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by DaneCurley
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Rejectomancy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1606

Re: Analog Rejectomancy?

Well. For anyone who might find this thread in the future, I did find an online interview with Trevor Quachri, the current editor of Analog. Wow! He reads all the slush. That's amazing. https://www.diabolicalplots.com/trevor-quachri-interview/ One good reason why their response time is 4+ months.
by DaneCurley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 819
Views: 258163

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

It ain't easy, all! Use this trying time to grind and hone!
by DaneCurley
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 998079

Re: Success!

I get it! Share when you can. Congratulations! Here it is! From a WOTF Rejection, to my first published piece. Thanks everyone again for being a part of my journey as an SF writer. Infinite Worlds #4 In this issue: "Holy Crisis" by Dane Curley wotf024 wotf024 wotf024 wotf024 https://i.img...
by DaneCurley
Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 998079

Re: Success!

Rejections don't always mean it's not your market, but I am glad they found success elsewhere! What is the market so we can check it out when it hits? I agree with you generally, but I think my stories checked a few "not gonna be well-considered here" boxes upon reconsideration. Hehe. In ...
by DaneCurley
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 998079

Re: Success!

I submitted two stories to WotF last year. Both were Rejected. I knew based on those results that this contest wasn't appropriate for my material and moved on. One was just accepted for paid publication in a fantastic print market. I thank this community for being a meaningful part of my journey to ...
by DaneCurley
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 576
Views: 48310

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: 576
Views: 48310

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: 576
Views: 48310

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: 595
Views: 44957

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: 19
Views: 3725

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: 19
Views: 3725

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: 2922

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: 5611

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: 595
Views: 44957

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: 595
Views: 44957

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: 576
Views: 48310

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: 4201
Views: 998079

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: 4201
Views: 998079

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: 4201
Views: 998079

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: 1864

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: 576
Views: 48310

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: 576
Views: 48310

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: 576
Views: 48310

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: 576
Views: 48310

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: 819
Views: 258163

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: 576
Views: 48310

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: 576
Views: 48310

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

First timer. wotf009

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