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by steffenwolf
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:17 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Is there any chance that there can be new threads made for obsessive Duotropery, "how to not obsess" (or alternatively, "how to obsess") and the other wandering topics? It's wearying to skim through dozens of posts to find out that there have been no results that we are sure are...
by steffenwolf
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Is there any chance that there can be new threads made for obsessive Duotropery, "how to not obsess" (or alternatively, "how to obsess") and the other wandering topics? It's wearying to skim through dozens of posts to find out that there have been no results that we are sure are ...
by steffenwolf
Mon Feb 27, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

More relevantly to the purpose of this thread (thinking of you, Steffenwolf! ;) ) I did wonder what those results were in my daily duotrope check. Hey thanks for thinking of me and my requests for forum thread modularity. :) On the subject of the few responses so far, I think the suggestion that th...
by steffenwolf
Fri Dec 30, 2011 7:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Hm, trying to decide what I'm going to submit. Usually I have a pretty good idea what I want to submit before the quarter starts. I have three candidates that I really like, but they're all somewhat unsuitable for WotF because of trends in what is historically liked. But once a quarter starts I fret...
by steffenwolf
Wed Dec 21, 2011 4:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

madison wrote:Are you sure that second paragraph wasn't part of a form letter that just didn't get updated for the Q1 responses? It sounds like a timetable for final results for Q4, not Q1... *I thought I saw a head-scratching smilie here somewhere*...


Yeah I'm pretty sure this is what happened.
by steffenwolf
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Tina- setting is character opinion. If you have no setting, you might not have much character either. Or you might be mistaking lack of overt classical descriptive passages as lack of setting. Hard to say, of course, without reading the story. But generally, if you lack good setting, you aren't get...
by steffenwolf
Mon Dec 12, 2011 6:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

paper, definitely. I'd prefer e-subs in general, to save on postage. But my one-and-only e-sub sent me a confirmation of receipt, and then got eaten. So, no, not doing that again.

Kary James wrote:So, the hour draws nigh...

Paper or e-sub?

Which are you doing, and why?
by steffenwolf
Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:21 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

gower21 wrote:That's funny Strycher-- my husband and I have the same joke. I was just about to type it when I saw you posted it first.


That would explain why Sarah Michelle Gellar's "Hold Your Own Boobs" is such a popular product.
by steffenwolf
Tue Nov 15, 2011 6:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

And bringing up another older topic on this thread, some of you submit your WotF stories to other markets before submitting to WotF. What if they get accepted? I mean, that's a great thing - being accepted for publication - but would you think 'Damn, that SO could have won WotF' or would you think ...
by steffenwolf
Mon Nov 14, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Marina, Steffenwolf, I remember Frank saying you work a quarter ahead. That's a nifty way of doing it. Make the first day of the new quarter your deadline, instead of the last day of the present quarter. wotf009 Yup that's pretty much what I do. :) I'm in the last stages of getting the story done t...
by steffenwolf
Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Good luck, steffenwolf, though I still feel November is ridiculously early to enter. wotf001 I'm a ridiculously early kind of person. :) When I have a deadline, in any part of my life, I always prefer to just get the thing done now. This is actually rather late for me. The last quarter I submitted ...
by steffenwolf
Mon Nov 14, 2011 6:41 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

And my Q1 entry is on its way to LA! Godspeed, little buddy.
by steffenwolf
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:28 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

Just putting a last round of polish on the story I intend to submit to Q1, and then I'll send it to one or more of those quick-reject markets, before printing it out and putting it in the mail for this one! Might be a few weeks yet, depending on how long those places take. And I've got another story...
by steffenwolf
Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

The "semi to pro" filter sometimes depends on lengths or "length genres" (flash fiction, or whatever). Some markets pay 5c a word to X words, and then a flat rate, which puts them in the "Semi to Pro" range. In Lightspeed's case, Payment for reprinted fiction is 1¢/wor...
by steffenwolf
Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

I feel the same way - I feel like submitting my story ASAP...but then again, maybe I should send it out somewhere else first (given I have all this TIME)... get that first rejection under my belt? Usually I go with a strategy of submitting to quick-response markets before WotF. The point in the qua...
by steffenwolf
Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4979
Views: 985193

Re: Q1 Volume 29

I've been trying to put something together, but haven't quite figured it out. I actually have 2 prior stories that I had thought about submitting but: Story 1: Might be too derivative (though I really like it) Story: Might not have strong enough characters (though I really like it) I've been working...
by steffenwolf
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

Re: Success!

I have a story in Daily Flash 2011, an anthology from Pill Hill Press. It's a for-the-love antho, but it was only a 400 word story and took me about a minute to write. Plus it's my first story to come out in book form. http://www.pillhillpress.com/books.html Congrats! That Daily Flash anthology is ...
by steffenwolf
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:37 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

Re: Success!

My story "Turning Back the Clock" is now available in issue #3 of Bull Spec. Not only that, but it's illustrated by Joey Jordan, who I met at this very forum. :) This one's especially special to me because: 1. It's my first pro-rate sale (though not SFWA listed... yet) 2. It's my first sto...
by steffenwolf
Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

Re: Success!

Prisoner wrote:That's great! Congrats!
The stories I've seen from the aren't always science fiction, despite the title
Prisoner


Their guidelines say they take any kind of speculative fiction, which is the broad definition of SF that some people prefer.
by steffenwolf
Thu Sep 30, 2010 6:44 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: This is how you format your PAPER Contest entry!
Replies: 52
Views: 28615

Re: NOTE: This is how you format your Contest entry!

Could KD ever be tempted to find that information? I doubt it. Could she if she tried? Yes. I bet 99% of entries have a username in the file, hidden somewhere The entry form also asks for profession and age. I doubt we need to worry about that. KD wouldn't want to go out of her way to find out info...
by steffenwolf
Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

Re: Success!

My Q2 story has just been accepted by Daily Science Fiction. SFWA doesn't count them as pro yet, but the payrate is 8 cents pw which counts as pro for me. :) Congrats! I have no doubt that Daily SF will be listed by SFWA within a year (meaning that your sale will be grandfathered in as SFWA pro). T...
by steffenwolf
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

My newest story now available, titled "What Makes You Tick" and published by Brain Harvest:
http://www.brainharvestmag.com/2010/04/ ... -you-tick/

It's the shortest story I've published to date, and is the first to be available as free text. :)
by steffenwolf
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

Tambra, check the qualifying markets to join SFWA on the SFWA.org site to see if you're still eligible for the Contest. We use the same standard as to whether a publication is considered professional that they do. This was a quote from KD. It's not listed in the contest rules, but if KD says so I b...
by steffenwolf
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

To my knowledge, SFWA status is not directly applicable to WotF eligibility. There was a big discussion about this on one of the boards a while back. I think, technically, WotF lists circulation and/or views of a story as the deciding factor of whether it affects eligibility or not. However a site ...
by steffenwolf
Fri Feb 05, 2010 11:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

Congrats on the sale! There's some flexibility in the SFWA rules if you approach them right. A friend of mine sold a "magical realism" story (reads like early Bradbury, actually) to a Denver scene magazine ( 303 ) for a very good word rate. It may well be the only spec fic piece they ever...
by steffenwolf
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

I got my first pro-paying sale! The story: Turning Back the Clock, a time travel tale about a man trying to prevent his wife's death. The venue: Bull Spec, a new speculative fiction magazine, the first issue's due out some time this month. My story won't be in ish #1, but may be in #2 or #3. It's no...
by steffenwolf
Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

izanobu wrote:Thanks guys.

It's a flash fiction story, will be up at Alienskin magazine in for their Feb/March issue.

I'm pretty stoked :)


Congrats! Be sure to post a reminder here when the issue's published. :D
by steffenwolf
Sat Dec 05, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

JRTomlin wrote:Perhaps not a success as most people would think of it but any of you who have ever pitched a novel have some idea what was involved--I signed with an agent yesterday. :)


That's most definitely a success! And I hope it turns into a sale. :)
by steffenwolf
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

My second published story, The Disconnected, now available as a free a free audio download. :)
http://pseudopod.org/2009/11/20/pseudop ... connected/
by steffenwolf
Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4015
Views: 824101

Good news! My first published story is now available to the public. My story is titled "The Utility of Love" and is published in Northern Frights Publishing's Wizard of Oz horror anthology "Shadows of the Emerald City." There are 19 stories in the anthology, all of a variety of d...

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