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by LaurieG
Sun Jul 31, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 216411

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Jason Parker wrote:Just got my first personal, from F&SF. wotf007


Wow Jason!!! Congrats!
by LaurieG
Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:21 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 775
Views: 216411

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing. wotf007 You're getting close! On the scal...
by LaurieG
Thu Jul 21, 2016 5:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 242963

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Amazing I know have five "sells" on smashwords. One of my story sets is free for July. I didn't do anything to advertise it special. Another set has been free for over a year and nothing. I have done this before and nothing then either but now people are noticing it on smashwords announce...
by LaurieG
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:25 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets?
Replies: 28
Views: 15297

Re: What's a good conversion rate when submitting to markets

I truly think it's all of the above, except anonymous subs. I've heard several editors ( Stan Schmidt, Ginger Buchanan, Dean Wesley Smith and others) say good covers and persistent submissions might edge a story over other submissions. But as Matt says, it still has to be a good story, so quality tr...
by LaurieG
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862247

Re: Success!

Ooh, hlf is our mystery person. Is it really a person? Perhaps the writing world is being taken over by genius aliens who will sweep WOTF, thereby creating a new reality in the world and finally guide humanity to a peaceful existence. wotf002
by LaurieG
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862247

Re: Success!

Well done, hlf!

P.S. What's your name? Or should we just call you hlf? Or HL?
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 19, 2016 5:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500582

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hi RHB, welcome back. Your story sounds a lot like mine.
Are you Rebecca?
by LaurieG
Wed Jul 13, 2016 4:50 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862247

Re: Success!

rharp wrote:Mike Resnick at Galaxy's Edge accepted my finalist story!! I'm super excited of course. My first pro sale!! wotf008



Woo hoo!!!
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 4790

Re: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their car

Jason, yes, you can keep it up. You'll keep getting better the more you read and write, even if sometimes you write garbage. You know, learning from mistakes and all that. I consider my BIGGEST mistake as a newbie writer, even bigger than quitting for a few years, was coasting. After my first Final...
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 12, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 4790

Re: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their car

Jason, yes, you can keep it up. You'll keep getting better the more you read and write, even if sometimes you write garbage. You know, learning from mistakes and all that. I consider my BIGGEST mistake as a newbie writer, even bigger than quitting for a few years, was coasting. After my first Finali...
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 12, 2016 7:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 4790

Re: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their car

Well, guys, you just inspired me to submit my best piece to the Mag of SF&F instead of submitting it to 4th QTR WOTF. I've come to realize I only want a few pro credits so agents will read my manuscripts. WOTF is positioned as the contest that will launch your career, but after reading the real...
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 12, 2016 5:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their career?
Replies: 20
Views: 4790

Re: What are the best ways for a finalist to start their car

On a different note, I love how the board is truncating the title for all of the replies. It's also a question I feel much more qualified to answer. I put the key in the ignition, put my foot on the brake, turn the key, then take the handbrake off and shift from Park to Drive. Easy wotf001 Very fun...
by LaurieG
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:52 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862247

Re: Success!

Congrats, Nick!
by LaurieG
Sun Jul 10, 2016 4:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Story Titling
Replies: 66
Views: 14570

Re: Story Titling

emilymccosh wrote:
LaurieG wrote:
Tamlyn wrote:Dust Bunnies of Doom.



This one is priceless. We should each write a flash with this title!


Oh, yes, yes, yes! We should make that a challenge! wotf022


You're on. By next Sunday, July 17? Or maybe we should wait to set the deadline until after some of the others learn if it. wotf002
by LaurieG
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:28 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Story Titling
Replies: 66
Views: 14570

Re: Story Titling

Tamlyn wrote:Dust Bunnies of Doom.



This one is priceless. We should each write a flash with this title!
by LaurieG
Sat Jul 09, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862247

Re: Success!

Yay, Emily! Congrats.
by LaurieG
Sat Jul 09, 2016 8:10 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Story Titling
Replies: 66
Views: 14570

Re: Story Titling

Dave thinks titles are important. KD Wentworth and Robert Sawyer (Finalist judge) didn't even read them. So it depends on the judge/ editor. This thread shows all the different ways we come up with ideas. But I'm in awe of those of you who, once certain elements are in place you get a rush of ideas....
by LaurieG
Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: WOTF simultaneous submissions
Replies: 13
Views: 10585

Re: WOTF simultaneous submissions

And the Submission Grinder was created by our own David Steffen. wotf007

He used to hang out on the forum a lot, at least until he pro's out of WOTF.
by LaurieG
Wed Jun 29, 2016 7:51 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 33
Replies: 37
Views: 8029

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Submitted 11:45 a.m., June 29

NOTE: The online submission page says it's only open until 5 pm June 30 !!
by LaurieG
Sat May 07, 2016 6:33 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume 33
Replies: 24
Views: 6003

Re: Quarter 2 Writers and Illustrators of the Future volume

Submitted 3/31. At 11:47 pm EST wotf003 Via email to Joni, so I hear on the forum that makes it a paper sub.
by LaurieG
Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:56 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!
Replies: 2660
Views: 500582

Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Hello Randy, and welcome. I agree with Martin and Kary and the others-- life experience counts towards your millon word apprenticeship. Old farts rock!

And I believe Carl Frederick was in his mid 60's when he won.
by LaurieG
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862247

Re: Success!

Congrats, Ease! Like Klaatu said, first sales are very special wotf007
by LaurieG
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 29
Views: 10116

Re: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Straight reject. There needs to be a smilie with a frown and a tear running down its cheek.

E-mail came in at 5:12 pm EST.
by LaurieG
Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862247

Re: Success!

Congrats!!!
by LaurieG
Mon Aug 25, 2014 4:25 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4981
Views: 1025646

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

That's hilarious Martin. You obviohsly have time and brain cells available; now that you've won WOTF, you do not need to spend your days twitching for results.

*twitch*
by LaurieG
Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:49 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 862247

Re: Success!

Good stuff, Stewart!
by LaurieG
Tue Jul 15, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: North American Science Fiction Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

Re: North American Science Fiction Convention

Ok, Mr. Shoemaker, I understand Evil Martin is unable to attend wotf008
However, I'll be watching for you. I will gladly accompany you to any closed parties (Analog room party?) that your exalted personage is allowed.
by LaurieG
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: North American Science Fiction Convention
Replies: 6
Views: 2476

North American Science Fiction Convention

Hey folks, NASFIC is this week, July 17-20, 2014, in Detroit. I'll be there. Evil Martin will be there. He and I are even on a panel together on Sunday, "Science as Magic". Heck, it would be worth the admission price just to come watch us misbehave on the panel. Any othet WOTF forumites pl...
by LaurieG
Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:26 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 36
Views: 10338

Re: Quarter 2, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 3

Wow, Kary!!!!!
Wow, Scott!!

Congrats to you both!!

Oops, wrong thread. Sorry.
by LaurieG
Tue Dec 10, 2013 8:10 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 30
Replies: 26
Views: 7843

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 30

Straight reject. This one surprises me.

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