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by chuckt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17863

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

I still believe notices won't happen until the end of the month at the soonest. Cookie, having had enough of the cowboys' merriment, dumped his bucket over the camp fire. Steam, and wet hot ash, splattered those unfortunate enough to be sitting opposite. With a harrumph, Cookie hobbled back to his ...
by chuckt
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17863

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

empressed wrote:Any chance of notices going out today? Does it have to be Thursday?
Apparently, that's just something these folks say. Could be any day. Somewhere, someone did a count. I think Tuesdays and Wednesdays happen more often. I could be wrong about that.
by chuckt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17863

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

What did he say? Exactly?
by chuckt
Thu Jul 18, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)
Replies: 13
Views: 381

Re: tumbleweeds tumbling by:)

I was thinking that too.
by chuckt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4057
Views: 880604

Re: Success!

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps , is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked. If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go! https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Summer-2019-eb...
by chuckt
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:20 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17863

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Sooooo. On June 13, Joni told me "another month." I know last quarter she was a bit optimistic about when results would come out. But maybe?
by chuckt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

disgruntledpeony wrote:Prices on out of print books can fluctuate greatly. You got lucky, sir. wotf010


Hopefully, I have a little luck left this month. wotf011
by chuckt
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Corbin Maxwell wrote:
FYI: writing to the point costs between $200 - $600. Something to think about.


I got mine off Amazon couple months ago for $40 but I see now the cheapest option is $133. Strange.
by chuckt
Tue Jul 09, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17863

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

Yes, that seems to be the same sequence that was settled upon in the Q1 thread which was as follows. I note that, for Q1, Rs and HMs seemed to all come out April 18, a couples of SFs announced theirs on April 21, some finalists were revealed May 14, and results went up on May 15. Quote from the Q1 t...
by chuckt
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Winning Stories Rejected by the Zines?
Replies: 5
Views: 433

Winning Stories Rejected by the Zines?

Don't know why I became curious about this. Maybe because the story I am considering for 2019 Q4 has two rejections. Have there been winning stories that were previously rejected by the zines? I know that there have been plenty of finalists, semis, and HMs that went on to be published.
by chuckt
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36
Replies: 136
Views: 4160

Re: Discussion: Q4 Volume 36

Oh man. Wow. What a great challenge. Get a story critiqued every week by Dean. 2000 word minimum though. That'd be tough to do and maintain the day job.
by chuckt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

You got a mention in one of the recent WotF podcasts. I'm sorry, I've forgotten which one.
by chuckt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

[One SUPER-DUPER MOONGIRL collector's button, and one copy of the priceless and out of print gem that can become your own MAGIC SWORD in your personal hero's journey: WRITING TO THE POINT by Algis Budrys, that best little book on writing ever written by Writers of the Future's first judge. Well don...
by chuckt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 6:06 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 380
Views: 14739

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

I received two rejection slips in June, and I can almost guarantee a third from WOTF this quarter. It seems my writing style and stories are not what the SF&F venues are looking to publish. But that's okay. I like to write the way I want because the writing is the reward. I got three the last c...
by chuckt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Powa Play-yah4. Gold-earring edition. With Rimshot. And auto-piercer. And a whole friggin lot of storage. Which comes in handy. AFTER I submitted my first guess, I glanced down at the final paragraph of the story and had a moment of suspicion that this was the answer instead. I bet you're right. Bl...
by chuckt
Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Powa Play-yah4. Gold-earring edition. With Rimshot. And auto-piercer. And a whole friggin lot of storage. Which comes in handy.
by chuckt
Sat Jun 29, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Ha ha. The "I won" sign was a bit of a trigger. I thought Q2 results were out for half a second. Nevermind, that it made no sense at all that someone would be saying I won at this point.
by chuckt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Well, I'd say the biggest difference I felt was the angst the son felt. There was a place in between where he almost tells Dad. Kinda like a try/fail cycle. I felt like that scene really added to the emotional impact of the piece.
by chuckt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:47 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17863

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

KD Julicher wrote:
TimE wrote: "My piece was a post-singularity starpunk story about a space clown saving penguin-people from an asteroid strike" is probably too precise.


You stole my story idea!!!

That gave me a good chuckle.
by chuckt
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Great job on reading SDMG. I listened to it on the way home last night and finished it this morning on the way in. Frankly, I had doubts your voice could pull off a 12 year old girl wotf001 but you did it! The emotion at the end was particularly well done. wotf009 Are you guys gonna get your stuff o...
by chuckt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36
Replies: 391
Views: 17863

Re: Discussion: Q2, Volume 36

RSchibler wrote:
KD Julicher wrote:I wonder if we'll get a Thursday this week? It feels like we must be getting close...


Someone said July.


Yes. I had to ask her about a submission problem and also asked about results. This was June 13. She replied "another month."
by chuckt
Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Contest Questions
Replies: 96
Views: 6927

Re: Contest Questions

JVAshley wrote: (like one space after a period--please don't shoot me over this)


Glad someone else had this issue. I'm a lawyer by training and the convention in that world is still two spaces. I had to undo 25 years of habit.
by chuckt
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Wulf Moon wrote:check your Properties too.


What do you mean by this Wulf? I am sure that if you look in the metadata of the file, you could see my name. Is that disqualifying? I've seen no mention of that. I never thought of trying to figure out how to get that off.
by chuckt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

BE SURE to go in now and take your name off everything, including headers and check your Properties too. Your filename as well. Nothing that reveals your name, because that can and will disqualify you. And you'll never know you forgot, you'll just get a reject. Pity. Don't be THAT guy! You are SUPE...
by chuckt
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Here's a good summary but some of it may not mean much without more explanation. My suggestion is to just look for the words "Super Secret No. ___" and read what Wulf says in that post and skip the surrounding replies. If your'e not clear what he means or want more, then add the replies fo...
by chuckt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 380
Views: 14739

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Mine in Vol. 34 was humor. What sub-flavor of humor (or whether it was humor*ous* at all), I'll leave to the readers to decide. How could I forget! Howler was a terrific humorous story. A little dark humor but I like that. I loved the conflict between the Howler and Human Resources. Dilbert meets t...
by chuckt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 380
Views: 14739

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Not to counter Chuck, but here's my counter to Chuck. wotf001 While there were a few funny spots in "The Pushbike Legion," I would never classify that story as a humor piece. Humor stories have funny at their core. Often, the entire story leads to the funny punch line, just how a joke wor...
by chuckt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 380
Views: 14739

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

There was one in Vol. 30. I didn't do a big search so I'm sure there are more. "The Pushbike Legion." (Pushbike = bicycle. Silly Brits). About a group of boys and their bikes who ride around wearing bits of junk they imagine is armor. They live in an oasis in the middle of a post-apocalyti...
by chuckt
Fri Jun 21, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36
Replies: 380
Views: 14739

Re: Discussion: Q3 Volume 36

Good luck to you as well, Henckel. May your tickling stick never be free of feathers. I flicked through a few stories, classed as humour and available for free on the TOR site. Clearly, my SOH is out of alignment with theirs, so perhaps I have no chance in WotF. Enlighten me. Is the editorial viewp...
by chuckt
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36
Replies: 967
Views: 35079

Re: Moon's SUPER SECRET Bonus Challenge! Vol. 36

Many thanks again. Yes, I need to learn to be careful with edits. Usually errors creep in when I decide to change things after my nuts and bolts edit and then don't subject the change to additional scrutiny. The test flight information has been in there. Maybe it got dropped from one of the 250s? Bu...

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