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by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 22
Views: 8905

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Meghan's story ("The Siren", but again I may be forgetting the name) was very clever in the way it took a common trope and used it to explore the lives of people with mental illness.


Ditto! Her story is by far my favorite I've read in any WoTF anthology.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18173

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Well. It’s Thursday.

Upgraded my 3xHM into a straight rejection. Awesome.
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

Looks like this didn't get made this quarter, so here we go.

I'm in as of 3/30/2019
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 72
Views: 3114

Re: 4 in 36

Forgot to post I dropped in my Q2 on March 30th.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Grounds for Disqualification
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Grounds for Disqualification

End of the day, Joni is really quite flexible. If you have questions, shoot her an email and ask.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 805
Views: 20357

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I'm officially in for Q2 with a new story as well.
wotf009
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out
Replies: 14
Views: 459

Re: Story mentally plotted, but can't get it out

I only have one way to get out of it: write it all out anyway. Instead of closing the file in disgust, come back to it tomorrow and, without re-reading your previous work, just keep going. At the end, you'll have the story and, while it may be crap, it'll be crap you can now edit rather than crap th...
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Grounds for Disqualification
Replies: 9
Views: 913

Re: Grounds for Disqualification

Watch the conjunction and . Pro rate + copies or hits. Rule 5, sentence 2: Professional publication is deemed to be payment of at least six cents per word, and at least 5,000 copies, or 5,000 hits. If you receive less than pro remuneration as they define it, then the number of copies or hits doesn'...
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Mar 19, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18173

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

The real thing you want from F&SF--aside from an acceptance letter--is for the editor to write "Charlie" on your rejection. Look for that. When you get it, do "Dear Charlie" on your cover letters from there on out. It's been noted he only gives that to people he really wants...
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18173

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Re: Q1 results

Got Dave's newsletter last night and he's recovering from pneumonia and a heart attack. Here's to hoping his recovery goes well! wotf009

Check here for more details.
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 805
Views: 20357

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

So... I take it back. I'll be submitting a new story for Q2 after all. Looks like I'm still in this thing!
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 805
Views: 20357

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Hey folks. It looks like I'll be dropping out of this specific challenge (still in for 4 in 36!). I have an old HM that's recently gone through heavy revision and I think has a chance at winning. So... I'm going to pitch that in for Q2 especially since the story I was writing for Q2 won't be quite r...
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2627
Views: 490306

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

@mikewyantjr on Twitter.
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18173

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Thanks Michael. Bummer that the stats for Q1 V36 aren't available yet. [sigh] Too anxious, I guess. Heh, yep. We'll all find out together. Folks post here pretty quickly when they get their results, so if you have email notifications turned on for this thread, you'll know almost immediately when re...
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18173

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Dragonchef wrote:Hey, does anyone know where WotF publishes the quarterly results?


Yep! They post it to their blog.
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Jan 02, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 72
Views: 3114

Re: 4 in 36

Whoops, me too. I'm in with my single rewrite.
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Dec 31, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18173

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

A little pre-fretting here. Has the site had any trouble closing to submissions yearly this year? I haven't posted in over a year and the last two times the quarter closed several hours early due to a glitch in on the site. I am cutting it close, yet again, an worried. wotf018 There’s always some i...
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Dec 27, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 805
Views: 20357

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I'm in with my single rewrite of the year.

wotf009
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Quick Turn Around, Massive Story Exchange
Replies: 0
Views: 458

Quick Turn Around, Massive Story Exchange

I just wrapped up a 15,600 word story for my Q1 entry and am looking for a quick turnaround story exchange (for the obvious reasons). The damn thing took me far longer to finish than I planned, but it's done and needs readers. Obviously, I'm down for swapping for other longer stories as well. PM me ...
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 805
Views: 20357

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Wulf Moon wrote:So we've added KD, Brittany, and now Rebecca to the three fresh, one canned quarters challenge.


Add me to this list. I’m in.
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Nov 30, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 72
Views: 3114

Re: 4 in 36

TimE wrote:From Dave's blog - As a judge, I’ve just finished my second pass through the Writers of the Future contest stories for the first quarter... Does that mean rejections coming soon?


I can’t imagine so; isn’t the end of the quarter December 31st?
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 17
Views: 1501

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

Wulf Moon wrote:Winner: 2nd Place, 4th Quarter, Volume 35.


Congratulations Moon! Woohoo!
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 72
Views: 3114

Re: 4 in 36

I'm a complete newbie here, but I'm the kind to jump in with full force and both feet, so I'm in. The dates are Jan 1, April 1, Aug 1 and Oct 1, right? I believe those are the beginnings of each new quarter. The due dates for each previous quarter is one day before; ie Dec 31, March 30, June 30, an...
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 805
Views: 20357

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I'll definitely be sending in rewrites of a few stories I've been thinking on for awhile, so I'm out of this challenge.

Best of luck to all of you writing new works this year!
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Nov 23, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 72
Views: 3114

Re: 4 in 36

I’m in, though I’ll definitely be resubmitting this year. I have a book to edit/pitch and three others to finish.

Onward!

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