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by katsincommand
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Rejection this time, but I knew why before the email came in because of my wonderful critique group. Onwards!
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: 621

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
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

wotf048

I believe this is what we're all looking for.
by katsincommand
Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Age Limit?
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Age Limit?

On the submission form there's a spot for your age. I'm far enough up that I don't recall if there's anything under 18. But that would be a good place to start.
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: 74
Views: 1824

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

Already eyeing my next two entries...
by katsincommand
Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Did the best I could with the time I have. I'm in. :) Portal's still open.
by katsincommand
Sun Sep 17, 2017 4:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Yup health first. Feel better!!! *hugs*
by katsincommand
Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Just curious. What happens when WOTF just gets too big for Dave to handle the load? Will they get a second "gate keeper"? Does he actually have slush readers or does he really glance at every single story? I can imagine that working in the past, but with the competition gaining popularity...
by katsincommand
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 51
Views: 1631

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: 3867
Views: 725499

Re: Success!

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

https://firesidefiction.com/feeding-mr-whiskers
by katsincommand
Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17158

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I sing the congratulating song! For K.D.! For a less disgruntled peony! For KristyEmber who makes it three! With trumpet blast and bagpipe skirl I play your path to what lies beyond. Victory's most rousing song! Or dirge of falling just so near. Where sight of what could have been appears, to goad ...
by katsincommand
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17158

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Haha. It helps to know how things work around here. :)
by katsincommand
Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Slips into a jedi robe, strokes his beard thoughtfully, and does his best Obiwan voice. "You must do what you feel is right, of course." ~Moon~ Hah!!! You say that after I've come up with a story idea, character profiles, and an outline. This story is getting written baby and someone is g...
by katsincommand
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

] Write fresh. Your best story is the one you're about to write, not the one you're about to revise. : ) ~Moon~ I half love this idea, Moon. I love writing something new (says the girl with 150+ shorts in her drawer). But it's a double edged sword. Half of what I write as a short story ends up as a...
by katsincommand
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17158

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Congrats on the good news you guys. :)

*still waiting*
*sigh*
by katsincommand
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 262
Views: 8989

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I suppose I should pick a story to revise. wotf021 Where the heck did this quarter even go?!
by katsincommand
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17158

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm in 6/29 with a massively revised rejection from several years ago. Let's see if DF likes it better now. :) Crossing fingers!
by katsincommand
Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25571

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I'm out. The story is strong, so it might be a matter of taste. Going to try some other markets. Good luck to everyone else!
by katsincommand
Tue May 02, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 17158

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Well after missing the last 3 quarters and after working on this story for over a year I am happy to announce I have finally completed the first draft! And I already submitted my art to the Illustrators contest last week! Oh yeah I'm back!!! wotf024 Yeah!!!! Keep it going! And oh yeah there's a dea...
by katsincommand
Wed Apr 26, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25571

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

It's pretty amazing what he does while maintaining his own writing while being a writing teacher while keeping realistic pro market response times.
by katsincommand
Mon Apr 10, 2017 6:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 6384

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 Mar 31, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34
Replies: 425
Views: 25571

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 34

I've got a story in! Good luck everyone and may our Thursdays be full of good news.
by katsincommand
Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 30894

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

I'm out with a rejection email this morning. Seems the "write, revise, submit quick" isn't my preferred method. :) Back to the drawing board with this one.
by katsincommand
Mon Oct 17, 2016 4:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34
Replies: 353
Views: 24409

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 34

I've got one in mind I'm a little afraid to submit. It's my favorite story ever written (which is the first scary part). And it'll be the longest submission I've ever made for this contest (another scary - there's more to burn!) And I'm also not usually planning this early. But seriously. :) What's ...
by katsincommand
Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 30894

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

Ember wrote:Update from the judge himself:

He is aiming to get this quarter judged a little earlier than the previous quarters: by the 1st November (!).


I guess we can start twitching... *le sigh*

*le twitch*
by katsincommand
Sun Oct 02, 2016 12:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 30894

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

greenroom wrote:Made my first submission in over three years on September 23rd. Revised one of my old HM's as I didn't have time to get anything new ready. Worst that can happen is I revised it into an R :) Currently writing something new for the next quarter.


Yay!!! Welcome back. :)
by katsincommand
Fri Sep 30, 2016 6:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 30894

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

I'm in! (website still up!) wotf026
by katsincommand
Fri Sep 30, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 30894

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

Thanks for updating us.... I'm finalizing mine this afternoon. Now I won't have to panic.

So long as we're in before midnight west coast time we're okay, right?
by katsincommand
Wed Sep 28, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33
Replies: 348
Views: 30894

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 33

amoskalik wrote:I'm in. Is it too early to twitch?



Yes. Go write something. wotf030

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