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by austinDm
Fri Jul 15, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66348

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Andrea, please don't feed Kitty. You know how she gets. wotf011
by austinDm
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 66348

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Just submitted mine. Good luck everyone!
by austinDm
Fri Mar 18, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 79186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

For rejectomancy purposes and the purpose of Stephanie's list, I submitted mine on December 24 and got the first cut email.
by austinDm
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88841

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I'm still in for the moment.
by austinDm
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88841

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Every day is Thursday. So you're both right! wotf007
by austinDm
Wed Oct 28, 2015 6:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Story Titling
Replies: 64
Views: 9901

Re: Story Titling

I definitely agree that titles are an important part of the story because they set the tone and reader expectations for the story. I've seen hint fiction where the story wouldn't make sense or wouldn't have as much impact without considering the title. In many of those cases, the title is literally ...
by austinDm
Tue Oct 27, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88841

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I noticed Dave mentioned on his FB page today that he has the flu... I wonder if that will slow down the judging. Or speed it up. wotf004 "Dave, are you really really sure this story is the 1st place winner for Q4?" "YEeeeeaah! Why, w's wrong'w'th't?" "It's the phone book, ...
by austinDm
Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88841

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I really like spreadsheets. I have one set up with several tabs so that I can see the history of my submissions in a couple of different formats, plus keep track of which markets I plan to send any particular story to as well as which markets are currently occupied. It's a nice way to keep my submis...
by austinDm
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 79186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

The story I plan to submit this quarter is currently with Analog. I may or may not get it back in time. If not, I have plenty of other stories in the works.
by austinDm
Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88841

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

One more day! Get your stories in, everybody!

And good luck to those who have already entered!
by austinDm
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88841

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I'm officially in for this quarter. It's a bit shorter than what I normally submit to the contest, but I like the story, and I'm hoping Dave does too.
by austinDm
Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 79186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Ishmael wrote:Do you mean to say you don't expect Analog to publish it? wotf013

Just hedging my bets. But thanks for the vote of confidence, Ish wotf007
by austinDm
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 79186

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

My story for this quarter is at Analog right now, and it's even money if I'll get it back in time.

If not, I guess I'll just have to send something else.
by austinDm
Fri Sep 04, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906036

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

5000 seems to be a long way off. wotf004 We just aren't trying hard enough! Want to hear something funny about my SF story? In an attempt to insert positive energy (or maybe a positive psychological tweak), I named several of its characters from the forum. Since I can't enter it again, I see no har...
by austinDm
Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88841

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Ishmael wrote:But submitting something that's been rejected elsewhere is not ideal.


You never know. Every editor is different, so just because one editor didn't buy the story doesn't mean the next won't love it. Don't self reject!
by austinDm
Sun Jul 26, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906036

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:I feel like I've been on these boards forever! Though many with less time have more posts. :)


You beat me by less than a month. And here I though I was the old timer wotf011

I remember talking with people who are no longer active on the forum.

*back in my day . . .*
by austinDm
Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906036

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ishmael wrote:I seem to be blocked from replying.

This must be too sensitive even for 29/1 wotf017


Do you have too many nested quotes? I know that sometimes give me trouble until I delete one of them.
by austinDm
Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906036

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

hazlett wrote:I think we just need to set a new goal for this thread:

5,000 posts.

What say you all?


I think this is more than feasible.
by austinDm
Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 88841

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I haven't subbed my Q4 yet, but I have a couple of stories that should be finishing up in the next month or so. I'm sure one of them will find its way here.
by austinDm
Mon May 25, 2015 7:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 906036

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I've just heard that the Canadian anthology I have a story in--the Strange Bedfellows Anthology of Political SF--has been nominated for an Aurora Award. After having a brief dance around the room, something else occurred to me. That was my notorious Q1 v.29 hold pile story. wotf001 There is always ...
by austinDm
Sat Apr 25, 2015 8:11 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 17432

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

I will be there as well. I'm hoping the more popular kids (ahem...Martin) introduce me to editors so I can pitch my novel to them. Oh, Sean, I feel awful... Last night I learned of some essential, unexpected home repairs that may consume all of my discretionary funds for the year. Up until then, I ...
by austinDm
Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Inscription Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 3052

Re: Inscription Magazine

Nope, not a query; they just finally got around to getting back to me. They were having trouble getting through all their submissions, which is why it took so long to begin with, and I'd sent them an older story, so I was more interested in the new stuff I was writing than in following up on pending...
by austinDm
Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Inscription Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 3052

Re: Inscription Magazine

Davian Aw wrote:Thanks for the update!

The Submissions Grinder registers: "421 day Rejection, Form from Inscription on March 15"

That one's got to hurt. :(


That one's mine actually. wotf001 Needless to say, I'm not keen on sending another story their way.
by austinDm
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Inscription Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 3052

Re: Inscription Magazine

Thanks for the update, Preston!
by austinDm
Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!
Replies: 32
Views: 8916

Re: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!

I think Finlay must have borrowed Joni's cloning machine. It's the only logical explanation.
by austinDm
Tue Jan 13, 2015 8:57 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 17432

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

The girlfriend and I will be there. Hotel and memberships are all in order, and I plan on booking my flight in a couple months.

Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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