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by Sataris
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Held for consideration
Replies: 7
Views: 132

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
Wed Jun 13, 2018 7:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16609

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

That was a great read! Such an uplifting story
by Sataris
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2457
Views: 453456

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: 140

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: 1170
Views: 215858

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
Fri May 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16609

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

thanks all! very, very surreal
by Sataris
Thu May 10, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16609

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

welp, took some time to let everything sink in, buuut wotf059 first place! looks like you and I will be getting better acquainted, Preston! Congrats again! in related news, when Joni called I gave maybe the weirdest response ever? it went something like this: oh god thank you so much this is amazing...
by Sataris
Wed May 09, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16609

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

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 particular). Would you consider it acceptable to retain a heavy literary or lyrical bend at the cost of readability if it didn't compromise the plot...
by Sataris
Wed May 09, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16609

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I got a finalist with a "literary" style. Quick scene changes, shifts between past and present tense, first person mixed with what could be called omniscient voice. Maybe its uniqueness is what got the finalist, but it might also be why it didn't win. wotf017 Thanks for sharing. I'd be in...
by Sataris
Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 215858

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 Apr 16, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 16609

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

just got off the phone with joni, who was lovely as you'd expect—finalist this time! still shaking a little bit. best of luck all!
by Sataris
Mon Mar 19, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2457
Views: 453456

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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