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by Chris533
Sat May 26, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 99998

Re: Galaxy's Edge

For those who have submitted to Galaxy's Edge previously, did any of you receive a confirmation that your story was received? I did not, and based on activity in The Grinder, looks like most results come back within 12 days or so. My story's been out 14 days, and I just want to make sure Galaxy rec...
by Chris533
Thu May 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 22038

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

When I saw this thread awhile ago, I went and joined Critters. I do now have a story available for critique, if anyone wants to read and critique it.

The story is titled, "As Mysterious as a Cat."

It's my Q1 reject, by the way.

Thanks!

Chris
by Chris533
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Getting editors to accept your story - advice from Marion Zimmer Bradley
Replies: 3
Views: 2896

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

Here's some great advice from Marion Zimmer Bradley on what editors are looking for.

I love the repeated: EDITORS DO NOT BUY STORIES BECAUSE THEY ARE WELL WRITTEN

http://mzbworks.com/why.htm
by Chris533
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:26 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: WilliamHawk
Replies: 4
Views: 3168

Re: WilliamHawk

I was just about to make a suggestion along these lines -- In other forums I've seen where they find people who are active in the forum that they learn to trust and give them the power to delete inappropriate posts - etc. It takes a little leap of faith - but its worth it to avoid the spam. It could...
by Chris533
Tue Oct 17, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 22
Views: 7641

Where do you get your inspiration?

I saw this subject come up within another thread - on another subject and, a) I lost it, and b) figure it warrants it's own thread anyway.

So - when you're trying to come up with new stories - where do you get your ideas/inspiration?
by Chris533
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 287996

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Got a personal rejection from F&SF last night. That’s pretty delightful, for me. I got a form rejection from them a few months ago on a different story. I still want that first sale, of course, but like you guys said, this means I’m on the right track. Just keep writing, finishing, and submitti...
by Chris533
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 7788

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

Interesting - but - my two page story turned into 20!
by Chris533
Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Surprise Endings
Replies: 5
Views: 2902

Re: Surprise Endings

Awesome advice -- thanks all!
by Chris533
Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 3979

Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines

Would it be safe to assume getting an honorable mention increases the odds of getting that story published somewhere? Are there any publications you know of that seem to especially like stories that get an honorable mention? Thanks -
by Chris533
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 7788

How Short Is Too Short?

Any thoughts on how short would be too short for the contest? Any one know of any really short stories that have won? Say, about 2,000-3,000 words?
by Chris533
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Surprise Endings
Replies: 5
Views: 2902

Surprise Endings

So I love having surprise endings on my stories. But, then there's always that struggle with giving enough information so that the end seems inevitable - in hindsight - but not giving so much as to have the surprise come too soon. This is especially difficult given the wide range of potential reader...
by Chris533
Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 673921

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Howdy: I'm Chris. I recently learned I got an Honorable Mention in the Q2 2017 contest! That's really got me stoked!! Someone in the Facebook Fantasy & Science Fiction Writers group suggested I join this group, so I did. I'm actually at work just now so can't hang out but I'm looking forward to ...

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