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by s_c_baker
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: New Clarkesworld Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

Re: New Clarkesworld Guidelines

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:As of today, Clarkesworld has new guidelines which may be of interest to contest entrants who tend to write long:


I have no idea whom you're talking about...

wotf013

I thought you might not. wotf001
by s_c_baker
Thu Jun 11, 2015 10:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804119

Re: Success!

Back in March, I wrote a story for SFComet, a Chinese website.

It's finally up in English: http://www.sfcomet.com/stewart-baker.html
by s_c_baker
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 12275

Re: Avatar Trouble

Whoops, I just responded to a PM about this, but Dustin has it covered already.

Go Dustin go! wotf007
by s_c_baker
Wed Jun 03, 2015 11:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: New Clarkesworld Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 2514

New Clarkesworld Guidelines

As of today, Clarkesworld has new guidelines which may be of interest to contest entrants who tend to write long:

Word Limit: 1000-16000 words, no more, no less
Pay Rate: 10¢ per word for the first 5000 words, 8¢ for each word over 5000


(Emphasis mine.)
by s_c_baker
Wed May 27, 2015 10:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804119

Re: Success!

AliceBrook wrote:My little "Magpie" will appear in The Lane of Unusual Traders ! wotf010

Hey, woohoo!

I have a story in that list as well. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Tue May 26, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964725

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

How about pseudocide, Gator? We have a special deal on that, today only!
by s_c_baker
Tue May 26, 2015 1:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964725

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

VICTORY!

Teacakes and patricide for everybody.
by s_c_baker
Fri May 22, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804119

Re: Success!

Woohoo! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Mon May 04, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804119

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new story out today in Flash Fiction Online: The Cormorant in the Glass-bottomed Cage

Also, the publisher interviewed me about the story and writing in general: An Interview with Rebecca Birch. My first interview ever!

Woohoo! Beautiful story! wotf007
by s_c_baker
Sun Apr 26, 2015 10:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2483
Views: 461733

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi all, I'm Cindi. I write fantasy. Have one WOTF R under my belt, and an Unknown status for Q1. Even though I have been using the teach yourself method of writing (akin to teaching yourself the bow and arrow where most words, paragraphs, characters and plot lines lay scattered all over the ground ...
by s_c_baker
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: A Lot of Naughty
Replies: 1
Views: 1271

Re: A Lot of Naughty

Send it out to the usual places and let the editors decide for you. Never self-reject!

(That aside, maybe Grimdark Magazine, which I have never actually read but seems like it'd be into that kind of thing: http://grimdarkmagazine.com/)
by s_c_baker
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!
Replies: 32
Views: 9474

Re: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!

I think I saw somewhere a comment that the system had told an author they could not submit for two more hours. (I thought it was here but can't find it again).

So it seems like the system will track this for you. :)
by s_c_baker
Mon Apr 20, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 200105

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

argh another rejection for this one story that's already gone through 15 rejections from pro markets. Half of those were personals, and it was held for further consideration three times before they changed their mind. So I know it has to be good, and that makes the constant rejections all the more ...
by s_c_baker
Thu Apr 16, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Does this mean the Hugo Award will be less coveted by authors?

There certainly seem likely to be short-term consequences at the least...

I suspect in the long term it will more or less equalize.
by s_c_baker
Tue Apr 14, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Jon Eno was also removed from the ballot on account of not having sold an eligible work during 2014. Another John C Wright nomination (the short story) is also apparently questionable, having appeared on his website from March of 2013 through December last year, before being removed and then release...
by s_c_baker
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964725

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

amoskalik wrote:Submitting to the past is the only valid way to be a Writer of the Future. Perhaps we've been going about this the wrong way all along.

Excellent point. wotf001
by s_c_baker
Mon Apr 13, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964725

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ishmael wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:solipsistist?


Says who? wotf012

wotf019

Well-played.
by s_c_baker
Mon Apr 13, 2015 7:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964725

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

There is some danger that persons of a Merlinesque persuasion (I note the facts in a perfectly non-discriminatory method of distinguishing the 'so' from the 'not so') will be unable to tell us when she finally wins owing to our not yet having joined the Forum. Unless of course it is so(lips)ist to ...
by s_c_baker
Mon Apr 13, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964725

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

You are submitting TO THE PAST! wotf015 I'm related to Merlin Fair enough. Be sure to let us know how it will have already have gone*, I guess. wotf007 *Confused? You too can learn to speak clearly in any chronologically complicated situation! Just willon have be about to sendinged $99.99** to Dr. ...
by s_c_baker
Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Here is GRRM talking about why No Award as a policy is a terrible idea: http://grrm.livejournal.com/418643.html Yes, this latest one is especially worth reading. :) I intend to consider every story and every finalist in every category, and vote for those that I think worthy of Hugos. I will vote NO...
by s_c_baker
Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Wright is present on both slates, but the vast majority of his noms come from Rabid Puppies (Vox Day's version). He only has one short and one novella on Sad Puppies (Brad's version). Unless there is another author with more than one nomination for a novella I expect John C. Wright will win in that ...
by s_c_baker
Wed Apr 08, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4962
Views: 964725

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

You are submitting TO THE PAST! wotf015
by s_c_baker
Tue Apr 07, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

The most exhaustive commentary on what's going on is here, from someone who turned down a Hugo nomination: http://www.blackgate.com/2015/04/04/a-detailed-explanation/ If you don't have the time to read what is essentially a 5000-word essay, here's a much shorter commentary on things from Charlie Jan...
by s_c_baker
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 17248

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

CAMPBELL AWARD FOR BEST NEW WRITER (851 ballots) Award for the best new professional science fiction or fantasy writer of 2013 or 2014, sponsored by Dell Magazines (not a Hugo Award). Wesley Chu * Jason Cordova Kary English * Rolf Nelson Eric. S. Raymond *Finalists in their 2nd year of eligibility....
by s_c_baker
Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:34 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804119

Re: Success!

My advice for stories published on EDF? Never read the comments. Half of them are by people who know the author, half are by people who are (apparently) bitter that their own story didn't get published, and the remaining half (yes, I know) seems to be made up of people who think "leave a commen...
by s_c_baker
Thu Apr 02, 2015 12:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 200105

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I forget who, but someone here pointed me in the direction of the James White Award.

I didn't make the shortlist, but I was on the longlist, so that's something, anyway. Thanks!
by s_c_baker
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804119

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.

Hooray and huzzah!
by s_c_baker
Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804119

Re: Success!

Woohoo! Go Aina! Go Talice! Uh... wotf021

wotf017
by s_c_baker
Fri Mar 20, 2015 6:13 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: STRING OF TEN CONTEST
Replies: 18
Views: 4855

Re: STRING OF TEN CONTEST

dbeavers wrote:I made it to the finals. A little salve for my big "R" in the last WOTF round.

Hey, me too! (And hey, me too!)

Nice to see another forumite on the list. :)
by s_c_baker
Sat Mar 14, 2015 7:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 200105

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Unfortunately finalist is the end of the road--they've already announced the top three.

And try/fail cycles?! It's only 250 words. Ain't noboy got time for that. wotf001

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