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by YM Pang
Sun Oct 14, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 147
Views: 8629

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

^Incredible work, Brittany!
by YM Pang
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 243
Views: 7224

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: 63
Views: 17322

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: 243
Views: 7224

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: 389

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: 243
Views: 7224

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: 340
Views: 10283

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: 340
Views: 10283

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: 243
Views: 7224

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: 4006
Views: 807553

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: 2510
Views: 464222

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: 340
Views: 10283

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 12:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Agonizing Mistakes
Replies: 9
Views: 366

Re: Agonizing Mistakes

@Vin Honestly, I wouldn't worry about it too much. - Mistakes/typos in the opening lines aren't ideal, but if Dave makes it past those it shouldn't affect how he judges the story overall. - If Dave doesn't get past the opening lines (i.e. you get an R), then at least you'll know why. - If Dave does ...
by YM Pang
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 807553

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
Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Flash Fiction

The shortest story I've submitted to WotF was ~1,300 words. It got an HM. I'd say flash has a chance, but this isn't the ideal market (compared to a magazine that pays by the word and can publish 3+ flash stories for every novelette) Dave is also big on sensory detail, so it's probably even harder w...
by YM Pang
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: All countdown stories
Replies: 11
Views: 416

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
Fri Jul 20, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8455

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Congrats on the HM, Sue! It's really a special feeling, that first one. Thank you for sharing all the excellent advice.
by YM Pang
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8455

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Oh, in that case, wait a little while. :) Write something else in the meantime.
by YM Pang
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: All countdown stories
Replies: 11
Views: 416

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
Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 8455

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

And the word is - nope. I did not win but I am not depressed. Coming this far on a story I fully would not expect to strike's Dave's fancy is a good feeling all on its own. Commiserations. I feel like we're all fairly poor judges of "what strikes Dave's fancy"; things we send with high ho...
by YM Pang
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 807553

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: 285

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: 169

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: 63
Views: 17322

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: 392

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: 194
Views: 8455

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: 147
Views: 8629

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.

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