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by preston
Thu May 10, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

welp, took some time to let everything sink in, buuut wotf059 first place! looks like you and I will be getting better acquainted, Preston! Congrats again! in related news, when Joni called I gave maybe the weirdest response ever? it went something like this: oh god thank you so much this is amazin...
by preston
Thu May 10, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I'm in! Hoping to break my long rejection streak with this one. Maybe I'll get to add another HM to my little collection. And maybe, just maybe...well, we'll see. Good luck, everyone. Don't wait too long! The system always gets a bit wonky on the last day. Re-posting this to let you all know...you ...
by preston
Thu May 10, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Many of the winners have come from this forum, so I fully expect to see some of you at the workshop! I sure hope so!
by preston
Thu May 10, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Wow, you guys! Thanks so much for the congrats. I could never have done it without all of you. I learned more here on this forum and got more encouragement than anywhere else. This forum rocks, and you guys are all great. I just saw the blog they put up, and there I am! It's a good day, a very good ...
by preston
Wed May 09, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

wotf059 Second place! I still can't believe it. Got the call today at work. I screamed and cried. Joni is the sweetest person ever. I'm ridiculously excited. This was the 47th time I've submitted. I began submitting back in 1986-1992, then again in 2009-2018. It's been a very long journey. Here's my...
by preston
Tue May 08, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824261

Re: Success!

So much inspiring successes. Congrats to Ishmael and Michelle and Amoskalik! Keep it up!
by preston
Mon May 07, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

The judge, David Farland, has often said he first looks for three things when reading for this contest: an original trope, polished prose, and a strong story arc. He's mentioned many other things, such as vivid settings, a strong hook with speculative elements, believable characters, an emotional en...
by preston
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 2863

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

Loved your story too, Jeremy, "The Minarets of An-Zabat." It was so suspenseful and original. Loved the vivid imagery, and your characters are so real.
by preston
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Anyone submitting to UFO?

I submitted one, and got the funniest rejection I've ever gotten. Still laughing over what Alex wrote. I am invited to submit another, so I'm scrambling. I've got something, but I'm not sure it's funny enough.
by preston
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 2863

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

So I just finished reading Volume 34, and I gotta say, it's very good. The WOTF anthologies never disappoint. They always contain stories that are just a bit quirkier and more inventive than other venues. ***SPOILER ALERT*** I'm going to talk a little about the stories. Not going to give anything aw...
by preston
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Thanks, Wulf & Michele. I really appreciate your kind words.
by preston
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 25
Views: 2461

Re: Quarter 1 Writers and illustrators of the Future Vol 35

There has been a correction. A finalist has been disqualified and my semi-finalist story has been moved up.
wotf058
by preston
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

There are strange things happening in the world. I got home tonight and there was a message my machine. It was Joni! She called to say that she knows she sent me my semi-finalist email, and she wanted to congratulate me. Then she said she has even better news for me. Turns out, one of the finalists ...
by preston
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congrats, Sataris. There's almost always a forumite finalist, and you is it! Best of luck on placing! Congrats to everyone, including the Rs. I just had three rejections in a row. Ugh! Still, I keep entering every quarter because you never know until the results come in.
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by preston
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

wotf057 I'm so happy! High five! Thanks, Dawn! It's my first ever. I've always wanted to use that sign. You've got to try it! When you post, just click on "View more smilies" below and to the right and it will bring up the sign. Congrats! I'm really looking forward to David's comments.
by preston
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

wotf057
I'm so happy!
by preston
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 11086

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I too am in. It's as polished as I can make it. All I can do is give it a pat on the back and tell it, "Go, little story, go! You can do it!"
Good luck, all! Don't wait until the last day. Submit!
by preston
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 11089

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

Entered. Okay, now to start the next one. Hmmm...
by preston
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824261

Re: Success!

Congrats on all the recent successes, guys! Keep it up! wotf010
by preston
Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824261

Re: Success!

Thanks, guys. This is my second pro-level sale. Now for number three!
by preston
Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824261

Re: Success!

My first story for Daily Science Fiction is now live!
I'm ridiculously excited. Yay!



http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/magic-and-wizardry/preston-e-dennett/dispell
by preston
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 11086

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

First draft finished! Yeah! wotf008
by preston
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 11089

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

Done with one!
It was fun.

Now for two.
Lot's to do.

Don't ask about three.
Too soon, you see.
by preston
Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 23450

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I'm in! Hoping to break my long rejection streak with this one. Maybe I'll get to add another HM to my little collection. And maybe, just maybe...well, we'll see.
Good luck, everyone. Don't wait too long! The system always gets a bit wonky on the last day.
by preston
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goodbye, Publisher's Word Count!
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Goodbye, Publisher's Word Count!

That's me. I'm Topanga Canyon. When I found this out, it was one of the biggest shocks of my life. It was like I had a secret identity I didn't even know about. The stories I could tell you! And I fully intend to tell them all. The good news is: I didn't give up forever. I came back, and my stories...
by preston
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Goodbye, Publisher's Word Count!
Replies: 17
Views: 1680

Re: Goodbye, Publisher's Word Count!

That's me. I'm Topanga Canyon. When I found this out, it was one of the biggest shocks of my life. It was like I had a secret identity I didn't even know about. The stories I could tell you! And I fully intend to tell them all. The good news is: I didn't give up forever. I came back, and my stories ...

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