NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:06 am

Welcome aboard, Thomas!

Don't worry about your story as long as you don't accidentally send it elsewhere. Can you narrow it down to just a handful, so you can send out your other stories?
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Postby MedicalAuthor » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:42 pm

Hey all,

My name is Justin Key and I'm a 24 year old aspiring novelist and have been writing horror and fantasy (with sprinkles of sci-fi) for about 5 years now. I entered this past Q1 competition and am anxiously awaiting results!

I blog for Scribophile.com, have my own blog at theinkroad.blogspot.com and tweet short stories at @TalesoftheTweet.

Thought I'd introduce myself since I've been lurking these forums daily since entering the last contest :P

-Justin

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Postby MedicalAuthor » Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:43 pm

Oh, and I'll be applying to medical school this year, hence the handle.

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Postby morshana » Mon Feb 20, 2012 10:09 pm

Welcome aboard, Thomas! =)
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Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:30 am

Medic!

Hey, that won a ways back. Just ask Adam.

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Postby Thomassharkey » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:48 am

Thank you Martin and Morshana.

What have you written and where does one go to exibit ones work or does that only apply to "non-contest" stories?

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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:20 am

Welcome aboard, Justin! Following in the Michael Crichton tradition, eh?
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:26 am

Thomassharkey wrote:Thank you Martin and Morshana.

What have you written and where does one go to exibit ones work or does that only apply to "non-contest" stories?


The best place to start (in my opinion) is Duotrope.com. They have a massive searchable database of markets broken down by genre, length, pay, and more. They also report submissions and responses for each market. You can search for markets; but if you create an account, you can also track your submissions and history. It's all free, donation supported.

Ralan.com also has a market listing, but I don't know it well. I like Duotrope's tracking tools, and all my stories are already on file there, so I stick with them.
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WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE!
SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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Postby soulmirror » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:32 am

Welcome to you, Thomas, Isto, and Justin!

Fascinating interests and backgrounds you folks all have! = fascinating stories and novels to come!
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Postby gower21 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:44 am

Welcome! So exciting to have new fresh idea on the board! I can't wait to read all your stories (either in exchange or when you publish).

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Postby hazlett » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:01 pm

I've been lurking here for a while now. I figured it was about time I introduced myself.

My name is Sean Hazlett, and I entered the contest for the first time in 1Q Vol 29. I am originally from Wilmington, Delaware, live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and am an Army veteran. I currently work as an equity research analyst. In my limited free time, I write both science fiction and am a political blogger.

My 1Q Vol 29 entry is my first.

I tend to be a numbers guy, so if you're interested in how many people enter the contest each quarter, or what percent of the rejections were sent out for 1Q Vol. 29, I have worked out some well-educated guesses here:

http://reflectionsofarationalrepublican ... st-update/

I am looking forward to plenty of future discussions here.
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Postby george nik. » Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:17 pm

hazlett wrote:I tend to be a numbers guy, so if you're interested in how many people enter the contest each quarter, or what percent of the rejections were sent out for 1Q Vol. 29, I have worked out some well-educated guesses here:

http://reflectionsofarationalrepublican ... st-update/

That's VERY impressive! I love these statistics. Thanks for sharing with us.
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Postby hazlett » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:04 pm

george nik. wrote:
hazlett wrote:I tend to be a numbers guy, so if you're interested in how many people enter the contest each quarter, or what percent of the rejections were sent out for 1Q Vol. 29, I have worked out some well-educated guesses here:

http://reflectionsofarationalrepublican ... st-update/

That's VERY impressive! I love these statistics. Thanks for sharing with us.


Thanks, George!
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Postby klaatu » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:15 pm

Nice work, Hazlett....


And welcome aboard.


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Postby hazlett » Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:24 pm

klaatu wrote:Nice work Hazlett....


And welcome aboard.


Steve


Thanks, Steve!
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Postby morshana » Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:42 pm

Welcome aboard, Hazlett! And thanks for sharing those numbers!
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Postby ebrewer27 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 11:34 am

Hello all, Erik Brewer here. Resident of Denver but a native of Chicago. Submitted a story in the 2nd Quarter of 2012. Been writing for quite some time and starting to hit hard on getting my publishing career going. I write mostly sci-fi and speculative fiction, but to me a good idea is a good idea, regardless of genre. I would love to hear from all of you and talk shop. Drop me a line!
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Postby Jennifer Hicks » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:01 pm

Welcome, Erik. It's always great to see another Denver-area writer on the board.
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Postby hazlett » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:30 pm

morshana wrote:Welcome aboard, Hazlett! And thanks for sharing those numbers!


Thanks, Jeanette!
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Postby Grayson Morris » Sun Mar 04, 2012 12:34 pm

Welcome, Sean and Erik (and any others I've missed)! Nice to have you join us.

Sean, what a wonderful breakdown! Thanks for that.

Erik, you'll want to edit your post above to remove the name of your story -- the contest is judged blind, and if the coordinating judge happens to see it, you'll be disqualified.

(edited to correct my misspelling of Erik's name)
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Postby ebrewer27 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:58 pm

Thanks Grayson, didn't think of that. Whew!
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Postby s_c_baker » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:56 pm

Wow, Sean, that's one crazy post! Makes my eyes bug out. wotf015 Nice work putting it together.

Welcome to both you and Erik--looking forward to getting to know you both (although judging from your URL, Sean, we will not get along in terms of politics. wotf001 )
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Postby hazlett » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:35 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Wow, Sean, that's one crazy post! Makes my eyes bug out. wotf015 Nice work putting it together.

Welcome to both you and Erik--looking forward to getting to know you both (although judging from your URL, Sean, we will not get along in terms of politics. wotf001 )


Thanks, s_c_baker! I look forward to getting to know you as well, though I promise to keep my politics on my blog and out of both my stories and this forum. wotf019
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Postby s_c_baker » Sun Mar 04, 2012 4:21 pm

hazlett wrote:Thanks, s_c_baker! I look forward to getting to know you as well, though I promise to keep my politics on my blog and out of both my stories and this forum. wotf019

I'll do the same on the forums, at least! wotf007
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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Mar 05, 2012 2:50 am

Welcome new peeps!
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Postby Patrick S. McGinnity » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:31 am

A warm, if belated, welcome to you all. I look forward to seeing/reading you around.
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Postby Alex Kane » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:25 am

hazlett wrote:...I am originally from Wilmington, Delaware...

wotf015 ...Do you know about Tyler Durden?
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Postby morshana » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:26 am

Welcome, Erik!
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Postby hazlett » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:38 pm

Alex Kane wrote:
hazlett wrote:...I am originally from Wilmington, Delaware...

wotf015 ...Do you know about Tyler Durden?


Alex, the first rule of Fight Club is: You do not talk about Fight Club. wotf002
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:40 pm

Welcome aboard, Sean and Erick!

I'm late to the welcoming committee. Mom has been in the hospital all weekend (but is home now).

But the real reason I'm late is Dean introduced me to Bad Agent Sydney, and I've been laughing all weekend.
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