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by s_c_baker
Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest
Replies: 8
Views: 1704

Wyrm's Gauntlet writing contest

I took part in this writing/reviewing contest last year and enjoyed it quite a bit. Basically, there are four rounds, some of which involve writing a story, and others of which involve writing a review . It's free to sign up, and there are cash prizes for anyone who makes it to the top three places....
by s_c_baker
Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:My second drabble was published Tuesday:
http://specklit.com/blog/2015/09/29/down-time/

Nice one! wotf007
by s_c_baker
Fri Sep 25, 2015 7:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

Good stuff, Dustin!
by s_c_baker
Mon Sep 21, 2015 6:55 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

izanobu wrote:I hit the USA Today bestseller list just about two weeks ago. That was kind of awesome :)

Woohoo! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Fri Sep 18, 2015 1:23 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 2820

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

Starting at the top and working your way down is a great submission strategy, for whatever that's worth. wotf007

Do you know of / use Duotrope or the Submission Grinder? Those are great places to find markets at any pay level.
by s_c_baker
Fri Sep 18, 2015 5:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits
Replies: 14
Views: 2820

Re: Retiring a Piece - When to Call it Quits

Rarely, and usually only if I personally have come to dislike some aspect of it to the extent that I don't want it out in public with my name attached. I don't often submit to token markets unless I'm familiar with them and think they publish excellent stuff, though. I had a bad experience a few yea...
by s_c_baker
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

An audio version of my story "Behind the First Years" is up today at StarShipSofa, if you're into that sort of thing: http://www.starshipsofa.com/blog/2015/09/16/starshipsofa-no-402-stewart-c-baker-and-bogi-takacs/
by s_c_baker
Wed Sep 16, 2015 11:44 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights

BCS is pretty amazing too--even if they're not quite Lightspeed! I'd be more than happy to be published in either. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights

Generally speaking, reprint markets don't pay as much as the high-profile (free to read) places like ClarkesWorld and Lightspeed. So while there's definitely something to be said for submitting with an eye to reprints, I'd avoid doing that to the extent where you cut yourself off from top-tier magaz...
by s_c_baker
Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights
Replies: 8
Views: 1910

Re: Limitation of nonexclusive electronic rights

The key words there are: Author may terminate the grant of non-exclusive electronic rights and ask the Publisher to remove the Work There's not really much benefit to taking the story down except for reprints--and even then, there are places that will do reprints even if your story is still availabl...
by s_c_baker
Sun Sep 06, 2015 11:57 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

Congrats, Dustin, Phillip, and Rebecca!

I also have a new piece of flash out: http://www.nature.com/nphys/journal/v11/n9/full/nphys3483.html

I'm so glad Nature exists. Where else would I ever sell a fictional annotated bibliography?
by s_c_baker
Sat Sep 05, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 960947

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I suffer from Eeyore syndrome (as my mother calls it). What happy place? wotf007
by s_c_baker
Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:38 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

alpha wrote:Made my first sale ever. Sold one to Stupefying Stories. I'm officially out of the "hoping to one day be published" camp. I guess now I'm in the "hoping to one day be published again" camp.

Huzzah! The first of many, no doubt. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

amoskalik wrote:I have a new story published in Bewildering Stories:
http://www.bewilderingstories.com/issue ... s_day.html

Some of you may recognize it from the story in a day challenge from a while back...

Huzzah! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Fri Aug 14, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33
Replies: 676
Views: 89105

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - Volume 33

Speak for yourself. I find the stress of not knowing whether or not a story will get accepted much less painful if I don't write the story until after I submit... wotf007
by s_c_baker
Thu Aug 13, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: New Clarkesworld Guidelines
Replies: 8
Views: 2507

Re: New Clarkesworld Guidelines

Strycher wrote:I completely missed this! Must resist urge to rifle through trunk . . .

Commence rifling! With their response rates, it didn't take me long to send in everything I had they hadn't seen... wotf007
by s_c_baker
Mon Aug 10, 2015 8:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

Huzzah, Tom!
by s_c_baker
Mon Aug 10, 2015 5:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

Huzzah! Way to go, Preston! Fun story. wotf007
by s_c_baker
Sat Aug 08, 2015 2:48 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 960947

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I actually like math. I'm just bad at it.
by s_c_baker
Sat Aug 08, 2015 6:33 am
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 960947

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I only count three of them because one was for the same story submitted under different judges.

Although I must admit that counting is not my strongest ability.
by s_c_baker
Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:54 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 960947

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

2 HMs is pretty good! I only have one more and I've been entering every quarter since December 2011. Don't forget your Semi! wotf013 I do love my 2 HM's though. Especially my second, because it validated that my first was not a fluke. wotf008 Still would have been nice to have gotten a phone call b...
by s_c_baker
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:32 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 960947

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Also, this thread now accounts for only 9% of my total forum posts. Sadness!
by s_c_baker
Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 960947

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

2 HMs is pretty good! I only have one more and I've been entering every quarter since December 2011.
by s_c_baker
Tue Aug 04, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4958
Views: 960947

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I feel like I've been on these boards forever! Though many with less time have more posts. :) You beat me by less than a month. And here I though I was the old timer wotf011 I remember talking with people who are no longer active on the forum. *back in my day . . .* I didn't realize how long I've b...
by s_c_baker
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:22 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

More importantly, huge congrats to everyone else on their recent successes! Yay successes! wotf010
by s_c_baker
Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:21 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3979
Views: 800174

Re: Success!

I think I forgot to post about the Flametree sale. wotf001

Also of note for me recently: http://flashfictiononline.com/main/article/concerning-your-recent-creation-of-sentient-horse-things-on-the-next-planet-over/

Possibly my longest title published to date. Possibly...
by s_c_baker
Tue Jul 21, 2015 2:25 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Sockdolager Inaugural Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Sockdolager Inaugural Podcast

Good guess! I found myself around 17:00 in. "I would be hard pressed to say why, because it's doing kind of the opposite of everything I said that I wanted..." Yyyep. wotf019 I was very pleased that they bought it. Neat to know I was their first purchase for the magazine! (Although I think...
by s_c_baker
Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:56 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Sockdolager Inaugural Podcast
Replies: 3
Views: 1153

Re: Sockdolager Inaugural Podcast

Ooh, they're talking about those of us who have been published there? I'd better listen, then... Normally I avoid podcasts because I have to spend the entire time listening or I miss stuff. Much prefer to read the transcript. And this is over an hour long... At what point roughly do they talk about ...

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