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by jficke13
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18809

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

I think the timeline might move up. We’re hanging out in the lobby before going to the airport and “the 1st and 2nd passes are done.”

So... uh... not sure if this is good or bad for you all?
by jficke13
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18809

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

But hey, he’s got a flight coming up, so maybe he gets ahead of schedule! Anything is possible right?
by jficke13
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1995

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

The 24 hour story... man it’s a weird experience but mainly because of the stranger interview and the cameras (so... many... cameras). I finished at about 3000 words and thought it was a decent draft, but one I really needed more time to address the magic system I developed with more bounce and comp...
by jficke13
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18809

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Apparently there was a glitch with the submission software that made him unable to read for a bit so Dave got a little behind. He said he hopes to be through reading the whole pile next week, but he isn’t sure that he will. So, into the bunker friends, should be a week or two more for pass #1* * ass...
by jficke13
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18809

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Anyone want twitch related inside scoop?
by jficke13
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1995

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

I think pics of the reveal are up on the blog now. I’m mostly looking on In a dumbfounded haze. My face kinda short circuited. There was a lot going on.
by jficke13
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1995

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

Hello all, checking in briefly. They’ve got us running pretty hard, but we’re all in the midst of the 24 hour story right now.

Let’s see what I can pull out of a hat being inspired by a single one dollar bill.
by jficke13
Mon Apr 02, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1995

Re: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

I just checked in for my flight out to LA. It's almost like it's actually happening.
by jficke13
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 18
Views: 2140

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

My story is has 10 chapters is that too long? If you're under the word count you're good. People have won with short short stories ("The God Whisperer" from few years ago was short, mine is about 2,000 words), people have won with submissions that are right up on the upper limit. So beyon...
by jficke13
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1128

Re: Contest Questions

So I was racing against the clock last night to upload my entry to the contest... 1. How do I know that the submission went in for the quarter ending March 31? I couldn't find submission cutoff times (eastern v pacific). 2. I woke up in the middle of the night realizing that I didn't double space t...
by jficke13
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2483
Views: 461680

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Which anthology did you read?
by jficke13
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 2646

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Someone here said something about how SHMs were in the best possible position to take the leap to the F/Winner category. The reasoning was something along the lines of: A SHM was one of the last few that didn't make the cut to SF, so you know it was a really good story, but it was missing... somethi...
by jficke13
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18809

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

The best cure for all writing related ailments always seems to be “writing.”

Twitching? Write the next one ;)
by jficke13
Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 191
Views: 5933

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

+1 sometimes I drive in silence and just... think... let the mind go places. Who knows what you might find.
by jficke13
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?
Replies: 42
Views: 2646

Re: What's a Silver Honorable Mention as opposed to a regular HM?

Other people have noted that anything short of winning or a published finalist is a rejection. If you think of WotF less of a contest with contest results, and more of an annual anthology that you are hoping to be included in, then anything but the stories that end up in the anthology are "reje...
by jficke13
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18809

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

This is off-topic I realize, but I got my copy of WotF Volume 34 from Amazon today. I pre-ordered it a couple of weeks ago, but the site says the book will be released on April 10th, so I wasn't expecting it this soon. I also checked Galaxy Press's website and it also says the book will be released...
by jficke13
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7855

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

I'd say having too many stories is a high quality problem. Start submitting them! Here, there, everywhere. I haven't tried submitting to any other contests, got any recommendations? Not contests, but check out https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ It's a database of fiction markets. Tool around i...
by jficke13
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 18809

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Another question. The website wasn't working when I submitted, so I had to do hard copy... Does that mean I'll be notified of results by snail mail? The wait is killing me already even though I'm pretty chill and patient in the real world. You regulars are both helpful and hyping things to an unhea...
by jficke13
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 192
Views: 7855

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Dang, I have three stories to pick between before march ends. Then two more in my head I want to get out asap. Oh and a trashy rough draft from last summer I never got around to letting anyone critique. I have a hard time being faithful to a story. I get obsessed with an idea but once it's written ...
by jficke13
Sat Mar 03, 2018 6:14 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804043

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a new piece of fantasy flash out in Flash Fiction Online today! Eyes of Wood, Heart of Stone.


Really, really great!
by jficke13
Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 200066

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Just got an interesting personal from Podcastle: For the most part I like this story. My main problem is its slight tendency to over-explain things, which spoils the pacing for me. In particular, I think you could stand to trust the reader to infer a little more of Cers internal state, rather than ...
by jficke13
Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804043

Re: Success!

Hey team WotF, the kickstarter for Tales of Ruma is live: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ar ... es-of-ruma

Maybe check it out? There are some pretty cool people on that ToC (including DF).
by jficke13
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 1995

Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala

Hey all, thought I'd kick off a thread here with the cover of the anthology, which is predictably awesome, no? Also, they forwarded me a .pdf eARC of the Q4 winners' stories. If anyone wants to read them, all they have to do is agree to post a review on Amazon/goodreads/bookseller-of-choice. Send me...
by jficke13
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 57
Views: 16632

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

In with something for Lost Souls @ about 2k words. I like this one a lot <hides in blanket fort>.
by jficke13
Tue Jan 30, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804043

Re: Success!

Thanks. And holy crap that gif is awesome.
by jficke13
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804043

Re: Success!

I mentioned being accepted into an anthology of game-tie-in fiction a few months ago and the publisher finally announced it: http://azurekeep.com/portfolio/tales-of-ruma/ Looks like Dave and I are going to be anthology buddies again. /channels Matt Dovey and celebrates success whilst stabbing malici...
by jficke13
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3997
Views: 804043

Re: Success!

I signed the contract, so I guess I can announce that my novelette "An Empty Cup" will be appearing in the upcoming Spring issue of Deep Magic! wotf007 I wasn't sure I would ever be able to sell this one, but it does have sort of a YA tone, so I guess Deep Magic decided they wanted it! Wh...
by jficke13
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 19361

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

FYI, forgot to mention that my certificate arrived on Wednesday! Now to go shopping for frames... wotf013 I never framed my HM certificates. I left them on the desk by where I write to remind myself that "hey, you can maybe sorta do this, keep writing." Now that I think of it, they coulda...
by jficke13
Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 19361

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

FYI, forgot to mention that my certificate arrived on Wednesday! Now to go shopping for frames... wotf013 I never framed my HM certificates. I left them on the desk by where I write to remind myself that "hey, you can maybe sorta do this, keep writing." Now that I think of it, they coulda...
by jficke13
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:25 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Word Counts
Replies: 3
Views: 386

Word Counts

Quick question about word counts for submissions to non-WotF markets. When using the Microsoft Word wordcount tool, do you highlight the body of the text, the title -> the body, the title -> the word END at the end? Name About XXXX words Address Email Etc Title Awesome words go here. End e.g., what ...

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