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by Jennifer Hicks
Thu May 31, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

That brings up an interesting question for me. What constitutes a "last-minute" paper submission? I submitted late in the quarter on Dec. 20, but that doesn't strike me as being at the last minute. According to Duotrope, I have the longest wait on a postal submission to WotF right now. I ...
by Jennifer Hicks
Thu May 31, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

One thing that's been bothering me is the LAMPS. Mine was mores a PS... didn't really send it in at the last minute. I've been wondering if all the paper submissions were chucked in one pile and held until the end. But, if I'm not mistaken, a few paper submissions did get results. ??? If we're now ...
by Jennifer Hicks
Sat May 26, 2012 1:57 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221786

Re: Five Minute Rant

I sent them a query about a month ago and never heard anything until today. Considering the mess this has turned out to be, I'm not sure whether I'll be submitting there again. We'll see.
by Jennifer Hicks
Sat May 26, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221786

Re: Five Minute Rant

Bull Spec has had one of my stories since Oct. 6. Today I got an e-mail -- very apologetic -- from the editor. He said he had misplaced a lot of submissions from early October when the magazine switched over to a new submissions system but that the stories had been found and would now be read. A hal...
by Jennifer Hicks
Wed May 23, 2012 7:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I just opened up my e-mail to see a new message from Writers of the Future, and my heart pounded a few times before I realized it was a request to fill out a survey. Sigh.
by Jennifer Hicks
Fri May 18, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2507
Views: 464159

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hey, Louis, I thought I recognized that handle. wotf008 Welcome to the board.
by Jennifer Hicks
Mon May 14, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, heck if I know! But I would say that those of us waiting have a 2 to 1 chance of getting a higher tier award instead of a rejection. wotf013 I'd say that's probably true for those who submitted electronically. For us LAMPS, though, not so much. None of us have received responses (as far as I'...
by Jennifer Hicks
Mon May 14, 2012 7:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

For those LAMPS (and others) who haven't gotten a whiff of a response of any kind, don't bother querying Joni. I've done it for you. Here's her response. We are running a bit behind, but we will get the results out soon. If you haven't received notice that is a good thing, as we've sent out 99% of t...
by Jennifer Hicks
Thu May 03, 2012 7:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, there is ONE report on Duo. Maybe they're just starting. Of course, it's for the wrong quarter... I sometimes imagine that there's a joker out there who thinks, "I know a way to really mess with those people on the WotF forum." Then he (or she) logs fake submissions and responses, a...
by Jennifer Hicks
Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

MJNL wrote:Just had a funny thought on the postal subs listed on Duotrope--there are only nine, and two of them are mine.

And I'm guessing two are Dustin's and two are Kary's. Anyone else here?


One of them is mine, from Q1. Still waiting ...
by Jennifer Hicks
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

bwthomason wrote:This is truly sad news.

For those of you still waiting...strap in becasue here they come. I just got my rejection and I see two others already on Duotrope.

Good luck to all those remaining.


Wow, I didn't expect to see any results today, considering. Good luck everyone.
by Jennifer Hicks
Mon Apr 16, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Must be a lot of entries this quarter, because this seems to be one of the longest waits ever! Or maybe, the stories are all just so darn good that poor KD can't decide. I can't imagine we'll have to wait until May. Still, we don't even have one verified HM yet. According to my Duotrope history, th...
by Jennifer Hicks
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

3) This contest is not only about winning. All this stuff - the tiered results, the haphazard way of announcing them, the awards show, the forums, the discussions, rejectomancy, everything - are all part of the game. If we didn't have them, this contest would be just another market. Now it's much m...
by Jennifer Hicks
Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Maybe, hopefully we'll see some HM's next week? Seems like we should be close. Not that any of it matters for me as a paper sub it just seems like my own personal fate will be a wildcard. I'm surprised we haven't heard any reports of HMs. I would have expected them to start trickling out a couple w...
by Jennifer Hicks
Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Incoming! Duck and cover!

(New rejections are showing up on Duotrope.)

Edited to say: I didn't see steffenwolf's post. Sorry to hear that.
by Jennifer Hicks
Tue Mar 27, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It's getting pretty late. Looks like we won't be seeing any results tonight.

And now, back to my Q2 revisions.
by Jennifer Hicks
Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Let's have a ROLL CALL then. Here are the folks I know are still in. If I miss your name, add it in and repost as I'm not always sure who's entered which quarter. I was a close-to-last-minute paper submitter, so I'm still in too. Tina (gower21) Corbin Francis Bruno Amanda McCarter Martin Shoemaker ...
by Jennifer Hicks
Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2507
Views: 464159

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Erik. It's always great to see another Denver-area writer on the board.
by Jennifer Hicks
Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968538

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Argh I still haven't received a confirmation on my entry yet. At which point do I panic and start pelting Joni with emails? TwT Probably like, March, so I have time to resubmit for Q2 in case of a flub. . . It's probably just my paranoia. I haven't received confirmation, either. That doesn't bother...
by Jennifer Hicks
Sat Dec 24, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 807480

Re: Success!

Dustin Adams wrote:Damnit Jennifer... I saw your name and clicked on this thread so fast...


Thanks, Dustin, but alas no. Five submissions out and no responses yet. If I manage an SFWA-qualifying sale, you'll be one of the first to know.
by Jennifer Hicks
Fri Dec 23, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 807480

Re: Success!

Awesome, Aaron. Congrats!
by Jennifer Hicks
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2507
Views: 464159

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

My personal favourite: "The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that bricks don't." Extra get-out-of-smiley-hell-free card to whomever knows what that's from. wotf001 (may not work on zomboni[e]s.) I don't know the specific reference, but it sure sounds like something from Douglas ...
by Jennifer Hicks
Thu Oct 20, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4006
Views: 807480

Re: Success!

Congrats, Aaron! I look forward to reading it.
by Jennifer Hicks
Wed Sep 21, 2011 9:43 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Frank Herbert quote
Replies: 20
Views: 7430

Re: Frank Herbert quote

I wish I could do that. Sadly, I rarely get solid writing time. Usually, it goes:


That's why I usually write late at night after my husband and three kids are asleep. I have not developed the skill of working amid constant distractions.
by Jennifer Hicks
Fri Jul 29, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2507
Views: 464159

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, everyone. I've been lurking around this forum for years and finally registered today. I don't know why I didn't do it before. Anyway, I know a few of you from other forums and look forward to getting to know the rest. I've been entering the contest every quarter for about three years (Q4 will...

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