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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Tue May 08, 2012 12:31 am

I sold the story I wrote for Mirror Shards 2 also, so I'll be joining you all in the ToC.

It's my 12th short story sale.

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 08, 2012 3:45 am

Congraulations Dantzel and Ember and Annie!
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 08, 2012 4:04 am

Ember wrote:
MJNL wrote:
I just sold my first story!!! Yay!
wotf047

*Clears throat* Ok, back into business mode. Now, I too have a story slated for inclusion in Tom's second volume of Mirror Shards. I wrote it specifically for the anthology, so I'm thrilled he liked it.



Can I add my little guy wotf047 to yours Marina, as I will join you on the TOC!

I also wrote specifically for Mirror Shards Volume2, and it is my first short fiction sold, so I am rapt to be included. Much yay all around!


Congratulations, Ember, and Annie, and Dantzel, especially Ember on your first sale!
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Re: Success!

Postby Isto » Tue May 08, 2012 5:00 am

Congratulations all! I just dream of the day and check my mailbox and email box and phone messages... sigh.
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Tue May 08, 2012 5:03 am

Congratulations Dantzel and Nobu! Yay Ember! wotf010 Hurray for first sales!

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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Tue May 08, 2012 5:58 am

Congratulations Ember and Annie! And way to go Dantzel! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue May 08, 2012 6:03 am

Grats all!

And fingers crossed Dantzel. wotf040

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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Tue May 08, 2012 6:57 am

Woo-hoo! Congrats all!

*Waits patiently for full MS2 TOC to be revealed.
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Tue May 08, 2012 7:07 am

Congratulations everyone!

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Re: Success!

Postby greenroom » Tue May 08, 2012 1:29 pm

I found out today that OSC's IGMS is going to publish the short story I sent them. It will be in either their July or Sept. issue. It's my first sale. wotf045
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 08, 2012 1:41 pm

greenroom wrote:I found out today that OSC's IGMS is going to publish the short story I sent them. It will be in either their July or Sept. issue. It's my first sale. wotf045


You beat me to it! I just tried to send you here from the other thread.

Congratulations! That's great news, and a great market to crack!
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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Tue May 08, 2012 1:51 pm

Awesome! Great sale, greenroom.

So much good news lately.
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue May 08, 2012 2:20 pm

greenroom wrote:I found out today that OSC's IGMS is going to publish the short story I sent them. It will be in either their July or Sept. issue. It's my first sale. wotf045


Congratulations! I would be very proud if my first sale was to IGMS . Good show! wotf024
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Tue May 08, 2012 3:07 pm

greenroom wrote:I found out today that OSC's IGMS is going to publish the short story I sent them. It will be in either their July or Sept. issue. It's my first sale. wotf045


Excellent news! Congratulations on having IGMS as your first sale! I can't wait to read the story.

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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Tue May 08, 2012 3:33 pm

greenroom wrote:I found out today that OSC's IGMS is going to publish the short story I sent them. It will be in either their July or Sept. issue. It's my first sale. wotf045


Congratulations!!! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue May 08, 2012 3:48 pm

greenroom wrote:I found out today that OSC's IGMS is going to publish the short story I sent them. It will be in either their July or Sept. issue. It's my first sale. wotf045


So I take it yours was the 236 day acceptance just posted to Duotrope?

You know, when Dean and others taught me the whole "WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! / SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! / REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! / Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience." mantra, nobody ever mentioned quite how long "Patience" might take. I knew it meant patience in terms of "Just keep trying, and just keep writing"; but I hadn't realized just how long an acceptance or a near miss could take. It's starting to look to me like getting really close and maybe breaking through can take a long time at some markets.

All the more reason to write a whole lot more: your best work can be sitting in the Maybe Pile for a long time, so write an even BETTER best work!

WRITE! WRITE! WRITE! etc.
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Re: Success!

Postby Kevin Ikenberry » Tue May 08, 2012 4:14 pm

Congratulations everyone! It's been a great week again!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Wed May 09, 2012 12:34 am

Congratulations greenroom! That's awesome!

And your story was cool Dustin, I just read it (and liked it on facebook!)
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Re: Success!

Postby Fobok1 » Wed May 09, 2012 2:09 am

Congratulations! So envious, I'd love to get a sale at IGMS. (Well, anywhere, but especially there. It's one of my top 3.)
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Wed May 09, 2012 2:22 am

Congratulations, greenroom! That's an amazing first sale to have. Well done!
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Wed May 09, 2012 4:21 am

greenroom wrote:I found out today that OSC's IGMS is going to publish the short story I sent them. It will be in either their July or Sept. issue. It's my first sale. wotf045


Wow! That's an impressive first sale. wotf010

Also Dustin--Just read your story, thought it was great. I really liked the concept. That seems like an interesting world to set a longer story. ::winkwinknudgenudge::

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Postby WriteToLive » Wed May 09, 2012 6:26 am

Agreed, an impressive first sale greenroom. Way to go.
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed May 09, 2012 12:50 pm

Super first sale, Greenroom!

So many try, so many fail - you succeeded. wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Wed May 09, 2012 1:10 pm

Wow! Lots of good news in here. I love the success thread. And it sounds like the Mirror Shards anthology will be another good one this year.

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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Thu May 10, 2012 4:15 pm

Congrats, everybody! Lots of good news indeed.

And like Marina, can't wait to see the final Mirror Shards 2 TOC. Should be a fun book to read.
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Re: Success!

Postby WriteToLive » Sun May 13, 2012 8:18 pm

In a follow-up to my success at AE, I happened to check SFWA's website today. AE is now a qualifying market.

Guess who may end up being an Associate Member of SFWA real soon... wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Sun May 13, 2012 9:45 pm

Found out yesterday that my short story "Moonbound" will be appearing in ThunderDome Magazine sometime in the next couple weeks. Will check back when the story goes live on their website.
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Re: Success!

Postby katsincommand » Sun May 13, 2012 10:18 pm

Cool, Alex. Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 14, 2012 1:53 am

WriteToLive wrote:In a follow-up to my success at AE, I happened to check SFWA's website today. AE is now a qualifying market.

Guess who may end up being an Associate Member of SFWA real soon... wotf007


Yeeeeehaaaaaa!!!!! Fantastic news!
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon May 14, 2012 1:54 am

Alex Kane wrote:Found out yesterday that my short story "Moonbound" will be appearing in ThunderDome Magazine sometime in the next couple weeks. Will check back when the story goes live on their website.


Congratulations, Alex! I look forward to it!
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