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by morshana
Mon Apr 11, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unidentified Funny Objects 5
Replies: 23
Views: 4320

Re: Unidentified Funny Objects 5

Thanks, Preston! I'll see if I can get another one done during the window. Congratulations on your other sales! And good luck for those you're submitting!

Wow, Ishmael, that's great! Have another you can send?
by morshana
Tue Apr 05, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Apex is back. New queue management scheme?
Replies: 14
Views: 3116

Re: Apex is back. New queue management scheme?

I don't know. I go back and forth. I think it's eaiser to submit and forget (when I accidentally do this), but my desire to study and understand and speculate rarely lets me. I feel like I'm hiding an embarrassing addiction. True, but sometimes knowing how the submission process works can help you ...
by morshana
Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Apex is back. New queue management scheme?
Replies: 14
Views: 3116

Re: Apex is back. New queue management scheme?

Thanks for the link, Jeanette! I always find it interesting to read about the various submission processes at different magazines--and it helps me to obsess over pending (and rejected) submissions with more accuracy wotf007 My pleasure! Yes, I use the info to obsess over the process of pending subm...
by morshana
Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Apex is back. New queue management scheme?
Replies: 14
Views: 3116

Re: Apex is back. New queue management scheme?

I've thought the same thing about Apex, Beth, based on my stories that have gone through the queue process there. Here's a link you might find interesting: http://www.apex-magazine.com/for-exposure-the-life-and-times-of-a-small-press-publisher-excerpt/ Jason Sizemore talks about the slush process at...
by morshana
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: 2016 BAEN FANTASY ADVENTURE AWARD
Replies: 7
Views: 1786

Re: 2016 BAEN FANTASY ADVENTURE AWARD

Whoops! Just read this and checked cut-off deadline. Oh, well.

Best of luck to all who entered!
by morshana
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861619

Re: Success!

Congratulations Dustin and George!
by morshana
Sun Apr 03, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unidentified Funny Objects 5
Replies: 23
Views: 4320

Re: Unidentified Funny Objects 5

I usually have to wait for funny stories to come to me, and they haven't come often in the past, but one came in pretty strong yesterday while I was in the car. Not sure if it will work yet. It goes from funny to sad/bittersweet. Will be good to keep it on the lighter side, I think. Whether this sto...
by morshana
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Unidentified Funny Objects 5
Replies: 23
Views: 4320

Re: Unidentified Funny Objects 5

I submitted a story here and already received a rejection. However, it was a very encouraging rejection. They said that although it wasn't a good fit, they enjoyed my writing and encouraged me to submit something else during this submission window. I don't have another story at this time. wotf003 Ju...
by morshana
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025162

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I can't even write by hand any more. I tried to sign my name the other day, with an actual pen, and my hand cramped up. wotf005
by morshana
Fri Mar 25, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025162

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Awesome! Less * than 400 to go. Tina? Where are youuuu? *fewer wotf004 And oooh, first post on lucky page #159. My bad. "If you want a simple rule, the difference between less and fewer is straightforward: The traditional advice is that fewer is for things you count, and less is for things you...
by morshana
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861619

Re: Success!

Congratulations, George!
by morshana
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861619

Re: Success!

Congratulations!
by morshana
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025162

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Awesome! Less than 400 to go.

Tina? Where are youuuu?
by morshana
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025162

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The thread that will not die ... wotf015 It's *still* going??

wotf010
by morshana
Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:54 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 216309

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I had a personal rejection that falls into the interesting end of the 'not a good fit' class: We LOVED this story, it had fantastic atmosphere and was a new and interesting twist on the story of (redacted)....We'd like to STRONGLY recommend you submit this story to ( a redacted related outlet.) Tha...
by morshana
Sat Mar 12, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 216309

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Submitting short stories again (and by that I mean opening up the stables and sending those ponies out again). Haven't written any new ones yet (focus has been on my current book series), but I have been pulling the stories out one by one with a fresh pair of eyes and tweaking where necessary before...
by morshana
Sat Mar 01, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025162

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Answers!!! We have ANSWERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by morshana
Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 216309

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Yeah, thanks Preston!

Will send out to the next market; just trying to decide if I should tighten it up first. wotf008
by morshana
Sun Jan 26, 2014 10:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 216309

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just got a nice personal rejection from Tor.com. They said they "held this longer than we hold most stories, because of the deftly woven initial suspense and the truly horrific plight of [my character], which just keeps getting worse." But basically the pacing was too slow in areas, so it'...
by morshana
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861619

Re: Success!

tmaulhardt wrote:Congrats Rebecca and HLF! Rebecca has been on fire lately with sales.


I second this! wotf007
by morshana
Mon Jan 13, 2014 8:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 216309

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Tamlyn, was it the "nicely done, send more" one? If so, that's great!
by morshana
Fri Jan 10, 2014 4:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 216309

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Keeping fingers crossed for those under the umbrella! wotf009 (a cap is the best we've got here)
by morshana
Thu Jan 09, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500215

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Random! Great to have you here! wotf007
by morshana
Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88620

Re: Penumbra Submissions

I got the same second round rejection: "your story, while entertaining, did not make it to the final round "

But at least it was second round! wotf007
by morshana
Sat Jan 04, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88620

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Just got my Second Round rejection from Penumbra for the Egyptian Mythology issue. Oh, well.
by morshana
Thu Dec 26, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861619

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Rebecca!!!
by morshana
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861619

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Annie!
by morshana
Fri Nov 22, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88620

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Ok, this Penumbra Submissions thing seems to always be active, but I've never paid any attention to it. Finally I decided to see why you all seem to like it so much. They always have a theme, the word limit is small and you have a decent chance of getting feedback. So it's like a quick challenge? I...
by morshana
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861619

Re: Success!

OK, when I was cleared to go public with this news, I thought about Facebook. I thought about my blog. But first, first, first, I thought about all my friends here, because you've been cheering me on since the beginning. So you're the ones I'm telling first. (Well, almost first. Hi, Tina!) Gardner ...
by morshana
Thu Nov 21, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 88620

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Rejection here, too. Really nice personal, though! Basically, she suggested I trim up the opening and send out again (somewhere else). She liked the story, just too slow of a start. Oh, well. wotf007

ETA: Good luck to everyone else still in the running!

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