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by katsincommand
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34
Replies: 23
Views: 3921

Re: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34

Rejection for me. (I keep forgetting I need distance on stories.) Oh well.
by katsincommand
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 21141

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Already eyeing my next two entries...
by katsincommand
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 41360

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I actually know which story I'm submitting, but it needs a lot of work. And I've got a novel to finish before I can work on it. Hmm, maybe I should rearrange things, then submit the story early so I don't have to worry about it. Too many stories, not enough time.
by katsincommand
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4174
Views: 951008

Re: Success!

Hey guys I've got a story out in Fireside today.

https://firesidefiction.com/feeding-mr-whiskers
by katsincommand
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 8609

Re: Cover Letters

From my time as a slush reader, the cover letters that "tried too hard" seemed to be indicators of people that would be difficult to work with. You don't want to give that impression of yourself because if it comes down to choosing between your story and another, then that element becomes ...
by katsincommand
Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4174
Views: 951008

Re: Success!

Tom, congrats and commiserations. 30 is a respectable number and an indication of consistency. I know I'll see you around the interwebs, but still going to wish you luck with your writing and publishing. :)
by katsincommand
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 85397

Re: Galaxy's Edge

Can't wait for this issue! Congrats you guys.
by katsincommand
Mon Aug 29, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 258898

Re: Five Minute Rant

wotf020 I might have consoled myself with the fact that I had a story in the final round at Plasma Frequency. That one still shows in progress on Submittable. However the magazine has closed. It says so both on The Grinder and their home page. Will they get round to letting me know personally? I do...
by katsincommand
Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 10152

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Submitted June 27th.

ETA: HM on 9/16
by katsincommand
Thu Feb 25, 2016 4:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Nebula Awards 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2925

Re: Nebula Awards 2016

Awesome!

I'll be there too - see ya soon.
by katsincommand
Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Nebula Awards 2016
Replies: 11
Views: 2925

Re: Nebula Awards 2016

So are you coming to Chicago then? :D
by katsincommand
Tue Oct 06, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 258898

Re: Five Minute Rant

I got one too. I keep trying, but they're at the further end of my submission order due to the wait time. Gives me a chance to look it over before I send it to TOR.com. Then it's down to semi pro markets.
by katsincommand
Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1102998

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Stewart that's perfect for tonight's theme. :)
by katsincommand
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1102998

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I STOMP ON THIS THREAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

wotf051
by katsincommand
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4174
Views: 951008

Re: Success!

Steve that's awesome! Congrats. :D
by katsincommand
Thu Jan 01, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Slush
Replies: 14
Views: 5435

Re: Slush

Nice post, Mike. Thanks for sharing. I wold like to add that having a glimpse of the slush pile also does wonders for your perspective as a writer, as in, what not to fuss over anymore, and how to get ahead of those other stories. If you haven't read slush, it's a great experience. Find a zine, pro ...
by katsincommand
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 26205

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Have fun you guys. :) I can't join you :( as I'm on the "every other year" for travel plan. I'll hold down the fort here.
by katsincommand
Tue Nov 04, 2014 3:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4174
Views: 951008

Re: Success!

Thanks, Dustin. Yep, Cara's Heartsong is up at DSF. (http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... -heartsong)

I just hope Stewart remembers us when he makes it bigbigbig. :D
by katsincommand
Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: World Fantasy Convention Nov 6th - 9th Washington DC
Replies: 10
Views: 3157

Re: World Fantasy Convention Nov 6th - 9th Washington DC

Alastair, I'm definitely going to that one. I'll look for you.
by katsincommand
Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: World Fantasy Convention Nov 6th - 9th Washington DC
Replies: 10
Views: 3157

World Fantasy Convention Nov 6th - 9th Washington DC

Who's attending? Preliminary programming has been published.
by katsincommand
Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4174
Views: 951008

Re: Success!

I have a story up at Daily Science Fiction today.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... of-glasses
by katsincommand
Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4174
Views: 951008

Re: Success!

Just wanted to say you guys are awesome. :D Congrats to Annie, Martin, Stewart, Rebecca, jennifer and HLF. :)

(Yeah I know, I haven't been on the forum all winter, it's been INSANE).
by katsincommand
Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 6430

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

That said, I hate waiting. I almost always hit the super-fast pro markets first (Clarkesworld, Shimmer, Lightspeed, etc.), and then usually the super-fast respectable semi-pro and token markets (Interzone, etc.), and then return to the reasonable pro markets, before I move on to places like Analog ...
by katsincommand
Wed Feb 26, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 6430

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

Rejections sting, there's no other way around it. On various writing communities I participate in rejection/submission contests. Rather than focusing on "damn it my story was rejected again, my writing is crap", it turns into "oh hey a rejection, I can add a point to my score" an...
by katsincommand
Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 28
Views: 10906

Re: Quarter 1, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Email received this morning - I didn't place.
by katsincommand
Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 128239

Re: Analog Submissions

katsincommand wrote:201 days, from April. Last I heard, they were responding to March submissions.


He must've heard me - 2 days later my rejection showed up.
by katsincommand
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:21 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 30
Replies: 26
Views: 8911

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 30

Didn't place.
by katsincommand
Mon Nov 11, 2013 4:36 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 128239

Re: Analog Submissions

201 days, from April. Last I heard, they were responding to March submissions.

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