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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: 60990

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: 60990

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: 74497

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: 84848

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: 84848

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: 9547

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: 84848

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: 84848

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
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89132

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Congrats Matt and HLF!
by austinDm
Fri Oct 02, 2015 7:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89132

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Congrats, Stephanie! It's always great to get that recognition.

And comisserations, Jeremy. You made finalist one, you can do it again. wotf007
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: 74497

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: 84848

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: 84848

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
Mon Sep 14, 2015 6:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89132

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Popping in to say congrats to all the HMs, SHMs, Semi-Finalists, and (woot!) Finalists! Hopefully you won't have to wait too long for final results.
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: 74497

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: 74497

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: 4922
Views: 886652

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
Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89132

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Tielore wrote:I keep getting emails from Joni - and my heart skips a beat, thinking I just got rejected. wotf015 But, they're just spam about the writing class they're selling. Seriously, it freaks me out every time.


Maybe that's actually the point wotf015
by austinDm
Thu Aug 13, 2015 3:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89132

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

I got my first flat R in 8 quarters. I was expecting a little better of this story, but I guess not.
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: 84848

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: 4922
Views: 886652

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: 4922
Views: 886652

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: 4922
Views: 886652

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: 84848

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 Jul 13, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89132

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

hazlett wrote:After 815 rejections and 3 years and 7 months, I made my first professional sale today.


Huzzah! Congrats! wotf010
by austinDm
Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89132

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

In regards to dream type openings does Mr. Wolverton have issues with waking from a coma or unconsciousness as such a dream type opening, does anyone know? I have never created a story where the character dreams, however I do have several stories in which a character is on the brink of death or bec...
by austinDm
Wed Jun 24, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32
Replies: 594
Views: 89132

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 32

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:*twitch*

(Too soon? wotf013 )


To save time, Dave is now reading submissions through clairvoyant precognition. He's already chosen the finalists, and at least one hasn't been submitted yet.

wotf013

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