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by Strycher
Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:13 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3856
Views: 712566

Re: Success!

s_c_baker wrote:(Currently at 571 submissions


hlf wrote:I'm at over 1200 subs


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by Strycher
Wed Nov 18, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 85236

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

s_c_baker wrote:Matt's comment reminds me of this brilliant Venn diagram: Image


wotf019 That is AMAZING!
by Strycher
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Congratulations Matt!

hlf wrote:(So yeah, that happened.)


So, yeah indeed!

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by Strycher
Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

JenD-F wrote:I, too, did not make the top three (booooo)


JeremySzal wrote:...and I'm out. Didn't make the top 3. Oh well. I'll shoot for next quarter. wotf014


wotf014 Condolences.
by Strycher
Wed Sep 30, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Wow. I'm still in shock. I got an email from Joni for my Illustrators submission and turns out I got Honorable Mention!!!!! I didn't even know they were doing rankings, but turns out this is the first quarter they started! So I'm really happy to have got Honorable Mention on the first official quar...
by Strycher
Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Speeches are easy! Here, let me help. wotf021 My head hurts. I may have refreshed too many times. That'd be the build up of quantum in your meridians. You need to realign your waves along the parallels of the fluid magnetic leylines running across and through the grounded earth beneath you. Someone...
by Strycher
Mon Sep 28, 2015 4:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

s_c_baker wrote:
Strycher wrote:
MattDovey wrote: a speech to give at the awards ceremony


Yes. A speech. I haven't forgotten about that at all. wotf018

Speeches are easy!

Here, let me help.


wotf021 My head hurts. I may have refreshed too many times.
by Strycher
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

MattDovey wrote: a speech to give at the awards ceremony


Yes. A speech. I haven't forgotten about that at all. wotf018
by Strycher
Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 2401

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

How to Trunk: 1) Collect 10 rejections from suitable markets. If at least two of those rejections are personal, skip to step 3. 2) Reread story. If you would be embarrassed to see it in print, trunk. If not, go to step 3. 3) Return to step 1. Story with most rejections before Pro publication is &quo...
by Strycher
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

JenD-F wrote:Bob, don't despair...I just heard from Joni.

Looks like I'm a finalist!!!!

I'm kind of blown away.... wotf015


Congratulations!
by Strycher
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Semis are disqualified because he writes you a critique and so knows who you are. Krystal, I don't think that DF knows the names of the semifinalists (well, he certainly can check them out on the blog, but he doesn't know which is which, at least I'm pretty sure that Kary once told me he doesn't). ...
by Strycher
Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

hlf wrote:I'm a finalist.

Wow. That was harder to type than I imagined. Now I see why people go with smilies.

(But it also felt really nice, in case you were wondering.)


Congratulations!
by Strycher
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:30 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 53800

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

::sigh:: I am failure. I got another flash 1st drafted and subbed to Liberty Hall, but not else. Company on Saturday this weekend so nothing then and gotta cover for someone who hasn't been replaced yet at work for 3-4 weeks afterward. Maybe if I sell my family to the circus? wotf007 Any takers? The...
by Strycher
Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

In the past, probably because of having paper in front of her, KDW would occasionally write a word/sentence or two on HMs or even Rs. But I'm unaware of Dave doing that. Again, perhaps it's because he doesn't have but a few paper stories, or because of the idea of resubs. Would a sentence disqualif...
by Strycher
Thu Sep 10, 2015 7:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889338

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Text to speech software (some free versions available for Apple products at least) is good for a final read out loud pass too. The mechanical voice really makes those nitpicky typos stand out.
by Strycher
Tue Sep 08, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889338

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Holly Heisey wrote: Maybe it's just a side effect of being creative?


I think it might be a side effect of being creative where other people can see you.

For me, writing a story I know will never see the light of day is a completely different experience.
by Strycher
Tue Sep 08, 2015 5:39 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 53800

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Well, I didn't get very far. I did write a flash story for Liberty Hall, but . . . That's really not what I was going for. I might try again next Sunday.
by Strycher
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:02 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Story in a Day Challenge
Replies: 295
Views: 53800

Re: Story in a Day Challenge

Hello Everybody!

I'm going to try to do a Story in a Day challenge either this Sunday or Monday (see original post [outlining today]). If you're free, you're welcome to join me (post updates here!). If I finish the story I'll be looking for critique exchanges. =)
by Strycher
Mon Aug 31, 2015 4:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Looks like last year, Q3 results started rolling in... er, a month ago. Q3 V30 was late September, with winners announced in the last week of October. (Q2 results that year were mid-June, though. So I'd expect another 2 months yet... unless they're trying to fast-track this quarter and play catch-u...
by Strycher
Mon Aug 24, 2015 5:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

I have a very bad feeling. Unless I managed to hide a more recently edited version of my Q3 story from myself (entirely possible), then I submitted the story with my name on it. I hope I just idiot-checked myself on my storing protocols, but I won't be surprised if the story comes back straight R d...
by Strycher
Fri Aug 14, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 74900

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

amoskalik wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:
I like knowing I have until after Christmas to *write* my next story. Sounds like a long way away.

Altered for my perspective.


Yeah, ok, there is that minor detail of "writing" to do before submitting. Maybe that's what I've been doing wrong?


wotf019
by Strycher
Thu Aug 13, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: New Clarkesworld Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: New Clarkesworld Guidelines

I completely missed this! Must resist urge to rifle through trunk . . . Commence rifling! With their response rates, it didn't take me long to send in everything I had they hadn't seen... wotf007 Ha! Well, no. I have a very staunch trunking policy, in that I only trunk items that I decide I'd be em...
by Strycher
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: New Clarkesworld Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 2275

Re: New Clarkesworld Guidelines

I completely missed this! Must resist urge to rifle through trunk . . .
by Strycher
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 74900

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Rebecca Birch wrote:Gyaaaah! wotf039


This. I feel like I've lost 6 months of my life somewhere.
by Strycher
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 85236

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Geez, how'd it get to be Q4 already?
by Strycher
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4927
Views: 889338

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

s_c_baker wrote:You are submitting TO THE PAST! wotf015


wotf019
by Strycher
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 14817

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER (851 ballots) Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2013 or 2014, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award). Wesley Chu * Jason Cordova Kary English * Rolf Nelson Eric. S. Raymond *Finalists in their 2nd year of eligibility.
by Strycher
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:39 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 181578

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

s_c_baker wrote:I forget who, but someone here pointed me in the direction of the James White Award.

I didn't make the shortlist, but I was on the longlist, so that's something, anyway. Thanks!


That's neat!
by Strycher
Mon Mar 30, 2015 5:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3856
Views: 712566

Re: Success!

For those not following me on Facebook/Twitter. My unpublished romance novel, Good Girl's Guide to Talking Dirty was nominated for the Romance Writers of America Golden Heart. It's the biggest contest in Romance for unpublished manuscripts. I'm super stoked!! I know this is not SF/F related news, b...
by Strycher
Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89519

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Brydar wrote:Is 10,000 words too long?


My winning story was 9500. wotf017

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