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by M. Wimmer
Sat Aug 25, 2012 12:03 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 596
Views: 242845

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Well, here's my meager contribution to the world of e-publishing. http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/168/hourcoversmall.jpg http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007V8R1PG/ It's an apocalyptic thing, with sex and drugs and violence but it has heart , damn it. Anyway, be kind, this is my first try, I'm still lea...
by M. Wimmer
Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:56 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 190
Views: 69614

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

I used to read SF extensively, but I ran out of Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, and Pohl, the authors I started reading in my teens and who lasted into my mid-twenties. I just haven't been able to get on board with many modern writers. I don't know if I grew out of SF, or if there was a nostalgia componen...
by M. Wimmer
Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?
Replies: 190
Views: 69614

Re: Sci-Fi and Fantasy Books You Enjoy?

Has anyone else found that the more they write science fiction, the less they want to read it? I'm almost exclusively onto non-fiction, mostly biographies and history, though I did just buy Bacigalupi's The Windup Girl , just to keep myself up to date of the goings-on in the SF scene today. I'm not ...
by M. Wimmer
Mon Oct 25, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Re: Success!

I have a story in Daily Flash 2011, an anthology from Pill Hill Press. It's a for-the-love antho, but it was only a 400 word story and took me about a minute to write. Plus it's my first story to come out in book form. http://www.pillhillpress.com/books.html Also congrats to Dave. Bull Spec is an ex...
by M. Wimmer
Sun Jun 06, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Prisoner, I had one story at a market for 8 months, before they accepted it(and I had to query), and it was just published this month, after a total of about 20 months, from submission to publication, and I just gave copies to my parents, brothers, friends, and aunt. And, even though they never sent...
by M. Wimmer
Sat Jun 05, 2010 3:35 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Yay Wimmer :) And yeah, a spreadsheet or database makes things so much easier (at least for the obsessive types like me). Thanks. Though they did mispell my name.(Goes and curls up into a crying ball in the corner and curses the universe!) :x :cry: :lol: Though they did mispell Asimov's name once, ...
by M. Wimmer
Thu May 20, 2010 3:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Nice job. Write, submit, get published. Now how hard was that? :) Prisoner You're right. I guess it's not such a big deal. No need to overthink it. I think sometimes I argue with you guys to convince myself that you're right. Plus, seeing one of my stories in print(or online) always lights the fire...
by M. Wimmer
Thu May 20, 2010 3:20 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Good job! I submitted to them (only poems, though) and I never heard anything. That was two years ago...I guess that's a rejection, then. I originally submitted this story in December 08. Eight months for the acceptance. They can be slow but it's been a good experience. Plus it's my first story tha...
by M. Wimmer
Mon May 17, 2010 3:09 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

My story "Life's a Grind" is out in the current issue of Murky Depths, a British Horror mag, if anyone's ever heard of it. Not much compared to getting into IGMS(great job, skadder!) but I'm pretty excited about it. It's print only, so I won't really expect many of you to read it, but it i...
by M. Wimmer
Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Congrats, David and izanobu. I've been submitting to Alienskin for a couple of years with no bites. That's a good market, especially for flash. It's cool to see people from the forums making such strides in their writing careers, what with Brad and Alastair selling to Analog. Gives me some hope for ...
by M. Wimmer
Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:34 am
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 67283

Avatar's SFX look astounding, but the plot makes me yawn. As has been said in other places around the net: FernGully Troopers. Or perhaps Disney's "Pocahontas" in Space . Somebody should set the trailer to "Colors of the Wind". ;) I would consider it more of an interplanetary Er...
by M. Wimmer
Wed Nov 18, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 127802

Now I get to think about the Silicon Avatar episode of Star Trek TNG every time I see an ad for this movie. That was the first episode I ever saw. Isn't there a Bruce Willis movie out that has people living in avatars too?
by M. Wimmer
Wed Sep 30, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Alastair wrote:. . . but from most other standpoints, even third place in WotF would be worth a lot more than this sale.)


But you're known at Analog now, known to Stan Schmidt. I wouldn't undervalue that. Our are you just speaking monetarily?

Matt
by M. Wimmer
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:38 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Also to Emery and David and Jeanne and everyone else. Didn't mean to leave anyone out. Also, on a side note, I just watched parts of the awards ceremony video. That must have been crazy, Emery and Jordan. Definitely made the contest seem more real to me, that winning would mean actually going to LA ...
by M. Wimmer
Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:30 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 4042
Views: 861584

Not enough congrats to Alastair for getting into Analog yet. So I'll add mine. I can't imagine what that would be like, seeing that contract instead of a rejection slip. Haven't you been close at Analog before this, Alastair?

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