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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Thu Mar 03, 2011 6:04 pm

lol.

Anyway, really excited to read it.
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:50 pm

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:My 5th pro sale is in the works. Editor requests I keep the details quiet until he gives me the all-clear to go fully public. Major on-line market. I am very excited.

:D

Congrats!

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Postby MJNL » Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:37 pm

Awesome-possum! (is that a valid exclamation of congrats?). :D
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Wed Mar 09, 2011 6:20 am

Gwendolyn Clare wrote:Something over on http://clarkesworldmagazine.com looks oddly familiar...

Oh, yeah -- that's 'cuz I wrote it! :D

I just had to point out that you are one of twelve annual submissions in about 5,000 that made the grade at Clarkesworld.

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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri Mar 11, 2011 10:52 am

Clarkesworld is a tough, respected market. Well done.
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Postby klaatu » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:36 pm

Dame wrote:Hey Patty - I just saw you on the TOC for the Anywhere But Earth antho. I have a story there, too. It was accepted months and months ago - seems like I've been waiting forever - and there is still near on a year until it's published.



I also made it into Anywhere but Earth. (with a WOTF reject - slightly rewritten, though)

Keith Stevenson is well respected in small press. His last anthology, X6, has won a number of awards around the world.

There are at least three of us here that are on the TOC (Dame, Patty and myself) and at least two WOTF winners (Patty and Cat Sparks) - along with names such as Rob Hood, Alan Baxter and so on.

An excellent anthology to be part of. I know I'm thrilled.


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Re: Success!

Postby Jackie B. » Sat Mar 12, 2011 7:47 pm

Congrats!! Can't wait to read that anthology!
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Postby izanobu » Sat Mar 12, 2011 9:13 pm

congrats. Should be a good anthology! :)

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Postby Patty » Sat Mar 12, 2011 10:23 pm

I seem to have made it onto Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Horror honourable mention list with my story Little Boy Lost from Midnight Echo 4.

Now, you all know that I don't write horror...
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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Sun Mar 13, 2011 12:06 pm

kyle wrote:
Brad R. Torgersen wrote:My 5th pro sale is in the works. Editor requests I keep the details quiet until he gives me the all-clear to go fully public. Major on-line market. I am very excited.

:D

Congrats!


I can let the cat out of the bag now. I sold a story to Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.

5th pro solo sale, 7th sale overall, and 3rd this year.

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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Sun Mar 13, 2011 3:34 pm

I seem to have made it onto Ellen Datlow's Year's Best Horror honourable mention list with my story Little Boy Lost from Midnight Echo 4.


I can let the cat out of the bag now. I sold a story to Orson Scott Card's Intergalactic Medicine Show.

5th pro solo sale, 7th sale overall, and 3rd this year.


Congratulations to you both, Patty and Brad! Impressive career climbs indeed!
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Postby kyle » Sun Mar 13, 2011 4:44 pm

Wow! Successes galore! Congrats klaatu (and Dame)! Congrats Patty (and, yeah, I saw a lot of fantasy on that list)! And congrats again, Brad!

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Postby Grayson Morris » Sun Mar 13, 2011 11:26 pm

Congratulations Steve, Patty, Damon, and Brad! Woo hoo!!
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Re: Success!

Postby Gwendolyn Clare » Mon Mar 14, 2011 6:37 pm

Oh man, I've fallen behind on my congratulationses! Would you people stop being so awesome please? :wink:

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:20 pm

klaatu wrote:I also made it into Anywhere but Earth. (with a WOTF reject - slightly rewritten, though)

There are at least three of us here that are on the TOC (Dame, Patty and myself) and at least two WOTF winners (Patty and Cat Sparks)
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Make that 3 WOTF winners - I just noticed Jason Fischer
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Postby Patty » Tue Mar 15, 2011 12:51 am

My story for Anywhere But Earth was an ex-HM, which also earned me the only-ever personal rejection I've ever gotten from Clarkesworld.
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Re: Success!

Postby vanaaron » Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:12 pm

Just sold a story to Arcane magazine, a new semiprozine.

I submitted there because the story has a bit of a Lovecraftian feel, which seems to fit their guidelines. What I didn't realize when I submitted is that the editor was previously editor of Arkham Tales and rejected the same story last year. The story didn't get any better in the interim, so I'm thinking the difference just might be that addition of "winner of the Writers of the Future Contest" to the cover letter.

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Postby kyle » Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:45 pm

vanaaron wrote:Just sold a story to Arcane magazine, a new semiprozine.

I submitted there because the story has a bit of a Lovecraftian feel, which seems to fit their guidelines. What I didn't realize when I submitted is that the editor was previously editor of Arkham Tales and rejected the same story last year. The story didn't get any better in the interim, so I'm thinking the difference just might be that addition of "winner of the Writers of the Future Contest" to the cover letter.

Congratulations!

Though putting the "winner" in your cover letter doesn't hurt, I also wouldn't rule out the fact that it might just fit better with the new magazine, or have been grudgingly eliminated from the previous magazine based on other factors beyond whether or not the editor loved the story. It's impossible to tell.

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Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:40 pm

Congratulations, vanaaron!
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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Wed Mar 16, 2011 12:39 am

congrats!

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Postby A.R.Williams » Wed Mar 16, 2011 4:25 am

Congratulations!

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Postby AdamP » Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:30 am

Congrats to all! The level of successes here is amazing!
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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Wed Mar 16, 2011 9:42 am

Good work, vanaaron.
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Postby nodehead » Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:42 am

Congratulations!
Someone mentioned me somewhere, once. But, it wasn't here. And, it wasn't honorable. (A.K.A. 2x Rejections.)
A blog-like kind of thing...

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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:21 pm

vanaaron wrote: What I didn't realize when I submitted is that the editor was previously editor of Arkham Tales and rejected the same story last year.


Congratulations, vanaaron! Is it William Goldman (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid etc) has the famous quote about screenwriting in Hollywood: "Nobody knows anything" ??? like you said, the STORY didn't magically change, so that shows YOU were on target the first time (and already) ... it was the situation that altered. We kick ourselves or our writing for "success" or "failure" ... when it can be the failure of something somewhere else!

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Postby MJNL » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:36 pm

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vanaaron wrote: What I didn't realize when I submitted is that the editor was previously editor of Arkham Tales and rejected the same story last year.


Congratulations, vanaaron! Is it William Goldman (Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid etc) has the famous quote about screenwriting in Hollywood: "Nobody knows anything" ??? like you said, the STORY didn't magically change, so that shows YOU were on target the first time (and already) ... it was the situation that altered. We kick ourselves or our writing for "success" or "failure" ... when it can be the failure of something somewhere else!

The tentacles of Cthulhu are myriad and mysterious, their confusion to interweave.


Ah, and also it's possible the editor never laid eyes on your manuscript the first time. Really, we're more at the mercy of slush readers than anyone. They decide if the big wigs get to see the story or not (though, to be honest, I'm not familiar with the particular vetting process of Arkham Tales. It's possible no first readers were involved). So, perhaps he never got to read your awesome story before. :) :( (don't know if that calls for a happy or frowny face...hmmm...)
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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:09 pm

It's a kind of success, I suppose... I got into Clarion (UCSD), so that's what I'll be doing this summer. Wee. :)

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Postby Patty » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:17 pm

wheee indeed! Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:43 pm

izanobu wrote:It's a kind of success, I suppose... I got into Clarion (UCSD), so that's what I'll be doing this summer. Wee. :)

That's great! I know a couple of folks who are Clarion survivors. You're in for one heck of a ride!

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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Mon Mar 21, 2011 2:46 pm

izanobu wrote:It's a kind of success, I suppose... I got into Clarion (UCSD), so that's what I'll be doing this summer. Wee. :)


Clarion! That's big excitement! :)
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