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by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Just finished driving 1,500 miles and the twitching is messing with my head.

Now I just want to know, even if it’s a R.
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

vsutherland01 wrote:Just got an email from Joni saying I made it through the "first pass" my story is still in the running for Q3 so it will now be reviewed by DF. Who else got an email?


Did anyone else get one of these emails?
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Errr...

*twitch*
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

This is my first time jumping into the forums, and Q3 V35 is my first WoTF entry, so I'm lurking here to read all these juicy posts from more experienced WoTF entrants. Good to know, KD, that we can expect another 2-3 weeks for announcements. How does it work? I think I read in here somewhere that ...
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2556
Views: 472986

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Echoing Wulf's welcome message (and dark fantasy advice) to Ashes and Will!
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

This is going to sound dumb, but... there’s a first reader pass at WoTF?
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Agonizing Mistakes
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Agonizing Mistakes

@Michael All that being said, your situation does sound worse. If you had your name on it, you probably wouldn't be able to resubmit it either. That being said, all future subs are anonymous, so you still won't have Dave holding it against you. :) Good news on that front! I pinged Joni and she was ...
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4014
Views: 820798

Re: Success!

Congrats Michelle!
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Agonizing Mistakes
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Agonizing Mistakes

And, Mike, I've developed a pretty hardcore system of version management. Unless guidelines give a formula for submission file name, or are like Daily SF where you copy/paste text into a sub window, I don't sub ANYTHING that isn't [Title] - [Market] - Submission.docx/doc/rtf Each story gets a folde...
by michaeljwyantjr
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:19 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Agonizing Mistakes
Replies: 9
Views: 551

Re: Agonizing Mistakes

Hi Vin, I'm nearly in the same position. I went to take a look at my Q3 submission and can only find a copy titled v1. "Hm," I think, opening the doc. "I thought I went to v2 after the last readers looked at it..." Lo and behold, this copy has all of the reader comments on it as ...
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Aug 15, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 35
Replies: 17
Views: 1066

Quarter 4 Writers and Illustrators of the Future Vol 35

Getting this started...

Submitted mine 8/15/2018 wotf009
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Where do you get your inspiration?
Replies: 16
Views: 1809

Re: Where do you get your inspiration?

What if X was true...
Politics...
Socio-economic inequality...
Mental Illness...

... as it affects a person right now/in the future/in the fantasy world I created.
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 10253

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Okay. I'm in for Q4... which means I did it. A new story for each quarter of v.35. One rejection so far (which I ended up publishing someplace else) and one Honorable Mention (which I'm submitting everywhere else). Best of luck to everyone still working on their WIP for Q4. You can do it! wotf024
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4014
Views: 820798

Re: Success!

Congrats!
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 10253

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

I have one more thing to write out and my Q4 is good to go... but the thing is something I've been avoiding since I originally wrote the story three months ago.

Blargh. wotf027
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Hey, if you get an R you can ask Kary English if she remembers seeing your name in the comments wotf001 wotf001 wotf001 Sorry. I've had those fears SO many times. When I'm on top of things I try to label my WOTF as "name_WOTF" when it's ready to go and then upload that. But I don't always...
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Aug 08, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I just realized I can't 100% guarantee that I sent my Q3 submission in with the last round of edits in it or with comments turned off.

...

wotf025
by michaeljwyantjr
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

Hi Harion, The Submission Grinder by Diabolical Plots ( https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/ ) is reporting a response average of ninety-eight days. It's really all scientific based on moon cycles divided by the resonance of a strontium atom at seven degrees absolute and then plugged into a pred...
by michaeljwyantjr
Wed Jul 18, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4014
Views: 820798

Re: Success!

The magazine I was selected for just popped if anyone is looking for some dystopian themed entertainment.

Aphotic Realms - Dystopia
by michaeljwyantjr
Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4014
Views: 820798

Re: Success!

I had two stories published at the beginning of this month: "This Isn't Better" in Galaxy's Edge , and "Peace in the Valley" in Factor Four Magazine . They were my second publications in both markets. I am now officially pro-ed out from the contest. I have learned so much from b...
by michaeljwyantjr
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Rejection
Replies: 9
Views: 579

Re: Rejection

Sorry for the late reply: I’d be happy to take a look if you still need more eyes on it.

My turnaround time is skewed at the moment (niece and nephew visiting for the next few weeks), but I’d be happy to help.
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Jul 07, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2556
Views: 472986

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

I’m so sorry, BLalley... I thought you were being snarky. My sincere and deepest apologies. After visiting your website I can understand why you see the world through a suspicious filter. Here's my final bit of advice: We make money as writers by selling our work, not our process. *raises an eyebro...
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2556
Views: 472986

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

I’m so sorry, BLalley... I thought you were being snarky. My sincere and deepest apologies.
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Jul 07, 2018 7:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2556
Views: 472986

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

BLAlley wrote:Since this is the only reply I've received I'm pretty sure I'm not welcome. Thanks anyway.


Looks like we got a dramatic one over here, folks.

Get out the cage and prep the bees.

(Also, wotf006!)
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4014
Views: 820798

Re: Success!

So, clarification on that publication:

Aphotic Realms: Dystopia, due out July 15th.

My story, “Perfecting Humanity”, makes an appearance. wotf024
by michaeljwyantjr
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35
Replies: 194
Views: 10279

Re: Discussion - Q2 - Volume 35

Congratulations!
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Avatar Trouble
Replies: 49
Views: 15228

Re: Avatar Trouble

I didn’t have any issues when I changed mine recently.

That said, I uploaded the picture instead of linking it externally. How are you doing yours?

... also, that Van Damme avatar is awesome.
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35
Replies: 341
Views: 13251

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 35

I’m in...
by michaeljwyantjr
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)
Replies: 149
Views: 10253

Re: Four in Thirty-Five (4 in 35!)

Okay... I'm in with my last minute 12k word fantasy.

*goes and takes a nap*

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