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by bobsandiego
Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155886

Re: Success!

After a period of purdah, I can report a sale to the forthcoming anthology Chilling Ghost Stories (due 15 August or thereabouts). This story is 3700 and at pro rates, though Flame Tree Publishing is not yet a recognised SFWA market. I guess that for the purposes of WotF this counts as sale number t...
by bobsandiego
Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 5013
Views: 1306873

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Ah, yes... It's that time again... Time for the submission system to close early and send people into panic...

Memories...

I deserved that for all the dithering I did....
by bobsandiego
Tue Jun 23, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3023
Views: 704051

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi, My name is Tyler. I Just submitted my very first entry to Q3. I am 42 and living in Utah. I have been wanting to submit to WOTF for almost 30 years now. I first discovered it as a young teenager on the grocery store book shelves when Volumen III was fresh out. Dave Wolverton (or Farland) won th...
by bobsandiego
Mon Jun 22, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155886

Re: Success!

Victory dance!! Lots and lots of white guys Victory dancing!!
I can announce that I am now repped by the Virginia Kidd Agency.
We're off and running trying to sell my novel.

wotf026 wotf045 wotf048 wotf006
by bobsandiego
Sat Jun 20, 2015 10:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155886

Re: Success!

Like George I'm still waiting for publication news from Sci Phi. The acceptance to publication delay is tantalising but considerably less stressful than awaiting the outcome of a longstanding submission. wotf008 I would agree, up to a point. Both my MSJ sale and my new BSQ sale had an expected 6-7 ...
by bobsandiego
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 297300

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I'd been expecting a lot of rejections this week, and many arrived indeed -- I had 5 rejections yesterday, which is a personal record. But there was an acceptance as well, so it wasn't all that bad after all! wotf014 wotf008 wotf005 Congrats on the yes, and yeah getting a bunch in one day is downer...
by bobsandiego
Wed Jun 17, 2015 6:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155886

Re: Success!

Just got a peek at the artwork for my upcoming story story publication --
http://www.sciphijournal.com/a-bunch-of-news/

I love it.
by bobsandiego
Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155886

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:I've made my first sale. I sold two 100 word stories to SpeckLit wotf007

Congrats! There's no feeling that that thrill of the first kill--I mean sale.
wotf009
by bobsandiego
Fri Jun 12, 2015 9:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3023
Views: 704051

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Dustin Adams wrote:Karyn,
No worries. I'm only teasing.
Wait, I meant ribbing. I wasn't kidding...


Of course you weren't kidding. you'd never give birth to baby goats...
by bobsandiego
Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: New Clarkesworld Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 4001

Re: New Clarkesworld Guidelines

Dustin Adams wrote:Sweet!
Now I can have all my stories rejected. wotf011

we'll drown our sorrows together
by bobsandiego
Thu Jun 04, 2015 6:52 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 55
Views: 30885

Re: Avatar Trouble

storysinger wrote:Thanks for the help guys. I finally found something that loaded but it shows an ad now and then.
It's a start of a learning curve I'm sure.

oh it's a real ad -- I just thought it was hipster irony!
wotf019
by bobsandiego
Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 3023
Views: 704051

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone, my name is Brenna. My dad won the contest back in '95. The first time I entered was when I was a preteen. I've been entering every once in a while ever since (I'm 22 now). I have a couple of honorable mentions under my belt so far, but I'm still working towards that elusive win. Figure...
by bobsandiego
Fri May 29, 2015 9:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 297300

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I just got the most amazing 28 day personal rejection from Cory Skerry at Tor.com for my latest submission. Among other things, it ended with: " Please send us more of your stories in the future. I would consider it a personal favor if you addressed your next cover letter to me so my co-worker...
by bobsandiego
Fri May 29, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 55
Views: 30885

Re: Avatar Trouble

I'm not creative enough for an alter ego.... wotf017
by bobsandiego
Thu May 28, 2015 5:26 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318476

Re: Five Minute Rant

Allow me a small rant not connected to the contest. I hate waiting!! This is an industry in which there is a lot of waiting and I know that going in, but I hate the waiting. Current stressor on that front is my potential agent. Nov 2014 request for full from one of the agency's owners.. (yay!) Dec 1...
by bobsandiego
Wed May 27, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 36693

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Rooms are had, membership is had, flights next, but I will be there
by bobsandiego
Tue Apr 07, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 24176

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

Thank you. I'm pretty sure I still don't understand, but now I have a much better class of ignorance. I shall continue to operate on the Groucho principle of not wishing to belong to any club that would have me for a member. (Except this forum, which remains a blessed haven in which we can even dis...
by bobsandiego
Sun Apr 05, 2015 8:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Hugo Award Nominees
Replies: 66
Views: 24176

Re: Hugo Award Nominees

I am very sad to see America's Political Civil War has come to the Hugos....
by bobsandiego
Thu Apr 02, 2015 5:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155886

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of flash fiction out today at Every Day Fiction. Like a Lover's Hands.

congrats
by bobsandiego
Wed Apr 01, 2015 5:46 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318476

Re: Five Minute Rant

Ishmael wrote:
bobsandiego wrote: CoD works best for my as a stress reducer. I can play it for 20 min, get beaten horribly, but still have fun.


I play chess against my computer. And cheat. And more often than not I still lose! wotf016

I play chess, but I am a poor to very mediocre player.
FPS games are better for stress relief.
by bobsandiego
Tue Mar 31, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318476

Re: Five Minute Rant

Thank you for you kind words. I added to my anxiety levels by going to the dentist. see I'm bright. The Synopsis is off and running, now I think I'll play lots of Call of Duty MW 3 while I wait.... First of all agree with Ishmael about you writing that is. My feelings would be the same for a synops...
by bobsandiego
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:02 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318476

Re: Five Minute Rant

They have the entire book why do they have to have a synopsis? Because they have several readers specialising in different sub-genres and they don't know which one to give it to. Relax. We all know your stuff is good! wotf008 Thank you for you kind words. I added to my anxiety levels by going to th...
by bobsandiego
Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:32 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1179
Views: 318476

Re: Five Minute Rant

I've got to vent so everyone can skip this if they wish.... So March 2 the reader and co-owner of the literary agency when I sent my book passed the full manuscript on to his agents with a recommendation that that rep me and the book. However the final call rests in their hands. Weeks of tension pas...
by bobsandiego
Mon Mar 30, 2015 8:06 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155886

Re: Success!

I've just been sorting through some old mags in preparation for a much-needed clearing out. Came across an article on one of my favourite shows, Blake's 7. Apparently one of the producer/writers, Vere Lorimer used to get muddled between the two lead actresses whose names were Sally and Jan, but who...
by bobsandiego
Wed Mar 11, 2015 9:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 836
Views: 297300

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I too have started sending to F&SF now that they take electronic.
I too have gotten a personal note on my rejection -- that is way cool
I particularly love the request to send more stuff. that's really rare.
by bobsandiego
Wed Mar 11, 2015 6:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Asimov's has gotten really fast
Replies: 3
Views: 2448

Re: Asimov's has gotten really fast

Davian Aw wrote:http://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/Market.aspx?mid=6

Lots of responses within a day or two, usually within a week. Any idea what happened there? New slush readers or something?

oooo I love the sound of that.
by bobsandiego
Sat Mar 07, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4284
Views: 1155886

Re: Success!

Davian Aw wrote:Finally sold a story to DSF! wotf007

congratulations
by bobsandiego
Mon Mar 02, 2015 5:53 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 21663

Re: Board PHP problems

Just an FYI update:
the system is still broken.
I have a PM but I cannot read it due to the window being misdrawn...
by bobsandiego
Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:37 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Board PHP problems
Replies: 38
Views: 21663

Re: Board PHP problems

Hey Dustin:

That was a PM from me offering to swap full stories.
(Something you have from now I am considering submitting)
I'll email you when I get home.
....
Summon Brad, do you do that by saying his name three times in a mirror?
wotf013

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