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by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Oct 13, 2020 4:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

My story "The Wizard and the Woke" appears in B Cubed Press' new anthology Stories for the Thoughtful Young, which is currently Amazon's #1 New Release in Children's Folk Tale & Myth Anthologies.

https://www.amazon.com/Stories-Thoughtf ... 949476103/
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Oct 05, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 32
Views: 3304

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

HM. It was a re-write of my first HM.
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Sep 28, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37
Replies: 335
Views: 22886

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 37

I'm in with an offbeat tale.
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

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"The Witch of Sherman Oaks" my HM from Volume 36, Quarter 3 appears in the Summer 2020 issue of The Colored Lens.
by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 442
Views: 42744

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm in with a rewrite of my first HM from 2016.
by MiloMinderbinder
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

My story The Greatest Secret appears in the just published "Heartbreaks & Half-truths" anthology from Superior Shores Press. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088ZGF18Y And I have an essay up at Art Taylor's "The First Two Pages" talking about how I crafted the beginning of the stor...
by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Apr 21, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 62155

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

HM here. That's 5 quarters in a row. I didn't submit for Q2, so the the streak will end.
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

My story "How to Become a Successful 21st Century Cybercriminal in Five Easy Steps" appears in the latest issue of "The Dark City Crime & Suspense Magazine." http://thedarkcitymysterymagazine.com/howtobecome.html http://thedarkcitymysterymagazine.com/DC_Vol5_I3_CoverMagzter.j...
by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Mar 03, 2020 4:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 287997

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

After 8 submissions I got my first "personalized" rejection from Ellery Queen. This is the letter I've been receiving: Dear Writer: Thank you for giving us the opportunity to read your story. We regret that we are not able to make a personal reply or give criticism on returned manuscripts....
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu Feb 06, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What to put in a bio?
Replies: 12
Views: 3748

Re: What to put in a bio?

Amazing author lives in city/state where they work as a <blank>.

They have been published in Prestigious Magazine and Awesome Anthology.

When not writing, they enjoy hobbies A, B, & C.

Their website is AmazingAuthor.com
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu Jan 02, 2020 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 62155

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I foolishly waited till the end of the quarter and found myself up battling a cold/the flu/a sinus infection as the clock ticked down. I did submit 4 hours before the deadline, but I am pretty sure my inability to focus and concentrate on writing and editing is going to earn me a big fat R. One upsi...
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Michael!
by MiloMinderbinder
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 71518

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Congratulations to all!

I got another HM. That's 4 for 4 for volume 36.
by MiloMinderbinder
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

We're having a book launch party for Wildside Press' Crime Travel anthology. Barnes & Noble, 12193 Fair Lakes Promenade Dr, Fairfax, VA 22033 Sunday, December 8, 1-3pm Six of the contributors, including me, are going to be at the event. http://bolobooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/Crime-Trave...
by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:41 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Common Issues I see on critiques
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Re: Common Issues I see on critiques

Oh, there was another promising story that I read this submission period, but the writer didn't use quotation marks! They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese asked Jules? Vincent shook his head. No, they got the metric system there, they wouldn't know what the f*ck a Quarter Pounder is. Jule...
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Common Issues I see on critiques
Replies: 8
Views: 2935

Re: Common Issues I see on critiques

I'm a first reader for a near-pro-paying market and I had one story in the last round of submissions that sometimes indented for new paragraphs and sometimes didn't. This author also didn't bother creating new paragraphs when a different character spoke. How was the story itself? I have no idea. I d...
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

Congratulations Becky!
by MiloMinderbinder
Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 71518

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Waiting until January is cutting it pretty close. There's a lot to do to get the book ready for publication, even if 9 stories are already set, but the Workshop is a hard deadline.
by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 73896

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

The winners of the 3rd Quarter have been posted on the WOTF blog:

And the winners are:
First Place – JL George from United Kingdom
Second Place – Michael Gardner from Australia
Third Place – Storm Humbert from Michigan


Congratulations!


30 SHMs and 218 HMs by my count.
by MiloMinderbinder
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

Nature! Very Impressive. Congratulations!
by MiloMinderbinder
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 73896

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Honorable Mention here, too. On thing that puzzles me. In my email Joni wrote: "Congratulations!!! You were in the top 2% of all entries." Going by the previous quarter where there were over 200 HMs and higher, that implies over 10,000 entries. Which means Kary has to look at (she certainl...
by MiloMinderbinder
Sat Sep 28, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 101
Views: 24828

Re: 4 in 36

4 for 4 for me.
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu Sep 12, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: pseudonyms
Replies: 19
Views: 5275

Re: pseudonyms

We are fiction writers, and spec fic at that. You can be anything you want. I think having a difficult name is an excellent reason to change it. If people can't remember or pronounce your name, how will they tell their friends to buy your books one day? Choose wisely. It will be your brand, and as ...
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4254
Views: 1114807

Re: Success!

Cover Reveal for Wildeside Press' Crime Travel anthology which includes my story "The Case of the Missing Physicist."

http://bolobooks.com/2019/09/cover-reveal-crime-travel/
by MiloMinderbinder
Fri Sep 06, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3596
Views: 451112

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

Henckel wrote:I've always been curious about Dave's semi-finalist crits.... what they look like and such. Are they in-line comments? Summary notes? A combo of both? How in-depth are they?


Mine was just two comments: one about my protagonist's motivation and one about the ending.
by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Aug 20, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 73896

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

The first response for this Q has been logged on TGDB. A 51-day wait, answered on August 17th. It begins. I think someone is probably just confused. I woke up this morning and saw an email in my inbox the subject line "Congrats - Your story received Honorable Mention 2nd Quarter" I though...
by MiloMinderbinder
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 71518

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I ran into trouble with the story I was planning on submitting for Q4. Couldn't get the middle to work. So I set it aside, came up with a new idea, wrote that story instead, and let my WG have a whack at it. Now I'm incorporating some of their feedback and polishing it up.
by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Jul 09, 2019 7:13 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 51320

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Is this how the results progress? 1. Joni phones the finalists. Finalists are requested not to disclose their status, so they go semi-silent in the forum. 2. Email notifications of Rs, HMs, and SHMs (If people start reporting receiving these and you didn't get a call from Joni, you know you aren't a...

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