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by RSchibler
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

You definitely should include HMs to your author's bio and market your work. I'm sure it will land you some publications. Don't you think so? The standing advice around these parts is that an Honorable Mention is essentially still a rejection. It's a good rejection, and shows ability and progress, ...
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 11
Views: 489

Re: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 35

Entered Sept. 11
HM November 15
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 15, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

HM here. Satisfied.

Congratulations to everyone who placed and my encouragement to those that did not. Keep at it!
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

There once was a group with the itch
To make worlds from words and get rich
But every three moons
They’d stop in their swoons
With their heads put together, and twitch
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Oh definitely. But I’m wondering if the timing is auspicious or coincidence.
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Does mentioning the contest in the writing tips count as a "peep"?

If so, PEEP.
by RSchibler
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

The cure to twitching is writing new stories and sending them out to other markets. Soon, you'll have so many pans in the fire, it won't matter so much if this dish flops. You've got plenty more cooking! Ding! Order up! ~Moon~ This is so true. I’m working on a novel, always edit and turn around my ...
by RSchibler
Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968786

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Shake and Bake. And I helped!
by RSchibler
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Critique exchange for a 3600 word half completed story
Replies: 4
Views: 449

Re: Critique exchange for a 3600 word half completed story

2) A reviewer's job is to tell you what's not working for them in the story. Their job is NOT to tell you how to fix it -- that's your job. I once got a critique back on one of my stories, and the reviewer basically told me I needed to just rewrite the entire story from beginning to ending, and als...
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Last year results came out Nov 6. It's twitch time!
by RSchibler
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Swaps
Replies: 1
Views: 812

Swaps

I know I read for a number of you for Q3 without sending anything. Instead of emailing everyone individually, I'm just asking here if anyone has time to read a story for me and poke giant holes in it with your virtual swords. It's my Q3 rejection. PM me if anyone is willing and able to help me out. ...
by RSchibler
Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 726
Views: 201877

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got my second personal rejection from F&SF this morning. It's nice that I'm getting closer, but as I near 50 rejections for 2018 (I know, still a n00b) the hamster wheel is starting to feel more like a treadmill every day. So close, but close don't cut it. wotf017 Onwards!
by RSchibler
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10392

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Fingers crossed for all of you still in the running!
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Well, I threw my hail mary. Baby girl came early Monday morning. I may or may not have written a few scenes in the hospital ;) but I finished editing a few minutes ago. I just sent the finished story in. I may have missed something stupid, I had no time for exchanges, BUT I FINISHED and 4/4 feels g...
by RSchibler
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 26
Views: 935

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I may miss Q1. I'm working hard on a novel I hope to have ready to query by next summer's conference season, and that's quite a deadline. I might send in one of my shorts that hasn't gone to WotF, but I doubt I'll write something new. I'm also terribly behind on my reading stack. Never enough hours ...
by RSchibler
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10392

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

The only cure for twitching is more twitching. Submit enough stories to enough markers, you stop investing so much emotional energy in the individual submission.

Cure might be an exaggeration - more like a bandaid.
by RSchibler
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest First Reader - Kary English!
Replies: 19
Views: 711

Re: Contest First Reader - Kary English!

Morgan, there was a thread on twitter about this a while ago - my understanding is that on some mobile readers, if you convert the file for reading on a kindle or a nook for instance, sometimes the file info becomes visible as part of file names or some such. On a desktop this wouldn't be an issue, ...
by RSchibler
Thu Sep 20, 2018 5:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest First Reader - Kary English!
Replies: 19
Views: 711

Re: Contest First Reader - Kary English!

Thanks for the post and info. Congratulations :) Glad to hear it's going smoothly!
by RSchibler
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

You can do it! That’s awesome!
Good luck with the baby and the story!
I’m up for crits with quick turnarounds if anyone needs it.
by RSchibler
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: High Fantasy Exchanges
Replies: 2
Views: 138

Re: High Fantasy Exchanges

I’m always up for critiquing. Send it my way.
by RSchibler
Sat Sep 15, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Short Fast Q4 Exchange
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Short Fast Q4 Exchange

You can send it my way too. I generally turn around in less than 24hrs
by RSchibler
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 147
Views: 8643

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

I'm in and did a new story for each quarter in v. 35. Feels good man. Thanks for the challenge, I'm generating stories much more confidently than I did a year ago.
by RSchibler
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 252
Views: 7692

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I'm in for the quarter, making it the seventh quarter I've submitted consecutively and success for FOUR IN THIRTY-FIVE wotf024

I'm still open to swaps though, up to the end of the quarter. Then I'm going to really dig into my newest novel and be in a different headspace for a while.
by RSchibler
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10392

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

“Your story has been judged and did not place.”

Big fat R.

Best of luck to my many friends still standing. I’m cheering for you!
by RSchibler
Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10392

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Is it considered a peep simply because the contest was mentioned?
Also that felt like an admonishment specifically to me about my story. I might be paranoid.
by RSchibler
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Can I plagiarize my own material?
Replies: 24
Views: 1842

Re: Can I plagiarize my own material?

*Casually name drops Sanderson* wotf001
by RSchibler
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 340
Views: 10392

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Shhh wotf004 I need to sleep tonight. Besides I think it’ll be two weeks yet, based on previous years. Dave hasn’t peeped yet either, but maybe maybe. Best of luck all!
by RSchibler
Mon Aug 20, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 story critique exchange
Replies: 2
Views: 202

Re: Q4 story critique exchange

Always.
by RSchibler
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unintentional Relevance
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Unintentional Relevance

Yeah, I just mean my story resembles a setting and a premise of a recent film. I can’t get any more specific because the contest is anonymous.

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