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by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4131
Views: 922450

Re: Success!

disgruntledpeony wrote:It's a story I'm particularly proud of, and this way people can read it!


It is really good. The worldbuilding details are just awesome. I'd like to see a book about this place.
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4131
Views: 922450

Re: Success!

I LOVE getting feedback from markets, but sometimes it makes things harder! If I haven't decided by the time the next market I want to submit to closes, I'll go with my gut and protect that voice. Cast of Wonders did say "a few thought this," "one reader thought..." So as a numb...
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4131
Views: 922450

Re: Success!

Have you tried Escape Artists? It seems like something that might work in a podcast. And they say (paraphrasing) they want more women authors to submit.
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4131
Views: 922450

Re: Success!

Yay! Glad you hit your minimum.

Warspawn was a great story! I love it. It hasn't sold somewhere? I don't get this business sometimes.
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 9:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

I may have just come up with the idea for Q2's story and it fits with me wanting to do one in a certain genre, as I have mentioned before. Congrats! Me too! Just this morning. Such a relief. I've been watching old episodes of Cosmos and One Strange Rock hoping something would pop in my brain. Then ...
by chuckt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 7:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?

I think there are other slush readers for F&SF. I read the bio of a Swedish writer that said he was a First Reader for F&SF, and not all my rejections are from him. On the other hand, I think that Grinder only represents the minority of submissions F&SF receives. There's Duotrope and ma...
by chuckt
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Re: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?

I hope to break the 4-day barrier this time. :) I imagine there will be a sonic boom if I do.
by chuckt
Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?
Replies: 5
Views: 103

Fantasy and Science Fiction-How does Charlie do it?

Have you seen on Submission Grinder how many submissions he gets? And he consistently responds within a week. I get it that you can often make a decision on the first page. The first paragraph or sentence even. Still. How does he have time to do anything else?
by chuckt
Sat Jan 11, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 7397

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

[ I had forgotten about this, but an easy way to back up your data if you're using the Grinder is just to export it periodically. You can do this on the "Manage Submissions" page: underneath the filter options box is a "Generate Export File" button, which will get a you spreadsh...
by chuckt
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Question about Word Count
Replies: 9
Views: 156

Re: Question about Word Count

You said the form didn't ask for word count but you should be putting it in the upper right hand corner. Maybe you did and I am presuming incorrectly. Of course, you omit identifying information but they still want it in standard manuscript form. Also, there's been some great threads in the forum on...
by chuckt
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Passing of Mike Resnick
Replies: 11
Views: 191

Re: Passing of Mike Resnick

I never got to meet him but kept running across excerpts relating what a kind and generous writer he was. I really liked his work at Galaxy's Edge and Seven Gorges is one of the best shorts I've ever read. Fair winds Mike. I hope other successful writers and editors follow your example of paying it ...
by chuckt
Fri Jan 10, 2020 5:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 7397

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

Alex, Beth, I had not really thought about the possibility of losing my data. I may need to have a backup. I used to have a spreadsheet until I found Grinder. Had Duotrope for a while but never really used it--I just wanted to see what it was like. I like Grinder better. Particularly the chart and t...
by chuckt
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 7397

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

Grinder is awesome. Dave set that whole thing up when Duotrope went paid. I just cried in my beer - he set up an alternative! He has a Patreon... Since I'm not officially endorsing/requesting, etc, etc, I won't post a link. But if you feel so moved, it's under Diabolical Plots. I didn't know he was...
by chuckt
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Woot woot! Thanks Wulf. I'm proud of us.
by chuckt
Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Grinder vs. Duotrope
Replies: 25
Views: 7397

Re: The Grinder vs. Duotrope

Just found this thread because I was wondering about something related. I see more Grinder submissions (compared to Duotrope) reported for the markets I am sending stories to. But what I was really wonder is whether pretty much all the "serious" authors are using Grinder or Duotrope. I sus...
by chuckt
Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 28
Views: 614

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Ugh, I barely have the beginning of an idea.
by chuckt
Mon Jan 06, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4131
Views: 922450

Re: Success!

Congrats!
by chuckt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Left Hand Publishers?
Replies: 11
Views: 594

Re: Left Hand Publishers?

So. Just to close this out, the book, with my story, is out. The publishers were very professional with me. No one offered to sell me anything and the book is quite nice. No problems to report with the experience.
by chuckt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!
Replies: 2218
Views: 68364

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

I took Dave's intensive writing workshop last year. He mentioned that 1st person practically dominates YA and YA is an important market to WotF. He didn't say he changed his mind on it but it seemed to me that his tone was accepting. My own take away from the comments is that, particularly for a YA ...
by chuckt
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4131
Views: 922450

Re: Success!

Anyone else start to twitch when you see, on submission grinder, the editor has rejected most everything older than your submission and has started rejecting ones submitted after yours? I know I shouldn't read anything into that but I imagine they have read my story and it is in the "maybe&quo...
by chuckt
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4184

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Ugh. Last year's Q1 results were mid-April.
by chuckt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4184

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I'm in! Congrats to everyone who got their stories written, polished, and submitted. Best wishes!
by chuckt
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Accents/Diacritics and Pinyin
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Accents/Diacritics and Pinyin

Anyone know how to get some of the "pinyin" characters in Word? Some of them are there and some are not. All the usual Western accented letters are in the drop-down for special characters but I don't see some of the Asian ones used in pinyin. And what do editors want to see in your submiss...
by chuckt
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4184

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Wulf Moon wrote:
Easy solution. Write a fresh story! wotf001

All the beast!

Wulf Moon


wotf052
by chuckt
Thu Dec 26, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4184

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

RSchibler wrote:
I’m thinking you meant feedback outside of the contest - they frequently reuse judges so I’d consider it DQ’d personally.


Yup, That's what I meant. I don't think I've ever seen it said who upcoming judges are but you can tell from prior years pictures it's pretty much the same year to year.
by chuckt
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4184

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Do The judges stay the same?One of last years judges gave me feedback on a story so it’s disqualified unless they aren’t judging in 2020.
by chuckt
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 146
Views: 4184

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Congrats to those who are in! I'm about there and I'm starting to worry about Q2 as I have no ideas rattling around in my brain.
by chuckt
Wed Dec 18, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Mail not leaving Outbox
Replies: 7
Views: 246

Re: Mail not leaving Outbox

I offered to critique for someone but haven't heard from them, I sent my email address and checked after a few days - it was still in my Outbox and not in Sent mail. I tried again and now have 2 in my Outbox. Just for the record, during my time on the forum I've noticed that a message I've sent to ...

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