

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: 392
Views: 14968

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: 138

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.
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 14968

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Wulf Moon wrote:
cfkreitzer@gmail.com wrote:Oh whew! Thank you!


No worries. It's confusing keeping track of Q. Plus, he jumped episodes, series, you just never knew what Trek ship Q was going to play god on. wotf001


wotf009


Congrats to all the representatives from the forum! And commiserations to the Rs. Onwards!
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 14968

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Sataris wrote:just got off the phone with joni, who was lovely as you'd expect—finalist this time! still shaking a little bit. best of luck all!


wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

Congratulations!
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 14968

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

historythatneverwas wrote:I don't know how to do the little guy with a sign, but I just got a Semi-Finalist notification!


Congratulations! wotf010
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 14968

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Blake Wallace wrote:I guess what I just received constitutes an R. Email said my story had been judged and did not place. First time through the process...hopefully the next time will be better.


That is an R wotf014 Commiserations. Best of luck in the future! Keep writing, keep submitting!
by RSchibler
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 14968

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

wotf055 It’s Thursday! For a story I was really uncertain about and worked SO hard on. I’ll take it! I really needed some good news this week. Watching closely for all of your results!! wotf010
by RSchibler
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Getting editors to accept your story - advice from Marion Zimmer Bradley
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Getting editors to accept your story - advice from Marion Zimmer Bradley

Great read. Thanks for sharing. Now if only I could identify which of those eight I’m failing on so I can work to improve that specifically!
by RSchibler
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1330

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

You all looked amazing! Seriously. Congratulations!
by RSchibler
Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1330

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

Good luck to all of you tonight! Enjoy it!
by RSchibler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 97
Views: 3855

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

When inspiration strikes we know that this one is the winner. We lay our fingers on the keys; Some expert, some beginner. We sweat and strive and type and cry to exorcise our thoughts. We love and hate our characters as we tie them up in knots Then we make a pass for conflict, Then a pass for settin...
by RSchibler
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Magic in the 4th
Replies: 7
Views: 309

Re: Magic in the 4th

Always down to work with people, although I’m still deciding between a fantasy or a science fiction for my Q4 so I might be out. Question: when does the log line need to be ready? I’ve only got the vaguest conception of a plot for my Q4 (and I may go with the other one anyway). Is that a pre-requisi...
by RSchibler
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 740

Re: Contest Questions

1. Response times vary, you can browse old threads to get an idea. Q1 results will probably be out before the end of April. For Q2 I believe I heard in May last year. Maybe June? Just checked it was July 9, in the second wave because I submitted on paper. Long waits! 2. Semi finalists get feedback. ...
by RSchibler
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 14968

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Agreed. I’m being ambitious with my Q3 and am almost done with a first draft. I expect there to be many more! I’m not expecting results this week all with the gala. Which is good since I’m moving!
by RSchibler
Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 25
Views: 1616

Re: Quarter 1 Writers of the Future Vol 35

Subbed Christmas Eve. Hoping this coming week is our Thursday because I am working on my Q3 and I really don’t know what it would do to my brain to have three pending stories from the contest.

Honorable Mention received Monday April 16.
by RSchibler
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 18
Views: 1759

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

The contest (and most/all other markets) goes by word count not page number or other measures of length. I saw a thread recently where Dave Farland said he goes by word processor word count as well. 17k or under. Good luck!
by RSchibler
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3938
Views: 787343

Re: Success!

That’s a huge sale. Congratulations! Can’t wait to read it.
by RSchibler
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 392
Views: 14968

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

wotf030
Hang in there folks.
by RSchibler
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Another question; this time about story inspiration and focus
Replies: 2
Views: 111

Another question; this time about story inspiration and focus

I'll try to be succinct, but I'm thinking with my fingertips to an extent here so grant me patience wotf001 Quite often, I'll have an inspiration for a story, an "idea". Well, these are always perfect and exciting. Naturally, once I start writing the darn thing, it's not so perfect anymore...
by RSchibler
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Middle of the Night Writing
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: Middle of the Night Writing

I have so many notes in google keep of random ideas, characters, settings, what have you. Brandon Sanderson mentioned in one of the Writing Excuses episodes that he has a file on his computer called "Cool Stuff I have to Use" or something along those lines- my google keep is essentially th...
by RSchibler
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 1974

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Above and elsewhere it’s been discussed that an HM is essentially a rejection, though, and that putting it in a cover letter is not recommended.

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