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by DaneCurley
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

"Did not place." Must mean Rejected? Very frustrating result for me, if so, as this story has received 3 editor's responses from major pro markets and the consensus was that it was pro quality, but not fitting for other reasons. I thought for sure that would indicate an HM or above. I do w...
by DaneCurley
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:
DaneCurley wrote:All speculation that predicted Thursday results: DISPROVED. :)

But every day is Thursday. wotf019


Maybe if you live in Asgard, lol.
by DaneCurley
Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

All speculation that predicted Thursday results: DISPROVED. :)
by DaneCurley
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6675

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I suppose I stand alone in my veto of the Space Pirates idea.
by DaneCurley
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: pseudonyms
Replies: 17
Views: 654

Re: pseudonyms

Henckel wrote: I changed it to Chris Henckel (the original spelling before in was anglicized 300 years ago).


Hmm... Dane MacThoirdealbhoigh has a ring to it... or perhaps its translation, Dane, the Illustrious Son of Thor

...but for now I'll stick to Curley. ;)
by DaneCurley
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: pseudonyms
Replies: 17
Views: 654

Re: pseudonyms

I got two words for ya: Engelbert Humperdinck.
by DaneCurley
Mon Sep 16, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Over-thinkers Anonymous
Replies: 8
Views: 922

Re: Over-thinkers Anonymous

"Overthinking, overanalyzing, separates the body from the mind."
~~~ TOOL, Lateralus, Lateralus ~~~
by DaneCurley
Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 31
Views: 1755

Re: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

LESS THAN, a mere "couple of weeks" until results, gang~

Joni Labaqui, on Sep. 10th wrote:I know you have not yet heard results from the 3rd Quarter but we will have them in the next couple of weeks. That I am promising you right now!
by DaneCurley
Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6675

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Q3v36 was my first entry. Q4v36 is my second. May great stories win.
by DaneCurley
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 239
Views: 6675

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Nearly done. Story has an abrupt ending that I love but that definitely doesn't work. I often enjoy endings that I know are unmarketable. Maybe one day I'll release "Director's Cuts".
by DaneCurley
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

A mere "couple of weeks" left until results, gang~

Joni wrote:I know you have not yet heard results from the 3rd Quarter but we will have them in the next couple of weeks. That I am promising you right now!
by DaneCurley
Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 890672

Re: Success!

Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time). Why did I think you could only submit a story once? Because finalists and semi-finalists can't be submitted again, maybe? (Anything below that absolutely can be resubmitted, although editing beforehand is recommen...
by DaneCurley
Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 890672

Re: Success!

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps , is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go! https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Summer-2019-eb...
by DaneCurley
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 890672

Re: Success!

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps , is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go! https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Summer-2019-eb...
by DaneCurley
Wed Aug 21, 2019 5:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What do you do with stories when you can't find a suitable market?
Replies: 3
Views: 291

Re: What do you do with stories when you can't find a suitable market?

I share them with my first readers (friends and fam who are actively interested in reading my work) and edit them thereafter as if I was prepping them for a market. New markets are born every week. Good to have a stable.
by DaneCurley
Tue Aug 20, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Re: being capable of discerning Q2 from Q3...

Excitement is a helluva drug ^
by DaneCurley
Tue Aug 20, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

WillShadbolt wrote:At the Submission Grinder it looks like there was a 56 day rejection today. Maybe it’s not a mistake and results are starting to trickle out


Or, per Milo's logic.... ANOTHER mistake. ;)

Who can tell?

Either way, good luck and happiness to all~
by DaneCurley
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

But I'm sure there are plenty of participants who do not engage on this forum.
by DaneCurley
Sun Aug 18, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

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.
by DaneCurley
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 224652

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Made the "Long List" of a beautiful Indie Print magazine. Fingers very crossed for the Short List and Approval. I think the story is an especially good fit, but know so many others are out there writing their hearts out.
by DaneCurley
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Guys... He doesn't even *remember* writing Cujo.
by DaneCurley
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

First timer. wotf009
by DaneCurley
Fri May 03, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36
Replies: 537
Views: 27243

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 36

Thanks for the tip. $0.99 is great. Purchased.
by DaneCurley
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 224652

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I just got the following rejection letter from F&SF on a previous HM of mine: From: CC Finlay <notify@moksha.io> Date: Mon, Apr 29, 2019 at 1:37 PM Subject: "[my Story Title]" / F&SF To: Thomas C Woodward <[my email address]> Dear Tom, Thank you for giving me a chance to read &quo...
by DaneCurley
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 224652

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

After 80 days, I heard back from GE: "...We’re overflowing with submissions right now, and so I must be extra-picky. Your* writing is strong, but not quite up to the other pieces I’m passing... Wish I had better news. Good fortune on submitting to another market..." Never made it to Mike's...
by DaneCurley
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters on Paid Market Submissions
Replies: 15
Views: 834

Cover Letters on Paid Market Submissions

Hey All! Still haven't joined the ranks of Rs, HMs, and xFs, but I have enjoyed the discussion/wisdom on the board. Let's cultivate more :) What are your standard practices on cover letters sent to paid markets as new/young writers? I usually mention that I am a professional writer and disclose that...
by DaneCurley
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 546
Views: 19129

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Looking to get in this quarter for the first time.
Do many of you try your hand at submitting your stories to pro-markets before submitting a story here (after rejection)?

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