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by Kary English
Thu Apr 24, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 81155

Re: Galaxy''s Edge

Here's the table of contents for issue #8, which goes live on May 1: The Editor’s Word Pocket Full of Mumbles, by Tina Gower To See the Invisible Man, by Robert Silverberg Upright, Unlocked, by Tom Gerencer Millennium Babies, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch Fragmented, by Andrew Liptak The Giving Plague,...
by Kary English
Fri Apr 18, 2014 12:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

Congrats to Thomas! And yayyy for the success thread.
by Kary English
Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

You know, I'm kinda fuzzy on what does and doesn't count for WOTF aside from the idea that flash never counts. I was surprised that you could pro out retroactively, like when GE attained its pro status. I guess I thought all sales going forward would count, but not the ones made before it was approv...
by Kary English
Thu Apr 17, 2014 3:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

For SFWA? Yes, it still has to be to an approved market, and I think the minimum payment is going up to $60 to reflect the new 6 cents a word floor.
by Kary English
Thu Apr 17, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

s_c_baker wrote:
Wouldn't you only need 5, at $50 each? (Since that seems to be the minimum per piece, and you'd have to sell 5 to make up the $250)


I think five would work under the current rules. Under the upcoming rules, I think you'd need 10 or 11 to meet the 10,000 words part of things.
by Kary English
Thu Apr 17, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

@ Stewart - Huzzah! Victory is yours! @ SFWA vs WOTF Under current SFWA rules, you need three pro sales totaling $250 or more where no single payment was less than $50. Flash counts if it's sold to a pro market and you're paid $50 or more. I'm not so clear in the new rules that take effect once the ...
by Kary English
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

Got an email from DSF on Tuesday, and they're buying a flash piece of mine. Even better, this makes my third pro sale, so I get my Active SFWA membership without burning any of the remaining slots in my WOTF eligibility. BONUS! (I'd been waiting for the actual contract before I posted, but I min-max...
by Kary English
Mon Apr 14, 2014 8:24 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

Yayy, Preston! What an awesome cover!!
by Kary English
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

Great news Kary. I'm envious because I couldn't make the sign thingy work! Oh, cool - congrats to you and George as well. I'm off to read your stuff! For the sign, you can click on "View more smilies" on the right sidebar, then scroll down when the smilie window pops up. It's right under ...
by Kary English
Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

I've just returned a contract to Mike Resnick, who bought TOTALED, my Q3V30 story for Galaxy's Edge.

Hey, look! A sign thingy!

wotf054
by Kary English
Fri Mar 28, 2014 10:09 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Does size matter?
Replies: 1
Views: 1447

Re: Does size matter?

Hi, Mike, The contest's anonymity requirement makes certain things a little complicated when it comes to swapping. If one goes for the letter of the rules, we're not allowed post excerpts from our story anywhere the judges might read it, and we're not allowed to reveal the title. In practice, though...
by Kary English
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Dear Sir, I am angry, but that is nothing compared to the outrage my wife is currently displaying. She has smashed all our crockery, she has broken the coffee table in our living room, and from where I am hiding in the cupboard under the stairs I believe she may have started on our bedroom. Her hob...
by Kary English
Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

austinDm wrote:
The Climate Exchange: There were some glitches with the rollout, and I know we said that if you liked your current weather you could keep it, but trust me, the general principle is sound.


Brilliant! wotf009
by Kary English
Wed Jan 29, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Man, tell me about it. We're at 15% of normal, and rainfall hasn't been this low for 400 years.
by Kary English
Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Re: weather - I'm in CA, so I could totally relate to this picture, to which I must link due to strong language. :D

No rickrolling, I promise!

http://imgur.com/enU554a
by Kary English
Thu Dec 19, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:[Vague hints that I have news that I'm not sharing.]

[Yet.]

wotf013


EPIC!!
by Kary English
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

[SPAM post offering dubious services in the area of kitchens, real estate, party buses, dentistry, plagiarized term papers and bogus computer virus removal]
by Kary English
Wed Dec 18, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

FYI - 100 more views on this thread and we break 200,000. At this rate, we should hit a million somewhere around V36 or so.
by Kary English
Wed Dec 18, 2013 3:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Obligatory lolcat

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by Kary English
Fri Dec 13, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525550

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, indeed! If we get any more Stuarts, we'll have to start wearing tartans. wotf007
by Kary English
Wed Dec 11, 2013 7:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525550

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome, Stuart, and congrats on making finalist! We're a friendly bunch here, so here's the mini tour. Results are announced in the Results Only threads, so if you want to go wave a sign around announcing finalist-hood, here's the place to do it (and the sign can be found amongst the smileys): http...
by Kary English
Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898653

Re: Success!

Woo hoo!! Congrats, man. That's got to feel good. wotf010
by Kary English
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

The crazy comes out around quarter deadline time. OK, and around results time, too. Once in a blue moon, the stars align and results time intersects with deadline time...

And boy is the clean-up a right PITA when that happens!

Oh, and Martin? I'm sure those T-rex bite marks will buff right out.
by Kary English
Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yes, lots. And no, none at all.
by Kary English
Wed Sep 25, 2013 7:07 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 30
Replies: 35
Views: 9877

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 30

HM, except that I actually withdrew the story several weeks ago. wotf017 I'm happy with the HM. The story had a large-ish flaw in the 2nd half that I didn't realize until a week or so after I submitted it. I knew it wouldn't get me where I wanted to go this Q, so I withdrew it to perform surgery and...
by Kary English
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Must've been quite a thump!

I'll send good carma.
by Kary English
Wed Sep 25, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

OK, maybe it was Kitty, then. :) Or the T-rex. Come to think of it, I haven't seen the T-rex around lately. I wonder what it's up to?
by Kary English
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:21 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
austinDm wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Did I mention that I'm a bit psychic? wotf013

So who's going to win Q3, Martin? wotf013


No psychic flashes yet...

UPDATE: Well, maybe a small flash, like a vision in the smoke...


OK, out with it! Which one of you flashed Martin??
by Kary English
Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1065690

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Chuck Norris tried to kill this thread but the Gator ate him.
by Kary English
Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 30
Replies: 44
Views: 12153

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 30

Hi everyone. This is my second day after registering and this is my first post. I am reading posts about some of you having news of your submissions. How do I find out about my story? Hi, Storysinger, and welcome! This section up here for where folks post their results, and only their results. Gene...

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