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by chuckt
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 814
Views: 257535

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Thanks Wulf and Tim.
by chuckt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21698

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Saw Dave make a post on FB that he's reading all your stories today to get results out ASAP. So he's still reading and deciding. LOL. So that just popped the bubble. Do we know if he and Kary tag-team first-reading or is she the slush reader and Dave reviews what makes it past her? Kary's the first...
by chuckt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 814
Views: 257535

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

A personal rejection from Analog! "suggest you try us again" and "like your style of writing." (swoon) Analog and Asimov's are at the tippy-top of my most-wanted list. A sale would have been great but I'm on cloud nine this morning.
by chuckt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Number of Published Finalists
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Number of Published Finalists

Cool! KD, I believe that you are the most experienced among all forumites. I bet it was a wonderful experience, being a published finalist! Did the published finalists receive a trophy and give a speech at the gala? Dustin posted a link but yes, you do! It’s the whole experience just the same as fo...
by chuckt
Fri Jul 03, 2020 4:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21698

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Wulf Moon wrote:Saw Dave make a post on FB that he's reading all your stories today to get results out ASAP. So he's still reading and deciding.


LOL. So that just popped the bubble.

Do we know if he and Kary tag-team first-reading or is she the slush reader and Dave reviews what makes it past her?
by chuckt
Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 10
Views: 210

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

RSchibler wrote:Straight up gave me a heart attack because I thought results were coming out. So... you know... thanks for that.

Submitted June 12.


LOL. Sorry about that. I guess we shouldn't start these during twitching time. wotf001
by chuckt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 21698

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Lol.

I'm guessing a couple more weeks.

Joni seems a wonderful person but I have to say her prognostications "gang aft agley." wotf007
by chuckt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 225
Views: 9397

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

I'm in. I was working on a new story but am not going to be able to finish it. Lying in bed last night, I realized how I could improve a story I just got back from one of the zines. The editor was kind enough to comment on it but it took me a while to figure out a way to address what he was talking ...
by chuckt
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Quarter 3 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol. 37

Surprised no one started this thread already.

Submitted: 6/29
by chuckt
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 995362

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 chuckt
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4201
Views: 995362

Re: Success!

I am excited to share that DisgruntledPeony and I co-wrote a story that has been selected for publication in the Hold Your Fire anthology from WordFire Press! Proceeds from the anthology go to fund the scholarship we received. It’s a shiny ToC as well- at least one other forumite is with us but I’l...
by chuckt
Sun May 24, 2020 5:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Professional Editor for WOTF piece?

Review by the right person with the right experience can be extremely helpful. Be it a paid editor or a really good writer.
by chuckt
Sun May 24, 2020 5:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2907
Views: 584730

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Monica and Shockhawk!
by chuckt
Thu May 21, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Number of Published Finalists
Replies: 14
Views: 582

Re: Number of Published Finalists

I presume that a published finalist is not disqualified? (Unless, of course, the publication of his or her story makes them "pro-out?")
by chuckt
Thu May 21, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2907
Views: 584730

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Jenny, Becca, Tony, Adeline, and Pumpkin. Glad to have you onboard.
by chuckt
Mon May 18, 2020 6:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3073
Views: 215311

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Workshop & Challenge!

Discussed earlier, now codified into a Super Secret after careful thought. I am right about this. The most important element of a story shouldn't be an addendum. It needs to be in the main equation. And it's not. Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET #41: Heart's Desire. It's Really the 8 Point Plot! Copyright ...
by chuckt
Wed May 13, 2020 2:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2907
Views: 584730

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Todd, Ahman, JC, and Reuben. Glad to have you here.
by chuckt
Sun May 03, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Uncle Moon Wants YOU!
Replies: 15
Views: 1458

Re: Uncle Moon Wants YOU!

If I ever am fortunate enough to be standing at the podium in Hollywood, at the top of my thank list will be the forum and its members. The members there are extraordinarily supporting and helpful. Honestly, what I learned by hanging out there, and the places the members pointed me to for help, have...
by chuckt
Fri May 01, 2020 6:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I have permission to announce! wotf059 wotf059 I got third place. Joni called me Monday and I’m still glowing. It feels so darn good to finally get the win. This piece was an HM a year ago. I made a small but crucial change, lopped 10% out of the first couple pages, and now it hits all the right no...
by chuckt
Fri Apr 24, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

So... since all the other results have gone out I should be in the clear for announcing: wotf058 This is my sixth time up at the plate. Will I actually get the home run this time? Here's hoping! I got the call Monday but Joni asked me to keep quiet until she had sent out all the results (and contac...
by chuckt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Rejectomancy?
Replies: 2
Views: 1594

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/
by chuckt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Because a finalist gets feedback it becomes disqualified if it’s not a winner, Maybe SFs too. I can't recall if they get feedback from the judges. Finalists don't get feedback; semi-finalists do. Both are ineligible for further entry into the contest. I remember now. Thanks for the correction. wotf...
by chuckt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Rejected again. I won't be entering in the future. I hope you reconsider. Yeah, an R hurts. You put your guts into a story, and you really like it, and you think its good and then Wham! An R. Or a form rejection. Over and over. I sure thought my submission was good this time and it got an R. I real...
by chuckt
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Because a finalist gets feedback it becomes disqualified if it’s not a winner, Maybe SFs too. I can't recall if they get feedback from the judges. Actually SFs get feedback not finalists. Finalist stories are considered publishable and as such don’t need feedback but they are disqualified for resub...
by chuckt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Because a finalist gets feedback it becomes disqualified if it’s not a winner, Maybe SFs too. I can't recall if they get feedback from the judges.
by chuckt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Congratulations everyone! I'm new to the contest, so wondering if someone could explain the difference between Silver HM and HM. Digging a little deeper, Dave (and Kary) do a first pass and start sifting into piles. Rs go into the R pile. Read this one goes into another pile. From there, HMs are so...
by chuckt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 11:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Wow! Looks at all these HMs to forumites! Congrats!



R for me. wotf005 wotf004
by chuckt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Nothing yet. They have come in waves before yes?
by chuckt
Tue Apr 21, 2020 10:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35710

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

So the email didn't apply to SHMs or Finalists I presume? Not complaining. Just curious. "We don't need no stinking badges."

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