NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

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hlreinhold
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Postby hlreinhold » Thu May 04, 2017 9:24 am

Welcome, Clive! I'm in the UK too.

Do our newer members all know about the Submission Grinder (https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com)? You can record your submissions to various mags (anonymously) and track how long it takes to get a response against the average in the database. WotF has its own page and you can see some interesting stats about submissions and response times. Just be careful, once you start checking the site it's pretty addictive. wotf042

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Postby Allison Thai » Thu May 04, 2017 10:27 am

Only been writing spec fic for a year but I know the Grinder well. It does give me a good idea of average response times and when markets open, but yeah it can be agitating to keep checking back for updates. But the thing with WOTF is that they take so long to get back to you that I kinda forgot I even submitted a story until the SHM notice came in the email. Can't imagine knowing the whole time and biting my nails for that long lol.
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Postby Ysocks » Thu May 04, 2017 2:08 pm

hlreinhold wrote:Welcome, Clive! I'm in the UK too.

Do our newer members all know about the Submission Grinder (https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com)? You can record your submissions to various mags (anonymously) and track how long it takes to get a response against the average in the database. WotF has its own page and you can see some interesting stats about submissions and response times. Just be careful, once you start checking the site it's pretty addictive. wotf042

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No :wave: smilie.

& yeh, I know about Submission Grinder, but use the other one, Duotrope.
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SHM: Q2 2017
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Postby llalah718 » Fri May 12, 2017 10:59 am

Hi, Llalah 718 from Brooklyn checking in. Not really a scifi writer, my preference leans towards magical realism or horror, but I am going to see what I can conjure up for this quarter.

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Postby Dustin Adams » Sat May 13, 2017 4:15 am

Howdy Llalah.

One of my favorite things about seeing new board members (and in this case, a pleasant flood of new board members) is that any new name, anyone can reach finalist at any time.

Just like Jeremy!

So I'm glad to meet ya. All of ya.
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat May 13, 2017 6:57 am

llalah718 wrote:Hi, Llalah 718 from Brooklyn checking in. Not really a scifi writer, my preference leans towards magical realism or horror, but I am going to see what I can conjure up for this quarter.

Hello and welcome! wotf013 Talking about the basic genres you like to write in is fine, but quick protip: please don't give any specific details about your stories until you know their official placement in any quarter (and sometimes not even then). It's important for everyone to keep our entries confidential to avoid disqualification. wotf007
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
2015, Q4: R
2016: SF, n/a, SHM, SHM
2017: SHM, n/a, F, ?

WaywardSaint
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Postby WaywardSaint » Mon May 15, 2017 10:22 am

First entered the contest in 2015; never managed to register here due to the forum bug. Now there's no bug, so there's me.

Five Rs; nothing higher. Current contest entry submitted 3/27.

Pleased to see many writers here with whom I've interacted in other writing fora.

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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon May 15, 2017 10:26 am

Howdy!
2x Finalist
1x Semi
2x Silver
8x HM
Eight EDF stories. DSF: Flash1. Flash2. Short Story. My Semi-F

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Postby storysinger » Tue May 16, 2017 2:28 am

Welcome Wayward and Llalah.
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Postby Jeremyteg » Tue May 16, 2017 9:46 am

Welcome fellow long-time lurkers! Isn't it nice to finally be able to register?

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J'nae Rae
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Postby J'nae Rae » Wed May 17, 2017 1:35 pm

Welcome to all the new people.
HM Q1 2015, Q3 & Q4 2016.
R Q1 & Q2 2017
The Trade's On, in Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, November 2015
Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
Nine-Tenths, on Empyreome (Weekly Flash Fiction,) June 2017

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Postby spirouack » Thu May 25, 2017 4:59 pm

Mwahahahahaha. wotf019 Finally! I have been trying to register for over a year and a half. Hello writer friends.
Q2 2016 - R, Q2 2017 hopeful

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Postby kentagions » Thu May 25, 2017 10:12 pm

Helloooo spirouack!

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Postby Dustin Adams » Fri May 26, 2017 1:21 pm

spirouack wrote:Mwahahahahaha. wotf019 Finally! I have been trying to register for over a year and a half. Hello writer friends.

Yay!
Glad you made it. wotf008
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Postby shmansouri » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:32 pm

wotf010 After two years of trying to register on this forum I'm in! Not sure what happened but I think it's fixed now. I've read these posts for a long time and now I get to contribute. Hello writers! I'm Shawn.

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Postby J'nae Rae » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:45 pm

spirouack wrote:Mwahahahahaha. wotf019 Finally! I have been trying to register for over a year and a half. Hello writer friends.


Welcome!
HM Q1 2015, Q3 & Q4 2016.
R Q1 & Q2 2017
The Trade's On, in Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, November 2015
Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
Nine-Tenths, on Empyreome (Weekly Flash Fiction,) June 2017

wotf024

kentagions
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Postby kentagions » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:49 pm

Hi Shawn!

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Postby Jeremyteg » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:50 pm

Hello, fellow lurkers! Praise be to the phpBB update, for verily, it hath opened the way to the login screen.

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Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:46 am

Long time reader, first time lurker, and newly registered member. I'm really unsure how I managed to miss that this community existed. Super excited to be here. wotf007
WotF Results:
  • R:1
  • HM:3
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • (Last: HM, Q2.v34)

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J'nae Rae
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Postby J'nae Rae » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:51 am

michaeljwyantjr wrote:Long time reader, first time lurker, and newly registered member. I'm really unsure how I managed to miss that this community existed. Super excited to be here. wotf007


Welcome!
HM Q1 2015, Q3 & Q4 2016.
R Q1 & Q2 2017
The Trade's On, in Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, November 2015
Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
Nine-Tenths, on Empyreome (Weekly Flash Fiction,) June 2017

wotf024

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Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 8:54 am

Thanks! Now if I could only get the remote avatar thing to work... wotf020
WotF Results:
  • R:1
  • HM:3
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • (Last: HM, Q2.v34)

hlreinhold
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Postby hlreinhold » Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:02 am

michaeljwyantjr wrote:Thanks! Now if I could only get the remote avatar thing to work... wotf020


If you find out, let me know. I think it's broke. wotf002
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Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 15, 2017 10:41 am

hlreinhold wrote:If you find out, let me know. I think it's broke. wotf002


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WotF Results:
  • R:1
  • HM:3
  • sHM:0
  • SF:0
  • F:0
  • (Last: HM, Q2.v34)

kentagions
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Re: NEW USERS! INTRODUCE YOURSELVES!

Postby kentagions » Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:16 am

Hi Michael!

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Jeremyteg
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Postby Jeremyteg » Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:06 pm

Welcome Michael! And yeah, Dustin and I tried very, very hard to get the avatar to work. It's totally broken.

hlreinhold
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Postby hlreinhold » Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:01 pm

I guess you shall know the new generation of forumites by their witty and inventive, er, signatures, rather than by their shiny avatars.

Oh, and hi, Michael!
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Postby storysinger » Fri Jun 16, 2017 4:07 am

Welcome to the forum Michael
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Jun 16, 2017 8:14 am

Indeed, welcome! wotf007
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain
2015, Q4: R
2016: SF, n/a, SHM, SHM
2017: SHM, n/a, F, ?

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Postby vsutherland01 » Fri Jun 16, 2017 2:58 pm

Hi! My name is Vince.

I figure it's time to get into the community.

I love the outdoors, running and climbing. I live in Northern AZ serving burgers. I am part time bum, part time wannabe writer and full time fool. I do anything I can to avoid using my Pre-Med degree wotf011 . I have been writing for four years. I started with a weird self published novel under a pseudonym. That taught me a lot, but mostly that amateurs should practice more than worry about self publishing haha. Since then I have done everything I know how to keep writing and improving my stories.

I can't wait to get more submissions under my belt. I love how this contest keeps me on my toes. Writing often and never getting stuck on one idea for too long. The incentive of that trip to smog filled LA is enough to get the words on the page and that's what matters most wether or not I ever end up being a professional.
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Q1 - R
Q2 - R
Q3 - HM

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J'nae Rae
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Postby J'nae Rae » Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:34 pm

Welcome, Vince! wotf009
HM Q1 2015, Q3 & Q4 2016.
R Q1 & Q2 2017
The Trade's On, in Issue 8 of Sci Phi Journal, November 2015
Naidin's Song: Blood Bound, published August 2016
Nine-Tenths, on Empyreome (Weekly Flash Fiction,) June 2017

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