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by chuckt
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 338
Views: 12562

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I suppose everyone here regularly reads Wulf's Super Secret thread. Just in case you don't, he said he spoke to Joni and the results for Q3 will "be a while" yet. The reports on Grinder and Duotrope are not Q3 results--none have gone out.
by chuckt
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Revising an HM to make it a Winner
Replies: 0
Views: 29

Revising an HM to make it a Winner

I was messaging a writer who was in Vol 31. I guess I shouldn't mention who without permission. He was not a 1st place winner but the story was fabulous. (Which is why I messaged him). He mentioned that he got 4 HMs with the story before getting in. He revised each time. I'm not advocating this appr...
by chuckt
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I am enthusiastic in my dislike of Moby Dick, though I did at least read it in its entirety. I like bits of it, but don't like the way it's written or structured overall. (I'd note that I'm generally in a minority group on this one though--some of my other friends adore it. But I dislike the idea t...
by chuckt
Tue Aug 20, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 338
Views: 12562

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

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~ Hmm. So perhaps someone gets an HM email from Joni and ...
by chuckt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 338
Views: 12562

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

DaneCurley wrote:But I'm sure there are plenty of participants who do not engage on this forum.


True. I hope they are rolling out.
by chuckt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 338
Views: 12562

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

There is another rejection logged on Duotrope. Aug 16. Maybe the same person and same error.
by chuckt
Mon Aug 19, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 338
Views: 12562

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

DaneCurley wrote:The first response for this Q has been logged on TGDB. A 51-day wait, answered on August 17th.

It begins.


Anyone else think that must be an erroneous entry? Nothing in the results thread.
by chuckt
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Since the story was for a specific zine, general recommendation is to let it rest for a few months because everyone else who got rejected will be sending those out for a little while. After that, you should be able to send it elsewhere with less worries. I would definitely recommend sending it othe...
by chuckt
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Ha ha Liz. But now I'm in the dumps. Got a form rejection just now on something I wrote specifically for a zine issue based on re-tellings of the Odyssey books. A little more painful than normal because the story was a rifle shot aimed only at this zine for this issue. Not sure where else to send it...
by chuckt
Mon Jul 29, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Whew. This thread needs a song and dance number. Or a video of puppies or something. :)
by chuckt
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 338
Views: 12562

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Vol 35 Q3 looks like it came in waves--end of September through early October?
by chuckt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Oh I agree. By "bad" I meant horribly corny. Just funnin. I wasn't critiquing the advice which was, as usual, spot on. wotf007. I am following that advice--just waiting on a couple of markets to reopen for submissions.
by chuckt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Don't pop any more bubbles for a while or the Cookie vignettes will probably get really bad. wotf001

But, to be serious, I'm sure your'e right.
by chuckt
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

This may come as a shocker, but an HM only guarantees that your first two pages passed the smell test, and showed merit. First reader Kary saw that you can write well, and that the story has potential, and sent it on to Dave. Dave could have looked at those same first two pages and said, "Yup,...
by chuckt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36
Replies: 17
Views: 741

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 36

michaeljwyantjr wrote:wotf057


Awesome. Didn't Preston move from SF to finalist because of an opening? And then won?
by chuckt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

LittleRed wrote:I immediately sent it out to a comic fantasy anthology I've had my eye on for a while and got an acceptance today. Yahooey!

wotf013


Wow! Fabulous. Congrats.
by chuckt
Tue Jul 23, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congrats to all who got honors! There is a heavy percentage of forumites getting them!

I've only noticed one person who hasn't checked in-but it's early still.
by chuckt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:I got my fourth HM. Good luck to everyone waiting!


Woot!

And very nice Dr. Jest!
by chuckt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:HM for me.


That's awesome. Congrats. I was hoping you'd be one of the ones going dark though.
by chuckt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Now that I received my rejection, I can publicly confess. I started my story with my protagonist waking up. It may not have been good enough otherwise but that didn't help. The story was written before I found out that starting a story this way is a common rookie mistake. I think I had a lot of bad ...
by chuckt
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 792
Views: 220321

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just got an extremely detailed personal rejection from Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. We're talking almost 350 words. wotf015 On the one hand, they definitely read my story start to finish. On the other hand, a lot of the issues they had stemmed from wanting more depth on the world-building, and...
by chuckt
Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

czing wrote:
Snorted some of my tea because of this. wotf019


Thanks!
by chuckt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

disgruntledpeony wrote:
storysinger wrote:We have Cookie messing with the hands and tumbleweeds tumbling. Would that be a western genre?

Oh, no, it's definitely speculative fiction with a western setting. There's werewolves and sasquatches in them there woods. wotf022


I was gonna work it in. Just wasn't sure how. wotf011
by chuckt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I still believe notices won't happen until the end of the month at the soonest. Cookie, having had enough of the cowboys' merriment, dumped his bucket over the camp fire. Steam, and wet hot ash, splattered those unfortunate enough to be sitting opposite. With a harrumph, Cookie hobbled back to his ...
by chuckt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

empressed wrote:Any chance of notices going out today? Does it have to be Thursday?
Apparently, that's just something these folks say. Could be any day. Somewhere, someone did a count. I think Tuesdays and Wednesdays happen more often. I could be wrong about that.
by chuckt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

What did he say? Exactly?
by chuckt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 282

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

I was thinking that too.
by chuckt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4045
Views: 873934

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 chuckt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 16634

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Sooooo. On June 13, Joni told me "another month." I know last quarter she was a bit optimistic about when results would come out. But maybe?

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