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by LittleRed
Fri May 17, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 180
Views: 6887

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Thanks guys for the warning but disgruntledpeony is right --- this is my SF - so no resubbing for me.
by LittleRed
Fri May 17, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 180
Views: 6887

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

That's interesting. Thanks for posting. That exposition's sometimes difficult to get around. In a s/s, with a new concept, situation or whatever that needs some explaining - how do you get around that exposition? As you know Bob's don't work. (My first HM was a story I didn't think had a chance bec...
by LittleRed
Sat May 11, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4026
Views: 846376

Re: Success!

Say-what is the procedure for acceptance (with a zine--not the contest)? Do they email you? Call you? Do they put it on hold for a while? I'm planning to find out first hand but . . . wotf004 For what it's worth, I've done some small to midsize mags and anthologies, only one pro rate, and so far al...
by LittleRed
Sat May 04, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 180
Views: 6887

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Just chiming in to the "dark" discussion to say, while not a winner, my semi finalist for the first quarter of 2019 was/is folk horror. Lots of dark imagery. No real gore, except the final scene which has the threat of violence/gore and ends just before it starts. Could it have gone furthe...
by LittleRed
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Password Reset E-mails
Replies: 3
Views: 209

Re: Password Reset E-mails

AlexH wrote: I've tried the password reset function a few times but never receive the e-mails. They're not in my spam. Is anyone aware of a problem?.


Had the same experience recently. No reset email. Luckily I could still login on my primary computer.

Commiserations.
by LittleRed
Tue Apr 23, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Sex and Cursing in your Story
Replies: 30
Views: 842

Re: Sex and Cursing in your Story

I read an article about the increase of swearing in sci fi in the guardian today. Hope it's ok to share the link for anyone interested: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/apr/23/bleep-me-up-scotty-why-is-sci-fi-suddenly-so-sweary?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard&fbclid=IwAR1jOQ3...
by LittleRed
Mon Apr 22, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 787
Views: 19831

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Do you know how amazing that is that you've hit semifinalist so quickly? That's top 16 for the quarter! And those stories are so close, Dave has to really nitpick on some of them to sort them out of his finalist pile. It means you didn't just hit the target, you nicked the bullseye. In fact, on a d...
by LittleRed
Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Thanks TimE, OldDarth and everyone else I missed. Still got my eyes peeled for those lurking finalists and winners.
Bet you're hiding in here somewhere.
by LittleRed
Mon Apr 22, 2019 2:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 787
Views: 19831

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Yes, Wulf - it''s my first SF. I''m a noob here -- entered 4th Q last year for the first time. Still finding my sea legs.
by LittleRed
Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Could knock me over with a feather. This one had such a dark ending I figured it would die quietly in the shadows. Congratulations! I always wondered about the darkness thing, too -- my only SHM was also the darkest story I submitted to WotF to date. I suspect that while Dave may not go for the dar...
by LittleRed
Sun Apr 21, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Thanks guys for celebrating with me! Looking forward to one of us being this quarter's winner. :)
by LittleRed
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 787
Views: 19831

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

The wait is over for me -- Semi-Finalist -- waaaayyy higher than i expected this very dark piece to land. No complaints here.

Fingers crossed for those still waiting to announce their good news.
by LittleRed
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

wotf003 wotf013 wotf003 Hugs and handshakes to those who've placed and didn't so far. The waiting is over for me - Semi-Finalist. Could knock me over with a feather. This one had such a dark ending I figured it would die quietly in the shadows. V. interested to see the crit notes. Fingers crossed fo...
by LittleRed
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Ahhh --- that makes sense too , KristyEmber
by LittleRed
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

i entered as usual -- got the confirmation back ages ago. so ... no?? Trying not to get my hopes too high. lol
by LittleRed
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Thanks TimE. All these crickets chirping have me convinced the entry has fallen down a crack somewhere. Last Q the response popped up as a surprise. I should never have started email watching. (nervous grin and foot shuffle) wotf012
by LittleRed
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

wotf011 As Mr. Wonka said: The suspense is terrible... I hope it lasts.
by LittleRed
Fri Mar 08, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 18029

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

R&R usually means Revise and Resubmit.
by LittleRed
Fri Mar 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 787
Views: 19831

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Well phew -- I'm still an F for both quarters. Thanks Brittany.
by LittleRed
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 787
Views: 19831

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Thanks for the explanation TimE That makes me Q1-F and Q2-F. It's like getting to sit at the big table. (grin)
by LittleRed
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 787
Views: 19831

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I'm subbed for both Q1 and Q2 --- not sure what F and/or C means?
by LittleRed
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 787
Views: 19831

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

But... but ... I am here, I am here! I have sent the hope laden scrolls to to the game master. Why am I not among the chosen inscribed? Weeps softly into her handkerchief.
by LittleRed
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 787
Views: 19831

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

I'm joining in with hopeful trepidation ... its going to be a full yr in my alter ego kid lit writing world ... but it's time to make spec fiction a priority too. Here's to subbing 4 new or to die trying. Insert inspiratonal writer's sea shanty here. Onward and upward. wotf024 wotf009 Now where did ...
by LittleRed
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 16846

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

Entered for the first time this quarter and am tickled to have earned an HM. (Especially with a comic fantasy piece) So a smallish happy dance for me. Congratz to all the winners and a helping of virtual whiskey or chocolate for those needing comfort. Now off to see if I have the nerve to enter again.

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