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by zeeteebeez
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 173
Views: 4022

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I made the mistake of submitting to BCS at the beginning of the month thinking their rejection comments might give me some ideas for editing before submitting for Q4. Now I'm worried I won't hear back before the end of the month. Ouch! That was a risky gamble. I'd start writing something new quick!...
by zeeteebeez
Thu Sep 20, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 173
Views: 4022

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I made the mistake of submitting to BCS at the beginning of the month thinking their rejection comments might give me some ideas for editing before submitting for Q4. Now I'm worried I won't hear back before the end of the month.
by zeeteebeez
Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 173
Views: 4022

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I got my piece to under the 17K limit, but then I read some of the winning stories in Volume 33 and realized several things. 1. my entry may work if it is a longer piece (novel length), but for the purposes of a short story in this contest, it's too complicated and has too many points of view and i...
by zeeteebeez
Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 173
Views: 4022

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Secondary world fantasy - my personal playground - has had a hard time getting past some of the final judges. That is slowly changing, with the addition of more fantasy-friendly judges like Brandon Sanderson and the lamented passing of judges like Jerry Pournelle who were hard bars to cross (of my ...
by zeeteebeez
Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 173
Views: 4022

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I've noticed there tends to be a relatively low number of stories that make it into the anthology every year that are alternate world fantasy. At least more recently. It seems most fantasy I see as winners in the contest lately tend to be some blend of modern/contemporary/urban fantasy. I know alter...
by zeeteebeez
Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 173
Views: 4022

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Hey all, Been in and out of the contest over the last few years. Racked up a few HM's and a couple R's. Got a lot in my personal/day job world keeping me from writing as much as I'd like, but I suspect that 2019 will be my year to commit to putting words on screens more consistently. So my question ...
by zeeteebeez
Thu Oct 19, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Go for the novel? Or stick with the short story?
Replies: 13
Views: 1156

Re: Go for the novel? Or stick with the short story?

I think it's important to understand that short stories are not inherently easier to write than novels. In fact, the opposite could be true. Novels of course take more time, more brute force, more perseverance. But not more skill. Each length of story telling has its own intricacies. My advice is to...
by zeeteebeez
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2505
Views: 463141

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey everyone, I've been lurking here for a couple of years around results time. Figured it's about time to start contributing. As they say, debilitating anxiety loves company. My first submission was Q4 2015, I believe. Q4 2017 is my fourth submission. HM, R, HM, so far. Excited to twitch with you a...

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