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by pcmccollum
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 34
Views: 1554

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Dustin Adams wrote:I got it!!

wotf010
by pcmccollum
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 34
Views: 1554

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Wulf Moon wrote:Hits the alarm...with one of those Harley Quin sledge hammers.

"GROUNDHOG DAY! Here we are again!"


*cue Sonny and Cher music* <-- Hopefully someone gets this. Otherwise, wotf017 .
by pcmccollum
Fri Mar 30, 2018 5:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3951
Views: 789077

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: 2455
Views: 452809

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: 3951
Views: 789077

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
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 110
Views: 4935

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

pcmccollum wrote:
michaeljwyantjr wrote:Friendly reminder: save yourself some stress and try to get it in the day before the deadline folks! The submission system always closes down early.


Thanks for the reminder, Michael! Making it a priority today. wotf009


I'm in...Let the twitch build-up commence!
by pcmccollum
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 110
Views: 4935

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

michaeljwyantjr wrote:Friendly reminder: save yourself some stress and try to get it in the day before the deadline folks! The submission system always closes down early.


Thanks for the reminder, Michael! Making it a priority today. wotf009
by pcmccollum
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 110
Views: 4935

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Yikes! That definitely snuck up. I haven't been writing for the past three weeks due to illness and "life events," but I think I have a story to submit.
by pcmccollum
Fri Mar 02, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3951
Views: 789077

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: 3951
Views: 789077

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: 2455
Views: 452809

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: 3951
Views: 789077

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: 8
Views: 516

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: 2455
Views: 452809

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
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16009

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Wulf Moon wrote:Thursday cometh. If Dave sent those rejections to Joni he talked about over a week ago, she would have had some time to compile the emails to go out. Brace yourselves for impact!

~Moon~


wotf003
by pcmccollum
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2455
Views: 452809

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: 3951
Views: 789077

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
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16009

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

morganb wrote:I really like the look of the new WOTF website. Very modern. New look for them, maybe some new results for us...?

~Morgan


Wow, it looks fantastic. They've definitely kicked things up several notches. wotf003
by pcmccollum
Tue Feb 06, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3951
Views: 789077

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 Feb 05, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16009

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

disgruntledpeony wrote:
RSchibler wrote:I’m not ready! Last year it was March. I’m not ready, I have to focus! *hunkers protectively over Q2 submission”

Weird though it may sound, getting results earlier tends to help me focus. It gets that worry out of the way so I can move on XD


Yup, just rip the band-aid off! wotf011
by pcmccollum
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3951
Views: 789077

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
Thu Jan 25, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16009

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Looking at last year's Q1 thread, it seems things didn't start rolling in until March. Sorry guys. I'm right there with you... wotf014
by pcmccollum
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3951
Views: 789077

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: 3951
Views: 789077

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: 479

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
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 17522

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Well, when you put it that way, all that more reason! :)
by pcmccollum
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 17522

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

FYI, forgot to mention that my certificate arrived on Wednesday! Now to go shopping for frames... wotf013 I never framed my HM certificates. I left them on the desk by where I write to remind myself that "hey, you can maybe sorta do this, keep writing." Now that I think of it, they coulda...
by pcmccollum
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 17522

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

FYI, forgot to mention that my certificate arrived on Wednesday! Now to go shopping for frames... wotf013
by pcmccollum
Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 110
Views: 4935

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

My story has been outlined but now that it's time to write, I feel all out of sorts. What is a beginning? How do I do this? How have I done this before? Every single time I sit down to write something, I become convinced that I don't know how to write wotf019 Ah well. Enough procrastination. Here I...

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