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by MJNL
Mon May 19, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 866986

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm so glad this thread is still alive to see this! Martin's day hath come!
by MJNL
Fri May 02, 2014 8:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 73187

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Also out of Isolation. I will say this about Penumbra's themes--my acceptances have both been what I considered long shots in terms of fitting. There really weren't any traditions in my story accepted for their 'family traditions' issue. And in my story for the 'lost' issue, the character knew exact...
by MJNL
Fri Apr 25, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Accidental double submission
Replies: 3
Views: 1162

Re: Accidental double submission

Both Analog and Asimov's are a bit loose when it comes to multiple subs. Like Tom, I wouldn't worry about it.
by MJNL
Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 4301

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

I wasn't talking about writers like me, nor writers like Martin or Marina, who already have had some success. I just wanted to point out that my strategy has been the same from the beginning, since before I ever sold anything. So, going 'pro-only (ish)' is not something that I switched to once I ha...
by MJNL
Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 866986

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Bob, you fiend!
by MJNL
Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Am I doing submissions backwards?
Replies: 20
Views: 4301

Re: Am I doing submissions backwards?

I'm pretty close to the Martin camp of "Top Only," with a few exceptions. There are a few semi markets and one token market that I think are worth subbing to after the pros have been exhausted, because they have proven readership. In the end, getting published once means squat (career wise...
by MJNL
Tue Dec 31, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 866986

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Remember, everyone--Martin can find you a late-night, time-stamped mail service in the next ten minutes if you really need it!

wotf011

ETA: Congrats to your daughter, Isto!
by MJNL
Wed Nov 27, 2013 6:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: SFWA Qualification Rates
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Re: SFWA Qualification Rates

And it should be noted that any five-cent-a-word sales to SFWA markets prior to the July 1st changeover still count toward qualification. ETA: A good chunk of SFWA markets already pay more than 5 cents (IGMS, Analog, Asimov's, DSF, Strange Horizons, etc.), so this should encourage more markets to in...
by MJNL
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 66047

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

Oh, how did I miss that? That ladder picture is awesome, Steve.
by MJNL
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 686871

Re: Success!

I've done a jig for Martin over on facebook, but I think you need one here, too!

*Happy dance, happy dance, happy happy happy dance.*
by MJNL
Fri Nov 22, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 73187

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Hey guys, not sure if this is helpful or just feeding the need for rejectomancy but... Penumbra sends out group acceptance emails for each issue. So if you see one reported acceptance on duotrope or the grinder, that means all the acceptances for one theme have been issued. Do with this info what yo...
by MJNL
Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 866986

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yay, go gator!


Hmm, you'd think at least ten percent of my posts would be in this thread. It is my most active topic, but still, I feel delinquent.
by MJNL
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 866986

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Mwahaha!
by MJNL
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:39 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 66047

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

Oh, that's right. Austin was the instigator of chao-- I mean, he was our inspiration.

And on that note: Martin. Do it. Dooooo it.
by MJNL
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:00 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 66047

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

Mike Resnick wrote::

WotF Finalists tentatively coming in issue six: Martina Lostetter, Tina Smith, and Brian Trent.

-- Mike


Who is this Martina? Oh, wait, while at Worldcon did Martin, Tina, and I write a story together while in a late night delirium? Perhaps. I don't know-- it's all a blur.
by MJNL
Wed Oct 23, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 693
Views: 176039

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I'm in Apex hell. On duotrope there are 13 responses pending (7 on Grinder). I've been waiting 128 days. The responses have slowed to a trickle, and I've resorted to stalking Lynne on twitter to see if there are any updates on the slush pile. I'm hoping for a personal rejection at the very least. T...
by MJNL
Sun Sep 29, 2013 9:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 66047

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

Thank you, Ishmael, I'm glad you enjoyed it. And I'll let you interpret it as you will.
by MJNL
Sat Sep 14, 2013 7:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Good Places to Submit Stories
Replies: 15
Views: 2490

Re: Good Places to Submit Stories

I second the Submission Grinder--great way to find markets and keep track of your submissions.
by MJNL
Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 101863

Re: Analog Submissions

Yep, she did say that--but also expressed that they don't like to publicize the fact. So, everybody, this info doesn't leave this very private Internet forum, got it?
by MJNL
Mon Aug 26, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: You -- yes, YOU! -- are invited to a WorldCon Party!
Replies: 20
Views: 4652

Re: You -- yes, YOU! -- are invited to a WorldCon Party!

I will also have a few copies of vol. 29 for sale at the con, so if you would like to buy one (for less than list price) and get it signed, there will be an opportunity. I can only get so many books into my luggage though, so if you want one be sure to catch me early.
by MJNL
Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 686871

Re: Success!

Congrats, guys!
by MJNL
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 866986

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

When I said 'think in words'--I meant language, rather than text. Though if I'm thinking really hard about it, I kind of see the words too, but that's secondary to hearing them. And when I read words, I can't not hear them. Which is why I kind of don't understand how one speed reads. I read at margi...
by MJNL
Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 686871

Re: Success!

Tina is the bomb. That is all.


Oh...and dancing banana's of rockettude:
wotf026 wotf026 wotf026
by MJNL
Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4890
Views: 866986

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

My husband and I often have fascinating conversations about the way our brains work differently. Once we were discussing this very thing, and he said that the more simplistic the thought (like, I need to go to the store and buy x,y, and z) the more apt he is to think in words, whereas the more compl...
by MJNL
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 686871

Re: Success!

I am so behind in my congrats!

CONGRATS ALL!!!
by MJNL
Thu May 16, 2013 6:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 686871

Re: Success!

Gongrats Megan and Stewart!!!
by MJNL
Tue May 14, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 7312

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Aqua is a new one. Mike's number two choice for my nick name was Semper Fi--which also would have been pretty cool. 'Aqua Marina' was the theme tune of the UK children's TV series 'Stingray' (1964 - 5) and the character Marina was a mute who could breathe under water. Stingray was a futuristic subm...
by MJNL
Tue May 14, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 16464

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Yep, I'll be there too. The info Tina and I have been getting from Mike is great. And all of your tips are really helpful, so thanks guys. And I'm so excited to meet those of you who are going (or to see you again!). I did see that Tim Powers is on the panel list, Bob, which makes me happy. He was g...
by MJNL
Sun May 12, 2013 7:30 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 40
Views: 7312

Re: WotF Finalists in Galaxy's Edge

Yes, an Aquadoodle is a toy (well, art set, really)!

I've been everything from Dock (cuz a marina is where you park a boat) to M1 before, but Aqua is a new one. Mike's number two choice for my nick name was Semper Fi--which also would have been pretty cool.
by MJNL
Wed May 08, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3827
Views: 686871

Re: Success!

Go Dawn and Krystal! And Laura (that doesn't belong in the "almost success" thread--your Penumbra spotlight goes here)!

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