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by WriteToLive
Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:01 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 30
Replies: 41
Views: 10646

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 30

Another R for me.
by WriteToLive
Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708623

Re: Success!

A further update on my story "Zion" which sold to the anthology "For All Eternity: Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins." It is now available at Amazon.com. And I have seen the artwork which goes to the story. And I'm spazzing everywhere If you would like a link to it, it's in the sign...
by WriteToLive
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:31 am
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 4, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 71
Views: 16167

Re: Quarter 4, vol. 29

Another R to add to the pile.

Here's to hoping I pro out before I even get an HM.
by WriteToLive
Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:24 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194168

Re: Five Minute Rant

Just as I'm about to get out of this semester and catch up on the writing ideas which are floating about in my head, I find out there is a convention at MSU regarding comic book literature. That's right. Comic Book Literature. Oh, cruel fate, why doest thou torment me with conferences that I want to...
by WriteToLive
Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:55 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180808

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

More mixed feelings because they are paying close attention to what I'm submitting. Just one of those stories which will sell, but to whom is the question.
by WriteToLive
Sat Nov 10, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180808

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Got a rejection from stupefying stories yesterday, which was rejected not because it wasn't good, but because they couldn't fit it into the budget.
by WriteToLive
Sat Nov 03, 2012 3:29 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 29 - RESULTS POSTED
Replies: 54
Views: 13360

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 29

Rejection here as well. And that was the work Martin reviewed for me -_-;
by WriteToLive
Sun Oct 28, 2012 2:47 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180808

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

And this break in my graduate studies is brought to you by... A personal rejection from Tor.com. They thought the idea for my story was interesting and original, but just not right for them. Also, they said they are restructuring to get lower response times. Could be a more viable market in the futu...
by WriteToLive
Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708623

Re: Success!

Also, thank you for your congratulations. I'm hoping more information is coming about the anthology soon. I see a few acceptances, but no ToC list yet.
by WriteToLive
Sun Aug 26, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708623

Re: Success!

Congrats Bob and anyone else I've missed.

Graduate Teaching Assistanceships really steal your time away from you, so if I've forgotten ya, I apologize.
by WriteToLive
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708623

Re: Success!

Well, it may not be pro, but it's still pretty good. My story, "Zion" has been selected to be part of the Anthology For All Eternity: The Seven Deadly Sins to represent Gluttony. I'll have more details and a full ToC as they come available. It's a semi-pro rate, but a sale is a sale. Espec...
by WriteToLive
Sun Aug 05, 2012 4:29 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180808

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

That's why I waited a while before submitting there again. Still, it was like a rejection pep talk.
by WriteToLive
Sat Aug 04, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180808

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

A personal rejection today from AE. Duff said my story was good, but once you strip away all the style, there's not much there for him to buy it. The good part: he's "sure another editor will see it differently."
by WriteToLive
Sat Aug 04, 2012 1:25 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194168

Re: Five Minute Rant

Ugg, Ideaomance just sent a rejection- not enough explanation of the world. What do they expect in an almost flash story? {yes, I know the answer to that question, but don't bother me with logic I'm busy ranting} I mean that story is barely over a thousand words, it started as a flash but I had to ...
by WriteToLive
Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:25 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194168

Re: Five Minute Rant

I almost posted this in the mixed feelings thread, but the more I thought about it, the less positive I gleaned from my most recent rejection. 50 days out to DSF, second round, form reject. This brings my pro-sales total up to zero. D Have you tried AE? Most of the fiction McCourt buys us on the sh...
by WriteToLive
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708623

Re: Success!

Now that the announcement's been made, here are the details of my aforementioned second pro sale, copied and pasted from my Facebook page: Okay, looks like the contributor list is public, so I can share the news: My short story "Prospect of a World I Dream," one of which I'm especially pr...
by WriteToLive
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180808

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

I did get a personal rejections that was pretty extensive on a story. It had comments from all the editors and had made it to the top round of considerations, but they didn't like the ending I think is what it comes down to. This was the second market I sent it too and this is the second personal r...
by WriteToLive
Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194168

Re: Five Minute Rant

I'm going to totally recognize the ranty-ness of this thread - having exercised its power numerous times - but I wanted to pose a less discouraging view of receiving rejections quickly. I believe that with most slush stories, the editor doesn't need to think about the story before rejecting it. Thi...
by WriteToLive
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708623

Re: Success!

Congrats vanaaron and Jackie. Very well done.
by WriteToLive
Wed Jul 18, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708623

Re: Success!

Wow, that was a great story. Very well done.
by WriteToLive
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:56 am
Forum: Writing: Craft, Talent, Technique
Topic: Five Minute Rant
Replies: 1123
Views: 194168

Re: Five Minute Rant

Kevin Ikenberry wrote:Bah. A close, but no thanks from Redstone Science Fiction. This makes three in a row from them. Grrr.


You ain't the only one. I've had two since my personal there.

Good thing about smartphones, I csn submit to some publishers.

Bad news, you get rejections a lot faster.
by WriteToLive
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:50 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3854
Views: 708623

Re: Success!

Wow, I've missed out on so much. Congrsts everyone.
by WriteToLive
Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:23 am
Forum: Story Critique Exchange
Topic: Two Crits Needed
Replies: 0
Views: 1127

Two Crits Needed

Okay, I have two stories which I would like someone to look at.

First story is a potential entry to Redstone's contest "Show us a better wary." And is about 2000 words.

Second story is approximately 3400 words and a potential BAEN contest entry.

Thanks.
by WriteToLive
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:17 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4918
Views: 885477

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Wow, congrats guys. Congrats Tina, but make sure you get your hubby a plaque which says HotY on it with your winnings. Also goes to show you can get R after R and still have a shot at winning it all. Marina, congrats, I know you've been trying for some time, so I'm imagining victory is that much swe...
by WriteToLive
Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 2, vol. 29
Replies: 60
Views: 19769

Re: Quarter 2, vol. 29

I have received my results for Q-2. Rejection.

Let the flood of responses begin.
by WriteToLive
Wed Jul 04, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Analog Submissions
Replies: 507
Views: 103601

Re: Analog Submissions

Rebecca Birch wrote:
Strycher wrote:
LDWriter2 wrote:Who's on First???


Naturally.


I love you people.


Evil Mike: Wait, what's thw guy's name on first base?

No, What's on second.

Evil Mike: I don't care who's on second.

Who's on first.

Evil Mike: I don't know

Both: Third base.
by WriteToLive
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:13 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story
Replies: 444
Views: 110687

Re: Dave Wolverton's 10 reasons why he rejects a story

Some of my best work has been writing to prompt. Always a good way to stretch those writing muscles in your brain.
by WriteToLive
Mon Jul 02, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4918
Views: 885477

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

Is that from writing or playing the banjo with Stewie Griffin?
by WriteToLive
Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: The Contest - Quarterly Topics, and Other Items
Topic: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29
Replies: 4918
Views: 885477

Re: Jibber Jabber - Q1 - 29

I'm really sorry to hear about all the rejections. I was so sure all the hold pile people were at least HMs or higher. Rejection sucks, no doubt, but keep at it! Perseverance is the key don't give up. Don't make DF's job easier, if you think DF hates your writing you're helping him out by not submi...
by WriteToLive
Wed Jun 27, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread
Replies: 710
Views: 180808

Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

In a bit of mixed news on a day which kind of turned out bleak to begin with, I got a rejection from Plasma Frequency. They liked my story, but rejected it because of the recent tragedy in Toronto. They were afraid it would strike a nerve. Then, I get what may be a personal rejection from Analog tod...

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