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by Bartleby
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1043621

Re: Success!

Thank you FishyGoo, chuckt, crlisle, and SCAFontaine. Your kind words mean a lot to me. And thank you for checking out my story! That's the best compliment of all. wotf007 wotf007

Congrats to the others in this thread who've sold stories recently! The folks on this forum are killing it! wotf024
by Bartleby
Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1043621

Re: Success!

Thank you, TimE and disgruntledpeony! wotf007 wotf007 wotf007
by Bartleby
Sat Jul 18, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4242
Views: 1043621

Re: Success!

After many, many, MANY hours of revision, my first ever submission to Writers of the Future sold to Metaphorosis. It's titled "Shards." This is my first story sale *ever* after, um, five years of straight rejections. And it's the basis for the cover art! You can read it here: https://magaz...
by Bartleby
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Congratulations, Wulf and Brittany!!! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
by Bartleby
Mon Nov 19, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 9
Views: 3795

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

I have a SHM that's a little on the long side. I'd love some high-level feedback before I submit another story to WotF. Most happy to swap.
by Bartleby
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 17
Views: 4515

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

Submitted on September 13. SHM on November 14. wotf024
by Bartleby
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

SHM. I'm delighted, as I feel like I'm oh-so-gradually getting the hang of this thing.
by Bartleby
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

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

If so, PEEP.


I'm pretty sure I've seen that email before. I think Dave recycles writing tips occasionally.
by Bartleby
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 29
Views: 9056

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

Interesting range of approaches in this thread. I let a bunch of ideas brew for a while, sometimes months or years, and then pick whichever ones vow to hold my interest long enough to make into stories. I prefer to have a beginning, middle, and end worked out before I start writing, even if I make b...
by Bartleby
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Dang, I'm here twitching my socks off! Don't know how you all deal with it every quarter! Got tons going on at home with an incoming international move next summer and putting our house up for sale on the personal side and working, writing a novel, and everything to do with two kids but I can't sto...
by Bartleby
Fri Nov 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

This has been the least twitchy I've ever been leading up to Thursday. With big things happening in both my professional life (certification exam) and personal life (moving), I've been able to keep my mind on other things. Same. I have so many things going on at the same time that fretting about th...
by Bartleby
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Our Girl in the Glasses got to share her story on creating 5 in 35! Well done, Brittany! Check it out on the Writers of the Future website and see her adorable baby girl too! https://www.writersofthefuture.com/birthing-stories-five-in-thirty-five-by-brittany-rainsdon/ Inspiring. I don't have an exc...
by Bartleby
Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I've sold three HMs. Heck, there are people who've sold Rs. That's pretty awesome. I've gotten into the odd habit of wondering how some of the pro stories I've come across would fare on Dave's desk--and how some of the WotF stories would fare on, say, Neil Clarke or C.C. Finlay's desk. You really n...
by Bartleby
Sun Oct 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

To me it seems there must be a huge range of quality in HMs, but they are all at a publishable level.. I remember reading somewhere that HMs are stories that are close to publishable but have a missing element, such as theme. It makes sense that HMs would have a wide range of quality if some storie...
by Bartleby
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 39340

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

thegirlintheglasses wrote: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 ;)


That's impressive.
by Bartleby
Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2967
Views: 619938

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey all, Been lurking for a little while, both for the solid advice and because your comments are funny and inspiring. Getting an HM was the tipping point for me signing up; I don't feel I'm gonna break into SF territory until I understand this contest better and improve my writing. I'm one of those...
by Bartleby
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 269850

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

This one almost broke my heart; from Liminal: "The story is excellent, but it's not quite right for us. Thanks for the read -- I loved the emotional depth and complexity of this piece, and the multi-layered protagonists felt rounded and real." wotf017 This story has been getting a lot of ...

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