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by Athena
Fri May 13, 2016 10:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 200094

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Well, it appears my nervous fretting was not needed. I opened my inbox this morning to their reply (and it was a yes wotf048 ). Thanks for everyone's advice/encouragement. wotf009 Big, huge congrats! I've been waiting (im)patiently for the same thing from them and mine ended up being a no day befor...
by Athena
Tue May 10, 2016 2:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

There are some folks who give critiques and it's like a mini-writing lesson. *cough*cough*Dustin*cough* A really good critique can change the way you look at everything.
by Athena
Tue May 10, 2016 11:57 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Thanks to all of you on this thread for todays insights, I absorb all of them and incorporate usable advice. Forumites ROCK! Now back to your regularly scheduled program. Agreed. I've been taking notes furiously! Despite having a bachelors in English, my ability to analyze stuff, frankly, stinks. I...
by Athena
Fri May 06, 2016 10:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

This discussion is very helpful. Thanks to those offering their experience.
by Athena
Thu May 05, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Aw, man. Sorry Preson. I was hoping you'd make five.
by Athena
Wed May 04, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Four, actually! Four out of eight ain't bad! That tells me what a great group this is! wotf013
by Athena
Wed May 04, 2016 2:14 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

24 hours are up, so I'm going to assume she's been able to call everyone!

I'm a finalist, too!

She called at 10:30 and woke me up, so I thought I might've hallucinated it, but my husband assures me it really happened! I'm 98% sure I didn't say anything weird in my sleepy stupor.

wotf058
by Athena
Mon May 02, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Agreed. I still haven't heard anything from my Friday query. I tell you what, though, I can't imagine doing the job she does. Holy moly! How does she keep up with everything? She's one person doing so much work. So, I'm just going to chill, drink an imaginary cocktail, and wait to see what happens. ...
by Athena
Sat Apr 30, 2016 2:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I sent a query at around 5 am central time yesterday. Still haven't heard.
by Athena
Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Would they be making a third pass over the ones remaining to sort out who the final finalists are? I've completely lost my chill over this. Last night I had a dream that Dave mailed me a paper copy of my story and told me that it was a cartoonish piece of junk. Actually, he didn't say "junk,&qu...
by Athena
Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I couldn't stand it anymore. I queried. I think I might be extra twitchy because this would be a first for me. Not just at WOTF, but anywhere. :)
by Athena
Thu Apr 28, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Athena, did you get the e-mail in mid-March from Joni letting you know that you've made the first cut? If not I'd send her a quick e-mail so you don't get your hopes up (or, alternately, so that you can be appropriately excited at still being in the running, which is also likely!). As far as I know...
by Athena
Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

disgruntledpeony wrote:I got a semi, but I posted about it in the wee hours of the morning. If you're thinking in guessomancy terms, I wasn't on anyone's Iist (including my own) because I'm relatively new.


Congrats!!! wotf010
by Athena
Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I still haven't heard. I'm just going to assume my R is lost in the shuffle of Joni's desk.

Okay, truth is, I've gotten my hopes up. I'm sure I'm bound for disappointment. But still...
by Athena
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

This quarter might just do me in!

Looks like, according to the grinder, there's been an acceptance! Grats to whoever that was!

And big congrats to all the HMs, SHMs, and that lovely Semi-finalist! Well done everyone!
by Athena
Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I haven't heard anything. Should I reach out to Joni or just wait?
by Athena
Fri Apr 22, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

A couple of weeks ago, I was convinced my story would be rejected. Nothing has changed in the intervening time, same story, no news whatsoever, yet hope has taken a strangle hold and now I am dreaming of big things. Totally irrational. Sigh. I know, I know. I feel kind of dumb getting my hopes up, ...
by Athena
Fri Apr 22, 2016 2:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

dantzel wrote:UGHHHHH I feel like this entry is pointing it's finger at me in an oblique your-story-is-on-my-brain sort of way and that's probably totally irrational but I still love my story and it's been Thursday for far too long.


You too, eh? wotf011

I cannot even deal with the suspense anymore.
by Athena
Thu Apr 21, 2016 6:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

*twitch twitch* *twitch twitch*

They're on West Coast time. They're on West Coast time. They're on West coast time.

*twitch twitch*
by Athena
Thu Apr 14, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Ivy Fairhaven wrote:I know I'll be checking my email often tomorrow and jumping at every innocuous phone call.


Who do they call? Just the finalists? For some reason, I was thinking it takes some finalists months and months and months to hear. I'm still pretty new at this, so I'm still figuring out how it all works.
by Athena
Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Ooh, this suspense. I usually submit figuring on a straight up and immediate R, but this one I submitted with high hopes. Double-anxiety for me here.
by Athena
Wed Apr 13, 2016 8:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Where is the fainting smiley? Thursday? That's... that's... tomorrow! wotf015
by Athena
Thu Mar 24, 2016 8:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I was HM on my first round and didn't get a 2nd cut email. I'm trying not to let this email get my hopes up, but today being Thursday and all, I'm feeling especially twitchy.
by Athena
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

I got that one, too! Does that mean it's probably an HM or above? Or does it just mean they're buying time until after the gala?
by Athena
Wed Mar 16, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Yet another etiquette question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2318

Re: Yet another etiquette question...

MattDovey wrote:For the record, Cricket/Cicada/etc. is one such group. I asked a couple of years back after a personal.


My youngest subscribes to LadyBug which I think is also part of that group, but I could be mistaken.
by Athena
Mon Mar 14, 2016 3:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Yet another etiquette question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2318

Re: Yet another etiquette question...

Well, it was CoW, but it wasn't a form as they talked specifically about my piece. They did include the form bit ("list of recommend venues on our website under Markets") at the end, but prior to that they suggested I submit to one of the sister markets.
by Athena
Sun Mar 13, 2016 4:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Yet another etiquette question...
Replies: 13
Views: 2318

Yet another etiquette question...

I received a rejection in which the editor suggested that I submit to a different publication and said that I should "say hello" for them. Is this editor simply being polite or should I say, "_____ from [publication] suggested I submit this story to you." Many thanks as usual for...
by Athena
Fri Mar 11, 2016 5:03 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Looks like I'm still in, too! wotf003
by Athena
Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89702

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

For list purposes, I submitted on Dec 8th.
by Athena
Fri Jan 22, 2016 3:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Etiquette Question: Responding to Emails from Magazines
Replies: 6
Views: 1128

Re: Etiquette Question: Responding to Emails from Magazines

Thanks you guys. I sent a very short "Thank you for the update."

It's the story that got an HM here, so I'm trying hard not to get my hopes up.

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