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by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: How much do short stories help to build a career?
Replies: 27
Views: 7447

Re: How much do short stories help to build a career?

Just throwing in my two cents worth about earning more than two cents. When you put out a novella (say less than 60 pages single spaced) or even a novel what do you typically charge for readers to view the story? I have a few friends who suggested .99c is the best price, they jump onto those priced...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4004
Views: 807123

Re: Success!

Grats, George!

wotf010
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4004
Views: 807123

Re: Success!

Ishmael wrote:Well, this is still quite a novelty for me, but 2015 is off to a good start. Stupefying Stories have accepted a 2700 word piece entitled 'ALL OF THE PEOPLE, ALL OF THE TIME'
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Grats!

wotf010
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Jan 15, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 726
Views: 201682

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Still not an almost success--as far as I know--but at least BCS sent me another positive comment and it sounded like the story may have gotten further than my previous ones. How far is anyone's guess. Could be only a couple of "inches" or half way there. If the comments you get are from t...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:17 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 19468

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City? Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state. Which state? Are you in Kansas or Missouri? We might have need of Kansans to help on the Space Bus. We'll take any help (and any passengers) we can get, but Kansans in particular might b...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Jan 14, 2015 3:53 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 19468

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

Elen Tel'Ithil wrote:Who got the 2016 bid? Kansas City?


Yes. Kansas City. I'll be there at this one since it's just across the state.
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Dec 31, 2014 12:21 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: WorldCon Roll Call
Replies: 79
Views: 19468

Re: WorldCon Roll Call

It's time once again for the WorldCon Roll Call, Sasquan edition! WorldCon in 2015 will be in Spokane WA, August 19-23. If you're planning to go but haven't got your tickets yet, buy now. The price goes up tomorrow! Also, some cons don't open hotel reservations until the start of the year, but Sasq...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:03 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968224

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Sounds like a fun exercise. Only going to list people I've read and without looking at my bookshelves or the interwebs. Asimov Heinlein Clarke McCafferty Kris Rusch Nancy Kress Ken Liu Annie Bellet Brad Torgerson Pournell (10) JK Rowling JRR Tolkien George RR Martin Hugh Howey Patrick Rothfuss Resni...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Dec 28, 2014 9:54 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968224

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

gower21 wrote:This thread continues to be a Holiday Miracle.


So what are you going to announce in 49 more posts? You're nearing 2000! wotf001
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4004
Views: 807123

Re: Success!

Contributor copies of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine showed up today! I'm such a dork I sat down and read my own story. My story is in the February issue--The Trouble with Virgins. wotf001 Ellery Queen? Nice! That's a super sale. Thanks! wotf007 Yeah, still doesn't feel real. Even after the acceptan...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4004
Views: 807123

Re: Success!

Contributor copies of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine showed up today! I'm such a dork I sat down and read my own story. My story is in the February issue--The Trouble with Virgins.

wotf001
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Dec 18, 2014 10:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Business Musings by Kris Rusch
Replies: 2
Views: 1417

Business Musings by Kris Rusch

Been a while since she's opined on the business, but I'm glad Kris decided to give us a taste of what's she's been thinking about. http://kriswrites.com/2014/12/17/business-musings-what-traditional-publishing-learned-in-2014/#sthash.BbP5cYaC.dpbs Very few know the publishing business as well as Kris...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:41 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Inscription Magazine
Replies: 9
Views: 3203

Re: Inscription Magazine

Yeah, I've had a story there since July 8. They put a note on their website that they are backlogged and trying to catch up. I've got high hopes for my submission. Good luck, Benjamin! Maybe we'll share an issue? That would be awesome. I'm July 3rd submission. Was wondering what was going on. Thank...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4004
Views: 807123

Re: Success!

I've been sitting on this one for a loooong time now, because I hadn't received/signed the actual contract, but I just sent in the contract for Part One today, so I think it's okay finally put this in a public place. One of my WotF straight rejections will be appearing Cricket magazine. It's going ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4004
Views: 807123

Re: Success!

Grats both of you!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Nov 23, 2014 8:35 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1170
Views: 221665

Re: Five Minute Rant

Why the HELL can't I get anyone to touch any of my stories? Do they have some kind of infectious disease? Why do these editors not recognize my stories as INCREDIBLE WORKS OF GREAT GENIUS?! These are really good stories! (I know because I've read every last one of them.) I've collected tons of reje...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Oct 28, 2014 9:40 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Foreign payments
Replies: 10
Views: 2777

Re: Foreign payments

Pro tip from the Pro. Thanks!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Oct 22, 2014 9:25 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 19
Views: 7506

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

LDWriter2 wrote:Hmm, I have to get my Nook to see look over my copies but I very much liked "Twelve Seconds" and "Planetary Scouts" too.

However one I can't recall the writer of but the title was "Cop For A Day", I think.


Chrome Oxide. How could you forget that name? wotf011
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:03 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 19
Views: 7506

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

Okay, here's a more complete list of my favorites. I've read the last ten volumes and the Best Of, which I highly recommend. "Twelve Seconds" by Tina Gower "Of Woven Wood" by Marie Croke "In Apprehension, How Like A God" by R.P.L Johnson "Living Rooms" by Laur...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:34 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Favorites from WotF anthologies
Replies: 19
Views: 7506

Re: Favorites from WotF anthologies

When I get home I'll try to do a complete list, but I'd say my all-time favorite is Jordan Ellinger's "After the Final Sunset, Again". I'd put it in my top-10 short stories of all time. I don't know why it hits me so hard, but it does. I'd give Martin's left pinky to be able to write a sto...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:37 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Getting Ahead.
Replies: 5
Views: 1599

Re: Getting Ahead.

Nice work! Control the things you can control. wotf007
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Sep 30, 2014 9:29 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4004
Views: 807123

Re: Success!

Thanks, guys :) Yeah, Martin, this year was a doozy, for sure. Still not even close to 100%, but writing like crazy anyway. Actually having thousands of people awaiting your next book is powerfully motivating! And Remy will be written. Someday. Current series doing well is Urban Fantasy, so I will ...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Wed Sep 03, 2014 2:53 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Black Static / Interzone
Replies: 22
Views: 10304

Re: Black Static / Interzone

T. R. Napper wrote:A preview of the next Interzone is up (an issue I have a story in). The art looks bloody fantastic: http://ttapress.com/1813/interzone-254/


Grats!
by ThomasKCarpenter
Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:28 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Lore
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Lore

s_c_baker wrote:Same experience as Tom here. I'm at 345 days, queried in January and got that same response. I'll probably query when my story turns a year old, since I'm not doing anything else with it. wotf001


Mine turns one year in eight days! Should I get it a birthday present? wotf003
by ThomasKCarpenter
Thu Aug 14, 2014 9:41 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Lore
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Lore

JoeVasicek wrote:Twenty-three stories? You, sir, are where I soon hope to be.


I had close to thirty out earlier in the year, but then I sold a bunch of them. A good problem to have. wotf007
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Lore
Replies: 7
Views: 2519

Re: Lore

Has anyone heard recently from Lore? I see they published in April. Their website still gives a response to submissions of up to 90 days. Mine (auto-acknowledged back in November) is at 270 days, with no response to separate queries to each editor. I am unsure whether to write this sub off and send...
by ThomasKCarpenter
Tue Aug 05, 2014 1:27 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4969
Views: 968224

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Rebecca Birch wrote:
ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Marco.


Polo!


Out of the pool! wotf001
by ThomasKCarpenter
Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:51 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, Writers and Illustrators of the Future vol. 31
Replies: 29
Views: 9396

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

Rejection.

Wasn't expecting much from this story, so not really surprised.

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