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by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Firewall for PMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Firewall for PMs?

RSchibler wrote:Since the spammer was advertising breaking CAPTCHA........... I'm skeptical.

Yeah, that's kind of how I felt about it.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Firewall for PMs?
Replies: 8
Views: 243

Re: Firewall for PMs?

Dustin Adams wrote:.
Is anyone else getting a "captcha" firewall message when trying to get into the PM area?


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Yep, just got the same thing. Weird.

I wonder if this is official or not?
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Ha ha Liz. But now I'm in the dumps. Got a form rejection just now on something I wrote specifically for a zine issue based on re-tellings of the Odyssey books. A little more painful than normal because the story was a rifle shot aimed only at this zine for this issue. Not sure where else to send i...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

chuckt wrote:Whew. This thread needs a song and dance number. Or a video of puppies or something. :)

wotf017

*takes deep breath*

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by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 29, 2019 5:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 136
Views: 4177

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

The ideal story I'd love to write would have characters as realistic as Jamie Frazier and Clare in Outlander; the inspirational genius of Harlan Ellison; action as heart-stopping as Jason Bourne; multi-faceted, multi-toned protagonists and antagonists such as the Amazon Prime adaptation of Philip K...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 136
Views: 4177

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

All this writing advice is good and all, but how on earth will I find a way to crack this pesky Captcha system? Honestly, it has me bamboozled. Effing spambots, man... I gave up reporting the posts after the first twenty or so. A mod will see what's happening and fix it eventually. It just sucks th...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 26, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 14791

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Anyhow if anyone else wants to switch gears from Q2 to Q3 with me you are welcome wotf011 I've switched, but considering they're still judging Q2 I wouldn't expect results here for a month or two. Personal opinion is we'll be lucky to hear back by the end of September. wotf017 From experience, it n...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 14791

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

czing wrote:Anyhow if anyone else wants to switch gears from Q2 to Q3 with me you are welcome wotf011

I've switched, but considering they're still judging Q2 I wouldn't expect results here for a month or two. Personal opinion is we'll be lucky to hear back by the end of September. wotf017
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 136
Views: 4177

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Hey, I'm 4K in and nowhere near the middle of the story. I know the max limit is 17K but with the workload on the judges, I wonder if anything over 10 might be too much?? If you're worried about writing too much, my recommendation would be that you write the first draft of the story as you need to ...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Congratulations, michaeljwyantjr and WriterGirl0426! wotf007 wotf010 wotf041 That's wonderful news.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 23, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

R Here. Going back to Crime writing. Congrats to people who have done well in the comp. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad you're still writing, but it's important to note that getting an R means the story isn't right for the contest. Doesn't necessarily mean the story is bad. (Granted, it might well mea...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

R Here. Going back to Crime writing. Congrats to people who have done well in the comp. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad you're still writing, but it's important to note that getting an R means the story isn't right for the contest. Doesn't necessarily mean the story is bad. (Granted, it might well mea...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Corbin Maxwell wrote:Are these initial results for Q2 or Q3?

Q2. It should say which quarter it's for in either the title or the body of the e-mail.
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222346

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

disgruntledpeony That is a LOT of feedback. Sounds like a mixed blessing in this case given the submission history. But good feedback can always help the next story (at least that is what I hope for when I get it). Will you try sending it out to some of the lower paying markets? Or hold onto it for...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222346

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just got an extremely detailed personal rejection from Cosmic Roots and Eldritch Shores. We're talking almost 350 words. wotf015 On the one hand, they definitely read my story start to finish. On the other hand, a lot of the issues they had stemmed from wanting more depth on the world-building, and ...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 19, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 382

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

storysinger wrote:We have Cookie messing with the hands and tumbleweeds tumbling. Would that be a western genre?

Oh, no, it's definitely speculative fiction with a western setting. There's werewolves and sasquatches in them there woods. wotf022
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 20954

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/short-story-submissions-detective-thrillers-a-dying-planet New call from Flame Tree, guys! Detective Thrillers and A Dying Planet. As of this volume, they'll be paying 8 cents/word for new stories and 6 cents/word for reprints, so it's totally worth...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Any chance of notices going out today? Does it have to be Thursday? Apparently, that's just something these folks say. Could be any day. Somewhere, someone did a count. I think Tuesdays and Wednesdays happen more often. I could be wrong about that. Thursdays were a pattern someone noticed back in t...
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 381
Views: 14791

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

LDWriter2 wrote:Which means more work and learning

Always. (Seriously, even the pros are still learning with every book they write.)
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

KD Julicher wrote:
Corbin Maxwell wrote:No results yet?



No, but Dave posted on Facebook that he's working on the Contest all week, so hang tight, guys, probably going to be another Thursday before we hear...

Right. Probably another week. *takes deep breaths* Thought I was done twitching, but apparently I just twitch in fits.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:19 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222346

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

A 2-day rejection from Asimov's wotf001 Well, it was a long shot - I wasn't sure it'd be a good fit. I'm finding myself running out of pro-markets in The Grinder. Any idea where to find more, besides Duotropes maybe? A lot of markets these days are seasonal, opening only once or twice a year or onl...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222346

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

A 2-day rejection from Asimov's wotf001 Well, it was a long shot - I wasn't sure it'd be a good fit. I'm finding myself running out of pro-markets in The Grinder. Any idea where to find more, besides Duotropes maybe? A lot of markets these days are seasonal, opening only once or twice a year or onl...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jul 16, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35143

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

My first experiences with science fiction that I can remember are watching Star Trek: TNG with my father as a child. Every week, I'd get scared (or feign being scared) and end up sitting on Dad's lap. I was also a devourer of books, when I was young. I got given the complete Chronicles of Narnia for...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222346

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I had assumed that it got an honorable mention in the contest previously???? I think that would give me a lot of hope if HMs in the contest stood at least a chance of getting to second round with a big deal like Clarkesworld it'd change my whole outlook on how to proceed with HMs ;) How well storie...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17890

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

“All is silent in the halls of the dead. All is forgotten in the stone halls of the dead, behold the stairways which stand in darkness; behold the rooms of ruin. These are the halls of the dead where the spiders spin and the great circuits fall quiet, one by one.” No results yet? None that I've hea...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 222346

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Helge Mahrt wrote:My HM made it to the second round of Clarkesworld Magezine but then was rejected. Bleh. At least it was in the top 3% for making it into the second round. wotf001

Second round of Clarkesworld is a good sign! Keep sending it out.
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jul 12, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 243196

Re: Five Minute Rant

Hmm, No one seems to use this anymore but me. But ugh. Trying to send out stories again. For some strange, unknown reason the online submission system that Asimov's and Analog use does not like my .doc files. Unless it is a flash story it is always too large-or so they say. I don't have that proble...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 136
Views: 4177

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Hi all – What are your thoughts on closing off a character arc for one of my secondary characters. I don’t mind sharing here, because this is part of a full novel/not WOTF story… and I’m interested to hear everyone’s perspective on this. My character is a dad whose daughter was killed years ago. Th...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35143

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

chuckt wrote:
Corbin Maxwell wrote:
FYI: writing to the point costs between $200 - $600. Something to think about.


I got mine off Amazon couple months ago for $40 but I see now the cheapest option is $133. Strange.

Prices on out of print books can fluctuate greatly. You got lucky, sir. wotf010

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