TQR Confidential

Thursday, March 17, 2016

An innerworkings report and fanciful trip inside Hobo Joe DelGuercio's head ...

TQR to his minions (H3K, Otto & Rockefeller): Hello! I guess this is the quarter where we throw the min/max word count range out the basement window. I've sent you a 3.000 word cap to read right? Well, here's one that tips the scales at 17K! I couldn't realistically turn anything away this quarter. Boli has just green lighted it and so it is yours! Thank you and sorry.

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Hello (again) ya'll No rush, just wanted to make sure you all got the novella by el grecko here. Fifteen more days to get this monster in (or out) as the case may be.

H3K to her liege lord TQR Feb 29 : Yes, yes, sorry. Am on deadline which will be over today; will post within a few days. Loved it and thinking our opinions will sync up on this one.

TQR to H3K Feb 29: So glad to hear you say that. I've read about half of it. It's strong.

H3K to TQR Mar 5 : Posted. Thanks for your patience.

TQR to H3K Mar 6: Sure thing. Excellent job. Thank you!

TQR to VC Chris DelGuercio Mar 14:

Dear Mr. DelGuercio, Congratulations! You're in like Flynn. Or Flint. Whichever you choose. I'll be sending you a contract shortly. Excellent work. Love the Burgess-esque manipulations of the language. I'll have an announcement up on the site shortly, as well. Let's see. I'll need an address where to send the cash. A bio and an origin story for EVERY GOOD STUD... as in, where'd it bubble up from, what caused it to be or whatever weirdness made it pop in your psyche. And a jpeg representation of yourself. An actual photo or reasonable facsimile thereof. Thanks and again, excellent work! Oh hey, Your address is on the front page of STUD. So, I know where you live. I'll send the cash there, if that's OK.

Chris DelGuercio to TQR Mar 16 I almost forgot. Here is my author bio that you requested and a bit about the origin and evolution of my story. Still working on the photo.

TQR's addendum to CDG's reply, or "What he REALLY must have been thinking, but was too chill to say.": OH M G! I'VE JUST BEEN ACCEPTED IN THE MOST PRESTI-DIFFI CULT-LIKE VIRT-MAG TO EVER TAKE A SHELIKING TO MY MORBY GIREAUX! SUITE PATOOTIE BLESS MY SOUL,HOT DAMN AND PASS THE MEATLOAF!.

-Chris DelGuercio

1 Comments:

  • Now I feel bad. I was really REALLY busy that day and didn't have time geek out over being accepted at the wonderful TQR stories. I just wanted to shoot you a quick email back ASAP before you changed your mind. It was uninspired, I agree. Rest assured I was SUPER-psyched to be selected because I know you don't usually take stories nearly as long as mine(if ever). To paraphrase from your own guidelines, "if you submit a work more than 12K words it better be the BEST STORY EVER WRITTEN". So, it was pretty daunting to submit EVERY GOOD STUD COMES TO HIS SENSES at all. I mean, I know I worked hard on it but, "best story ever" territory. Like I said, daunting. But I'm such a big fan of the transparent way you do business here--it's a really author-friendly way to "vet" the "capital" so the VC gets plenty out of the process even if their story is ultimately rejected. I was positively thrilled when Doomey, Hal 3000, Otto, and Rorschalk had such nice things to say about it(Hal 3000 is definitely in my cool book for life after that review). Can't wait to see it on the site! Viva la TQR!

    By Blogger Chris DelGuercio, at 1:43 PM  

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