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by LaurieG
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: ESP Short Story Competition
Replies: 2
Views: 1481

Re: ESP Short Story Competition

Thanks, Amy.
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 4800

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

Like Preston said, the shortest was "Just Don't". One short page. I still can't figure out why it won, because the story itself made no sense.
by LaurieG
Thu Apr 27, 2017 6:29 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 34
Replies: 19
Views: 4413

Re: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 34

Submitted 29 Dec 16.

HM 27 April 17. wotf004
by LaurieG
Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sauce pan of kerbango for humans
Replies: 2
Views: 2127

Re: Sauce pan of kerbango for humans

They'd become a terrorist.
by LaurieG
Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How *NOT* to Handle Rejection
Replies: 4
Views: 8754

Re: How *NOT* to Handle Rejection

I occasionally hear about something like that and am always astonished. Maybe there should be something like the Darwin awards, for writers who remove themselves from the 'gene pool' of writers through their own stupidity.
by LaurieG
Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905423

Re: Success!

And I have news of my own as well. Achievement unlocked: after several attempts I finally managed to have a story accepted by Grievous Angel. Bonus: it was the first of my micro-stories (100 words) to sell. Extra bonus: this ended a dreary dry spell of over two months interspersed with a lot of exc...
by LaurieG
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905423

Re: Success!

Congrats, Emily!
Aaron, how do I get a copy of Mad Scientist Journal?
by LaurieG
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 8818

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

HM. Notified on September 16.
by LaurieG
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249149

Re: Five Minute Rant

What the hell. Send your best story my way and let's see if I can give you some input. Just keep in mind that I have yet to make a pro sale, only semi pro's. And those 2 Finalists. But I have gotten good critiques on my Semi's, and one from a major editor, so at least I know what makes a critique he...
by LaurieG
Mon Sep 12, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249149

Re: Five Minute Rant

My 2 cents, LD. Take the "good points" your critiques pointed out, and strengthen them. Also, re-read a story you wrote a year ago. Do you see things you would do better now? If so, your writing IS getting better, and you're mostly suffering from lack of self confidence. Neil Gaiman confes...
by LaurieG
Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905423

Re: Success!

Who are these people who say Stupefying Stories never gets round to publishing you? Let them stand up and come forth, I say! Yea! Come the four corners of the world in arms and we shall shock them! Very well. Enough said. By way of proof I offer All of the People, All of the Time a short story by y...
by LaurieG
Mon Sep 05, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249149

Re: Five Minute Rant

Thanks Dawn. I have stopped throwing things now. My second query to Straeon produced a reply saying that he thought he told me in April that he didn't want it. This is good, because I discovered upon re-reading that the story could be really pretty good with a little work. It's out again to a bette...
by LaurieG
Fri Sep 02, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume 33
Replies: 24
Views: 6379

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume

Submitted via email to Joni 3/31/2016.

Queried 9/2/16. Silver Honorable Mention.
by LaurieG
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 81494

Re: Galaxy's Edge

Holy cow Martin and Tom and George! You're hanging with some of the biggest friggin' names in sf/fantasy!! Congrats!
by LaurieG
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905423

Re: Success!

I'm losing track of all the successes. So... congrats all of you!
by LaurieG
Sun Aug 21, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251994

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Well done, J'nae!
by LaurieG
Thu Aug 18, 2016 2:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905423

Re: Success!

Very cool, Aaron!
by LaurieG
Sun Aug 07, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Writer's Group
Replies: 16
Views: 3900

Re: Writer's Group

There was a small writers group several years ago, that one of the Finalists invited me and a few others from this Forum to. He invited people who'd showed commitment to their writer careers, usually with long histories with WOTF or other venues. We fizzled out after 5-6 years when most of us either...
by LaurieG
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228366

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

OK, my next submission is going to F & SF!
by LaurieG
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228366

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Jason Parker wrote:Just got my first personal, from F&SF. wotf007


Wow Jason!!! Congrats!
by LaurieG
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228366

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing. wotf007 You're getting close! On the scal...
by LaurieG
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 598
Views: 251994

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Amazing I know have five "sells" on smashwords. One of my story sets is free for July. I didn't do anything to advertise it special. Another set has been free for over a year and nothing. I have done this before and nothing then either but now people are noticing it on smashwords announce...
by LaurieG
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets?
Replies: 28
Views: 15724

Re: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets

I truly think it's all of the above, except anonymous subs. I've heard several editors ( Stan Schmidt, Ginger Buchanan, Dean Wesley Smith and others) say good covers and persistent submissions might edge a story over other submissions. But as Matt says, it still has to be a good story, so quality tr...
by LaurieG
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905423

Re: Success!

Ooh, hlf is our mystery person. Is it really a person? Perhaps the writing world is being taken over by genius aliens who will sweep WOTF, thereby creating a new reality in the world and finally guide humanity to a peaceful existence. wotf002
by LaurieG
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905423

Re: Success!

Well done, hlf!

P.S. What's your name? Or should we just call you hlf? Or HL?
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2727
Views: 529063

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi RHB, welcome back. Your story sounds a lot like mine.
Are you Rebecca?
by LaurieG
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 905423

Re: Success!

rharp wrote:Mike Resnick at Galaxy's Edge accepted my finalist story!! I'm super excited of course. My first pro sale!! wotf008



Woo hoo!!!
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 5219

Re: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their car

Jason, yes, you can keep it up. You'll keep getting better the more you read and write, even if sometimes you write garbage. You know, learning from mistakes and all that. I consider my BIGGEST mistake as a newbie writer, even bigger than quitting for a few years, was coasting. After my first Final...
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 5219

Re: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their car

Jason, yes, you can keep it up. You'll keep getting better the more you read and write, even if sometimes you write garbage. You know, learning from mistakes and all that. I consider my BIGGEST mistake as a newbie writer, even bigger than quitting for a few years, was coasting. After my first Finali...
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 5219

Re: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their car

Well, guys, you just inspired me to submit my best piece to the Mag of SF&F instead of submitting it to 4th QTR WOTF. I've come to realize I only want a few pro credits so agents will read my manuscripts. WOTF is positioned as the contest that will launch your career, but after reading the real...

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