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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby Tamlyn » Thu May 16, 2013 12:17 am

Aw, Preston. I'm keeping you company though. I made it to the final round as well (is that different from the second round?). It finished with 'but I enjoyed your work and will be glad to see more in future' - is that standard so it wasn't a one line email (as I didn't have any comments on the story itself) or can I be legitimately happy about it? ;p

Possibly silly questions :)

Unfortunately the only theme that's inspired me atm is Revolution and as that closes at the end of the month...
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 16, 2013 5:55 am

Bummer, guys.

Tamlyn: there's a whole 15 days to the end of bathe month--get cracking! wotf007

The one-line version of the reject is one I've received before, and the final round is different than the second.

Preston: sounds like you have a good chance with it elsewhere, too, if that's its only flaw.

As a Japanese mythology nerd, I'd be glad to look at both your stories.

As for me, well... *clears throat*

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu May 16, 2013 6:39 am

s_c_baker wrote:As a Japanese mythology nerd, I'd be glad to look at both your stories.

As for me, well... *clears throat*

wotf054


As one who has read your work and knows your Japanese mythology nerd status, I knew it! Congratulations, Stewart! So very pleased!
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Postby Ishmael » Thu May 16, 2013 7:20 am

Good man! Congratulations.
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Postby katsincommand » Thu May 16, 2013 7:25 am

Sorry the story was rejected, Preston - but final round! Nice!
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 16, 2013 7:57 am

Thanks, Rebecca and Ishmael. wotf007
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Postby gower21 » Thu May 16, 2013 8:12 am

Even though I didn't read this one (I think) I was totally sure you'd sell it to this issue. If they didn't pick you, I would have had no hope for humanity or something like that. Congrats again!

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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby austinDm » Thu May 16, 2013 9:13 am

Congrats Stewart!

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Postby Tamlyn » Thu May 16, 2013 1:04 pm

That's awesome! Can't wait to read it.
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 16, 2013 1:50 pm

Thanks! wotf007
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu May 16, 2013 1:59 pm

I feel like saying, "there is a God." wotf001

I'm sure your story was awesome, Preston, but you were up against the all things Japan nerd. wotf004
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Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 16, 2013 2:16 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:I feel like saying, "there is a God." wotf001

I'm sure your story was awesome, Preston, but you were up against the all things Japan nerd. wotf004

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Postby AlistairKimble » Thu May 16, 2013 2:48 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Bummer, guys.

Tamlyn: there's a whole 15 days to the end of bathe month--get cracking! wotf007

The one-line version of the reject is one I've received before, and the final round is different than the second.

Preston: sounds like you have a good chance with it elsewhere, too, if that's its only flaw.

As a Japanese mythology nerd, I'd be glad to look at both your stories.

As for me, well... *clears throat*

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Congratulations, Stewart!

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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Thu May 16, 2013 6:15 pm

Stewart! Wow, you did it! Very awesome. I'm very happy to see that one of us made it. And yes, since you offered, I'd love a nerd review. The story is on its way. Congratulations!

And Tamlyn, my commiserations. It both stings and thrills when you make it to the final round, but no further.
Not sure how Penumbra's review process works. I've been told I made it to second round, next round, later round and final round. Not sure how many rounds there are! But this time I was a finalist, and that ain't too shabby. Now that the market is about to be flooded by rejected Japanese mythology stories, I'm wondering what the chances are for finding this one a home...

Thanks for all the commiserations, guys. I'll gladly bow down to Stewart on this one. wotf009

Now for a little story about revolution....I'm starting one already! Mu-ha-ha-ha!

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Postby LDWriter2 » Thu May 16, 2013 6:42 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Bummer, guys.

Tamlyn: there's a whole 15 days to the end of bathe month--get cracking! wotf007

The one-line version of the reject is one I've received before, and the final round is different than the second.

Preston: sounds like you have a good chance with it elsewhere, too, if that's its only flaw.

As a Japanese mythology nerd, I'd be glad to look at both your stories.

As for me, well... *clears throat*

wotf054



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Postby LDWriter2 » Thu May 16, 2013 6:45 pm

So we got one sold and two almosts. That's not too bad.



But you guys can try again and we need someone in this again.








Good thing my knowledge of Japanese lore is low or our average would be low too.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby gower21 » Wed May 22, 2013 6:53 pm

Just got word that I've been moved to the next round for the Fae issue. They love me they *really* love me!! What? what is that? They send this message to everyone? Oh.

*hangs head in second-roundomancy shame*

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed May 22, 2013 6:57 pm

gower21 wrote:Just got word that I've been moved to the next round for the Fae issue. They love me they *really* love me!! What? what is that? They send this message to everyone? Oh.

*hangs head in second-roundomancy shame*


I'm in the second round as well! Good luck, Tina!
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby s_c_baker » Wed May 22, 2013 7:54 pm

Go Tina! Go Rebecca!

The story that I had originally intended to write for the Fae issue is now at 3800 words, and it's only 1/3 of the way done, so... I'll be sitting this one out. wotf001
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Postby LDWriter2 » Wed May 22, 2013 9:01 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Go Tina! Go Rebecca!

The story that I had originally intended to write for the Fae issue is now at 3800 words, and it's only 1/3 of the way done, so... I'll be sitting this one out. wotf001



Yeah, Go For It you two...



I had thought about entering this one but the idea got swamped by other writing activities.


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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby preston » Thu May 23, 2013 6:16 pm

Yay, Rebecca and Tina! Good luck! Still working on mine.

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Postby s_c_baker » Thu May 23, 2013 8:13 pm

Is anyone else in for the revolution issue? I have a piece I'm going to write tonight which I had intended to send to Nature, but which I just realized sort of fits that theme, as well. May as well send it there first. wotf007
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu May 23, 2013 8:50 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Is anyone else in for the revolution issue? I have a piece I'm going to write tonight which I had intended to send to Nature, but which I just realized sort of fits that theme, as well. May as well send it there first. wotf007


I've got no revolution and a brain that's about as functional as a car with its engine stolen right now, so probably not. On the plus side, I finished up reading your story, Stewart, and should have my thoughts coherent enough to send in the morning.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri May 24, 2013 4:07 am

I did actually send in a story for the revolution issue but it came back right away with a note pointing out it didn't fit the theme. Well, it was a bit of a long shot admittedly. wotf001
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby Ishmael » Fri May 24, 2013 4:15 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:I did actually send in a story for the revolution issue but it came back right away with a note pointing out it didn't fit the theme.


Ditto for me with the 'Lost' issue.
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Postby LDWriter2 » Fri May 24, 2013 7:23 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Is anyone else in for the revolution issue? I have a piece I'm going to write tonight which I had intended to send to Nature, but which I just realized sort of fits that theme, as well. May as well send it there first. wotf007



I have three stories that are under their word limit that might deal with revolution in one form or another.

Actually, I have a 500 word story that probably fits but it's very simple and hopefully kinda humorous.
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Postby morshana » Sat May 25, 2013 7:54 am

That's great Tina and Rebecca!! Good luck! wotf007
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby austinDm » Sat May 25, 2013 9:04 am

My "revolution" story turned out to be 5k after the first draft, so I'm expanding it for other markets instead.

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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby s_c_baker » Sat May 25, 2013 7:52 pm

Ishmael wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:I did actually send in a story for the revolution issue but it came back right away with a note pointing out it didn't fit the theme.


Ditto for me with the 'Lost' issue.

What did you guys send--a cookbook and/or memoir and/or children's poem? wotf003

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LD, send it in! They like humour just as much as non-humour.
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Re: Penumbra Submissions

Postby Ishmael » Sun May 26, 2013 4:21 am

s_c_baker wrote:
Ishmael wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:I did actually send in a story for the revolution issue but it came back right away with a note pointing out it didn't fit the theme.


Ditto for me with the 'Lost' issue.

What did you guys send--a cookbook and/or memoir and/or children's poem? wotf003

wotf001


Possibly, since it was quite late in the submission period, 'not ... a good fit ' means it did not go well with other stories already accepted or close. Alternatively, maybe my fuzzy genre style did not go down well. I obviously thought it was a 'Lost' story or I would have spared myself the stress! The rejection was same day, which given the time difference is remarkable.
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