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by vjalrik
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 27731

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Got mine in last night. I actually have a new one instead of a trunk story this quarter!
by vjalrik
Thu May 17, 2018 7:05 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 120
Views: 81138

Re: Galaxy's Edge

If you look at the 237 pending responses, they're showing a mean of 41 days, median of 44. So six weeks might be optimistic. wotf012
by vjalrik
Thu May 10, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 35129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

Congrats Preston!
amoskalik wrote:
preston wrote: RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRHRRRHRRHRHHHRRHHRHRRRHHRRRHRRRRF/winner!


I imagine this is the sound you made after your phone call with Joni.

Nice.
by vjalrik
Tue May 01, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1175
Views: 247839

Re: Five Minute Rant

In my case, at least, It's probably because I send them in bunches. wotf019 I used to jump on the computer as soon as I got a rejection and send it somewhere else, but I don't always have time for that these days, so I'll usually end up collecting and then sending out again about three at a time. (...
by vjalrik
Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone submitting to UFO?
Replies: 5
Views: 1006

Re: Anyone submitting to UFO?

I subbed last Sunday and got my R within 12 hrs. I've always appreciated their fast turnaround time, but I've also never gotten a re-sub request, so maybe it's the product more than the process....
by vjalrik
Wed Apr 25, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 35129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

kentagions wrote:DQs! Withdrawals!
I feel like I'm getting closer.

Who do I gotta rub out? wotf028

wotf001
by vjalrik
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Re: Silver Honorable Mention Crits

Dustin Adams wrote:The new one, for sure.

I'll swap SHM's with you if you can wait around 2 weeks for a reply.

That'd be great, thanks!
by vjalrik
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Silver Honorable Mention Crits
Replies: 9
Views: 1612

Silver Honorable Mention Crits

I've been following the "What's a Silver Honorable Mention..." thread over on the Contest board, and the discussion about SHMs being well positioned to be revised into finalists made me want to blow the dust off mine from a few quarters ago. I did a pretty thorough revision back then and s...
by vjalrik
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 35129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

HM. It was a busy quarter for me, so I ended up having to pull out an old trunk story. I'll take it :)
by vjalrik
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Vol. 34 (2018) -- Anthology, Workshop, & Gala
Replies: 45
Views: 4907

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

Good morning all, I'm still kinda getting my feet under me in the real world, and have only just begun trying to record thoughts/impressions/experiences from the conference. I'm going to put some stuff up at my site rather than drop huge walls of text over here, because I think the reading experien...
by vjalrik
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 19540

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Do I see a rejection in The Grinder? Is it Thursday? Also...I'm in.
by vjalrik
Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35
Replies: 402
Views: 35129

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 35

wotf019 Love this! Started my first draft of a story, yesterday. Got 500 words in, got stuck, went to work, and realized I was beginning the story too early while I was halfway through my shift. Had to scrap almost everything I wrote, this morning. Even so, I've gotten started! And I'm (GASP) pantsi...
by vjalrik
Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:09 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34
Replies: 285
Views: 30275

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 34

Congrats JF!!! wotf009

HM for me this time
by vjalrik
Mon Aug 14, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 898317

Re: Success!

Randy Hulshizer wrote:I have a tiny story up today at Every Day Fiction:

https://everydayfiction.com/a-slice-best-served-hot-by-randy-hulshizer/

Me too - wrapped up nice at the end
by vjalrik
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines
Replies: 5
Views: 1927

Re: Submitting Honorable Mentions To Magazines

Dave says he gives HMs for 4 reasons (http://davidfarland.com/2017/05/got-honorable-mention/): 1.) Idea isn't fresh or interesting; 2.) Execution is off; 3.) Plotting problems; 4.) Missing elements. These are going to remain problems wherever you submit, so you might want to take a hard look and fig...
by vjalrik
Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2720
Views: 525296

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi everyone, I'm also a year+ lurker (long observing the irony of a new writer forum that doesn't allow new members...), so it's exciting to finally be able to participate. My first sub was Q2 last year, and I've gotten an HM, SHM, and R so far. I'm still in Q1 2017 and subbed to Q2. Happy to be in ...

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