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by BeeW
Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 231
Views: 9599

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Glib Wizard, the British would be appalled at a reference to "fanny pack." It does not mean the same thing in the United Kingdom. "Fanny" refers to a part of the female anatomy. The best reference book on the subject is The U.K. to U.S.A. Dictionary British English to American E...
by BeeW
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3078
Views: 216086

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

Yippee!! I'm in the Master Class!! (I did have trouble registering . . . took 4 attempts and the threat of magic spells . . . but well worth it.) ***Only three spots left! Maybe. It's been awhile since I asked, but StarReacher got in! Here's the details for the ONLINE class. Catch it before it fill...
by BeeW
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 231
Views: 9599

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Not being American comes with a certain disadvantage when it comes to word choice. Just found out a word I used in my story has racist connotations in the USA, yet in Australia it's seen as innocent. =(
by BeeW
Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 231
Views: 9599

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

And I'm in . . . now to formulate something for Q4 and hopefully not be scrambling to finish it on the final day like this Q.
by BeeW
Tue Jun 30, 2020 7:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 231
Views: 9599

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Yeah, I'm getting the applications are closed message as well. I shot Joni an email... but should I have attached my story to that email or should I email it to her now to be safe? It's 1AM in Melbourne and I'm tired, but I have no idea what time the contest closes in my time so I always just try to...
by BeeW
Sun Jun 28, 2020 4:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3078
Views: 216086

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

This double volume gala is going to be a night to remember, as Bilbo said. Who will be joining Leah Ning and Kate Julicher from this group? Sorry, I know lurkers aren't meant to post in this thread, but this caught my eye and I just wanted to clarify (because I hadn't heard it mentioned anywhere el...
by BeeW
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35845

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

HM for me. Pretty good for my first time entering, I think. Keeping up with a fresh story every quarter!
by BeeW
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37
Replies: 231
Views: 9599

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 37

Last two quarters I had an idea ready in the bank for what I wanted to write and enter; this quarter I've got two ideas and I'm the worst person in the world when it comes to making decisions! =(
by BeeW
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 254
Views: 22321

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Entered. Later then I planned, but happy I got it in with all the chaos of the real world. =)
by BeeW
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 254
Views: 22321

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Been distracted with the world around us all going to hell. But my classes have all moved online, my work is now to be done from home and I'm doing my best to isolate. Suddenly a week to finish my entry doesn't seem too bad.
by BeeW
Thu Mar 19, 2020 3:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!
Replies: 31
Views: 4343

Re: WotF Volume 36 Pre-Order is Here!

I got an email to let me know that my copy was in the post! =D
by BeeW
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1141378

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Wow... picking random pages of this thread is like opening a time capsule!
by BeeW
Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3078
Views: 216086

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

RSchibler wrote:I applied September 25 last year and found out the first Monday in December I think - but most people were notified the day after Thanksgiving.


Ah. Thank you! I'll keep my eyes open for it. =)
by BeeW
Wed Feb 19, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon on Nebula Award's recommended reading list!
Replies: 11
Views: 2461

Re: Wulf Moon on Nebula Award's recommended reading list!

Thanks, all. I'm happy SFWA people liked the story. Will it get enough votes to be on the actual Nebula ballot? We'll have to wait and see--the recommendation period is now closed and tallies are being done. In addition to the Nebulas, the next big one is the Hugo, which is currently ongoing. If yo...
by BeeW
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 815
Views: 257761

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Got a personal rejection from an anthology I submitted to. They liked the punchline but weren't fans of the trope I was playing up.
by BeeW
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES!
Replies: 18
Views: 2860

Re: SOMETHING NEW THIS WAY COMES!

Wonderful! WoTF really is serious when they say that they want us to succeed as well as to write good stories. At LTUE, Joni was handing out the writers hint booklet to those of us who pre-ordered volume 36. She emailed my copy. Be sure and get yours. Email her a copy of your receipt. What crlisle ...
by BeeW
Wed Feb 19, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3078
Views: 216086

Re: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Reading all of the reports from Superstars has me wanting to go next year! It's two weeks before I'd be back for my final year of uni so it is possible, just a matter of seeing if I can get an affordable flight from Australia to the US around that time. Maybe if I'm lucky I can apply for a small gra...
by BeeW
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35845

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

I also received an email informing me that I'm entered. =)
by BeeW
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Thanks for the advice everyone! I emailed Joni with a word doc version, fingers crossed it’s accepted. If not I guess I’ll enter it into Q3 or Q4. I spent so much time reading the formatting and can’t believe I glossed over something as important as file type. Curse my workplace in making saving eve...
by BeeW
Tue Dec 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35845

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Submitted! Here's hoping it's not disqualified for being a PDF. Time to start brainstorming for Q2! I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but I've never heard of PDF being proper manuscript format. Please don't submit in that format to publishers. In fact, if I were you, I'd put it in Word format an...
by BeeW
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37
Replies: 254
Views: 22321

Re: Discussion: Q2 Volume 37

Not leaving submitting til the final day this time. I think that's a great goal to aim for the first day of the third month. =)
by BeeW
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35845

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Submitted! Here's hoping it's not disqualified for being a PDF.
Time to start brainstorming for Q2!
by BeeW
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Re: Quick question about file type for entry

Eeek. I saw that it's meant to be .doc .docx or .rtf right after submitting a PDF! Shouldn't have been so hasty. I guess I'll just reply to the auto-confirmation from Joni with the attached .doc and hope I'm not disqualified. =(
by BeeW
Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Quick question about file type for entry
Replies: 6
Views: 1989

Quick question about file type for entry

Are PDF's acceptable? I tend to save all my work as PDF's when submitting as a way to lock in my formatting.
by BeeW
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 434
Views: 35845

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

Entering for the first time this quarter! Gonna make it a goal to write a new story every quarter until I place or become ineligible. It's a nice distraction from slugging away on my novel. =)
by BeeW
Mon Dec 30, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2912
Views: 585322

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Thank you for the warm welcomes! I'm eager to read "The Howler on the Sales Floor" now! I'll be ordering a copy of volume 34 as soon as I get back from my Japan excursion. Currently sitting underneath the Tokyo Dome polishing up my entry for Q1. Time differences confuse me so my aim is to ...
by BeeW
Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2912
Views: 585322

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, BeeW! Best of luck with your submission! Have you read "The Howler on the Sales Floor" yet? IIRC it's in volume 34. Thank you! I've left it til the last minute because that's the type of human being I am. Oh I haven't! I'll have to try order volume 34. I've only got got volumes 2...
by BeeW
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2912
Views: 585322

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey hey, I'm a longtime lurker of the forums and am hoping to finish off a story to enter 37 Q1 (my first time). I live in Melbourne where I'm studying creative writing and working in comms and tourism. I tend to find short stories difficult. Most of them end up becoming comedies, even if I didn't o...

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