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by emilymccosh
Wed Mar 16, 2016 8:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Question about the Scarlet Leaf Review...
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Re: Question about the Scarlet Leaf Review...

Thanks!
Well, that's a shame. wotf005
by emilymccosh
Tue Mar 15, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Question about the Scarlet Leaf Review...
Replies: 3
Views: 1047

Question about the Scarlet Leaf Review...

Ummm, okay, I hope I don't sound like a complete blonde, but for the life of me I can't find the submissions page for the Scarlet Leaf Review. When I Google it, a page comes up that says I need a password to view the submission page...

Help! wotf024
by emilymccosh
Tue Mar 08, 2016 9:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6758

Re: AE Micro 7

Okay I sent something. With two openings for me I probably won't get in though. But at least mine is SF. For some strange reason I thought it didn't matter so I redid my twitter story as I said earlier but before I sent it I saw what they wanted. Duh. So did one based on another twitter tale. Anyon...
by emilymccosh
Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848649

Re: Success!

Thanks guys!

Ishmael... That. Is. Awesome. wotf019
by emilymccosh
Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848649

Re: Success!

Well, I am absolutely thrilled to report I've had a second story acceptance!!! wotf049 My story "After the Giant's War" will be coming out in this month's issue of New Realm Magazine (have you seen their artwork? It's gorgeous !). You have to pay to read the magazine for the first few mont...
by emilymccosh
Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848649

Re: Success!

Congratulations Matt, I LOVED the story!!! wotf049
by emilymccosh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 3:28 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6758

Re: AE Micro 7

And I'm in! wotf013
by emilymccosh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:47 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6758

Re: AE Micro 7

disgruntledpeony wrote:I've never tried writing flash fiction before... Perhaps I should give it a try!


Go for it! It never hurts to try something new!
by emilymccosh
Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6758

Re: AE Micro 7

I'm working on my story today, though I have no idea if the idea is even descent. I have trouble with flash fiction...

On another, separate but not totally unrelated, note...shall we bet on who wins? wotf019
by emilymccosh
Tue Feb 23, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1011381

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Well, darn. I was hoping for a crazy story! wotf024

But you're right, we should all plan to get on at once...seriously, that's kind of a cool idea...
by emilymccosh
Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1011381

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So I have a random question for anyone who might know the answer. The forum statistics at the bottom of the page says "Most users ever online was 136 on Wed Jan 11, 2012 3:16 am". Seriously? The most users I've ever seen online at once is 8. Does anyone know what in the world was going on ...
by emilymccosh
Sat Feb 20, 2016 9:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: AE Micro 7
Replies: 37
Views: 6758

Re: AE Micro 7

Cool, thanks!
by emilymccosh
Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:42 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848649

Re: Success!

Thank you guys, you're awesome!

And I'm with Stewart here. It's hard to keep track of all the people to congratulate, so....


MANY HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE HERE (THERE WILL NOW BE A FEW DANCING BANANAS BELOW, SO BE FOREWARNED)

wotf049 wotf026 wotf049 wotf026
by emilymccosh
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:45 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848649

Re: Success!

Thank you Matt! wotf049
by emilymccosh
Mon Feb 15, 2016 12:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848649

Re: Success!

Well, I've never gotten to use this smiley before, so: wotf054 I've been waiting on this story for almost five months now, and it went into the editor's "maybe folder" back in January, but just yesterday I got the acceptance letter! This is the first real story I've ever sold to a real mar...
by emilymccosh
Thu Feb 04, 2016 1:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848649

Re: Success!

It's good you won the contest first, then. Before you started your pro spree. wotf007 I know! One more in the next two months and I've pro'd out in the time from winning WotF (first ever sale) to going to the workshop. If you count the WotF story, I already have pro'd out, with 4 pro sales. I alway...
by emilymccosh
Wed Jan 27, 2016 2:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1011381

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Thank you both. I'll go read that article. Yeah....I went to Wikipedia a while ago, but I didn't understand most of what I was reading so I just quit. But your advice is noted. wotf007
by emilymccosh
Sun Jan 24, 2016 11:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1011381

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Here, I have a question that should fill up a bunch of answers... Can someone please explain the Hugo Awards to me in simple language...There is tons of crap to read online, but I have no idea what they're talking about, so... 1) What is the controversy with Sad Puppies... 2) What was all the uproar...
by emilymccosh
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4031
Views: 848649

Re: Success!

Congrats Matt! I have to tell you, that title just sounds amazing, I can't wait to read it!

And I don't think WotF works on flukes... wotf007
by emilymccosh
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:01 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 233141

Re: Five Minute Rant

No matter how thick a skin you develop, two in one day still gets to you. My sympathies to you both wotf014 Just gotta turn 'em round and send 'em straight back out. Only way of dealing with it. I sympathize LD! And Matt, you're right about that. I sent my two out again...I think writers have to be...
by emilymccosh
Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 213042

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

amoskalik wrote:Flash Fiction Online wotf008


Oh, of course! wotf019 Thanks!
by emilymccosh
Sat Jan 16, 2016 9:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 764
Views: 213042

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Does anyone know if FFO always offers feedback for Personal-R stories? I believe they do if they make it to that final roundtable discussion. Stewart can tell you more, he reads slush there. Okay, I'm going to sound a little bit blonde here, and most likely go "Oh yeah!" when you tell me....
by emilymccosh
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:26 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 233141

Re: Five Minute Rant

I just got two rejections this morning, both for stories I really had some hope for. *Loooooooooooooong sigh* Oh well, at least one of them was a personal rejection, telling me that the editor really liked the story, but there were just too many others that she wanted to publish. So, that's kind of ...
by emilymccosh
Tue Jan 12, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Baen Memorial Award (Near Future Hard SF)
Replies: 1
Views: 853

Re: Baen Memorial Award (Near Future Hard SF)

I knew about this contest when it opened for submissions this year, but I had zero ideas until a week or so ago. But this new idea actually isn't that bad...
Time to get writing! wotf042 wotf007
by emilymccosh
Tue Jan 05, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tor.com is closing to submissions!
Replies: 2
Views: 1178

Tor.com is closing to submissions!

Since its inception, Tor.com has prided itself on the strength of its original short fiction. For a long time our unsolicited submissions formed the backbone of our catalog. We’ve found some of our favorite, most innovative, and most surprising stories through slush. However, in recent years we’ve ...
by emilymccosh
Wed Dec 30, 2015 4:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1011381

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Yes, sorry, Dungeon Mastering. (Must remember that there are many dialects of Geek Speak...) Having a group of very smart close friends try to kill me for thirty years taught me to think on my feet, to build a story from what the characters do, not from what I want them to do. Bluntly: it taught me...
by emilymccosh
Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1011381

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Randy Hulshizer wrote:I credit DMing as a major element in my writing success.


What's DMing?[/quote]

Dungeon Mastering, perhaps?[/quote]

That would be a good one...
by emilymccosh
Wed Dec 30, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1011381

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:I wasn't really writing at that point, in the middle of an extended break, but I was doing a lot of DMing. So, storytelling. Which is close, at least. wotf011


I credit DMing as a major element in my writing success.


What's DMing?
by emilymccosh
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 1011381

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Only a few more hundred until 5000 posts in this thread. I still have dibs. :)


It will take some work, but we can do it!


I never entered in the quarter (I didn't even know about WotF then!) but...

blah, blah, blah....blah, blah

wotf046
by emilymccosh
Sun Dec 27, 2015 9:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Chappy Fiction Time Travel Anthology
Replies: 8
Views: 11203

Re: Chappy Fiction Time Travel Anthology

I didn’t think I would have an entry for the anthology, but ended up whipping off a flash piece before Christmas. Pretty happy with it actually. When I went back to the website, I saw the link for ‘Today I Am Paul’. A great story, Martin. Wouldn’t be surprised to see it on the finalist lists next y...

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