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by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Jun 26, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?
Replies: 25
Views: 1072

Re: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?

MattDovey wrote:It's become a running joke that if you ask Joni if you're eligible then you're eligible, because she'll find a way in the rules to keep you in.


Pretty much.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Jun 26, 2017 9:49 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?
Replies: 25
Views: 1072

Re: If I get a fourth professional sale while I'm waiting for the results, do I get disqualified?

Any ideas onto how? I am reluctant to email the contest director and suggest that she's wrong... But perhaps I could say there was a common interpretation on the boards that it is the fourth published Sfwa sale that disqualifies you, and ask for a blog post to clarify the situation for everyone? Jo...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Apr 11, 2017 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4919
Views: 885642

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:. To go down in history as THE ONE, the 5000th poster. wotf013



I called dibs about 2000 posts ago. wotf007
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4919
Views: 885642

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

gower21 wrote:Ah, it's good to sneak into the WOTF forum every so often and see my favorite thread at the top. Well done, team. Well done.


This is the best thread. EVER.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Nov 23, 2016 3:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4919
Views: 885642

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

disgruntledpeony wrote:wotf029 wotf042 wotf027 wotf042 wotf043


Well said! wotf010
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Nov 07, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 28583

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

Out with an HM. This was my last quarter of eligibility. Good luck to all those still in and keep submitting!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Nov 02, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4919
Views: 885642

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This thread is lonely.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Nov 01, 2016 9:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 594
Views: 212706

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Today is the offical release day of Web of Lies , the second book in The Hundred Halls. :) https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/516%2BWAN6m9L.jpg Whoever controls the Hundred Halls, controls the world. Aurelia “Aurie” Silverthorne has high hopes for her second year in the Hundred Halls, ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 594
Views: 212706

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Release day! I'm excited to announce the release of Trials of Magic ! https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51-eoFCRBaL.jpg There are exactly one hundred halls of magic to choose from. Ever since our parents were killed I knew exactly which hall was for me. Aurelia "Aurie" Silve...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Sep 20, 2016 1:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4919
Views: 885642

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I still have dibs on 5,000.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 67027

Re: Galaxy's Edge

rharp wrote:Great stories, Tom and George. I got to read them yesterday. I really enjoyed them both! Congrats!! wotf010


Thanks! :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708805

Re: Success!

I thought it'd be appropriate to post it here, but with the publication of my story "The Minotaur's Wife" in Galaxy's Edge today, I am officially pro'd out of the contest. Technically, I have two more chances to win, since I have a story in Q3 and Q4, but I cannot submit anymore new storie...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 67027

Re: Galaxy's Edge

LaurieG wrote:Holy cow Martin and Tom and George! You're hanging with some of the biggest friggin' names in sf/fantasy!! Congrats!


Thanks Laurie. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Aug 31, 2016 1:39 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, vol. 33
Replies: 20
Views: 2395

Re: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, vol.

Submitted July 24th. This is my last quarter for eligibility. :)
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Aug 28, 2016 6:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 28583

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

Jay Lake's story in WOTF XIX Anthology, "Into the Gardens of Sweet Night" landed on the 2004 Hugo ballot for Best Novelette. It can be done.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 3820

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

WOTF is positioned as the contest that will launch your career, but after reading the real story behind Rothfuss's success here in this thread, I realize it's all just like everything else -- networking, networking, networking, relationships, relationships, relationships. Isn't it always the key in...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 3820

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

On big addendum: I think the biggest benefit to the contest has been meeting the other aspirant writers. Writing is a lonely business, and meeting new friends to strive with you on the long slog is more valuable than anything else. I count many writers from this contest as good friends that I can't ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 3820

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

I'm due to pro out in a couple of quarters (whenever my story publishes at Galaxy's Edge). In my early years, I thought this contest would give me a "leg up" if I ever won. Now, I have a completely different view. In general, I think it's a good sale that comes with a lot of extra benefits...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:35 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 60736

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Thanks for asking Thomas. BUT! THREE more weeks? Are you freaking kidding me? If that is really for the first round rejections, then I imagine we'll be looking at an additional 2 months before the winners are finalised. (So maybe September?) How will they ever catch up with Q3 and 4 so that they ca...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jul 01, 2016 2:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 60736

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

I asked Joni how long she thought it would be until results would come out for Q2 and she said three weeks. Now, Joni's notoriously bad for giving estimates, so I'm mentally translating that "three weeks" into "not for a while". So you can ease your twitching, for now.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jun 21, 2016 1:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submit, submit, submit
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: Submit, submit, submit

So those of you with 20+ submissions at a time, how long did it take to create that many stories, and how long does it take to create a new story? I've been submitting each quarter for 3 quarters now, and just hope to keep up that pace, so I don't anticipate getting up to that many any time soon. I...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jun 21, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 60736

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Rebecca Birch wrote:
ThomasKCarpenter wrote:DOOM!


Okay, you just gave me a heart attack and I went running to the Grinder to see if the wave was incoming . . . wotf004


wotf001
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jun 10, 2016 8:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 74299

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

dstein wrote:So... I just spoke to Joni and she said I can take this public, so I'ma do it: FIRST PLACE!

Matt, thanks for the info about keeping my title/story characteristics secret.


Grats! wotf010
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4919
Views: 885642

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The "small announcement" is posted now. And somehow I feel this thread is the perfect place for such a wacky revelation. wotf004 Of course Gator is beginning to regret mentioning it, as she's starting to realize the full implications... https://ecaimansands.com/2016/06/09/a-small-announce...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jun 09, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submit, submit, submit
Replies: 24
Views: 4367

Re: Submit, submit, submit

Nice! wotf009

My best is 30 subs out at the same time and lately I've been hovering around 15-20. Never surrender!

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