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TimE
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Re: Success!

Postby TimE » Thu May 02, 2019 7:28 am

Well done, Milo. (Just keep your hands off my bike.)
5*R 2*HM - I thought I was getting closer, but perhaps not.
CWA-Debut Dagger shortlist. https://thecwa.co.uk/colours/ (Still trying to find my genre - but perhaps it scifi!)

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OldDarth
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Re: Success!

Postby OldDarth » Thu May 02, 2019 9:04 am

Congrats!
My contest history:
V32Q3 - SHM/V33Q2 - R
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Re: Success!

Postby SCAFontaine » Thu May 02, 2019 10:20 am

Congrats Milo!!!

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Re: Success!

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon May 06, 2019 7:13 pm

MiloMinderbinder wrote:My story The Bicycle Thief won the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for Best Flash Story!

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2019/ ... unced.html




Not sure if you were here when I used to come here all the time but I add my Congrats too.
Working on turning Lead into Gold.

Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

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chuckt
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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Sat May 11, 2019 12:17 pm

Congrats!
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chuckt
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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Sat May 11, 2019 12:18 pm

Say-what is the procedure for acceptance (with a zine--not the contest)? Do they email you? Call you? Do they put it on hold for a while? I'm planning to find out first hand but . . . wotf004
36.1 R

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Re: Success!

Postby LittleRed » Sat May 11, 2019 3:18 pm

chuckt wrote:Say-what is the procedure for acceptance (with a zine--not the contest)? Do they email you? Call you? Do they put it on hold for a while? I'm planning to find out first hand but . . . wotf004


For what it's worth, I've done some small to midsize mags and anthologies, only one pro rate, and so far all the responses have been emails not calls.

Some editors did email to ask if they could hold a story "for consideration" and then sent a second email accepting or rejecting the story at a later date. A few were even kind enough to set a limit on how long they'd hold the piece -- those were definitely the minority.

And one or two anthologies have published a shortlist first and then emailed the R or A after final decisions were made. Those are the hardest for me if I get rejected. Making the shortlist gets me way too giddy and hopeful - then I crash and burn.

But I speak as a relative newbie - others may have different experiences.
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:40 am

I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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TimE
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Re: Success!

Postby TimE » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:19 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy


Congratulations. Must try this selling thing myself some time.
5*R 2*HM - I thought I was getting closer, but perhaps not.
CWA-Debut Dagger shortlist. https://thecwa.co.uk/colours/ (Still trying to find my genre - but perhaps it scifi!)

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chuckt
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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:21 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy


Congrats Liz. Success breeds success!
36.1 R

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Re: Success!

Postby Helge Mahrt » Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:21 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy


Awesome, congrats! :)

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Re: Success!

Postby SCAFontaine » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:03 am

That's awesome!! Congrats!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:23 am

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I'm happy to report my fourth Flame Tree acceptance. This one is for 'Detective Stories', due out in November. It's a second outing for my two Victorian policemen, MacAndrew and Smithers, whose first case featured in the inaugural edition of The Sockdolager back in 2015.

I also have two other acceptances waiting on a publication date. (That's not counting Albedo 2 where I've been waiting so long I'm pretty sure publication is not going to happen.)

It may be worth pointing out to newer members that acceptances aren't the last stage, publication is. You can have magazines go out of business or editorial changes that leave your story out in the cold again, even when you thought you'd sold it.
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Re: Success!

Postby TimE » Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:28 am

Well done, Ishmael. Always nice to hear success stories.
5*R 2*HM - I thought I was getting closer, but perhaps not.
CWA-Debut Dagger shortlist. https://thecwa.co.uk/colours/ (Still trying to find my genre - but perhaps it scifi!)


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