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by s_c_baker
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Slushpile readers
Replies: 15
Views: 3893

Re: Slushpile readers

There are probably some posts from KD Wentworth floating around the forums which describes what she looks for in a contest piece, but I'm not sure where they are. There in often overlooked Information Alley . Also, you can search posts by user and look up all of KD's posts. Aha! I must have figured...
by s_c_baker
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465115

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Tony! I tend to agree with Martin--that background makes me go wotf003

I hear you on the "attractive website" thing, though. I've visited some professional author's sites and been amazed at how awful they are. (The fact that part of my job is web design probably does it.)
by s_c_baker
Thu Aug 11, 2011 8:31 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Slushpile readers
Replies: 15
Views: 3893

Re: Slushpile readers

Contest aside, know your market. Some markets are good for obscure and artsy. Others are not. I'm not sure WotF would be a good fit (although of course it's impossible to tell without reading the piece). Most of the stories I've read in earlier volumes, although not without artistic merit(!) or wort...
by s_c_baker
Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465115

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

I got the book one too--but as I haven't read anything by either author, ever... :roll:

Took me three tries to get past those questions. :lol:
by s_c_baker
Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2524
Views: 465115

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Halloa, all. :) I've been lurking on the forums for a while now, mostly popping in and being paranoid in the Quarter threads to see whether or not other people have gotten responses. Figured I should go ahead and register, and--after a bit of confusion with the "I am not an automated process&qu...

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