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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:55 am

Yeeehaaa, vanaaron! Yes, that's a VERY tough market to crack!
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Tue Jul 24, 2012 1:18 am

Congrats Vanaaron

Well done.

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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:34 am

vanaaron wrote:wotf054 A long and depressing streak of rejections for me has ended in style:

My story "The Long View" just sold to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

My goal since WOTF27 has been to sell a couple stories to Asimov's or F&SF, so I guess I'm halfway to having to come up with a new goal . . .


Great sale = Big Congratulations = BIG THINGS TO COME !!!
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:23 am

vanaaron wrote:wotf054 A long and depressing streak of rejections for me has ended in style:

My story "The Long View" just sold to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

My goal since WOTF27 has been to sell a couple stories to Asimov's or F&SF, so I guess I'm halfway to having to come up with a new goal . . .


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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:05 am

vanaaron wrote:wotf054 A long and depressing streak of rejections for me has ended in style:

My story "The Long View" just sold to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

My goal since WOTF27 has been to sell a couple stories to Asimov's or F&SF, so I guess I'm halfway to having to come up with a new goal . . .


wotf006 According to Duotrope F&SF has an acceptance ratio of only .17%. That means you're awesome. Good job!

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Re: Success!

Postby vanaaron » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:11 am

Strycher wrote:According to Duotrope F&SF has an acceptance ratio of only .17%.

In the words of Han Solo: Never tell me the odds!

Thanks for the good wishes, everyone!

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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:12 am

3

Too obscure?
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:23 am

Dustin Adams wrote:3

Too obscure?

Cause and effect?


Also, massive congratulations to Aaron and to Steve (and anyone I've missed recently; life is very busy these days).
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:44 am

It's a big three.
My goofy way of saying Grats! for landing such a prestigious pub.
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:48 am

Ah, one of the Big Three. Gotcha. That didn't seem obscure enough for a "too obscure" comment. Then again, the STNG episode (which is one of my favorites) didn't seem to have anything at all to do with the current topic... which, ah, makes it obscure. See? wotf022
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Re: Success!

Postby Jackie B. » Tue Jul 24, 2012 12:09 pm

Congrats vanaaron!! Awesome sale wotf010

In less cool news, my story "Broken Glass" is now up at Daily Science Fiction: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/magic-and-wizardry/jacquelyn-bartel/broken-glass

That makes two sales to them...I'm liking this trend!
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:00 pm

Jackie B. wrote:Congrats vanaaron!! Awesome sale wotf010

In less cool news, my story "Broken Glass" is now up at Daily Science Fiction: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/magic-and-wizardry/jacquelyn-bartel/broken-glass

That makes two sales to them...I'm liking this trend!


Daily Science Fiction is NOT less cool news! I would be very pleased to sell to them. Congratulations!

Of course, two more and you'll pro out. Not the worst fate in the world, but I hope you've got a great Q4 in the works!
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:18 pm

Jackie B. wrote:
In less cool news, my story "Broken Glass" is now up at Daily Science Fiction: http://dailysciencefiction.com/fantasy/magic-and-wizardry/jacquelyn-bartel/broken-glass

That makes two sales to them...I'm liking this trend!



Congrats!


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Re: Success!

Postby WriteToLive » Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:12 pm

Congrats vanaaron and Jackie. Very well done.
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:19 am

Congrats Jackie!

ETA: I liked it!

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Re: Success!

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Wed Jul 25, 2012 6:57 am

vanaaron wrote:A long and depressing streak of rejections for me has ended in style:

My story "The Long View" just sold to The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction.

My goal since WOTF27 has been to sell a couple stories to Asimov's or F&SF, so I guess I'm halfway to having to come up with a new goal . . .


Congratulations, Aaron! I'm so happy for you, and I look forward to reading it.
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:16 am

Congratulations everyone!! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jul 25, 2012 4:15 pm

Many congratulations, vanaaron and Jackie!

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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Wed Jul 25, 2012 7:43 pm

Wow, congrats! Great accomplishments, both.
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Re: Success!

Postby Kevin Ikenberry » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:21 pm

Congrats to everyone!

I wanted to share that my story "A Little Slice Of Heaven" appeared today on Mindflights!

Link: http://www.mindflights.com/item.php?sub_id=7287
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Re: Success!

Postby Jackie B. » Sun Jul 29, 2012 2:30 pm

Well done Kevin!!
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:34 pm

Congrats, Kevin!

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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:16 pm

Congrats, Kevin!
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Jul 29, 2012 7:23 pm

Congratulations, Kevin! But I'm afraid I have a lot of Hugo reading to do before I can read yours.
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Re: Success!

Postby Kevin Ikenberry » Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:59 am

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Congratulations, Kevin! But I'm afraid I have a lot of Hugo reading to do before I can read yours.


Here's hoping one day I'm in your Hugo reading queue.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:16 am

Kevin Ikenberry wrote:
Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Congratulations, Kevin! But I'm afraid I have a lot of Hugo reading to do before I can read yours.


Here's hoping one day I'm in your Hugo reading queue.


Wishing there was a 'like' button on this. Congrats, Kevin!
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Mon Jul 30, 2012 8:51 am

Congratulations, Kevin!
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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:32 pm

Now that the announcement's been made, here are the details of my aforementioned second pro sale, copied and pasted from my Facebook page:

Okay, looks like the contributor list is public, so I can share the news: My short story "Prospect of a World I Dream," one of which I'm especially proud, is slated to appear in Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction alongside work by Rahul Kanakia, Lavie Tidhar, Jack McDevitt, Nancy Holder, and Camille Alexa, among others. Big thanks to all the folks who read and commented on this piece in its infancy, including Jeremy C Shipp, Brad Torgersen, Dave Hutchinson, and too many more to name. Blog post forthcoming.
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Jul 30, 2012 3:18 pm

Alex Kane wrote:Now that the announcement's been made, here are the details of my aforementioned second pro sale, copied and pasted from my Facebook page:

Okay, looks like the contributor list is public, so I can share the news: My short story "Prospect of a World I Dream," one of which I'm especially proud, is slated to appear in Futuredaze: An Anthology of YA Science Fiction alongside work by Rahul Kanakia, Lavie Tidhar, Jack McDevitt, Nancy Holder, and Camille Alexa, among others. Big thanks to all the folks who read and commented on this piece in its infancy, including Jeremy C Shipp, Brad Torgersen, Dave Hutchinson, and too many more to name. Blog post forthcoming.


YEEE-Freakin'-HAAAA, Alex! Envy, envy, envy! If you meet Jack McDevitt out of this, I may have to add another "envy" to that list.
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Mon Jul 30, 2012 4:33 pm

Congratulations, Alex!
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