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by SCAFontaine
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:46 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Looking for a critique/feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 1067

Re: Looking for a critique/feedback

I'm willing in two weeks if that time frame works for you.
by SCAFontaine
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Alpha pass on long story and crit on shorter one
Replies: 7
Views: 1049

Re: Alpha pass on long story and crit on shorter one

I'm available and willing if you are still looking for crits. :)
by SCAFontaine
Thu Jul 23, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24055

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:Sabine,
Can I request a read after the inevitable revisions from the first round of critiques? wotf011


Yep, wotf024 (closest to a thumbs up)
by SCAFontaine
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4256
Views: 1121717

Re: Success!

After many, many, MANY hours of revision, my first ever submission to Writers of the Future sold to Metaphorosis. It's titled "Shards." This is my first story sale *ever* after, um, five years of straight rejections. And it's the basis for the cover art! You can read it here: https://maga...
by SCAFontaine
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4256
Views: 1121717

Re: Success!

MiloMinderbinder wrote:Image

"The Witch of Sherman Oaks" my HM from Volume 36, Quarter 3 appears in the Summer 2020 issue of The Colored Lens.


Congrats Milo!
by SCAFontaine
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24055

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Woodstock Writer wrote:Well the story I was thinking of submitting for Q4 has just been accepted for publication in a time travel anthology. Obviously I’m pleased, but I’m now wondering if I should have submitted it to WotF instead!


Congrats! Any sell is a win!
by SCAFontaine
Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 24055

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

Looking for 1 or 2 Alpha readers. Grammar should be good, commas, are all over the place, but does the story work? 4400 words. I can return an under 10k swap after Aug 5th. wotf009 Congrats on getting through the 1st draft. Although two have already offered, I'd be more than willing to give it a lo...
by SCAFontaine
Thu Jul 16, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4256
Views: 1121717

Re: Success!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/gothic-fantasy-successful-submissions-strange-lands Great news, everyone! I've sold a story to Flame Tree Publishing's "Strange Lands" anthology! It's going to be available in the UK in October and the US in November. wotf007 Congrats!! S...
by SCAFontaine
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: In need of a critique
Replies: 8
Views: 1132

Re: In need of a critique

I'll take a look too. :) Won't be able to get back to you until end of next week though.
by SCAFontaine
Wed Jul 15, 2020 10:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62982

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Dustin Adams wrote:

Grats and darn. I enjoyed the heck out of that story.[/quote]

Aw, thanks. Nice of you to say! Congrats on the Silver!
by SCAFontaine
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62982

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

HM for me. I was hoping this story would reach a little higher after these edits, but I'll take it.

RSchibler wrote:wotf057


Congrats Becky!!! That's awesome!!!
by SCAFontaine
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

empressed wrote:And after revising from 12K to 4K, I am in for the quarter. And lost to the world for another day or two of sleep. wotf011 Good luck to all and to all a good night!


Wow that's awesome! You too, Henkel.
by SCAFontaine
Tue Jun 30, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Good luck to everyone in for Q3 or about to be!!!!
by SCAFontaine
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4256
Views: 1121717

Re: Success!

Congrats Milo! You've been on a roll lately!
by SCAFontaine
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Guthington, so sorry to hear. My thoughts are with you!!

Good luck to everyone that has submitted for Q3 or plans to! I'm sitting this one out to give myself more time to finish and polish my story.

But if anyone is looking for some last minute crits, let me know. I'm game.
by SCAFontaine
Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4256
Views: 1121717

Re: Success!

I am excited to share that DisgruntledPeony and I co-wrote a story that has been selected for publication in the Hold Your Fire anthology from WordFire Press! Proceeds from the anthology go to fund the scholarship we received. It’s a shiny ToC as well- at least one other forumite is with us but I’l...
by SCAFontaine
Sun Jun 14, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Plus entries in two Flash comps in Scrib. Awesome! How did those go? This quarter has been slow going for me. With the kids jumping around and needint to be homeschooled (only another week left, yay!!!) while I work from home, I've finished my work days exhausted. I'm sure many of you understand th...
by SCAFontaine
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Like Pumpkin said--don't sweat it if you're moving at a different pace. Try not to stress if things don't go according to plan; for me, at least, this year seems to defy all attempts at planning. Just do what you can, and know that simply finding time to put in the effort right now is a win. wotf00...
by SCAFontaine
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

TimE wrote:I didn't like anything I had for Q2 - I think I over-planned them. So it'll be the first Q I haven't entered for a while. However, I'm almost ready for both 3 and 4.


Do you mean this quarter you won't have anything or last quarter? And you wrote two stories simultaneously? Nice job
by SCAFontaine
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:46 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Need a critique for my WOTF story
Replies: 8
Views: 2256

Re: Need a critique for my WOTF story

I will too. Send me a PM.
by SCAFontaine
Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First timer needing Critique for WOTF piece
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: First timer needing Critique for WOTF piece

If you're looking for more crits, I'm willing. PM me.
by SCAFontaine
Sat May 30, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

My first draft is not even yet a first draft -- it's still only about two thirds complete, and even that two thirds is peppered through with my common marking: [...], highlighted yellow, which means "something goes here, but I either don't know what, or haven't figured out quite how to write i...
by SCAFontaine
Mon May 04, 2020 12:33 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 250
Views: 114481

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

Dustin Adams wrote:Ready!


Thanks Dustin, wotf007 I sent you an email.
by SCAFontaine
Sun May 03, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 250
Views: 114481

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

If anyone is willing, I have a first 450 that I'd like someone to look at and tell me what they think.
by SCAFontaine
Fri May 01, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63095

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I have permission to announce! wotf059 wotf059 I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win. This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right no...
by SCAFontaine
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63095

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

So... since all the other results have gone out I should be in the clear for announcing: wotf058 This is my sixth time up at the plate. Will I actually get the home run this time? Here's hoping! I got the call Monday but Joni asked me to keep quiet until she had sent out all the results (and contac...
by SCAFontaine
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 63095

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

HM for me.
by SCAFontaine
Wed Apr 15, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Sabine, I hope you're OK! Spain was hit hard. You weren't able to get a test? Good idea changing the opening. Especially after Dave said to consider how many of those type he may get. Thanks Dustin. I'm fine now, and no test. By mid March in Spain, they were pretty much only testing if you went to ...
by SCAFontaine
Mon Apr 13, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 43932

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm super excited to be in Q2. Just want to reiterate that in Q3. So I'm working away on my Q3 so I can be IN here, too! I'll probably send a PM or two in the next week. Way to go! I'm currently finishing up a rather long 'short' story I had originally planned for Q2, but got sick with a suspected ...
by SCAFontaine
Tue Mar 31, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 547
Views: 62982

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I'm in. Submitted a previous HM.

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