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by Dustin Adams
Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 4459

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

I know, come on. Not like you're busy or anything.
Get with the pix! :)
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 4547

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

I just noticed that my signature says 2shm. I sold one, so what of the other?
It's sitting on my hard drive. Ha!
I think I'll run it past my critique heavy-hitters and see what they think.
If they didn't already read it. That might be why it did that well to begin with. wotf012
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2671
Views: 509180

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

...Just working to enter this contest has been a lesson in editing, time management and story length control. I feel like I'm a better writer just for going through the process... -Phoenix Hays Totally agree! I just spent the past two weeks finishing and finalizing my story. I really enjoy the proc...
by Dustin Adams
Mon Apr 02, 2018 3:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4044
Views: 873805

Re: Success!

I sold a story to The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction . *faints* Blogged about it here: http://www.ympang.com/i-sold-a-story-to-the-magazine-of-fantasy-and-science-fiction/ It's close to April Fool's. Wouldn't blame y'all if you didn't believe me. Intense sale! Can't wait to read this. Let ...
by Dustin Adams
Sun Apr 01, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 6544

Re: Contest Questions

Katie wrote:Can the story be more than 17000 words?

Nope.
Nor can it be over 68 pages of courier new 12 pt 1.5" margins.
(someone correct me if I'm wrong on the #s)

Reason: 250 words per page (printed) x 68 = 17000
by Dustin Adams
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 16875

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

In like Flinn with a grin on his chin.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 28, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 4547

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Fascinating that he'd want to see it again. I would think he'd think, oh, I read this already. But he must be pro enough to remove himself from any previous bias and re-read. Fascinating. Makes me want to get more SHM. Ha!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 4547

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

I'd also like to suggest, and I apologize if this is in the previous pages, but a SHM is very nearly a S-F. Semis are stories that are almost finalists, but ones that Dave can viably critique. Something he can put his finger on and give suggestions on. * With mine he suggested cutting the last 3-4 p...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 16875

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I'm in! Now I'm ready for results for Q1! I can't twitch on two for too long or I'll go batty. Every incoming email sends a shock up my spine. Argh. I don't miss that feeling... It's why I temporarily stopped subbing everywhere. Bad news is, no pubs, good news is, a bunch off stories in the queue.
by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 32255

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

KD Julicher wrote:So we probably have another month and a half till Thursdays come again...

Hoping this will be my quarter! But working on my Q2 entry nonetheless.

Q1 is always the longest wait...

...


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by Dustin Adams
Wed Mar 14, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 23997

Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Q3, 2018 - Volume 35

April 1, 2018 - June 30, 2018
by Dustin Adams
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27891

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Blog is up!

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/write ... 7-winners/

Lots of new names on there.

I'm getting old...
by Dustin Adams
Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Developmental Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: Developmental Editor

Brittany, Developmental or professional? Like, someone to work with you on ideas, or final-stages? I owe you some pages, but I'm not at the pro level, so if you're ready for that I can recommend my wife... She has a minimum of 100 pages, and tends to be the one folks turn to when they are ready to s...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Dec 28, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 16875

Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Four in 35! wotf024
Wait, wrong thread...

Submissions for Q2 are:
January 1, 2018 - March 31, 2018
by Dustin Adams
Fri Dec 08, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 15759

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I submit on like the last day in all the quarters I do manage to enter, so no, I don't have all four ready. Wish I did!
I've never done a four'fer, so I'm hoping to make this the first. wotf024
by Dustin Adams
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 32255

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Hey Moon,

Was doing NaNo. My version of it anyway, which was a seriously truncated version of the one many others did. wotf005

But yup, I'm finishing my Q1.
Then on to Q2! wotf024
by Dustin Adams
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 32255

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Okay, I don't hate my Q1... More importantly, I believe I will finish on time. I will be on vacation for a week this month, leaving me precious little time. If I can finish in two weeks, get a reader or two, then cram-edit that final, holiday week, I'll submit something I like. Hopefully. Good times!
by Dustin Adams
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 32255

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Pantsers, unite!
(We'll figure out where later...)
wotf013

Nice. wotf019
by Dustin Adams
Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27891

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Where's the semi-finalists from this quarter?
We've always got at least one... wotf017
by Dustin Adams
Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27891

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Yup, I've got em all except for PF or Win.
Actually I'm pushing for my second SF so I can have doubles on everything. wotf011
by Dustin Adams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27891

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

jficke13 wrote:Joni said it was okay to "shout that you're a finalist from the mountaintops," and she hoped to have the winners notified soon. Welp, here goes being productive, right?

Heck yeah!
But good luck being productive... I wrote like one word the first time I waited. wotf011
by Dustin Adams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:28 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running
Replies: 22
Views: 4638

Re: New anti-Spam Q&A is up and running

morganb wrote:Pretty sure FictionMuse is also a spammer.
~Morgan

Nope. He's Carl, a guy who is into the writing world, more than generating and submitting stories. He's done a lot of work for David over at Diabolical Plots.
by Dustin Adams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:40 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34
Replies: 23
Views: 2645

Re: Quarter 4, Writers & Illustrators of the Future, Vol 34

Finalist above?!
Guess Dave got through those last 21 stories. wotf001

Now the wait begins.

HM for me. Sayonara 34, hello 35!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27891

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

wotf055
I'm particularly excited about this one because I wrote and sent this in without any feedback. I've tried this several times in the past, all were straight Rs. Not a boost to one's self-confidence as a writer.

So this is good. I'm pleased. wotf008
by Dustin Adams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27891

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

stevorso wrote:HM on my second submission (first was R). It was a flash fiction with <750 so I'm a bit surprised I got it!

Whoa, very interesting. I like that Dave read it all the way through, and liked it. There's a ton of flash markets, so I bet it sells somewhere.
Congrats!
by Dustin Adams
Tue Nov 07, 2017 2:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27891

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

pcmccollum wrote:Woohoo! First ever submission and I got an HM! Can't wait to try for next quarter. Best of luck to everyone else. wotf009

-Phillip

Awesome!
First ever sub to WotF or anywhere ever?
by Dustin Adams
Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 27891

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

You know what's completely maddening, is that five of those will be silver HMs. Not that there's anything wrong with silver, it's damn impressive, but what I mean is, if there's say, 10 silvers, you won't know if you were one of these five. Like, you could literally be (and one of the silvers is eve...
by Dustin Adams
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 15759

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Hi everyone, long time lurker, first time poster. I successfully submitted my first story in Q4 and had a really fun time (I submitted a few years ago but left my name on the entry, *insert face-palm emoji*). I would like to try doing all four quarters next year, and would really appreciate finding...
by Dustin Adams
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 15759

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Ishmael wrote:So the next time I go on a quiz show I'm going to introduce myself 'Call me Ishmael and I'm a writer."
wotf011

Fixed. wotf001

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