"Actually, my one EC was a somewhat 'throwaway' quiz that I wrote on impulse one afternoon. I still don't think it's one of my best, and it's certainly not the most popular. But I'm not arguing!"|
Ditto. That's the way of the world, though. 75% of the poems I've published have been like that. Typically, a journal will ask for five poems. I'll submit four that I worked on, workshopped, revised, and honed.
Then I'll thow in something I dashed off if 15 minutes for the girl at the next table (past tense; in a relationship now).
Guess which one the editors like?
Reply #141. Mar 12 10, 8:00 PM
Oooh! Let me guess! The 15 minute one? :)|
Reply #142. Mar 12 10, 8:12 PM
I second that nomination.|
Reply #144. Apr 20 10, 8:53 AM
Editor's choice quizzes always tend to astound me. I always wonder how quizzes catch an editor's eye - plenty of excellent ones out there that never ger noticed. So, just to ask: what exactly, other than the lack of flaws you usually see in quizzes, initially captures an editor's eye?|
Reply #147. Aug 05 10, 12:39 AM
Now for that Klavier, you would have to ask every editor what it was. That's the whole point, it is the Editor's Choice. Totally personal and utterly arbitrary, and only they know what it is about a particular quiz that they liked. |
Reply #148. Aug 05 10, 12:57 AM
It really does vary from editor to editor.|
For me, the quiz needs to take a great approach, be chock full of info, and it shouldn't have any problems getting online (error-wise). While the site says the top 5% (or 1%) or whatever will get chosen, in reality it's less than that.
There are great quizzes out there, I'm sure, but it's all in the eye of the beholder.
Reply #149. Aug 05 10, 12:57 AM
I've just played the Aussie Stereotypes one - wonderful, hilarious quiz. I so second that nomination.|
Reply #152. Aug 05 10, 3:47 PM
I fully support the nomination for London Underground Costume Party. A great quiz to play!|
Reply #154. Aug 30 10, 2:00 PM
"I fully support the nomination for London Underground Costume Party"|
Me too, it was the kind of wacky quiz I love. Very well concieved and executed.
Reply #155. Aug 30 10, 2:53 PM
And a punt from me for "Comedy Classics 'Lovingly' Limericked".|
Clever, and fun.
Reply #156. Aug 30 10, 3:04 PM
I just saw this post. How kind you all are. Thank you :)|
Reply #157. Aug 30 10, 4:30 PM
I would please like to nominate doublemn's quiz "Did She Fall Or Was She Pushed?"|
Not only does it teach about wild animals but it challenges the quiz taker with a detective story that needs to be solved.
Reply #158. Sep 07 10, 4:19 AM
Thank you Star :) I'm very glad with how this one turned out.|
Reply #159. Sep 07 10, 10:57 AM
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