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by pcmccollum
Wed Nov 14, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52172

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Yup, got mine too. Another R! Oh well. Congrats to those who got HM or better and my condolences to my fellow Rs. We'll get 'em next time, eh? wotf011
by pcmccollum
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52172

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Submitted my Q4 entry today. Gotta keep on keepin' on. Good luck, everyone.
by pcmccollum
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Rebecca! It sounds like you're well on your way to a fruitful career of your own with this writing thing! wotf009
by pcmccollum
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

I sold a story to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction . *faints* Blogged about it here: http://www.ympang.com/i-sold-a-story-to-the-magazine-of-fantasy-and-science-fiction/ It's close to April Fool's. Wouldn't blame y'all if you didn't believe me. wotf010 Wow, what a feeling you must be exp...
by pcmccollum
Thu Mar 29, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Here is the anthology I read. I really enjoyed it. I wish this kind of writing was still in style. The details are below - it’s in the Orange County, California library system. The science fiction century by Hartwell, David G. Edition 1st ed. Publication Date 1997 Preferred Shelf Number SCIENCE FIC...
by pcmccollum
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

My mecha story "Final Flight of the PhoenixWing" will be appearing in THE RAZOR'S EDGE, a military SF/F anthology about rebellion from Zombies Need Brains. Pre-orders here: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc/ Fun fact: I actually got rejected from their SUBMERGED antholog...
by pcmccollum
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of fantasy flash out in Flash Fiction Online today! Eyes of Wood, Heart of Stone.


Wonderful story! Tricksy fairies. wotf012
by pcmccollum
Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of fantasy flash out in Flash Fiction Online today! Eyes of Wood, Heart of Stone.


Woohoo! Way to go, Rebecca! Bookmarked for when I have time to sit down and enjoy it. (yes, even time for flash fiction is hard to find.. Lol)
by pcmccollum
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Real name is Amy... I have six kids and basically went 15 years without writing, even though it was a passion middle school and high school. There was a short story I had written in high school, my teacher said I needed to get it published. It sat in a pile of nothing and became lost. I couldn't fi...
by pcmccollum
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

Very cool (and interesting), amoskalik! I guess so much of what we do comes down to editorial taste.
by pcmccollum
Mon Feb 26, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Rules of Writing
Replies: 9
Views: 4477

Re: Rules of Writing

MattDovey wrote:Never self reject. wotf011


This. You'll have plenty of people to tell you how much your work stinks. Don't be redundant. wotf001
by pcmccollum
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi Toto! Welcome to the forum and contest in general. I'm relatively new to both myself, but I think the forum has been around for at least several years. Looking forward to having you join us all on our WotF journey. You'll be hard pressed to find a more supportive and friendlier bunch, so don't he...
by pcmccollum
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

TLBenjamin wrote:Hi everybody. I’m Tony. Submitted for the first in December. I’m from Utah, I write mostly SF. Seems like a pretty friendly forum.


Hiya Tony! Good luck on the sub and thanks for hopping in the forum.
by pcmccollum
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

jficke13 wrote:Hey team WotF, the kickstarter for Tales of Ruma is live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ar ... es-of-ruma

Maybe check it out? There are some pretty cool people on that ToC (including DF).


I'm so in! Just pledged. Thanks for posting.
by pcmccollum
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

preston wrote:My first story for Daily Science Fiction is now live!
I'm ridiculously excited. Yay!

http://dailysciencefiction.com/


Congrats! Really fun story. Note to self: Don't drink anything with gnome nuts...
by pcmccollum
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

I mentioned being accepted into an anthology of game-tie-in fiction a few months ago and the publisher finally announced it: http://azurekeep.com/portfolio/tales-of-ruma/ Looks like Dave and I are going to be anthology buddies again. /channels Matt Dovey and celebrates success whilst stabbing malic...
by pcmccollum
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

I've recently had stories published in the gallery of Curiosities (in print and audio) and Phantaxis Magazine (November 2017 Issue). https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-7zcbv-802252 http://amzn.to/2BjpoHz I tried to figure out how to post links correctly, but alas, I have failed. Very cool! Cong...
by pcmccollum
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

I signed the contract, so I guess I can announce that my novelette "An Empty Cup" will be appearing in the upcoming Spring issue of Deep Magic! wotf007 I wasn't sure I would ever be able to sell this one, but it does have sort of a YA tone, so I guess Deep Magic decided they wanted it! Wh...
by pcmccollum
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Thank You Martin
Replies: 1
Views: 3040

Thank You Martin

Just wanted to send a THANK YOU to Martin L. Shoemaker for getting the SPAM filter issue in order. wotf009 Glad to see we're all back in business!
by pcmccollum
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

Congratulations to all the people finding success! It's wonderful to see. wotf007 In the last two months I've received acceptances from both Cricket and, just yesterday, Flash Fiction Online. No idea when either story is coming out, but glad that the stories will be read! Wishing everybody happines...
by pcmccollum
Mon Jan 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Right at the very beginning, aiming at short stories - have submitted one and had it rejected, but know why, have now submitted another which i had a hoot writing, but have read you need to get about 30 to 50 under your belt to expect any sort of acceptance - New Years resolution to keep going! Sta...
by pcmccollum
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello all! My name is Grace. I'm an English/Creative Writing student and fledgeling writer and I had never heard about the WOTF contest until a month ago; I discovered it sort of by accident and just submitted my story for Q1 and since then I've been fully absorbed in this forum. The contest itself...
by pcmccollum
Wed Dec 13, 2017 8:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

Thank you michaeljwyantjr and amoskalik! It's definitely an amazing feeling. wotf007
by pcmccollum
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1189106

Re: Success!

Made my very first ever paying sale last week! It took six months to hear back from the publication and to be honest, I'd completely forgotten I had submitted. Just another reminder, I suppose, that patience is a must in this game. I'll post more info when the publication goes live (sometime early 2...
by pcmccollum
Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello Brad (and everyone ), My name is Andrew L. Roberts. Like all f you, I am a writer and was fortunate to win 3rd place in last year's 4th Quarter. The entire experience was incredible and I hope to share whatever I can with any of you who are writing and submitting your work to the contest. Fee...
by pcmccollum
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

The best way to 'get better' is to write, write, write. Couldn't agree more! I've always been writing, just not with the intent to publish or submit. But I think ultimately it's unhealthy to keep everything to myself, so I'm gonna start putting it out there and see how it fares in the wild. By the ...
by pcmccollum
Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 730037

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello WOTF writers! I've been following the contest for a few years, but I have yet to make my first submission. I had all sorts of good reasons - no time, need to get better, no great idea for a short story et al. This quarter I've finally given myself a kick in the behind and am putting the finis...
by pcmccollum
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Magical Realism?
Replies: 23
Views: 7824

Re: Magical Realism?

You guys are awesome! Thanks for the replies here and emails. I'll find this thing a home wotf011 FYI, my last (and only) submission could be considered magical realism and received an HM...not to mention Matt Dovey's fantastic story as he noted above. Definitely worth giving it a shot, IMO. -Phillip
by pcmccollum
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34
Replies: 23
Views: 7722

Re: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34

Way to go, CalmSand and jficke13! wotf010 wotf010
by pcmccollum
Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Websites (This one's not spam, I swear)
Replies: 8
Views: 4791

Re: Websites (This one's not spam, I swear)

I see some people have websites in their signatures. Does anyone have advice about starting one? Hosting or other companies you recommend (or recommend we avoid)? I'll confess to web design being a glaring hole in my tech-saviness. I'd recommend starting with the free offering on Wordpress.com and ...

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