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by YM Pang
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 45860

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Hey, I just wonder what is anti-dave everything? i couldn't find any article about it. could you please spare me? Since I'm not eligible anymore I can probably break out of the "don't reveal story details" habit: - The main character is a cat. - The main character is a jerk (because, cat)...
by YM Pang
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 34351

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

Haha, I know the feeling. One of my potential subs for their Time Travel anthology turned into my current WIP (a novel).
by YM Pang
Wed Oct 10, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 45860

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I guess I thought I was past the point of getting over-invested in a story haha, but I thought wrong. Do you folks who have been doing this for years still write those stories that you lay an embarrassing amount of hope in? Or do you eventually build up those emotional callouses and remain cool abo...
by YM Pang
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Markets for Awkward Word Counts
Replies: 7
Views: 4196

Re: Markets for Awkward Word Counts

F&SF Clarkesworld IGMS Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores Beneath Ceaseless Skies (if it's secondary world fantasy) Deep Magic (if it fits their "clean SF/F" guideline) GigaNotoSaurus Heroic Fantasy Quarterly (if fantasy; they consider serializing things up to 50k) ...as you can probably...
by YM Pang
Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 45860

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I've sold three HMs. Heck, there are people who've sold Rs. My two cents: Never trash or change a story solely based on how a market reacts to it. Always ask if you still believe in the story; if you do, keep sending it out. If you got an HM, congrats, you're probably doing something right. There ar...
by YM Pang
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 47657

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Honourable Mention. And so I bow out with 10 HMs and 1 Finalist. It's been a good run, and I've learned loads by entering the contest throughout the years and having deadlines to work with. Cheering for the rest of you, and I'm still up for story exchanges in the future should anyone need it.
by YM Pang
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 47657

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I got the "You're still in the running email." So, still hanging in there... Thank goodness Dave is okay! I completely missed that bit of news after life consumed me this month. New to the contest and a little bit of an old schooler. Does anyone know how the mailed manuscripts get processe...
by YM Pang
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 45860

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Wrestled with myself about whether I'm still eligible, whether to submit, whether I even had anything to submit. Portal is still open and I'm so, so tempted. This contest meant a lot to me. And I really wanted to do 4 in 35. But at this point, sitting on five pro-paying publications with another to ...
by YM Pang
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1114917

Re: Success!

About a week ago, I got together with a group of SF/F writers in Toronto to create a "one-day" anthology. Everyone had to write and edit their story within one day--which, considering we started in the afternoon, functionally meant 2-7 hours. The theme/title is SANCTUARY and my story "...
by YM Pang
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 673974

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, everyone!
by YM Pang
Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 47657

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Submitted very early for Q3. Got no such "Your story is still in the running" email. I will now assume I've netted another R. *whispers in crazy voice* How come when I was selling nothing I could still always make HM, but now I'm getting nothing but R and R... Does Dave hate me/have an age...
by YM Pang
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1114917

Re: Success!

My fantasy/fairy tale story is now available from The Book Smugglers: https://www.thebooksmugglers.com/2018/0 ... -pang.html

This is my second publication. And it even came with awesome cover art!

@Henkel
Congrats!!
by YM Pang
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: All countdown stories
Replies: 11
Views: 4440

Re: All countdown stories

For me, stories need to have an "ending." But I'm not so sure they need a "resolution," especially in short fiction. I don't need to know the fates of all the characters, or even their ultimate success/failure if the beginning (and story length) didn't set up those expectations. ...
by YM Pang
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: All countdown stories
Replies: 11
Views: 4440

Re: All countdown stories

Maybe I'm reading different magazines than this person, but I haven't noticed this. Or maybe it's because: 1) I consume a sizable amount of non-western/non-American media, and (from what I've observed) there seems to be more acceptance of open endings there. So my personal tolerance metre is probabl...
by YM Pang
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1114917

Re: Success!

Congrats, Rebecca! Your resume is helluva impressive.
by YM Pang
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Hooked on the Dragon
Replies: 12
Views: 5317

Re: Hooked on the Dragon

I'm gonna check out this Dragon thing. I'm a decent typist (if I may say so myself), but I write a lot of my fiction longhand because I get distracted on a screen. Instead of typing out hundreds of pages, it'll probably be easier on my wrists if I just read them.
by YM Pang
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tor.com opening for novella submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 3316

Tor.com opening for novella submissions

Tor.com is opening for novella submissions from July 30 to August 13. 20,000 to 40,000 words, science fiction or fantasy.

https://www.tor.com/submissions-guidelines/

Not a lot of markets take this length, so if you have something that fits, submit!
by YM Pang
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 34351

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

New submission calls, Haunted House and Cozy Crime: http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... cosy-crime Deadline is July 29.
by YM Pang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1114917

Re: Success!

Congrats Michael, KD, Ishamael, Aaron, and all you lovely people with recent acceptances! Remember, just because a story received a rejection at one market doesn't mean it won't make it at another market. If anyone's interested, here's the Amazon link to THE RAZOR'S EDGE where I have a story: https:...
by YM Pang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: In Need of a Story Critique for Q2
Replies: 3
Views: 2269

Re: In Need of a Story Critique for Q2

I can do a general critique, though not a detailed one for 17K. Will PM you.
by YM Pang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 673974

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forums, Shannon!

Good luck, and don't stress about that first entry too much. :)
by YM Pang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Held for consideration

I don't think there's anything wrong with an inquiry when it's past the deadline they gave to you. As long as you're polite and not pushy about it!
by YM Pang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3010
Views: 673974

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forums, Lorenzo! I, too, started submitting to the contest when I was in high school. Ten years have passed since then. My advice: Write a lot of stories. Research your markets, but don't self-reject. Submit widely. I'm always willing to help (time permitting, of course) if you need c...
by YM Pang
Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 3693

Re: Held for consideration

I wouldn't reply. I know it's not technically a rejection letter, but replying creates the exact same problem: clutters up the editor's already busy inbox. :)
by YM Pang
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 45860

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

This is our last chance to write an epic, winning story and hang out with Preston in LA!

Hey, this is misleading! Not our last chance to do most of this. Just the bold part.

But let's face it: Winning the contest? wotf017 Hanging out with Preston? wotf026 wotf024 wotf019
by YM Pang
Thu May 31, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 306421

Re: Five Minute Rant

For F&SF, there's no correlation between getting a personal comment and getting closer to an acceptance. I once received a personal comment that indicated Charlie had dropped my story on the second line! (He was simply kind enough to explain in great detail exactly why those two lines didn't wor...
by YM Pang
Tue May 29, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4255
Views: 1114917

Re: Success!

The Razor's Edge will be released earlier than expected: June 15th. My story "Final Flight of the PhoenixWing" will be the last story in the anthology. Pre-orders here: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc (For those outside the US, the anthology will be available through A...

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