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by Strycher
Wed Jun 11, 2014 6:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 91968

Re: Penumbra Submissions

Did you guys see the tweet from June 6:

@DWGrintalis wrote:Finding *that* story in the slush pile. The one that hits every button, the one that you're going to build the rest of the issue around. :)


I'm taking bets as to whose story she's referring. Best odds are on Rebecca. wotf011
by Strycher
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:25 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 30
Replies: 35
Views: 9873

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 30

Rejection here too.
by Strycher
Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:"Quarantine Summer" is now available to read (FREE) at Perihelion Science Fiction. http://www.perihelionsf.com/fiction_1.htm


Congrats! wotf010
by Strycher
Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

Congrats guys. wotf007
by Strycher
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

My story, The Filigreed Cage is up today at Fireside.
by Strycher
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:19 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 23372

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

wotf006 Dragon*Con for the win! 31 days . . .
by Strycher
Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

Actually, that needs something bigger than a clapping smilie. Krystal? Master of awesome images? Do you have anything appropriate? http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/Strycher/Random%20Junk/confusedBillMurray_zps2e41089a.gif I just spoke to the coordinator for the Daphne du Maurier Awards for My...
by Strycher
Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 799
Views: 226846

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

bobsandiego wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:This has nothing to do with writing, but I have a phone interview for a digital applications librarian job in Oregon later today, and am feeling nervous. Awk!

Best of luck to you. This job market is brutal.

wotf019

(Break a leg.)
by Strycher
Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Penumbra Submissions
Replies: 434
Views: 91968

Re: Penumbra Submissions

hlf wrote:My story made it into the fae issue!


wotf010 Congrats!
by Strycher
Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:Congratulations, Laurie and Preston! There was much rejoicing!

wotf010


wotf010 This. Congrats guys.
by Strycher
Sun Jun 30, 2013 7:30 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

Rebecca Birch wrote:My very first piece of published flash fiction is live at Every Day Fiction. If you're interested in giving it a read, you can find it here: http://www.everydayfiction.com/three-red-roses-by-rebecca-birch/


wotf006 I recognize this one! Woot!
by Strycher
Fri Jun 21, 2013 12:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: The Myth of Promoting
Replies: 4
Views: 1740

Re: The Myth of Promoting

Thanks for sharing this! How many books do you have available right now? You use pen-names for different genres, right?
by Strycher
Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Third Way Publishing
Replies: 41
Views: 10632

Re: Third Way Publishing

1) Bookstore decides it wants a book This is the hard part, as far as I can tell. No returns allowed, but they get a much higher discount rate and they can put just one book on the shelf (rather than having to buy a bunch) and restock when they sell that one. According to KKR: And the bookstore can...
by Strycher
Thu Jun 20, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Third Way Publishing
Replies: 41
Views: 10632

Re: Third Way Publishing

...but you still come down to the fact that POD as you define it requires people to order your book before you pay the printing and shipping, that it won't be on display ion stores or dealers' rooms . . . The other model is the one that seems to be favored here: that you don't print a single copy u...
by Strycher
Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

Dustin Adams wrote:Thanks all!
I'm still bombarding DSF, hoping for a 2nd one.
Too addicting, having something published.
Too damn addicting.


I agree. And congrats!
by Strycher
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Stop Submitting Manuscripts to Traditional Publishers
Replies: 10
Views: 3191

Re: Stop Submitting Manuscripts to Traditional Publishers

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I would modify it to say: submit to Trad Pub, just be aware of what you're potentially getting into.


That's just the title of the blog post . . . The content is actually advice for pursuing trade pub.
by Strycher
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Update
Replies: 14
Views: 3449

Re: Update

Dustin Adams wrote:I got your ponies, uh, right here:

http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainmen ... -1.1371131


Possibly the worst thing that's ever happened.
by Strycher
Wed Jun 19, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

dantzel wrote:This isn't a sale, but I had a baby 11 days ago, and that was pretty successful. I still like her, too. Despite now having to type one-handed.


wotf006 Congratulations!!
by Strycher
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:46 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 131848

Re: Cover Workshop

Okay, one more try on this thing. Still not exactly dynamic, I know, but is this at least slightly less non-fiction looking? http://wordsofbirch.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/cover-b-small.jpg Gracias! What genre is this story? I don't think I've read this one . . . I like the image, I think it'll lo...
by Strycher
Mon Jun 10, 2013 5:08 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 131848

Re: Cover Workshop

Rebecca, I think the no-nonsense font paired with that image look like non-fiction. Like a book about the culture that produced that art. Though, the title doesn't sound non-fictiony.
by Strycher
Sat Jun 08, 2013 3:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 123217

Re: Analog Submissions

Kind of disappointing that they say the average is 5 weeks for a response, but apparently don't get back to people for many months. In fact, when I submitted it said something about 2 to 6 weeks. Maybe if the writing is really bad, or the story is not within their guidelines, they put in into a lon...
by Strycher
Mon Jun 03, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4985
Views: 1064831

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:I see that Brad has endangered this thread! We must ensure its survival!


I like your circular posting there.
by Strycher
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Some cosmetic changes
Replies: 11
Views: 6349

Re: Some cosmetic changes

I've also set up some auto-pruning to get rid of threads that have been dead for longer than a year. I just noticed the part about deleting the older threads and saw that most everything prior to 2011 is gone. Is that all permamently gone? I think some of those older threads still maybe had interes...
by Strycher
Thu May 30, 2013 4:23 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 131848

Re: Cover Workshop

gower21 wrote:I actually love it. It's very dramatic and has a lot of emotion. I think I knew "superhero" because I totally remember the story. And what? Superheros can't wear face paint?

As far as proportions I think your name can be a smidgen bigger.


Thanks, Tina. wotf008
by Strycher
Wed May 29, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Update
Replies: 14
Views: 3449

Re: Update

s_c_baker wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
FISH!

wotf053

*Gator makes a dive for Stewart's pockets.*

Uh-oh. Clearly I haven't thought this through...


Image
by Strycher
Wed May 29, 2013 4:40 am
Forum: Interviews: Entrants, Judges, Past Winners
Topic: Tobias Buckell: Surivorship Bias
Replies: 8
Views: 2602

Re: Tobias Buckell: Surivorship Bias

Another cool article on Surviorship Bias, thought not about writers, but I think it dovetails with what Tobias talks about (but mostly it talks about math and WWII and apple orchards). http://youarenotsosmart.com/2013/05/23/survivorship-bias/ I loved this article. The WW2 anecdote. The study on luc...
by Strycher
Tue May 28, 2013 4:53 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 131848

Re: Cover Workshop

Yeah. wotf005 That's actually face paint on the model as far as I can tell. It's hard. I browsed for months looking for a cover or even stock art that I thought would work. There isn't really a market for superheroes in prose ( the Amazon sub genre has just over 1000 entries for superhero) and so I ...
by Strycher
Tue May 28, 2013 11:54 am
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 131848

Re: Cover Workshop

Okay guys, whatcha think?: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v234/Strycher/Random%20Junk/BitterRemedy-500px_zps142541e8.jpg This is a premade cover, but I can ask for adjustments. I think it looks pretty nifty, but I'm bias and I wonder what others think. (As an aside, it's really hard to find prema...
by Strycher
Mon May 27, 2013 6:28 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 131848

Re: Cover Workshop

David, when I looked at the first cover I wondered why it says "a story" instead of "a novel" or "a short story"?
by Strycher
Mon May 20, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4082
Views: 897796

Re: Success!

I finally have something to post on here... I just sold a flash fiction story to Fireside Magazine! wotf015 Congratulations!! wotf010 I also received word that my short story "Raising Words" is going to be included in the Japanese mythology themed issue of Penumbra . I also had another re...

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