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by reigheena
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:16 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 35296

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I'll be revising a SHM. I have ideas on how to redo the ending, so I'm excited for it. Just need to get darn Q4 finished first!
by reigheena
Wed Sep 06, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 14503

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

My story "2 Flowers" is now available for critique at critters. It's admittedly a bit of a mess, but wanted some opinions before refining it.
by reigheena
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 30361

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Finally finished a draft of my story. I'm really struggling with it. But I am committed to whip it into some kind of shape for Q4.
by reigheena
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 1934

Re: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines

I think you're asking about the likelihood of selling an honorable mention as is, not about whether mentioning the HM in your cover letter helps. So, here's my data points. My submissions of HMs and SHMs have gotten me a pile of rejections and one sale to a semi-pro zine. Some of those are only now ...
by reigheena
Thu Jun 29, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 14503

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

I have another story in the queue this week - "After the Escape." It is unchanged from when it won Silver Honorable Mention in Q1 (So, amy has already given me a critique. I just wanted some more opinions before I dive into story surgery.)
by reigheena
Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 30361

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

I have a first draft. It is a mess. I'm going to try to do another quick draft on it before diving into final edits on Q3.
by reigheena
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: critters.org Manuscript Notifications
Replies: 62
Views: 14503

Re: critters.org Manuscript Notifications

My story "Soulmates" is up on critters this week, if anyone's interested.
by reigheena
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 22731

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

Thanks for letting us know about this. I've submitted to Time Travel and Heroic Fantasy. If another story gets back in time, it shall go to Lost Worlds.
by reigheena
Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:03 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets?
Replies: 28
Views: 15676

Re: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets

I like that thing. I also have a rejection goal. Because of it, I got held for consideration at a market I wouldn't have submitted to otherwise.

Now to prepare my story to go get another rejection. wotf024
by reigheena
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 8723

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

Submitted June 29
Rejected September 16
by reigheena
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:02 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume 33
Replies: 24
Views: 6340

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume

Submitted 3/31/2016 via e-mail to Joni. Confirmed 4/20/2016. Rejected 8/31/20116
by reigheena
Tue Jun 21, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submit, submit, submit
Replies: 24
Views: 5660

Re: Submit, submit, submit

So those of you with 20+ submissions at a time, how long did it take to create that many stories, and how long does it take to create a new story?

I've been submitting each quarter for 3 quarters now, and just hope to keep up that pace, so I don't anticipate getting up to that many any time soon.
by reigheena
Mon May 16, 2016 3:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 227179

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

My story was held for consideration by an anthology before ultimately getting rejected.

And it would have been my first pro publication too. Darn.

On to the next market. wotf024
by reigheena
Tue Feb 02, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Hugo Recommendations
Replies: 1
Views: 1529

Hugo Recommendations

I blogged with a list of what I am currently thinking of nominating for a Hugo. However, I know that I have barely scratched the surface for what is eligible.

So, what recommendations do you have for the Hugos? What should I be reading the next two months?
by reigheena
Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:59 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!
Replies: 32
Views: 10549

Re: F&SF has a new editor--and now does e-subs!

Just got my first rejection from Finlay. Greatly impressed with the amount of personals he's giving out. His comment accurately hits a weakness of my writing, so I'm going to analyze before sending out again.
by reigheena
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525770

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Wow, its been 2 1/2 years since I last submitted to this contest. I was honorable mention, but in the time since, I've been focusing on writing novels. Lately, though, I've been on a short story kick. So we'll see how I do. I've always written fantasy, and have been especially interested in explorin...

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