Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby morganb » Tue Sep 11, 2018 12:15 pm

michaeljwyantjr wrote:
morganb wrote:Dang! So close!
I had a story that was being held for consideration by a semi-pro magazine. I sent them a follow-up after their deadline had passed for getting back to me. The editor told me it's a strong story; they just can't use it at this time. But . . . he also said if the story hasn't sold by September, to please let him know if it's still available for consideration in their Fall issue. Never been so excited about a rejection before!

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So... did you let him know (or sell it already)?


I did, in fact, resend it to him just last week. No promises, of course, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby RSchibler » Fri Oct 05, 2018 5:42 am

I got my second personal rejection from F&SF this morning. It's nice that I'm getting closer, but as I near 50 rejections for 2018 (I know, still a n00b) the hamster wheel is starting to feel more like a treadmill every day. So close, but close don't cut it. wotf017 Onwards!
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:49 pm

RSchibler wrote:I got my second personal rejection from F&SF this morning. It's nice that I'm getting closer, but as I near 50 rejections for 2018 (I know, still a n00b) the hamster wheel is starting to feel more like a treadmill every day. So close, but close don't cut it. wotf017 Onwards!



Not bad and I know that feeling which might be why I have so much trouble remembering to send out stories again.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby AlexH » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:46 pm

I had my first personal rejection from a pro market this week (I posted about being 3rd in the queue for ages a couple of weeks ago). They'll reconsider if I make changes! Now I just need to figure out those changes...
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