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by Grayson Morris
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:55 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Clarkesworld Jaunary 2012 stats
Replies: 23
Views: 10618

Re: Clarkesworld Jaunary 2012 stats

Still, its humbling to see how many stories yours has to compete with. Especially considering only 24 slots per YEAR are open to the slush pile. (The other 12 stories are solicited.) But hey -- that's DOUBLE what CW was accepting a year ago! (edited to correct 8 to 12; for some reason, when talking...
by Grayson Morris
Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:39 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Not About Read an Ebook Week Anymore
Replies: 22
Views: 8613

Re: Not About Read an Ebook Week Anymore

What would happen is that VISA would lose a huge percentage of its market share as merchants switched to MasterCard. If MasterCard followed suit, someone would start a new rival to fill the gap. No company with a stranglehold (=huge market share) will stay so if it starts limiting its customers. Som...
by Grayson Morris
Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

(Edit: I think I'm entirely wrong in interpreting that smiley as a little dude with his fist in the air and a determined expression on his face. It's probably just supposed to be "I have a question." Well, whatever. :p ) Well, his name is "fistinair" (mouse-hover on him). And fo...
by Grayson Morris
Wed Mar 07, 2012 5:42 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Not About Read an Ebook Week Anymore
Replies: 22
Views: 8613

Re: National Read an Ebook Week

However, I can't say that I would be too terribly upset if another The Pedophile’s Guide To Love And Pleasure: A Child-Lover’s Code Of Conduct gets banned. wotf017 If by "ban" you mean "choose not to sell," I'm 100 percent with you. Amazon is free to decline any book it doesn't ...
by Grayson Morris
Tue Mar 06, 2012 12:43 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Not About Read an Ebook Week Anymore
Replies: 22
Views: 8613

Re: National Read an Ebook Week

morshana wrote:
Strycher wrote:I'm just confused on who would object to rape and bestiality without objecting to pedophilia?


Maybe they consider pedophilia a subset of rape?

Then wouldn't bestiality be a subset of rape, too? Can't see how the animal could give consent....
by Grayson Morris
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It's hard to post between all that refreshing: Duotrope, this forum, other forums with WOTFers... (Don't worry, Martin -- I've been writing like a madwoman all week, even this weekend.) I wonder how long it will be before more of us have results to report. It looks like they're coming out in near-da...
by Grayson Morris
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2988
Views: 649138

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Sean and Erik (and any others I've missed)! Nice to have you join us. Sean, what a wonderful breakdown! Thanks for that. Erik, you'll want to edit your post above to remove the name of your story -- the contest is judged blind, and if the coordinating judge happens to see it, you'll be disq...
by Grayson Morris
Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I didn't mean ALL HMs and come out before higher categories. I was responding to what seemed to be Kary's thought that rejections come out before HMs. Based on my four prior quarters of experience, the e-mails coming out now are probably a mix of HMs and straight rejections, both of which show as r...
by Grayson Morris
Thu Mar 01, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Would anyone like to comment on the usual time elapsed from the start of the flood until we get to the HMs, semis and finalists? Usually, HMs seem to come out with rejections. Only higher categories are held up until close to the end. Except when they're not. I've gotten HM and rejections after fin...
by Grayson Morris
Thu Mar 01, 2012 8:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary James wrote:Would anyone like to comment on the usual time elapsed from the start of the flood until we get to the HMs, semis and finalists?

Usually, HMs seem to come out with rejections. Only higher categories are held up until close to the end.
by Grayson Morris
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Great idea, David. I hope folks will use it (and use it as intended).
by Grayson Morris
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 600
Views: 288361

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Eli-gator, do you have a smartphone? Amazon has a free Kindle app for Android phones and iPhones (perhaps others as well).
by Grayson Morris
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Don't be so hard on yourself. You merely refrained from jumping to a conclusion until sufficient evidence had accumulated. To be a completely niggly pain-in-the-wazoo: actually, our resident alligator did jump to a conclusion: the conclusion that the first set of results were not accurate reports o...
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 29, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Four more results reported on Duotrope. At least one of them is a November rejection, handily disproving that conjecture. :-) (Sorry, November submitters!)
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Hey, just be glad I didn't write it using mathematical notation. wotf022
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 29, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

It's okay with me if all (forum) November entries become finalists, as long as not all finalists are November entries. I submitted on December 19. :-) Sounds like some kind of logic puzzle... (even setting aside the fact that that would probably leave us with far too many finalists!) If all Novembe...
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 29, 2012 8:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

george nik. wrote:Still, no Novembers. Maybe all November entries will turn finalists. wotf015

It's okay with me if all (forum) November entries become finalists, as long as not all finalists are November entries. I submitted on December 19. :-)
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 159293

Re: Cover Workshop

I don't get an urban fantasy vibe at all. In fact, I don't get any kind of fantasy/SF vibe. It screams "Middle Eastern oppression of women" to me.
by Grayson Morris
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Another Q1 rejection's come in on Duotrope...can they ALL be erroneous? Or have no forum members happened to be in the response batches that have gone out so far? It seems unlikely, but it's certainly possible.
by Grayson Morris
Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:40 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1083388

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Michael! Well done.
by Grayson Morris
Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:29 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

An e-mail now could easily be an HM. It's unlikely to be anything higher in the initial rounds, because KD hasn't finalized those (and probably hasn't finished the first reading of all entries to begin with). Potential semis and finalists are in a pile waiting for her to sort them out (some will pro...
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: The Hunger Games Series Paperback/Publishers Are Lame
Replies: 13
Views: 7368

Re: The Hunger Games Series Paperback/Publishers Are Lame

In fairness, Sai, every single post on these threads that has even a modicum of complaint to them is unequivocally first-world problems. I'm assuming you have never lamented a missed submission, a delayed response from an editor, nor expressed concern that you may or may not have what it takes to a...
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5008
Views: 1230740

Re: Q1 Volume 29

I'm wondering what the 124-day rejection is...that was before the start of the quarter. It doesn't seem a non-published finalist would categorize a rejection as "form," either (since semis are clearly personals, and finalist is a step higher). EDIT: oh, never mind, I'm being an idiot. We'...
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 22, 2012 7:06 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: The Hunger Games Series Paperback/Publishers Are Lame
Replies: 13
Views: 7368

Re: The Hunger Games Series Paperback/Publishers Are Lame

If I want to read the HUNGER GAMES trilogy, I will have to order it from the UK, or pay a lot of extra cash here for the hardcovers. This seems like the definition of a 'first world problem.' Indeed. I think the proper attitude toward first-world problems is humble gratitude that they're the kind w...
by Grayson Morris
Tue Feb 21, 2012 3:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 105624

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Ooh, congratulations, George! I hope we hear even better Penumbra news from you soon.
by Grayson Morris
Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Strange Horizons seeking (volunteer) fiction editors
Replies: 28
Views: 12381

Re: Strange Horizons seeking (volunteer) fiction editors

Becoming a serious writer (i.e., someone paying attention to craft and working to get better and get sold) has ruined my reading. My writer-critiquer is almost always in my way -- even on really good stories. I'm told this is a phase and it will pass. I sure hope so.
by Grayson Morris
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Success!
Replies: 17
Views: 12176

Re: Success!

I wanted to post this at your gallery, on your Gear 3 wallpaper contest entry, but when I hit "post" DeviantArt wanted me to create an account...so I'll put it here instead: This is amazing. You really capture the intensity, and you have a mastery of perspective for depth, and of showing e...
by Grayson Morris
Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1083388

Re: Success!

What's your byline, so we'll know your stories when they pass the revue?
by Grayson Morris
Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4253
Views: 1083388

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Delli! Yahoo! (Wait, I can still use that as an interjection without going to jail, right?)

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