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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.
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Re: Success!

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

Congrats!
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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!

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Not sure if you were here when I used to come here all the time but I add my Congrats too.
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Re: Success!

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

Congrats!
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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
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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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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.
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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!
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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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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:15 pm

Ishmael wrote:Image
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.

Woohoo! wotf007 wotf010 I'd seen your name on the list and am super thrilled.
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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Re: Success!

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:01 am

Congratulations, Ishmael!
The trend: R, R, HM, SF, HM, HM, HM
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Re: Success!

Postby jficke13 » Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:16 am

I've neglected to post it here, but last summer Mad Scientist Journal published a classified ad where I imagined a mad science organization looking to hire a mad engineer to actually put their mad science into practice. It's out of exclusivity, so I put it on my site. https://jonficke.com/2019/03/28/fimbulv ... -engineer/

Then, I wrote a short story of the poor sap who got the job that MSJ accepted and have live on their site now:
http://madscientistjournal.org/2019/05/ ... dio-notes/
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:36 am

jficke13 wrote:I've neglected to post it here, but last summer Mad Scientist Journal published a classified ad where I imagined a mad science organization looking to hire a mad engineer to actually put their mad science into practice. It's out of exclusivity, so I put it on my site. https://jonficke.com/2019/03/28/fimbulv ... -engineer/

Then, I wrote a short story of the poor sap who got the job that MSJ accepted and have live on their site now:
http://madscientistjournal.org/2019/05/ ... dio-notes/

Those are delightful. wotf019
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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Re: Success!

Postby TimE » Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:29 am

Ah - humour. Good stuff. Enjoyed those.
5*R 2*HM - I thought I was getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:27 am

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/
WotF Results:
  • R:5
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: Pending, Q4 v36

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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:50 pm

Congratulations! That's awesome!
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Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:55 pm

michaeljwyantjr wrote:I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/


Congrats. That's gotta feel really good.
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Re: Success!

Postby czing » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:30 am

Congratulations. And I love that title Lavender Footsteps.
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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:43 am

chuckt wrote:Congrats. That's gotta feel really good.


It really does, especially since I love that story.

And I'm really happy with the title. Our very own RSchibler came up with the first iteration during a story swap last year and I fell in love with it.
WotF Results:
  • R:5
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: Pending, Q4 v36

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Re: Success!

Postby DaneCurley » Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:32 pm

michaeljwyantjr wrote:I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/



Serial-HM?

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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:47 am

DaneCurley wrote:
michaeljwyantjr wrote:I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/



Serial-HM?


Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).
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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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:10 am

disgruntledpeony wrote:
DaneCurley wrote:Serial-HM?


Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).


Nailed it.
WotF Results:
  • R:5
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: Pending, Q4 v36

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Re: Success!

Postby DaneCurley » Sun Aug 25, 2019 5:16 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
DaneCurley wrote:
michaeljwyantjr wrote:I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/



Serial-HM?


Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).


Why did I think you could only submit a story once?

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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Aug 25, 2019 6:20 pm

DaneCurley wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
DaneCurley wrote:

Serial-HM?


Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).


Why did I think you could only submit a story once?

Because finalists and semi-finalists can't be submitted again, maybe? (Anything below that absolutely can be resubmitted, although editing beforehand is recommended.)
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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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Mon Aug 26, 2019 9:39 am

Ishmael wrote:Image
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.


Congrats. I had one I wanted to send it for that but couldn't see a way to get it under the word limit.
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