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by YM Pang
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3972
Views: 796208

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: 8
Views: 133

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: 1
Views: 55

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: 57
Views: 16225

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
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Do you resubmit?
Replies: 8
Views: 174

Re: Do you resubmit?

I generally write new things. I did make resubmissions twice: one was an R I made minor adjustments to, and turned into an HM. Another was an old HM from KD Wentworth's day, which I did a lot of rewriting for (POV changes, scenes cut, scene expanded, ect.) I still think it became a better story, but...
by YM Pang
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 181
Views: 6554

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

R. wotf23 I kinda suspected it was too irreverent and unusual, but still.
by YM Pang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 128
Views: 6768

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

In all my submissions, only twice did I write the story last minute and have no reader feedback. One of those was my Finalist.

So... this isn't to say "Fire your writing group." Just, if FFO doesn't get back to you in time, then send the fantasy story.
by YM Pang
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3972
Views: 796208

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: 75

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: 2470
Views: 456837

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 9:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: History of LGBTQ+ Characters in the Contest
Replies: 6
Views: 199

Re: History of LGBTQ+ Characters in the Contest

You might want to read the "WoTF:Issues and Concerns" thread in the Kitchen Sink. In short: The contest could do better, and there have been issues with this in the past (though not due to Dave or the previous coordinating judge). I don't know if things have changed. That being said: I wou...
by YM Pang
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 151

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: 2470
Views: 456837

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: 151

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 8:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 128
Views: 6768

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I've already submitted my Q3 (really don't think it's a "Dave" story, but my results so far seem independent of my self-evaluations). But I'd be happy to look over your story. PM me. I do have a ~300-word story of my own if you want to do a swap, but you don't have to feel obligated to rea...
by YM Pang
Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 9
Views: 325

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: 1170
Views: 217577

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: 3972
Views: 796208

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...
by YM Pang
Tue May 29, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format

I tend to save my files as RTFs (unless the market specifically requests other formats) to cut out the file information.

Echoing everyone else's thoughts: Standard Manuscript Format means with contact info unless the guidelines say otherwise.
by YM Pang
Tue May 15, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17032

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

jficke13 wrote:Sidenote: Take past winners restaurant suggestions with a grain of salt. I'm pretty sure they sent us to one as a joke ;)

I sense a story. Tell, tell!
by YM Pang
Fri May 11, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17032

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congrats, Sataris! wotf010 Just make sure you keep silent about the details of your story... You still have a chance at the grand prize!
by YM Pang
Thu May 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Acceptable level of violence for contest entry?
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Acceptable level of violence for contest entry?

I think violence should be fine, so long as you're not going into paragraphs and paragraphs of gory detail. What always worried me were the requirements around profanity. I actually stripped all the profanity out of my Q2 (and thought it weakened the story) but what I read later suggested that I mig...
by YM Pang
Thu May 10, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17032

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congratulations, Preston! What an incredible journey it's been for you. wotf010 This is only the start, of course. Keep writing, keep submitting! My silver honorable had a bit of a literary bent to it - though in hindsight, I probably put too much focus on the language (at the expense of plot in par...
by YM Pang
Thu May 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 217577

Re: Five Minute Rant

Cold/Warm/Hot would be nice. But that's basically tiered form rejections, which a lot of places already have. I personally find it helpful to know if Story X was held for six months because it made it all the way to the chief editor, or if someone just opened the file, forgot to reject it, and reali...
by YM Pang
Tue May 08, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 17032

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Volume 32 I think was the opposite, with most of the stories being science fiction. It sure felt that way while reading it. But when I went back I counted, I think it's just 7 sci-fi to 6 fantasy. (Would be 7:5 without KD's PF.) What’s your writing style? ease of readability, lyrical, or academic? ...
by YM Pang
Tue May 08, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 217577

Re: Five Minute Rant

Now, taking the crazy idea seriously for a second... I personally would like it 'cause some feedback feels more rewarding than none. But I don't know if it'll work on a grand scale. Even putting aside the logistical nightmares, it could lead to widespread self-rejection ("This editor said 'cold...
by YM Pang
Wed May 02, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 217577

Re: Five Minute Rant

Should not have grumbled about 8 rejections in 5 days. Writing gods aren't happy. It's now become 12 rejections in 7 days.
by YM Pang
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 217577

Re: Five Minute Rant

During the move over the last three weeks I got 4 rejections from various places and then the HM. The honorable mention is the only thing keeping me going at this point, honestly. Some days I feel like I can do this if I just keep working, and some days... well, you know. My computer (and all the o...

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