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by bobsandiego
Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:39 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

Greetings, all. I have two publications this week. One in Outposts of Beyond, but the main one is in Dimension6. For those who don't know, D6 is brand new this year. A free semi-pro e-mag published by the highly regarded Keith Stevenson. I'm thrilled to be on this TOC with Cat Sparks and Rob Hood, ...
by bobsandiego
Wed Oct 01, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:My finalist story, "Kindle My Heart," is now live at Fantasy Scroll Mag. I'd love it if anyone wanted to check it out!

http://fantasyscrollmag.com/article/kindle-my-heart-rebecca-birch/

Congrats
wotf009
by bobsandiego
Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:41 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 29
Views: 15367

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Rejected -
I am too tired of swinging at this piñata.
wotf23
by bobsandiego
Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:34 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

A big salute for Thomas!
wotf009
by bobsandiego
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1306908

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Kary English wrote:Q1V29 sure had a special kind of mojo, didn't it? I made my first entry that quarter. wotf008

OK, I did enter once back in '88 or so, but both the contest and I would prefer to forget that one.

It certainly was special for me -- my one and only SF with Dave.
wotf013
by bobsandiego
Mon Jun 23, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1306908

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ack!
The grinder is down!


PANIC PANIC PANIC
wotf039
by bobsandiego
Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

Happy to say that I sold two speculative poems (a haiku and a tanka) to Grievous Angel , a new pro-paying flash and poetry imprint of Urban Fantasist. From query to submission to sale took about 4 days, so if anyone's got some flash or speculative poetry lying around, get it while it's hot! wotf007...
by bobsandiego
Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:20 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

katsincommand wrote:I have a story up at Daily Science Fiction today.

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... of-glasses

wotf009
Way to go Dawn!
So very happy for you.
by bobsandiego
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1306908

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

well you lot would probably do better if you stopped putting all those extra "u's everywhere. wotf019 As a favour We shall labour Not to use our u's a bit, Just provided You'll be guided And stop writing 'fitted' 'fit'. wotf024 And her we find the *real* reason for the revolution! wotf028
by bobsandiego
Thu Jun 05, 2014 4:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1306908

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ishmael wrote:
bobsandiego wrote:
Ishmael wrote:wotf020

Probably I get an R for that.

an "R"?
I assume this is a Brit grading thing?


Do you mean the grade that Brits tend to get in WotF, Bob?


well you lot would probably do better if you stopped putting all those extra "u's everywhere.
wotf019
by bobsandiego
Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1306908

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Ishmael wrote:wotf020

Probably I get an R for that.

an "R"?
I assume this is a Brit grading thing?
by bobsandiego
Tue May 27, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318489

Re: Five Minute Rant

Dave is a very different judge, with very different tastes, and that's frustrating when you can't figure out those tastes. And this is a major stumbling block for me not just here at WotF but everywhere. I read the magazine, I read the anthologies and I'm nearly always stuck trying to work out what...
by bobsandiego
Mon May 26, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318489

Re: Five Minute Rant

Rather than place this in jibber jabber I'm putting it here because it really it a rant.... I freaking don't understand what the hell is going on here. You can see from my signature that I have scored above rejection a number of time, six to be precise. While this is over a span of 11 years, I have ...
by bobsandiego
Sat May 24, 2014 10:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

Congrats on the contest, Philip.
Sometimes the most important call the make as an artist is the 'sod it' call and do what you want instead of what is safe.
by bobsandiego
Wed May 21, 2014 5:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

Fobok1 wrote:wotf054

I just sold a story to Aurora Wolf, my first sale ever! It's set to be published on their website on June 1st. wotf007

First times are special....
heartfelt congratulations.
by bobsandiego
Tue May 13, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318489

Re: Five Minute Rant

Finally got my rejection from LORE for a short story a paralyzed wizard. oh well it's off to another market, but at least they did say this.... We are going to pass on this particular effort, but I hope we shall see more stories from you in the future. I've been around enough editors to know that d...
by bobsandiego
Tue May 13, 2014 5:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

Two things to report. Last month I received an acceptance for a piece of flash from Nature magazine. Totally excited about it, as it's my second SFWA qualifying sale. Also, I just received an acceptance from Perihelion Science Fiction for a recent WotF HM. No information yet on when either of these...
by bobsandiego
Fri May 09, 2014 5:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

A story I sold back in January, "By Way of the Eastern Road," is now up at Heroic fantasy Quarterly. http://www.heroicfantasyquarterly.com/?p=1608 This one was a HM back in Q4V29 (I think?). Anyway, this was my attempt at writing a sword and sorcery story... without swords or sorcery. con...
by bobsandiego
Thu May 01, 2014 8:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

ummm Success?
The very first story I ever sold is going to be read on the Beam Me up Podcast! Yay!
It's a for the love market... grumble
But a story years and years old will find new people to like it. Yay!
The Yays have it.

Success

wotf013
by bobsandiego
Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

awesome Preston
wotf009
by bobsandiego
Wed Apr 30, 2014 2:21 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318489

Re: Five Minute Rant

Finally got my rejection from LORE for a short story a paralyzed wizard. oh well it's off to another market, but at least they did say this.... We are going to pass on this particular effort, but I hope we shall see more stories from you in the future. I've been around enough editors to know that do...
by bobsandiego
Sun Apr 27, 2014 3:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 149373

Re: Analog Submissions

Just got a rejection, at 339 days. It was polite, apologetic, came from Trevor Quachri, and included the encouraging line "I think it's a good story, and I very strongly considered it for ANALOG". Would I submit to Analog again? Hell, yes! ...just not with anything that I mind being out o...
by bobsandiego
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155919

Re: Success!

I've been behind on congratulating people here, but man I am so happy to see such fine people and writers getting ahead.
To all of you a heartfelt and sincere Congratulations.
wotf009
by bobsandiego
Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:13 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: 3600 swap
Replies: 0
Views: 1634

3600 swap

Hello:
yes I am back, and I think I'll use this odd little story I have written.
So it is about 3600 words, anyone want to swap feedback? I'm a little swamped in my day jab so I'd like to not commit to anything say bigger than 6 or 7 thousand.


Bob
by bobsandiego
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 297304

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got my first personal from Strange Horizons this morning. It seems like I've been getting personal rejections from several different markets lately (though none of the big three ... yet), so I suppose I'll take that as a good sign. It is a good sign. Take as getting SF from Wotf, you are getting ...
by bobsandiego
Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Trying to revive long dormant skills
Replies: 24
Views: 12982

Re: Trying to revive long dormant skills

you know using a brown seagull may work better than the startling white.
by bobsandiego
Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:45 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Trying to revive long dormant skills
Replies: 24
Views: 12982

Re: Trying to revive long dormant skills

I like the actual pentagram shape vs the simple star. Is there any way to darken the bird and make it appear to be exiting the symbol instead of simply overlaid on it?
by bobsandiego
Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:12 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Trying to revive long dormant skills
Replies: 24
Views: 12982

Re: Trying to revive long dormant skills

better, but not quite there.
I think MontyApollo might be onto something though

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