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Postby gower21 » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:24 am

Rebecca told me that results were coming out and I had to come see. Then I see my favoritest thread of all time at the top of the page *complete with Chuck Norris jokes!!!*. Ahhhhh, love this place (sorry Gator).

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Nov 04, 2013 9:55 am

Kitty wrote:*throws out mice and marshmallows and a few dozen flame-throwers and launchers all over the floor*

*sits in the middle of the floor beside a tower of chocolate and licks her paw*


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Postby Ishmael » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:07 am

Would someone please explain the difference between a flame thrower and a flame launcher? My cat TW thinks the distinction is nice. That's nice as in narrow not Nice as in Meece.
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Postby morshana » Mon Nov 04, 2013 11:47 am

Ishmael wrote:Would someone please explain the difference between a flame thrower and a flame launcher? My cat TW thinks the distinction is nice. That's nice as in narrow not Nice as in Meece.


Kitty clearly needs to work on her clarity with those furry paws. Launchers, I believe, are in reference to the marshmallows. Forumites seem to favor the marshmallow launchers, at least in the past. And the throwers are generally reserved for the fiery mahem. Some forumites abandon the trenches and battle positions and just go for the s'mores. I suppose those could still be made, if someone is so inclined to bring some graham crackers, but I'd like to see someone pry that chocolate from Kitty...
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Postby TomKnighton » Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:42 am

Just remember that what one person calls "fiery mayhem", someone else calls "a great time on a Saturday night".

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:04 pm

Gator says she has an "important announcement." I guess we both do, actually. But Gator insisted on making it here first while this quarter refuses to die, in an attempt to exorcise her ghosts I think. So over to Gator.

wotf054

Just made first pro sale! Me and Nice Elinor! wotf006 wotf049 wotf047

It's the infamous "hold pile" one, this wretched quarters', the one that got rejected but got a "send me more" from Analog. wotf007

Haven't signed the contract yet but all being happy snappy it'll be in the Strange Bedfellows anthology of Political SF (Bundoran Press).

It'll be our first print sale too! Just think, a real book! wotf006

Riverdance, riverdance.

Can I kill this thread now?

Death roll, death roll.


Well, you can try Gator...

She's dancing around the living room anyway, as am I.
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Now that's an idea? wotf006

You wouldn't like it there, Gator.

No? wotf018

No water. And very cold.

Oh. wotf014
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Postby morshana » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:17 pm

Congratulations, Elinor! That's awesome!!

And Tom: Yes, I do believe Kitty thinks flame throwers are the epitome of fun. A great way to spend a Saturday evening. And I support her fun, so long as she's aiming those launchers elsewhere. ;)
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:42 pm

Grats, Elinor!!!

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:49 pm

Thank you, happy snappy peeps! wotf006

What the green one said. wotf008
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Postby Ishmael » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:11 pm

Yea Gator! How lucky Elinor is to have you around!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:43 pm

Ishmael wrote:Yea Gator! How lucky Elinor is to have you around!


Yup, she's the one with the brains. wotf004
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:26 pm

Congratulations, Elinor! Woo-Hoo!
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Postby preston » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:37 pm

Congrats to both Elinor and the Gator.

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Postby Isto » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:17 am

wotf041

Congratulations! What a perfect place for such an announcement. Sniff. I'd love to hear how many other stories from the hold pile have also been published. Sniff... Aw, gee. I'm getting all nostalgic just thinking of it. Mmmmm, s'mores. Amor s'mores. I think I'll have s'mores for brunch in celebration. Plenty of Halloween chocolate left.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Nov 06, 2013 11:49 am

Isto wrote: wotf041

Congratulations! What a perfect place for such an announcement. Sniff.


I felt so too, Isto. I couldn't quite resist anyway. wotf004
If nothing else hopefully it'll demonstrate that a form rejection here doesn't mean your story is total pants. When I first was submitting here I admit I used to buy into that view, but now I understand how different editorial taste can be. I've had nothing but form rejections since KD Wentworth left us but I'm pretty confident now that doesn't mean I'm unpublishable.

Isto wrote:I'd love to hear how many other stories from the hold pile have also been published.


Yes, I wonder that too.

I have the ToC now anyhow for Strange Bedfellows, and seeing it has made me even more thrilled. To be honest I thought it would mostly be full of total nobodies like me, plus Eugie Foster. But no! Googling this lot I think I'm quite possibly the most unknown one here! Nearly everyone has been pro-published before I think, many in the top places, Asimov, Analog, Clarkesworld, F&SF, Strange Horizons, Apex... D. A. D'Amico is a past winner of WotF I noticed. And Ian Creasey--I already knew the name, he's a fellow Brit--has been in Asimov's about as often as anyone. So I feel somewhat unworthy! wotf006 As for the editor, Hayden Trenholm, he's won an Aurora award more than once (Canada's principal SF awards) so I can't help feeling I'm in really great company.

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Postby austinDm » Thu Nov 07, 2013 10:16 am

Congratulations, Elinor (and Gator)!

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:42 pm

*Gator takes a bow*

Maybe now this thread will die! Have I killed it yet? wotf006


Hmm. Possibly, Gator, possibly... wotf005

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Postby s_c_baker » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:21 am

I recognize at least a few members from Codex on the list. Nice work! wotf007
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Postby MJNL » Sun Nov 10, 2013 2:16 pm

Yay, go gator!


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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Nov 10, 2013 3:16 pm

Thanks, chaps.

Hmm, Codex. I wonder if they'll let me in yet? wotf007
Probably not, I still haven't made a SFWA sale, I guess that's next on the bucket list. wotf017
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Postby Isto » Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:44 pm

Elinor,

Since you sent that message, I've been a busy, busy person. I finished next semester's syllabus, rewrote the ending of a story I've decided to send to WOTF (if it isn't accepted elsewhere first), worked the weekend, paid a sneak visit to your website (quite nice!), AND began doing research on your fellow writers of Strange Bedfellows.

Hayden Trenholm's publisher is open to international novel submissions until Nov 15th. Which means I have to get my buns in gear to make that deadline (I have three FREE days to get a packet together). For some reason, you have lit a fire under me when others could not. THANK YOU. (If I get a reading, the gator gets a boatload of fish).

Will you be ordering copies of your anthology to sell? If so, I'd love to buy an autographed copy.
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Postby s_c_baker » Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:33 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:Thanks, chaps.

Hmm, Codex. I wonder if they'll let me in yet? wotf007
Probably not, I still haven't made a SFWA sale, I guess that's next on the bucket list. wotf017

I'll ask Luc for you. I got in with a Penumbra sale and they're not SFWA either. wotf008
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:03 am

Isto wrote:Elinor,

Since you sent that message, I've been a busy, busy person. I finished next semester's syllabus, rewrote the ending of a story I've decided to send to WOTF (if it isn't accepted elsewhere first), worked the weekend, paid a sneak visit to your website (quite nice!), AND began doing research on your fellow writers of Strange Bedfellows.

Hayden Trenholm's publisher is open to international novel submissions until Nov 15th. Which means I have to get my buns in gear to make that deadline (I have three FREE days to get a packet together). For some reason, you have lit a fire under me when others could not. THANK YOU. (If I get a reading, the gator gets a boatload of fish).

Will you be ordering copies of your anthology to sell? If so, I'd love to buy an autographed copy.


Go for it, Isto! Bundoran are currently small but look like a great little publisher to me. Hayden has great writing credentials so I'm hopeful the editing side of things will be very professional, as for the business side, he's an older, experienced guy so is probably less likely to have jumped into this whole publishing project rashly without thinking things through. The only thing I wonder about is the cover art to be honest. As far as I know they don't have art people like, say, Musa publishing, but hopefully that won't be a problem. Oh, and I'm sure I read somewhere they are planning to expand into a middle-sized publisher. They're already signed up with Diamond Book Distributors http://www.diamondbookdistributors.com/default.asp?t=1&m=1&c=53&s=660&ai=70695&ssd= which looks likely a thoroughly promising development to me! wotf007

As for selling copies myself I'm not sure if or how that's going to work yet. I figured I'd ask about it later. Bear in mind I live in the UK, so I'm doubtful sending *signed* copies back and forth would be practical because of postage costs, but if you or anyone really wants my scrawl in the book maybe something could be worked out with bookplates or something. wotf004
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Nov 11, 2013 5:05 am

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E.CaimanSands wrote:Thanks, chaps.

Hmm, Codex. I wonder if they'll let me in yet? wotf007
Probably not, I still haven't made a SFWA sale, I guess that's next on the bucket list. wotf017

I'll ask Luc for you. I got in with a Penumbra sale and they're not SFWA either. wotf008


Thanks, Stewart. Much appreciated. wotf009
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Postby Isto » Tue Nov 26, 2013 7:44 pm

Elinor,

Just an update. Made the deadline. Now the long wait.
I really haven't sent my novel out to many places... I get tied up writing the synopsis. I think I have a novel-worth of pages just trying to condense the interwoven plots into a few catchy phrases that represent the whole. I've heard it's a common problem. Other than Bundoran, I think the only other publishers I've sent to are DAW (not at all their cup of tea) and TOR (thought that might be a good match until I went to Chicon. Had my eyes opened there.) And I've sent to only two agents. So, I haven't exactly flooded the market. But the novel closely ties into the next two of the series and Bundoran expressed interest in a series. So it seems like a good fit. Since it takes place on Earth of the near future and has no aliens or space travel, it's not the classic Star Wars/Star Trek type of story.

I would like a signed copy (with bookplates or otherwise) if I can get it. I'll check back with you on that after publication of your anthology.

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:20 am

Isto wrote:Elinor,

Just an update. Made the deadline. Now the long wait.
I really haven't sent my novel out to many places... I get tied up writing the synopsis. I think I have a novel-worth of pages just trying to condense the interwoven plots into a few catchy phrases that represent the whole. I've heard it's a common problem. Other than Bundoran, I think the only other publishers I've sent to are DAW (not at all their cup of tea) and TOR (thought that might be a good match until I went to Chicon. Had my eyes opened there.) And I've sent to only two agents. So, I haven't exactly flooded the market. But the novel closely ties into the next two of the series and Bundoran expressed interest in a series. So it seems like a good fit. Since it takes place on Earth of the near future and has no aliens or space travel, it's not the classic Star Wars/Star Trek type of story.

I would like a signed copy (with bookplates or otherwise) if I can get it. I'll check back with you on that after publication of your anthology.

Isto


Isto, grats on making the deadline, and good luck! wotf007
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:21 pm

Hey! What's this? Two whole months with no posts on The Thread That Never Ends? This shall not stand!

This is the thread that never ends.
It just goes on and on my friends.
Some people started posting here not knowing what it was,
And they'll continue posting here forever just because...

This is the thread that never ends.
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This is the thread that never ends...


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Postby gower21 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:49 pm

tee hee. *can't hold in laughter*

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Postby hazlett » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:58 pm

I can't believe we've let it go this long!

To your eternal vigilance, Martin!

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