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by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

LambentTyto wrote:Honorable Mention for me. I wish we knew how many entrants, because that's basically like top 10%, right?

Last quarter, it was top 2%. Not sure about this one.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Awesome news, Corbin and Chuck! wotf010 Top 50 is damn good.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

MiloMinderbinder wrote:Congratulations to all!

I got another HM. That's 4 for 4 for volume 36.

Awesome!
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

You guys... omigod, you guys...

wotf058

Judges' results aren't in yet, so my twitching has only just begun.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 8523

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

czing wrote:Disgruntledpeony - sometimes I feel like the last holdout in the world with no cell phone. But inching ever closer to deciding to get one.

No worries! Just wanted to check. You might be able to finagle something with a pocket flashlight, although that might stay too far into juggling of objects.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: V37 Alternator Challenge
Replies: 56
Views: 8523

Re: V37 Alternator Challenge

Thank you for the suggestions. Honestly I feel like sleep is my biggest barrier (that and being distinctly NOT in love with my job). When I'm writing something new I do find my wait at the bus stop and ride on the bus quite productive sometimes. Maybe I just need to start taking my notebook with me...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Corbin Maxwell wrote:Doesn’t look like it’s going to be today.

*whispers* I've gotten e-mail notifications at 3am EST before.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

AlexH wrote:Aside from my medical condition, I'm not twitching at all and feel like I'm missing out.

Not sure 'missing out' is the right phrase. Twitching is stressful. wotf019
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Can I borrow some of your zen? My body seems to think it has more twitches than it can possibly get out before the end of this week. Maybe it's all those pillow fort brownies... Sure thing. *offers up a snuggly warm blanket and some hot chocolate* Coffee helps twitching, right? Hahaha Coffee is my ...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4238
Views: 1013294

Re: Success!

I hesitate to put this in the success thread, but for me, it is. I submitted my first piece of fiction (anywhere, ever) this season. It was a flash piece I knew would be an instant reject, but I couldn’t let it go. Sent it to Strange Horizons and finally got my 67 day first reader form rejection. T...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 22, 2019 4:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It looks like Moon got his "you're a finalist" call on November 13th last year, which was the same day some people were reporting getting emails in the v35 Q4 thread. So it does sound like there's hope yet for those who haven't been called :) Makes sense. wotf013 I'm surprisingly zen, tod...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Starting to lose hope for this quarter -- no calls yet There's still time yet. Don't lose heart. Joni has to match up various placements with anonymous submissions, so it takes time. Plus, it seems like she prefers to get everything sorted and send it all out at once these days. (Makes sense.) Yeah...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

jbaugher001 wrote:Starting to lose hope for this quarter -- no calls yet

There's still time yet. Don't lose heart. Joni has to match up various placements with anonymous submissions, so it takes time. Plus, it seems like she prefers to get everything sorted and send it all out at once these days. (Makes sense.)
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

*whispers* Tomorrow is Thursday. Every day is Thursday. But still. *throws up hood, disappears into the dark* disgruntledpeony? Psst, where are you? I have chocolate. Should I just eat it? Wait! Where did it go? Who's that it the pillow fort? This is getting very scary! I am darkness. I am the nigh...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 20, 2019 12:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

*whispers* Tomorrow is Thursday.

Every day is Thursday. But still.

*throws up hood, disappears into the dark*
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Nov 18, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

JVAshley wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:*patpatpat* Sounds like you need a little something extra in your cocoa.

Yes, Thank You *sniff* One more shot if you please. wotf035

*pours you a double*
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I know I am supposed to be maintaining radio silence. I know I am supposed to be writing. I know using so many passive verbs is a sin. But this is SERIOUS!!! I just realized that my landline is on the fritz and that's the number I gave Author Services!!! I know Joni will email if she can't get in t...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Well, sounds like the hardcore twitching has started. *passes out cocoa and blankets, reinforces/adds an extra wing to pillow fort*
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Wulf Moon's SUPER SECRETS Workshop & Challenge!
Replies: 3198
Views: 246338

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge!

Henckel wrote:Hey there Wulf Pack. Just taking a step back to out discussion of cover letters. If you received a HM or SMH from WOTF for a story, would you normally mention this in your cover letter to the Mag of F&SF?

General consensus as far as I understand it is, probably not.
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash...please help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1540

Re: The hyphen, the en dash, and the em dash...please help!

I think, so long as it suits the pacing of the sentence/isn't used overly much it's fine. Six times in a 4k work is probably just fine, although context is of course everything. I like my em-dashes and semicolons far more than I perhaps should, but I try not to overdo it. wotf019
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Happy birthday, Retro! wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

I don't know about you all, but this feels just like Christmas to me. We are waiting for Santa Joni to deliver the presents and we can hardly wait to see what is inside. Forgive me. I am also a picture book writer. You think short stories are hard? Hah! Yes, the anticipation is mounting. Earlier in...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Submitting
Replies: 5
Views: 3161

Re: Submitting

Question from a newbie. How is work submitted. I've not found a place or instructions to do so. Where should I go? https://www.writersofthefuture.com/contest-rules-writers/ This is a link to the contest rules, which have a link toward the bottom for where to make an electronic submission. If you re...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Common Issues I see on critiques
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Common Issues I see on critiques

Oh, there was another promising story that I read this submission period, but the writer didn't use quotation marks! They don't call it a Quarter Pounder with Cheese asked Jules? Vincent shook his head. No, they got the metric system there, they wouldn't know what the f*ck a Quarter Pounder is. Jul...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

crlisle wrote:How do they tell you?

Via e-mail, unless you're a finalist, in which case they call you.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 08, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Common Issues I see on critiques
Replies: 8
Views: 2080

Re: Common Issues I see on critiques

Good stuff. Thank you for posting!
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

and this is for posterity, so please be honest. (Bonus points if you know that line! :) Not to 50! THANK YOU! I've been trying to place that quote since Wulf gave it, and the second reference keyed it in. I need to re-watch The Princess Bride, because it's clearly been too long. Or re-read it. The ...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4238
Views: 1013294

Re: Success!

RSchibler wrote:
Andy Dibble wrote:I got my first personal rejection from Asimov's.


Shiny! wotf010

Indeed. Good job. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:12 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37
Replies: 437
Views: 39653

Re: Discussion: Q1 Volume 37

reigheena wrote:Oh! I almost forgot. Here's an essay you CAN read for free on the web - "Let me Tell You" by Cecilia Tan which makes the same points as Robinson, though actually I think she does a better job of it.

That's a really interesting article, there. Thank you for sharing.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 595
Views: 47983

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

It has happened my dear forumites. I tried to guard against it, and I stood strong for Oh So Long. Yet, I failed. The teeniest-tiniest bit of hope has broken through my defenses. wotf005 disgruntledpeony, this will take more than brownies and hot chocolate. I know I should have asked first, but it'...

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