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by Jeremyteg
Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882624

Re: Success!

The issue of Beneath Ceaseless Skies featuring my story is available for subscribers via Weightless Books! Non-subscribers can get one issue for $0.99US...or wait a couple of weeks for the issue to come out for free on the BCS website. wotf008
by Jeremyteg
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:05 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: How Short Is Too Short?
Replies: 29
Views: 4366

Re: How Short Is Too Short?

I believe KD Wentworth's story was the shortest win at 2k. Wow. I get the impression that you're the WOTF Anthology guru. Out of curiosity, how many volumes have you read? Legend tells that Dustin was there at the dawn of WOTF, long before the first winners walked the earth. His knowledge is vast, ...
by Jeremyteg
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882624

Re: Success!

I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go: Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller cat...
by Jeremyteg
Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

Really!? That gives me hope haha. I finished reading mine and found a "to" instead of "too" and a missing "of". At least I didn't find 10 typos in the manuscript. I am hoping there are no more than 7 typos in my script. I found 5. I was so busy and sleep deprived from ...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882624

Re: Success!

So, being rather new to this (read: completely new to this), when is it appropriate to post about sales? When ink is dried on a contract? When a publication date is set? Something else entirely? Also, what if the market isn't a pro market? I've heard at least one person give the advice not to even ...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jul 02, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I just won first place with a story that had more than one significant typo. If your story is good and the typos/grammar errors aren't too distracting, I wouldn't worry about it. wotf007 Really!? That gives me hope haha. I finished reading mine and found a "to" instead of "too" ...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I give myself some time to decompress before starting in again. That sounds like a good plan. I will take a break for a week or two maybe a month at most. I made the mistake of looking at my Q3 manuscript today. There is nothing i can do now but I found a missing "K" from the word "t...
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1048219

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

So...

Uh...

Anyone read any good books lately?
by Jeremyteg
Thu Jun 29, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I'm in...pretty sure I'll get another R as it's kind of a trunky story, but who knows? I have got to stop procrastinating. Deadlines, ugh! Must start working on next story now. Good luck, all! I'm in, but my hopes for this quarter are not high. wotf004 Ahh well. At least I'm in, right? Good work! E...
by Jeremyteg
Mon Jun 26, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Flame Tree seeking short stories
Replies: 69
Views: 21058

Re: Flame Tree seeking short stories

I submitted to Pirates and Ghosts with what would have been my Q2 entry. Here's hoping!
by Jeremyteg
Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 191
Views: 71922

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I just finished "Senlin Ascends," by Josiah Bancroft. A really cool, very weird steam-punk story involving the Tower of Babel. Probably the best self-published book I've read. I definitely recommend it! I need to look for it, but I may have seen it someplace. It's quite good. It took me a...
by Jeremyteg
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2676
Views: 514968

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome Michael! And yeah, Dustin and I tried very, very hard to get the avatar to work. It's totally broken.
by Jeremyteg
Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882624

Re: Success!

Good work Rebecca! I look forward to reading the flash piece. wotf010
by Jeremyteg
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 191
Views: 71922

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I just finished "Senlin Ascends," by Josiah Bancroft. A really cool, very weird steam-punk story involving the Tower of Babel. Probably the best self-published book I've read. I definitely recommend it!
by Jeremyteg
Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2676
Views: 514968

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello, fellow lurkers! Praise be to the phpBB update, for verily, it hath opened the way to the login screen.
by Jeremyteg
Sun May 28, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Anthropomorphic Aliens and Creatures
Replies: 4
Views: 2248

Re: Anthropomorphic Aliens and Creatures

Anthropomorphization is pretty common, actually. The already-mentioned Chanur, the Kzinti from the Known Space books, the Gorn from Star Trek, and so on. Here's an article to check out: http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SlidingScaleOfAnthropomorphism WARNING: TvTropes is rightly known as th...
by Jeremyteg
Wed May 24, 2017 12:10 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 882624

Re: Success!

I'm so excited I finally get to post in here. My Heroic Fantasy submission to Flame Tree Publishing got picked up for publication! I found out about three weeks ago, but they asked me to keep quiet until they made official announcements. http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fantasy-gothic/gothic-fan...
by Jeremyteg
Thu May 18, 2017 11:02 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34
Replies: 312
Views: 35915

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q3 - Volume 34

I've got a Q3 entry mostly ready to go, but waiting for final Q1 results has thrown a monkey-wrench into my ability to polish it up. Worst case scenario, it's a last-minute less shiny entry.
by Jeremyteg
Tue May 16, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2676
Views: 514968

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Welcome fellow long-time lurkers! Isn't it nice to finally be able to register?
by Jeremyteg
Thu May 11, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?
Replies: 29
Views: 5663

Re: What's Your Short Story Writing Process?

I am a hardcore discovery writer. My outlines never pan out to the point of being totally useless. For most projects I start out with an idea for a specific scene. I then unpack everything about that scene; who are the people taking part in it, where are they, what are they doing, what do they want ...
by Jeremyteg
Thu Apr 27, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2676
Views: 514968

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

inky_illuminarium wrote:Oh well, live and learn! wotf017

Jeremyteg, yes that one wotf007 (where we submitted by Dec 2016).


How exciting! Joni seemed to think we would be hearing final results for the quarter relatively soon compared to previous years. Best of luck! Hopefully we get to meet in LA!
by Jeremyteg
Thu Apr 27, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2676
Views: 514968

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone, another newbie here - first sub was Q4 2016, which I just found out made finalist! *faints* I'm pretty certain this was just beginner's luck though since after poking around on this site I found out that flash pieces are a tough sell, and my story was only 1,000 words. Still, feeling t...
by Jeremyteg
Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Writing help
Replies: 5
Views: 1568

Re: Writing help

I'm 99.9% sure that this is spam.
by Jeremyteg
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:59 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1048219

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

storysinger wrote:How about it newbies, here's your chance to contribute to the thread that won't die. wotf015


Finally! My chance to contribute to something greater than myself!
by Jeremyteg
Thu Apr 06, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 52
Views: 17260

Re: Avatar Trouble

Lazarus wrote:This is frustrating.

I am doing everything correctly and the Avatar link keeps flagging the error: "The URL you specified is invalid."



This is exactly the problem Dustin was helping me with. I think we're still waiting for Brad to figure it out.
by Jeremyteg
Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Cover Letters
Replies: 9
Views: 7804

Re: Cover Letters

My assumption has always been that placing in Writers of the Future (i.e. getting 1st - 3rd place in a given quarter) or being a published finalist would constitute a professional sale, considering you are paid professional rates for publication in the anthology, and would therefore be worth mention...
by Jeremyteg
Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Questions: Scene breaks
Replies: 35
Views: 4108

Re: Questions: Scene and chapter-breaks

We are warned that discussing specific story details can result in anything from disqualification due to publication rules to disqualification due to loss of anonymity. So judges might read these pages. But I have not seen them respond to questions. This is a good point. I'm going to delete my comm...
by Jeremyteg
Mon Apr 03, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Questions: Scene breaks
Replies: 35
Views: 4108

Re: Questions: Scene and chapter-breaks

Do please remember that when the rules say 17,000 words, it doesn't mean 17,000 words as counted by your word processor. DF calculates word count by the printing maxim that a letter page (Courier 12 point) with 1 inch margins top, left and bottom and 1.5 inch margin right gives 250 words. Hence 17,...
by Jeremyteg
Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Questions: Scene breaks
Replies: 35
Views: 4108

Re: Questions: Scene and chapter-breaks

Dustin Adams wrote:Reading through vol 33, I'm surprised by the short length of these stories. I might even call it a trend...


Yeah, it is interesting. I feel like the overall story length was a lot longer in last year's anthology. *REST OF COMMENT REDACTED DUE TO PARANOIA ABOUT ANONYMITY*

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