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by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 198
Views: 4972

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

storysinger wrote:
MiloMinderbinder wrote:1500 words in for Q4.


Congrats on subbing but IMHO you shouldn't post your word count.


That's how many words I've gotten so far for Q4, not how long my Q3 story is.

But I appreciate the advice.
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 198
Views: 4972

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

OK, I submitted for Q3. I'm going hiking in the Sierra Nevadas next week, and figure there's no way I could finish a different entry by June 30th

1500 words in for Q4.
by MiloMinderbinder
Fri May 31, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Starting with a Dateline
Replies: 3
Views: 95

Starting with a Dateline

What are people's opinion of the use of a dateline to start a story? Johnson City Wyoming Territory 1884 Do you think that's lazy? Or is it a legitimate way of setting the scene? We're trying so hard to start the story with some action, getting the reader to care about the MC, create some stakes, et...
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu May 02, 2019 4:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848582

Re: Success!

My story The Bicycle Thief won the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for Best Flash Story!

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2019/ ... unced.html
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: 4 in 36
Replies: 74
Views: 3186

Re: 4 in 36

I'm in with my second of the 4 in 36. Got 1000 words so far for my Q3 submission.
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 182
Views: 7157

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I'm in.

This is my most polarizing story ever. Folks in my WG either hated it so much they had to force themselves to finish or laughed so hard they cried.
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848582

Re: Success!

I made my first pro sale! Woman's World, A US tabloid that can be found in the racks at the checkout lines of better supermarkets, will publish my mini-mystery "The Hockey Card Heist" in their March 14th issue. I also sold a time travel story to Wildside Press' upcoming Crime Travel anthol...
by MiloMinderbinder
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Semi-Finalist Question
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Re: Semi-Finalist Question

It ended up being two months and three days.
by MiloMinderbinder
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Semi-Finalist Question
Replies: 2
Views: 503

Semi-Finalist Question

How long after you were notified that you were a SF did you receive Dave's critique?

Did it come by email or by postal mail with your certificate?
by MiloMinderbinder
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 821
Views: 20908

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

BEHOLD! Moon's SUPER SECRET #12: MAGIC UP FRONT! Okay, the correct way to say that would be: Speculative element obvious in the first two pages. BORING. But MAGIC UP FRONT sounds so much cooler! Can I get a ruling on my story for Q1? The title includes the speculative element, but it doesn't appear...
by MiloMinderbinder
Wed Dec 19, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 821
Views: 20908

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

I'm in for the full challenge.

I just submitted for Q1.
My Q2 entry is ready for my WG to dissect in January.
The plot for Q3 is slowly forming in my head.
by MiloMinderbinder
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 17079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

KristyEmber wrote:Just got my results - semi finalist. I know intellectually it is a great result, but I’m still really disappointed. I was beginning to think I might actually be a finalist.


I felt the same way. I received my semi-finalist email last night.
by MiloMinderbinder
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35
Replies: 311
Views: 17079

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 35

KristyEmber wrote:I’m still waiting ... are many other people still in the same boat?


Still waiting here.
by MiloMinderbinder
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2628
Views: 491110

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi my name is James and I live in suburban Philadelphia.

I have some token and semi-pro sales. For WOTF, I have two rejections and one HM. Still waiting to hear from this last submission.

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