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by pcmccollum
Mon Feb 19, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2387
Views: 429669

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: 124
Views: 4398

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: 2387
Views: 429669

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: 3900
Views: 749075

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: 124
Views: 4398

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: 3900
Views: 749075

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: 124
Views: 4398

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: 3900
Views: 749075

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: 124
Views: 4398

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: 3900
Views: 749075

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: 3900
Views: 749075

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: 131

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: 11501

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: 11501

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: 11501

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: 20
Views: 657

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...
by pcmccollum
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Q2 Volume 35 Story Swaps
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Q2 Volume 35 Story Swaps

morganb wrote:Thanks Phillip! Send me a PM with your email addy and I'll send it over. And whenever you get your story done and need a review, just let me know.
~Morgan


Done! Let me know if you don't get the PM. It looks like it's stuck in the Outbox, but not sure if that's just how it appears...
by pcmccollum
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Q2 Volume 35 Story Swaps
Replies: 4
Views: 160

Re: Q2 Volume 35 Story Swaps

morganb wrote:As it was just pointed out to me, Q1 is over and we're on Q2 right now! Anyone interested in swapping for Q2? My story is currently @ 4300 words.


I'm not quite sure what I'll be submitting for Q2 yet, but I'd be more than happy to read and provide feedback on your story if you'd like.

-Phillip
by pcmccollum
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 11501

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Blog is up! http://www.writersofthefuture.com/writers-of-the-future-contest-4th-quarter-2017-winners/ Lots of new names on there. I'm getting old... Thanks for sharing the link, Dustin! Very exciting to see the names up there! Congratulations again to all who placed as well as those who didn't -- m...
by pcmccollum
Wed Jan 03, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 20
Views: 657

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I ran into this problem a couple of times. It's kind of a dull answer, but I subbed the one I liked better. Which story are you more excited about? Which one has more unique ideas, or more interesting themes, or more compelling characters? That's the one to send. If you can't decide by that metric,...
by pcmccollum
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Can I get a Round of Applause for the Next Asimov? LOL
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Can I get a Round of Applause for the Next Asimov? LOL

Firstly, welcome to the contest! Glad to hear that you're putting something together for it. Now, on to your question: I think so long as your story is just that, and not a poorly crafted attempt at preaching (and I believe this applies to ALL things 'controversial'--politics, dietary preference, St...
by pcmccollum
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 20
Views: 657

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I love that people are already jumping into the Q2 waters! With my current pace of writing, I'm now running into a problem I've never faced--choosing which story to submit. Given the prolificness of everyone here, I'm assuming I'm not the only one with this predicament...so how do you choose? wotf017
by pcmccollum
Wed Jan 03, 2018 7:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749075

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: 2387
Views: 429669

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 30, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 124
Views: 4398

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

It's so awesome seeing everyone getting their stories in! Happy New Year and best of luck to all! wotf009
by pcmccollum
Sat Dec 23, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2387
Views: 429669

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: 3900
Views: 749075

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: 3900
Views: 749075

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: 2387
Views: 429669

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: 2387
Views: 429669

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 ...

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