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by s_c_baker
Thu Jan 07, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What did you publish in 2015?
Replies: 17
Views: 11926

Re: What did you publish in 2015?

LDWriter2 wrote:Well, this is easy for me:

Just one Indie published book, if that counts on this thread.

Tommy Tuckernocker:Shadow Warrior.

It should certainly count. Indie publishing is a lot of hard work. Nice job! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Thu Jan 07, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

That's one of those words I can never spell! wotf001

(Like recommend, which I always put two "c"s in, and harassment, which I always put two "r"s in...)

ETA: Steel yourself for more bad puns, though. You know how those things go around here... wotf011
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 63910

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

*I am starting to realise that your subconscious has an odd fixation on twisted rodents.

I cannot tell a lie: I cut down my father's ferret tree.

Uniqueness in setting definitely counts. I wouldn't worry about genre labels per se, though.
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 06, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Wooohoooooo, Julie! wotf004 Thankfully, judging is complete already by the time the workshop week rolls around, so we don't have to keep our secrets once we're all hanging out talking about stories. That would have been impossible. In fact, I'm lead to understand they put our story titles on our nam...
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tor.com is closing to submissions!
Replies: 2
Views: 1004

Re: Tor.com is closing to submissions!

That's a good point, Orbivillein.

Although the idea that Tor.com is even remotely similar to Highlights makes me laugh. (Even though I get what you mean, and agree with you.)
by s_c_baker
Wed Jan 06, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Two winners have decloaked in another (private access) writing group I'm part of, but I don't think they're part of this forum. (Unless they are?) Here's hoping we'll see the results soon! I am very disappointed that KD didn't win. Keeping my fingers crossed for the published finalist announcements ...
by s_c_baker
Tue Jan 05, 2016 12:47 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33
Replies: 709
Views: 63910

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q2 - Volume 33

Put another way: the more unique and interesting your setting & world building, the less competition you have. Don't just make another Star Trek/Star Wars/Mass Effect clone. Come up with a space opera that hasn't been seen before. Do something other than elves and orcs and dwarfs. This is short...
by s_c_baker
Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What did you publish in 2015?
Replies: 17
Views: 11926

Re: What did you publish in 2015?

So great to see everything everyone's published!

wotf010
by s_c_baker
Sat Jan 02, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: award show?
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: award show?

Maybe you could invest in a signature stamp like the hanko they use in Japan.
by s_c_baker
Fri Jan 01, 2016 1:37 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: award show?
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: award show?

Emily is correct. Published finalists don't get a check in the mail (only quarterly winners do) but my understanding is that they and the winners alike receive a check during the workshop week some time which pays them standard rates for actual publication in the anthology. (This is in addition to t...
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4934
Views: 898116

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Happy thing new!

I mean merry year open!

Uh, MAY ALL YOUR STORIES FIND HOMES, AND ALL YOUR REVIEWS BE INFUSED WITH GOOD CHEER!

Good enough. wotf017

(PS I am a teetotaller, so no I'm not drunk.)
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: What did you publish in 2015?
Replies: 17
Views: 11926

What did you publish in 2015?

In what I will readily admit is a self-serving move, I thought I'd start a thread where people can list their publications for the year. I have a post with my 2015 publishing highlights on my blog , if anyone wants to take a look. (I told you it was self-serving!) Seriously, though, I know a lot of ...
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723197

Re: Success!

Nice work, Ishmael, George, Jen, and Tamlyn!

Woohoo! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:43 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Woohoo!

Looking forward to additional finalist decloakings!
by s_c_baker
Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:31 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3862
Views: 723197

Re: Success!

Earlier today I learned that my story "How to Configure your Quantum Disambiguator" (originally published in Nature earlier this year) is on the shortlist for the Quantum Shorts contest! http://shorts2015.quantumlah.org/shortlisted-stories There's a people's choice award as part of this, s...
by s_c_baker
Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:58 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 67670

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 10:15 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

Or better yet...what if she won and they picked her to illustrate your story Stewart! wotf019 I don't think they would, though. From what I've heard they like to make a big deal about the illustration reveals during the workshop. Wouldn't be much of a surprise for me if I'd seen her working on it e...
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:51 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Galaxy's Edge
Replies: 103
Views: 67670

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
Thu Dec 17, 2015 9:26 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

You know I completely forgot I never heard anything on my illustrator submission. And last night I had a dream that Joni sent me an email and there was some kind of mix up - she knew someone won but was missing a lot of the information. She realized I had never been contacted so she suspected I was...
by s_c_baker
Mon Dec 14, 2015 9:53 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

zzZzzzzzzzzzZHUHWHASSATPOST?!?!

POST. YES. I NEED TO POST MY SEASONALLY APPROPRIATE PACKAGES TO ENGLAND!

Oh, wait. I did that last week. Phew.

*goes back to sleep*
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: 4316

Re: Anyone know about Neoverse writing competition?

I'm immune to compliments. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

On the other hand cookies.
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: 4316

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: 4316

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 7:27 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

I have heard rumours that rumours have been heard amongst those who listen to rumours...
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: 4316

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: 710
Views: 183920

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 12:00 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

KD Julicher wrote:For what it's worth in my most recent finalist I left out a really critical word in one of the most critical lines in the story, and it didn't disqualify me. wotf017

My winning story had some typos in it that I only caught when Joni told me it was a finalist.

No need to stress. :)
by s_c_baker
Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:12 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 183920

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 10:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32
Replies: 730
Views: 87051

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q4 - Volume 32

(* Incidentally, there was a pretty big reason my semifinalist did not make finalist. The comments I got from KD led me to eventually cut the first 5000 words entirely...) Wouldn't cutting 5000 words from one of your stories result in a word count of minus 4000? wotf004 Usually. wotf001 My semifina...

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