Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby emilymccosh » Sun May 08, 2016 8:39 am

Dustin Adams wrote:Emily,
Looking at my post 30 day history for that market, I have a 44 day acceptance, a 49 day rejection, and a 50 day acceptance after having received a similar e-mail.
I've got nothing between 30 and 44 days.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby emilymccosh » Tue May 10, 2016 11:27 am

Well, it appears my nervous fretting was not needed. I opened my inbox this morning to their reply (and it was a yes wotf048 ). Thanks for everyone's advice/encouragement. wotf009
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue May 10, 2016 11:30 am

emilymccosh wrote:Well, it appears my nervous fretting was not needed. I opened my inbox this morning to their reply (and it was a yes wotf048 ). Thanks for everyone's advice/encouragement. wotf009

Yay!

Be sure to tell us when it is published (2-3 months from now) and we'll check it out!
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby amoskalik » Tue May 10, 2016 11:35 am

emilymccosh wrote:Well, it appears my nervous fretting was not needed. I opened my inbox this morning to their reply (and it was a yes wotf048 ). Thanks for everyone's advice/encouragement. wotf009


Congrats! You are officially on a roll. DSF is a tough sell.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby preston » Tue May 10, 2016 5:19 pm

emilymccosh wrote:Well, it appears my nervous fretting was not needed. I opened my inbox this morning to their reply (and it was a yes wotf048 ). Thanks for everyone's advice/encouragement. wotf009


Yay! Congrats, Emily. I've gotten to the go, no-go message three times, and each time it was ultimately no. So glad you got a yes! Can't wait to read it.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Tue May 10, 2016 5:23 pm

emilymccosh wrote:Well, it appears my nervous fretting was not needed. I opened my inbox this morning to their reply (and it was a yes wotf048 ). Thanks for everyone's advice/encouragement. wotf009


Congrats! wotf010
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby OldDarth » Tue May 10, 2016 7:48 pm

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby emilymccosh » Wed May 11, 2016 8:30 am

Thanks everyone! wotf007
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Athena » Fri May 13, 2016 10:24 am

emilymccosh wrote:Well, it appears my nervous fretting was not needed. I opened my inbox this morning to their reply (and it was a yes wotf048 ). Thanks for everyone's advice/encouragement. wotf009


Big, huge congrats!

I've been waiting (im)patiently for the same thing from them and mine ended up being a no day before yesterday, but I'm thrilled that you got a yes! Please do let us know when it's published! I'd love the chance to read it.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri May 13, 2016 11:24 am

Super-congrats, Emily! That's an awesome market. wotf010

DSF is both a place I would *love* to get into and where I have zero idea of what they are actually looking for. I've submitted 31 stories to them, with nary so much as a GN/BN.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby morshana » Fri May 13, 2016 12:13 pm

Congratulations, Emily!
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby reigheena » Mon May 16, 2016 3:47 pm

My story was held for consideration by an anthology before ultimately getting rejected.

And it would have been my first pro publication too. Darn.

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby preston » Mon May 16, 2016 5:24 pm

reigheena wrote:My story was held for consideration by an anthology before ultimately getting rejected.

And it would have been my first pro publication too. Darn.

On to the next market. wotf024


So close! Darn! Next time!
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby emilymccosh » Mon May 16, 2016 6:21 pm

reigheena wrote:My story was held for consideration by an anthology before ultimately getting rejected.

And it would have been my first pro publication too. Darn.

On to the next market. wotf024


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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Jul 10, 2016 3:23 am

I got my first personal, today--from F&SF, no less. It's a wonderfully bittersweet moment.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby preston » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:25 am

Nice! Now that CC knows your name, you've got to keep those stories comin'!

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby morshana » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:14 pm

Just received a nice personal from F&SF. *sigh*
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Jason Parker » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:51 pm

morshana wrote:Just received a nice personal from F&SF. *sigh*


Was just rejected by them less than an hour ago too. *sigh*

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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby storysinger » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:54 pm

wotf030 it'll be ok.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Jason Parker » Mon Jul 18, 2016 12:55 pm

storysinger wrote:wotf030 it'll be ok.


wotf024 Onward!
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby morshana » Mon Jul 18, 2016 1:47 pm

Jason Parker wrote:
storysinger wrote:wotf030 it'll be ok.


wotf024 Onward!


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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Jason Parker » Mon Jul 18, 2016 2:00 pm

morshana wrote:
Jason Parker wrote:
storysinger wrote:wotf030 it'll be ok.


wotf024 Onward!


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Already submitted my same piece to Clarkesworld. wotf007 Best of luck with yours.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby amoskalik » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:11 pm

Jason Parker wrote:
Already submitted my same piece to Clarkesworld. wotf007 Best of luck with yours.


20 rejections a month is my standing goal. I've only made it once, but I usually get to 15. Keeps me submitting and drastically lowers the emotional impact of any one of them.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Jason Parker » Mon Jul 18, 2016 5:21 pm

amoskalik wrote:
Jason Parker wrote:
Already submitted my same piece to Clarkesworld. wotf007 Best of luck with yours.


20 rejections a month is my standing goal. I've only made it once, but I usually get to 15. Keeps me submitting and drastically lowers the emotional impact of any one of them.


Good idea.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Imagination Vortex » Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:22 pm

Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby OldDarth » Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:34 pm

Imagination Vortex wrote:Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing.
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Jul 30, 2016 5:09 am

Imagination Vortex wrote:Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing.
wotf007


Glad to hear you feel that way. wotf007 I hope things continue to improve in this regard!
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby LaurieG » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:21 am

Imagination Vortex wrote:Well I'm pretty excited. Just got a personal rejection from F&SF, and it's my first personal outside of Writers of the Future! I know it's technically still a rejection, but it makes me feel like people are finally starting to take notice of my writing.
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You're getting close! On the scale of rejections, that's the point just before a sale!
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby storysinger » Sat Jul 30, 2016 9:03 am

Congrats Stephanie. wotf010
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Re: Almost Success - The "Mixed Feelings" Thread

Postby Jason Parker » Sun Jul 31, 2016 12:56 pm

Just got my first personal, from F&SF. wotf007
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