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by GruffbaneJoe
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 74980

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Woops j got an R. Was in my spam folder.
by GruffbaneJoe
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 74980

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Did you just now receive the HM? Maybe the second wave is starting?
by GruffbaneJoe
Tue Feb 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 74980

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I dunno Thought I’ve been getting my HMs or Rs about a month and a week after deadline, but maybe I’m wrong or Q1 is different because of the ceremony and stuff...just wondering.
by GruffbaneJoe
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 74980

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Doth Thursday cometh?
by GruffbaneJoe
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 58609

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I'm at 8000 words right now. I intended this for Q1 but I realized I wasn't going to make it, and broke off to revise an R. Like most of my entries, it will likely clock in around 12,000 when finished. I should be up for a swap at the end of the month!
by GruffbaneJoe
Mon Dec 31, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 74980

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

I'd go to an agent because the three biggest sci-fi pubs don't accept unsolicited material. But self-publishing and small press are fine options too. I was told by someone in the industry that if you have a fair number of reviews on Amazon (20+ reviews), then an indie book can help you get a deal. I...
by GruffbaneJoe
Wed Nov 21, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52502

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

My fourth HM on this one. Really happy because this was a re-entry that had previously been rejected. I changed the opening, which some said was problematic. Getting the HM confirmed that I fixed it correctly. I didn't expect it to win because the story has grown and I had to give it a truncated end...
by GruffbaneJoe
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 74980

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Amos, I'll probably still be around for Magic in the 4th, v 36. Ha! I really want to get in this Q. I got a silver for 2/35, then an R. That's my year. Not very satisfying. I've got a great story that just needs time and attention. And I've got three months. Fingers crossed! p.s. Thanks Gruffbane. ...
by GruffbaneJoe
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52502

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

All righty... now that 3rd quarter results are trickling in, I can officially say I'm pretty sure I'm getting an R for Q4. It's a weird story, with an equally odd MC, and a plot geared toward humor over the speculative elements. *exhales* Good to get that off my chest. On to Q1! You are not alone. ...
by GruffbaneJoe
Wed Oct 03, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 101
Views: 27435

Re: 4 in 36

I’m in until disqualified! I have a novella coming out from a small press and plan to release a self-pubbed reader magnet sometime in 2019 to support it, but I’ll still be eligible until they exceed a certain amount of sales.
by GruffbaneJoe
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 74980

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Dustin! Your writing resume for this one contest alone will get you an agent or book deal, as long as you have a 50k word ms ready to go. You should have already disqualified yourself and signed your 10,000 dollar advance! My two HMs carried a surprising amount of weight, so I’ll only be eligible fo...
by GruffbaneJoe
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52502

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

My first HM was right at 17000, And-my second HM was 12000. My 3rd quarter was about 14000 and is still in the running. The one I just submitted is 16500 and is a revision of one of my 3 rejections, which was originally around 12000. I really hope they don’t change the word count because it’s one of...
by GruffbaneJoe
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 52502

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

At this moment I can attest that the entry form is still open, because I got mine in by the skin of my teeth!

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