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by Prisoner
Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Re: Success!

A tough market. I'm impressed.
by Prisoner
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Re: Success!

Hooray for your pro-out! Many paths lead to victory. Yes, WotF gives lots of attention to its winners, and a good workshop, but while a large percentage of the big names today came through WotF, not all. You're getting recognized for your writing, gathering an audience. Nothing wrong with that, not ...
by Prisoner
Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:57 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: This is how you format your PAPER Contest entry!
Replies: 52
Views: 30439

Re: NOTE: This is how you format your Contest entry!

Dark Courier was invented so that later HP LaserJets could have the original thick lined Courier font of the very first original HP LaserJet. I learned about Dark Courier at the 2004 Clarion workshop and used it for quite a while, but eventually gave up. It produces good dark print on my HP LaserJe...
by Prisoner
Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Re: Success!

Oh, so now we have three layers: 1. The name and the expectation that sets. 2. The genre of the magazine, as defined by who? Formally, submission guidelines. In practice, the actual stories. 3. The whole world of fiction, at least that part that is offered for sale to the editors. So, you're saying ...
by Prisoner
Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Re: Success!

I still think that a mag called Daily Science Fiction shouldn't have medieval trope queens and rocs and mermaids, or whatever it was I saw there. Standard fantasy characters. Didn't meet my expectations that day. If you call yourself SF or speculative fiction, I think those are more broad. I just do...
by Prisoner
Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Re: Success!

That's great! Congrats! It makes sense that DSF would take stories that WotF won't. WotF's average winner is close to 10k words. DSL likes flash, or at least short. Hey, a daily pro bill must be a drain for a free zine, so little wonder they don't accept 7500 words a day. The stories I've seen from ...
by Prisoner
Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:36 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: This is how you format your PAPER Contest entry!
Replies: 52
Views: 30439

New Rules go with the new electronic form

I just tried the electronic submission process for the first time. I read over at sff.org that KD is seeing 30% of the electronic submissions come through with personal information. The uploading process warns repeatedly against that. I wonder though, how many people have made their submissions comp...
by Prisoner
Sun Jun 06, 2010 1:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Thanks. Good advice. I read those guidelines. They talked about galactic civilizations. I tend not to have cheap FTL in my stories. Did yours have such? Would be good to know.

And congrats. I bet you'll be in nice company.

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by Prisoner
Sun Jun 06, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Yes, mine is only 19. Better than some. I think until you get novels out there, it's hard to get it to 100. One of my stories is closing on 20 markets. It got close in an anthology with favorable comments, so I don't think it's the story.
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by Prisoner
Sun Jun 06, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

I had one story at a market for 8 months, before they accepted it(and I had to query), and it was just published this month, after a total of about 20 months, Ok, ok, I'll give that guy until December. I think a year for something barely longer than flash is enough. I don't think that it's because ...
by Prisoner
Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

I imagine, Prisoner, that writing could totally do both (ie keep your brains alive AND give you extra income). Just keep at it. Publishing is, in the end, a numbers game. I'm in business for my day job. And it ain't fun to watch editors and their antics. Granted businesspeople aren't saints, but th...
by Prisoner
Sat Jun 05, 2010 7:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

You Workaholic You!

Prisoner- as a genre writer (whatever that means Smile ), I'm expecting to make a living, eventually. Having learned more about how writing as a business works, I realize this will take a few years, but writing is my day job. There's a lot of leeway between "broke" and Rowling or King Smi...
by Prisoner
Mon May 24, 2010 10:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

That is great. Yes, these days you've got to take promotion into your own hands. It's very important. Accumulate contacts by all the social networking sites, attend cons, there's a whole marketing side to it. Hey moderators! Ever think of having a site visit by Joni on just this topic? Is she the be...
by Prisoner
Fri May 21, 2010 7:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Nice job. Write, submit, get published. Now how hard was that? :) Prisoner You're right. I guess it's not such a big deal. No need to overthink it. I think sometimes I argue with you guys to convince myself that you're right. Plus, seeing one of my stories in print(or online) always lights the fire...
by Prisoner
Mon May 17, 2010 3:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Nice job. Write, submit, get published.
Now how hard was that?
:)

Prisoner
by Prisoner
Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

JoeyJordan wrote:I am the Featured artist for the U district, Seattle WA art walk =)

http://udistrictartwalk.org/ :D Live music too =) yay


Visited your site. You're doing very interesting work. Congrats on the exposure.
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by Prisoner
Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:37 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: This is how you format your PAPER Contest entry!
Replies: 52
Views: 30439

HAH I write with my own blood~! I was imprisioned by a faceless people for a crime of which I had no knowledge, and certainly did not commit, but what of that. In me spare time I have been persuin' me hobby which is writin' a great prison novel. In the beginnin' I wrote with an ink composed of part...
by Prisoner
Sat Dec 12, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: This is how you format your PAPER Contest entry!
Replies: 52
Views: 30439

Re: NOTE: This is how you format your Contest entry!

Click here to see a .pdf of my example. Interesting, Brad. You put a lot of space at the top of the first page that KD will see of yours. That means you have 4-5 fewer lines to get your spec element in. I use the whole page on the first page, no more top white space than the rest of them. Not argui...
by Prisoner
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 69986

Thank you for the bad memories of Event Horizon. There's a panoply of trashy SF, enough for a series itself, Mystery Science Theater. Babylon 5 yes, I think it also thought it had to wrap after the first season, it was always starting and stopping. But it never got to be dreck, like Lost in Space an...
by Prisoner
Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 69986

Some of my faves in small and big screen. Errand of Mercy episode in Star Trek Babylon 5 was perhaps the best SF ever to come on TV. Wrath of Khan and First Contact movies Alien, Star Wars original V I think could be better than the original, like Battlestar Galactica. I'm watching Flash Forward, th...
by Prisoner
Wed Nov 18, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 130711

The reason apocalypses are all over science fiction is by reason of categorization. Since it hasn't happened, the only way to credibly create fiction about it happening is to place it in the future. Fiction about the future is SF. All that pulp comes trooping in to the camp welcome or not, because i...
by Prisoner
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Very impressed. At Analog you're up against names that they have to have on the cover. They only let a small number of newbies in.
by Prisoner
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:20 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 130711

Just found out even hollywood isn't that stupid. The poster is from a movie within a movie. The movie the spoof is nesting in is: How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1042979/Sexiest-Woman-Megan-Fox-play-Mother-Teresa.html Fiction. Had me going there ...
by Prisoner
Thu Aug 13, 2009 8:59 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 130711

Most ridiculous piece of casting I ever saw. The makeup? Ever see a nun tarted up? It is pure hollywood that equates beauty with goodness. Goodness is at least as often plain. But, that wouldn't sell. I doubt many Missionaries of Charity will see it. This is what she looked like when young: http://w...
by Prisoner
Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

More good news for me, one week after my first sale, I got a second sale, this one to the Shadows of the Emerald City anthology, a collection of horror stories related to the Wizard of Oz. My good friend Frank Dutkiewicz (often known in forum-space as Snapper) also made it into the same anthology, ...
by Prisoner
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:59 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 130711

No disagreement here. Among data storage types, optical is better than hard disk or tape for longevity, but that is relative to computer storage. I guess by extension, to be safe computer storage should be archived on punch cards. In my day job, I try to persuade people not to trust their precious d...
by Prisoner
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:12 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 130711

Gright. We just told all the berserkers right where we live. Sagan is standing in front of the Boston City Hall, an architectural nightmare if ever there was one. Oh, the golden record, proving to the universe we're still into analog---vinyl. How very seventies. There was another thread that extolle...
by Prisoner
Thu Aug 06, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 130711

WATCHMEN's Alan Moore's "advice for young artists, writers, dreamers, etc starting out" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGq-9X3ho7U&feature=related First, get a cool accent loik 'is, moit! :P Grow a Rasputin beard. Follow your bliss ... Don't do it to be fymuss or rich. You sure that w...
by Prisoner
Mon Jul 06, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Does K.D. still come to the forum?
Replies: 8
Views: 5686

Yes, I'm here every day like the Guardian of Forever, waiting for a question (that I haven't already answered). {g} nice TOS reference there, but rather self-deprecating. http://image.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/The_Guardian_of_Forever.jpg I've seen photos of you and you're much prettier...
by Prisoner
Sat Jun 20, 2009 4:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4065
Views: 891350

Congratulations. All my best. If you are writing, submitting and getting published, the pump is primed. Who knows what your subconscious will come up with next? Maybe a magnum opus to put the Iliad to shame. Why not? Some day Shakespeare will be outdone. We'll know in 500 years for the judgment of h...

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