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by disgruntledpeony
Mon Nov 14, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228316

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got what was either a personal or a general 'This shows promise, please submit more' rejection from Lawless Lands. While the encouragement to submit to them again pleased me, I was hoping I'd actually make the cut.

Oh well. Back to submitting and writing! wotf042
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 904823

Re: Success!

hlf wrote:Story out today at Persistent Visions. Art's Chair

Yeah, yeah, another Camelotian (Arthurian?) tale. But it's my version so it involves a Barcalounger and a sledgehammer. And probably profanity.

I thoroughly enjoyed that. wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Nov 03, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Empyreome Magazine
Replies: 17
Views: 12616

Re: Empyreome Magazine

For anyone who is interested, submissions for the January 2017 issue are closed. They will reopen for the April 2017 issue on December 1, 2016. Submissions for flash fiction are always open. http://empyreome.com/submissions.aspx wotf009 Thanks for the update. wotf007 I may well have some stories to...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Persistent Visions
Replies: 16
Views: 12205

Re: Persistent Visions

Okay, can someone point me in the direction of theis twitter conversation. I was looking for it the other day, but couldn't find it... https://mobile.twitter.com/PersistentVis All you have to do is scroll down a bit. On the one hand, I get what they're trying to do, but on the other hand there's pl...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 904823

Re: Success!

Congratulations, George and Rebecca! wotf007 *does a jig*
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Nov 02, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070028

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:This thread is lonely.

I agree. Let's throw a party. *makes popcorn*
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070028

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

*sneaky pirate stealth bump* wotf013
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 904823

Re: Success!

Woot! Congratulations, guys. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Oct 21, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Persistent Visions
Replies: 16
Views: 12205

Re: Persistent Visions

Anyone else waiting on a response to a submission from Persistent Visions? I submitted to them aproximately 4 months ago, and I've got very mixed feelings about the experience so far.... On the one hand, they're a fresh, pro-paying market who keeps their site up to date as to which days they're rev...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Persistent Visions
Replies: 16
Views: 12205

Persistent Visions

Anyone else waiting on a response to a submission from Persistent Visions? I submitted to them aproximately 4 months ago, and I've got very mixed feelings about the experience so far.... On the one hand, they're a fresh, pro-paying market who keeps their site up to date as to which days they're revi...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Oct 19, 2016 8:42 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tor.com is Looking for Fantasy Novellas......
Replies: 4
Views: 8895

Re: Tor.com is Looking for Fantasy Novellas......

This pinged my interest when you first posted the link, and my brain has been quietly plugging along at culture ideas ever since. I don't have a plot yet, but culture is the necessary framework for character concepts (which I'm working toward having). Plot tends to evolve from characters for me, so ...
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070028

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

It's alive! ALIIIIIIIVE!
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Sep 18, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, vol. 33
Replies: 20
Views: 4450

Re: Quarter 4, Writers and Illustrators of the Future, vol.

Submitted September 18th. Silver HM on November 7th!
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Sep 06, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Registering Problem
Replies: 12
Views: 3858

Re: Registering Problem

Kary English wrote:We haven't forgotten about the registration problem. We haven't been given the necessary tools & access to fix it yet. We'll keep on it.

That sounds incredibly frustrating, but thank you for the update!
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 904823

Re: Success!

I thought it'd be appropriate to post it here, but with the publication of my story "The Minotaur's Wife" in Galaxy's Edge today, I am officially pro'd out of the contest. Technically, I have two more chances to win, since I have a story in Q3 and Q4, but I cannot submit anymore new stori...
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:07 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4105
Views: 904823

Re: Success!

LaurieG wrote:I'm losing track of all the successes. So... congrats all of you!

Seconded! wotf007 wotf010
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Aug 31, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 81470

Re: Galaxy's Edge

george nik. wrote:I'm trying to be cool about it, so I'll just re-post the line-up (without setting my name in bold wotf003 )


I saw that and was super excited. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228316

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

It's been a long time since I posted to this thread, but I feel that I must. Editor's telling me that he enjoyed my story, it held his attention right up to the end, and he goes on to say that it was his favorite for the week. He doesn't buy it, though. (sigh) Give me form acceptances, any time. Th...
by disgruntledpeony
Mon Aug 01, 2016 5:02 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228316

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

C.C. Finlay seems to be good for personals, I've noticed. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228316

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing. wotf007 Glad to hear you feel that way. w...
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jul 24, 2016 9:57 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Q4 critique exhange - 7000+ Sci Fi
Replies: 11
Views: 3326

Re: Q4 critique exhange - 7000+ Sci Fi

I need a couple of weeks before I'll be sane enough to do any critiquing, but I'll be willing to exchange stories with you at that point. wotf007
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jul 10, 2016 10:49 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 52
Views: 17785

Re: Avatar Trouble

J'nae Rae wrote:Ok, most pics I have online are on Facebook, but it doesn't seem to want to let me link there. Any suggestions?

Photobucket tends to work for me.
by disgruntledpeony
Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 228316

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I got my first personal, today--from F&SF, no less. It's a wonderfully bittersweet moment.
by disgruntledpeony
Wed Jun 29, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 8812

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

Submitted June 30th. Got a Silver HM on September 16th.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 21, 2016 7:23 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070028

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

george nik. wrote:Btw, disgruntledpeony is 16 characters wotf011

A 16-character limit, then. wotf001 Clearly I remembered it wrong.
by disgruntledpeony
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:42 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 249081

Re: Five Minute Rant

I've been diligently sending out my semi-finalist from Q1. So far, all I've gotten is a handful of form rejections. It doesn't help that one of the markets I desperately want to send it to (Shimmer Magazine) is closed until September. wotf016

Ahh well. Back to editing my entry for Q3. wotf042
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 18, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070028

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This is a peony (or paeonia) from my garden. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-MUVhygjsMj8/TUbpGkD4WUI/AAAAAAAAW20/V-Dk78MnsxUJzlZ-NKqQhdaZ1zRIPUWZACCo/s640/PICT0002-1.JPG Sometimes known in Scotland as peony roses (though they aren't rosae). I once attempted to read The Hobbit but failed. I have ...
by disgruntledpeony
Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070028

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

How can flowers sulk? By wilting? Disgruntled Peony... This is a sign of fatigue. Storysinger wrote: "Only 216 to go. Everyone that views this message do something to help me stop posting on this thread. wotf004" Not you. Lol. Uh... wotf004 wotf027 wotf025 wotf037 wotf044 wotf051 wotf029 ...
by disgruntledpeony
Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:05 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1070028

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

By the way, Peony, I love the quote in your signature! wotf019 Glad you enjoy it, Emily. wotf007 If I remember correctly, it's from one of Twain's essays... I read it over a decade ago and have been using the quote for my signature ever since. How can flowers sulk? By wilting? Actually, Peony is my...

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