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by s_c_baker
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 68669

Re: Galaxy's Edge

Mike Resnick wrote:Stewart, I've got it. Just back from the Sail to Success Cruise, so I'm a bit behind. I'll get back
to you within the next 10 days.

Mike

Great. Thanks! And no worries. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 68669

Re: Galaxy's Edge

Hi Mike,

Unrelated note, but I sent you a story on the 23rd of November and just realized I never got a confirmation e-mail from you. Did I fall afoul of your spam filter again?
by s_c_baker
Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:48 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

I'm immune to compliments. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

emilymccosh wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:I didn't say I wouldn't try! Just that I highly doubt I'll place.


Says every person who enters WotF wotf011

Hey, that was always my line when entering WotF... wotf007

But I still think this and "Pulitzer Prize" are very different beasts.
by s_c_baker
Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:28 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

I didn't say I wouldn't try! Just that I highly doubt I'll place.

Just because I don't self-reject doesn't mean I can't be a pessimist. wotf019

(Also, the entry period seems to have closed already anyway. Bah!)
by s_c_baker
Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

Ha! I haven't got a snowball's chance in a volcano. (Also I am not quite sure I do qualify. Their rules confuse me. But thank you for pointing it out to me!) You won Writers of the Future! WON in (so jealous)...you pretty much have a chance at any fiction competition on the planet, do you not? (Doe...
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 713
Views: 187958

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I agree. Comic Papyrus would have been a much more rational choice...

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by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 713
Views: 187958

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I managed to sign up without problems but I had trouble submitting; bizarrely, in the end, I had to remove all punctuation from my cover letter before it would submit. I had the exact same problem, although I left in my periods and commas. Apostrophes and ampersands were the big culprits, so I'm gu...
by s_c_baker
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

Hm. Another one confined to US and Canadian writers. Never mind. I think I might at last have qualified to enter the Sunday Times competition next year. So has Stewart of course. There ain't no justice. wotf016 Ha! I haven't got a snowball's chance in a volcano. (Also I am not quite sure I do quali...
by s_c_baker
Wed Dec 09, 2015 9:02 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

Currently prevaricating over whether to submit an ex-HM to the James White award (published in Interzone, good home exposure, but a wash on the money front if I get shortlisted and go to the con) or start subbing it round the mags instead. It has the same eligibility requirements as WoTF, with a le...
by s_c_baker
Tue Dec 08, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

I had serious reservations about the terms of this contest, so I'm happy to see that they've updated their rules and taken out all the things I found troubling. Authors now retain all rights to unpublished stories, and the right of first refusal clause is gone too. As a bonus, the top twenty stories...
by s_c_baker
Fri Dec 04, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917304

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This sounds suspiciously like math, so I'm just going to go ahead and say that my score is π/0. I had an argument with my 6 year old daughter a few weeks ago about which was bigger, pi or infinity. She was convinced pi was bigger because its digits went on forever. Then she ended the argument with,...
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 03, 2015 6:04 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917304

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

This sounds suspiciously like math, so I'm just going to go ahead and say that my score is π/0.
by s_c_baker
Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917304

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Great, now I'll have that Lambchop song stuck in my head all day again.
by s_c_baker
Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

Victoria Strauss of Writer Beware says the contest is "on her radar," by the way, and will be posting about it next week.

I'll put a link to that here when it goes up.
by s_c_baker
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:59 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?
Replies: 28
Views: 4648

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

Not familiar with them, but I would not submit to this.

I don't feel comfortable saying why here due to the fact that they sound like they have aggressive lawyers but would be happy to mention why in a PM.
by s_c_baker
Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:22 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

Huzzah!
by s_c_baker
Sun Nov 15, 2015 9:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

Very nice, Dr. Bob!

Giganotosaurus is also a very hard market to crack. Clap yourself on the back there. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:08 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

Scott's rejections are excellent!
by s_c_baker
Wed Nov 11, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest

Hey, thanks! Round three is a lot of fun so far. My MA in English puts me in good standing when it comes to things like close reading. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:02 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

Thanks, all, for the kind words about my story. And since we're talking rejections (in the Success thread? what's wrong with you people!?) I'll let you know that story received 16 rejections and 2 never-made-it-to-pub acceptances before it finally made an appearance. And like amoskalik my first sal...
by s_c_baker
Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:32 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

Aye, 50 rejections is pocket change. wotf007 I had a few super-small microfictive things accepted by markets with embarrassingly high acceptance rates back when I first started, but I didn't net what I consider to be my first real sale until something like rejection #200. (Currently at 571 submissio...
by s_c_baker
Mon Nov 09, 2015 10:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

hlf wrote:I have a story out at AE!
http://aescifi.ca/index.php/fiction/35-short-stories/3198-last-time-i-saw-you

Also, I should post more because it takes me eighteen tries to remember how to do links & such on this forum.

Woohoo! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

Nicely done, Stewart. I remember having seen this before do I not? wotf007 I also have a report. My 6300 short story The Hard Stuff has been accepted for the anthology Unbound II: Changed Worlds . I wrote it for the AE micro a few years back when the theme was "Elements," so yes, I think ...
by s_c_baker
Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:11 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

Nice, Bob! That's 70,900 words more than I've completed on MY novel in progress since the start of the month! wotf001 I do have another story that's out today, though--and this one very short indeed at around 200 words. http://www.fantasticstoriesoftheimagination.com/flash-fiction-elements-of-a-succ...
by s_c_baker
Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:09 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4936
Views: 917304

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I don't know about Homer Simpson but I hear it's Thursday today.
by s_c_baker
Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:28 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

alpha wrote:My story, "Adroit," is live in The Theian Journal. It was an HM here.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B017J9LPG2

Huzzah!
by s_c_baker
Mon Nov 02, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Crossed Genres
Replies: 6
Views: 1591

Re: Crossed Genres

Alas and alack!

I never made it into their pages either, and barely submitted (I suck at themes), but I liked what they put out.
by s_c_baker
Sun Nov 01, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3900
Views: 749726

Re: Success!

My story "Fugue in a Minor Key," which I think was an HM at one point, is in this month's issue of Galaxy's Edge: http://galaxysedge.com/n11.htm
by s_c_baker
Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest
Replies: 8
Views: 1479

Re: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest

Bummer, Aaron!

I'm still in (as flintonlaubakersmith). Last year I got 3rd place, so I'm interested to see if I can best that this time around!

I have a pretty strong English Lit background, though, and the fiction writing rounds tend to trip me up way more than the review rounds do. Eurgh!

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