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by s_c_baker
Thu Feb 16, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1139143

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Safe money is on "not until the beginning of March," last I saw.
by s_c_baker
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:40 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Strange Horizons seeking (volunteer) fiction editors
Replies: 28
Views: 11772

Re: Strange Horizons seeking (volunteer) fiction editors

Definitely an opportunity worth trying for. :)

(I'd do it if I had the time, and if I could name even one story I'd ever read in SH. Since I can't, that might not make me a good candidate anyway... wotf001 )
by s_c_baker
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2898
Views: 583523

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, Isto!

Synopses, pitches, and queries are beasts entirely of their own. Have you taken a gander at http://queryshark.blogspot.com/ ? Best place on the web for marketing-to-publisher-or-agent advice, hands down. :)
by s_c_baker
Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Strange Horizons seeking (volunteer) fiction editors
Replies: 28
Views: 11772

Strange Horizons seeking (volunteer) fiction editors

Some of you may be interested: http://www.strangehorizons.com/Jobs.shtml

I am interested, but with this full-time job, two children, MA thesis, and fiction writing... wotf002 wotf001
by s_c_baker
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2898
Views: 583523

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

stephgp wrote:That would explain a few things. I'll keep the kitty's anyway, though they show me little respect unless I have a full food dish in my hands.

Hi Step(anie), welcome aboard!

I have three cats. Uh... unless you're my landlord. Then I only have two. Legally speaking. wotf001
by s_c_baker
Mon Feb 06, 2012 1:07 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1139143

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Anthologies, like astronomical-metaphor-of-choice, are usually content to wait. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1139143

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I anticipate an early rejection due to subject matter. "Oh, not, not another story about unicorn monkeys on motorcycles..."

Are you thinking what I'm thinking, Martin?

AN

THO

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wotf019
by s_c_baker
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1139143

Re: Q1 Volume 29

And while we're speculating, what is the likely effect of planning for the gala and workshop on the airspeed of an unladen swallow? Er, I mean - on the judging and rejection process? ELVES ON UNICORNS! Oh, sorry. Wrong "speculating." I haven't really been submitting regularly enough to kn...
by s_c_baker
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1139143

Re: Q1 Volume 29

"So, " she says, affecting nonchalance, "does anyone know when rejections start coming out?" Will they trickle out as read, or will they come out as one great singularity of mass destruction? That all depends. In most previous quarters, they have been sent out en masse . For Q4,...
by s_c_baker
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:47 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges
Replies: 242
Views: 100715

Re: First Four-Fifty Critique Exchanges

kyle wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:A two legged elephant doesn't limp. It drags.

Depends on which legs it's missing. I can also imagine an alternating hop-hop movement...

It might also just fall over. (Elephants being pretty dang heavy--so heavy, in fact,they essentially evolved an extra toe at the back of their feet.)
by s_c_baker
Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2898
Views: 583523

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hmm... apparently medieval welsh really is quite different from modern welsh. I sort of can maybe parse a little of that. Maybe. Yes indeed--same with M.E. SIÞEN þe sege and þe assaut watz sesed at Troye, Þe borȝ brittened and brent to brondeȝ and askez, Þe tulk þat þe trammes of tresoun þer wroȝt ...
by s_c_baker
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2898
Views: 583523

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

gethinmorgan wrote:Ydw, rhwy'n rhugl, ond dw'i ddim yn ysgrifeny yn rhy dda! Trans. Yes, I'm fluent in Welsh, but I don't think that sentance would stand up to GoogleTranslate!

"Yes, I'm fluent, but I do not ysgrifeny too good!" wotf019
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2898
Views: 583523

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

kyle wrote:Welcome, @gethinmorgan!

Wait, the @ was part of it? Blast.
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2898
Views: 583523

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Bore da, gethinmorgan! Stewart ydw i. wotf007 (Unfortunately, that's all the Cymraeg I know--and I had to remember how to do sentence two properly, and am still not sure I got it right.) Anyway, welcome. :) I love Wales, though I've never been. Looking forward to seeing some of your writing (in prin...
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:44 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: "Beautiful" Prose
Replies: 74
Views: 43525

Re: "Beautiful" Prose

Kij Johnson. Also, nebula winners (in my experience) tend to come closer to this than other writers. Nebula privileges craft more than some other awards, which are more fan- and reader-derived. Not saying anything against fans and readers, of course, but craftsmen/craftswomen they ain't. wotf011 ed...
by s_c_baker
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1139143

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Well Q4 Volume 28 is over for the ones who did not win. So perhaps those of us who are once again running for the gold should start posting in the current quarter's topic. Not that I have much to say, but I've decided to try and take a more active part on the forum this quarter. At least that's wha...
by s_c_baker
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1139143

Re: Q1 Volume 29

If a form rejection is sent and nobody is around to put it into duotrope, has the quarter even started yet? http://images.bravenet.com/common/images/smilies/meditate.gif It's like the damn tree in the forest. It makes a sound, I tell you. Just because us humans are too conceited to believe that if ...
by s_c_baker
Tue Jan 24, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5000
Views: 1139143

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Well Q4 Volume 28 is over for the ones who did not win. So perhaps those of us who are once again running for the gold should start posting in the current quarter's topic. Not that I have much to say, but I've decided to try and take a more active part on the forum this quarter. At least that's wha...
by s_c_baker
Mon Jan 16, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Connie Willis
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: Connie Willis

kyle wrote:And for those who haven't heard, Connie Willis has just been named the new SFWA Grand Master.

I wonder what whatsisname has to say about that... wotf001
by s_c_baker
Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:42 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: From First Draft to Year's Best: A Talk with Dave Hutchinson
Replies: 2
Views: 2257

Re: From First Draft to Year's Best: A Talk with Dave Hutchi

Very cool. :) Love the name of that writing boot camp, too.
by s_c_baker
Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:40 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Selling my books to the Millions.
Replies: 26
Views: 10278

Re: Selling my books to the Millions.

If I'm wrong, I'll eat these words. (They have ink-jet printers now that will print frosting onto a cake, so this boast isn't as impressive as it used to be...) I have got to get me one of those. "Dear thesis committee, Please find included in his cakebox the final version of my thesis. It may...
by s_c_baker
Sat Jan 14, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Connie Willis
Replies: 13
Views: 5997

Re: Connie Willis

Reading the comments on the blog, Mr. Hickey doesn't seem to be quite as troll-ish as he does on first blush. Most of his criticisms are acceptable enough (getting research wrong, the plot being plotless), although of course I haven't read the book in question. In other words: I don't think it's nec...
by s_c_baker
Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Selling my books to the Millions.
Replies: 26
Views: 10278

Re: Selling my books to the Millions.

If I'm wrong, I'll eat these words. (They have ink-jet printers now that will print frosting onto a cake, so this boast isn't as impressive as it used to be...) I have got to get me one of those. "Dear thesis committee, Please find included in his cakebox the final version of my thesis. It may...
by s_c_baker
Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Selling my books to the Millions.
Replies: 26
Views: 10278

Re: Selling my books to the Millions.

You know...

Strictly speaking, he didn't say he wanted to sell millions of books. He just said he wanted to sell his books to the millions. I think that's figurative/extended use, isn't it? wotf001
by s_c_baker
Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Selling my books to the Millions.
Replies: 26
Views: 10278

Re: Selling my books to the Millions.

wellsdesigned wrote:So no one has an answer for selling books to the millions? Dang, and I was hoping to call in sick to work, permanently.

I suggest buying The Mother Anthony.

I mean, using subliminal messages.
by s_c_baker
Thu Jan 12, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Battle of the Books
Replies: 17
Views: 6158

Re: Battle of the Books

Very cool idea. Although ... am I the only one who was expecting this thread to be about Jonathan Swift ? I actually got all excited at the title of the thread, and was subsequently disappointed when my expectations weren't met--or even mentioned! wotf022 edit after reading the posted matches so far...
by s_c_baker
Thu Jan 12, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Duotrope Equivalent for Art?
Replies: 5
Views: 6599

Re: Duotrope Equivalent for Art?

Note that I have the artistic ability of a dead rat tied to helicopter blades with sticks of dynamite inserted into its orifices, so am not speaking from experience, but here are a few likely candidates: http://www.artistsmarketonline.com/ (seems to be put out by the same people who do Writers' Mark...
by s_c_baker
Mon Jan 09, 2012 3:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2898
Views: 583523

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, Akasha--belated welcome! wotf007
by s_c_baker
Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 147633

Re: Cover Workshop

P... P... Powerpoint!? wotf014

(Where's that "crying tears of blood" smiley when you need it?)
by s_c_baker
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:28 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 147633

Re: Cover Workshop

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:How about ... quotidian? wotf001


I confess: I've never used that word.

I don't think that's much of a confession--who has used it in ordinary conversation? (Anybody?)

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