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by Sataris
Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT
Replies: 80
Views: 14379

Re: VOL 35, ANTHOLOGY, WORKSHOP & GALA EVENT

gorgeous! poster looks great too
by Sataris
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52498

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Just got the call from contest coordinator Joni Labaqui. It's now okay for me to wave this sign: wotf059 SECOND PLACE! I'm going to Hollywood! I get to meet Preston! Where's that Topanga Canyon banner? Fortune favor the brave...in hopefully less time than it took me! All the beast, ~Moon~ yeaaaaaah...
by Sataris
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 306113

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

So I got a personal rejection letter today, from C.C. Finlay of F&SF, and he was kind enough to explain what hadn't worked for him about my story. He also said that my writing was very good, and to keep submitting to F&SF. You can imagine how pleased I was to hear that, and I'm excited beca...
by Sataris
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 193
Views: 106488

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Mike Resnick wrote:Northwest of Earth, by C. L. Moore
Dimension of Miracles, by Robert Sheckley
Galaxies, by Barry N. Malzberg
City, by Clifford D, Simak
The Demolished Man, by Alfred Bester
Star Maker, by Olaf Stapledon


thanks for this! added to the queue
by Sataris
Wed Oct 10, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Markets for Awkward Word Counts
Replies: 7
Views: 4840

Re: Markets for Awkward Word Counts

I don't think self-identifying will hurt you in any way at either of those markets, doubly so when it has relevancy to the story like yours does. they might not have the same inclusive language that Fireside, BCS and crew have, but they're still putting out some pretty progressive stuff. as for whet...
by Sataris
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52498

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

I've sold three HMs. Heck, there are people who've sold Rs. That's pretty awesome. I've gotten into the odd habit of wondering how some of the pro stories I've come across would fare on Dave's desk--and how some of the WotF stories would fare on, say, Neil Clarke or C.C. Finlay's desk. You really n...
by Sataris
Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Software, Reviews & Deals
Replies: 5
Views: 3225

Re: Software, Reviews & Deals

i've got a super cheap laptop i travel with for work that I threw kingsoft office on, and it works fine. totally free too. as to the point about novels v short stories, I've found scrivener to be super helpful for novels (particularly if you're on a mac). it's got some super cool organizational feat...
by Sataris
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 731948

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, spiraledpen and sifimarine! Hope you find the forums helpful, and good luck with your entries!
by Sataris
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1190106

Re: Success!

Thanks for the kind words, Preston! And the link (whoops lol)
by Sataris
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1190106

Re: Success!

Congrats wiseserpent and Ishmael!

Also have a story of my own out today-an early version of which was a shm a little ways back.

You can read it (free!) over at syntax and salt
by Sataris
Mon Sep 10, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52498

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

So is there a general feeling that having complex longer stories (between 15k and 17k) with multiple viewpoints may not be as competitive, even if they're otherwise sold? I'd not considered this. My woefully unqualified opinion is that no matter where you submit, you start edging into the realm of ...
by Sataris
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1190106

Re: Success!

Very pleased to announce that my new story "Korba's Revenge," is now live at Stupefying Stories! It's my first attempt at steampunk. (2000 words). Here's the link if you'd like to take a peek: https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2018/09/showcase-korbas-revenge-by-preston.html wotf026 w...
by Sataris
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1190106

Re: Success!

I saw that on Twitter! What an awesome idea, going to grab one shortly
by Sataris
Sun Sep 02, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1190106

Re: Success!

preston wrote:
WiseSerpent wrote:I got a story published in Swords & Sorcery Magazine Issue 79. August 2018!

Congrats! A very vivid and inventive story. Well done. I enjoyed it very much.


seconded!

and congrats as well, Ishmael!

And to Ym Pang!
by Sataris
Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4296
Views: 1190106

Re: Success!

Well this is my first post on the "sucess" thread. .. I just got the news a few days ago that a short story of mine as been accepted into an anthology. (I'm dancing on the inside. Really. Otherwise a 40+ year old man dancing beside a public pool with a phone in his hand might just come of...
by Sataris
Sun Aug 19, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unintentional Relevance
Replies: 4
Views: 3641

Re: Unintentional Relevance

I think if you’ve got two stories of about the same quality ready for submission, it couldn’t hurt to trunk the similar one and send it out a bit later. At that point you’re just getting rid of a potential concern so why not. But if it were me and I felt like the similar one were stronger, I’d just ...
by Sataris
Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Simultaneous Submissions
Replies: 8
Views: 4496

Re: Simultaneous Submissions

in general, agents expect that you're querying widely, but often ask that if you're offered representation before they've responded to your query you let them know and give them a week or so to respond (to decline or ask for pages). You might get a request for an exclusive somewhere along the way, t...
by Sataris
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tor.com opening for novella submissions
Replies: 4
Views: 3877

Re: Tor.com opening for novella submissions

oooh thanks for the heads up!
by Sataris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 4372

Re: Held for consideration

congrats, that's awesome! personally I never reply since those emails are often automatically generated when a reader puts a story forward, and generally speaking the editor who is emailing you probably hasn't had a chance to read the piece yet themselves. doubt it would hurt you if you replied, but...
by Sataris
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 731948

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome to the forums and congrats on submitting your first story! By far the hardest send button to hit. Let the twitching begin!
by Sataris
Sun May 27, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format
Replies: 7
Views: 4172

Re: Cover Letters v Standard Manuscript Format

I think you're fine. I've always personally included the information on the MS unless explicitly told not to and have never had a problem.
by Sataris
Thu May 24, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 328553

Re: Five Minute Rant

ohh, thanks for the details on PodCastle, Matt, that's good stuff. I love all the Escape Artist markets. I don't have anything half as informative to say, but as for Apex: we don't generally personalize responses (at least at the first level), so don't ever let a form get you down or make you feel l...
by Sataris
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 328553

Re: Five Minute Rant

i feel you. i just had a market that doesn't ask for revisions very often ask me to make some pretty specific ones, so I went ahead and made them, then they told me that the story was worse for the changes I'd made and rejected it. i dont take the rejection personally, but man, a little surprised th...
by Sataris
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3074
Views: 731948

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi all! Figured I'd drop by and say hello. I've been following the contest for a while now, but my first entry was Q4 of 2017, and I was lucky enough to get a SHM. Like everyone else, I'm sitting here twitching over the Q1 results. I've sold a couple of stories, most recently to DSF, but I've mostly...

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