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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Sep 26, 2012 5:13 pm

Jennifer Hicks wrote:I've known about this for a week, and now my gag order has been lifted and I can share my happy news. My WotF semi-finalist from last year, "Catch a Fallen Star," has been accepted by Fireside Magazine. I also found out within hours of that acceptance that my science-fiction flash "Caged" will appear in Every Day Fiction. Two acceptances in one day is a really, really good day.


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Postby Jennifer Hicks » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:26 am

Thank you, everyone. As a bonus, I got to log the first ever acceptance for Fireside on Duotrope.
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Postby Strycher » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:27 am

Jennifer Hicks wrote:Thank you, everyone. As a bonus, I got to log the first ever acceptance for Fireside on Duotrope.


wotf015 Coolbeans!

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Re: Success!

Postby greenroom » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:38 pm

MJNL wrote:wotf006 I do get to share an issue with Nick! Yes!

And... I'm doubly excited to follow in greenroom's steps. Sojourn for Ephah is the cover story for issue 30: http://www.intergalacticmedicineshow.com/

And Eric Wilkerson's illustration is beautiful!

I'm incredibly honored.


The illustration is beautiful! I'm looking forward to reading your story.
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Postby george nik. » Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:24 pm

Congrats, Jennifer!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:06 pm

Congrats Jennifer! Compounded awesomeness!
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Re: Success!

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:46 am

My steampunk flash story "Father Francis and His Mechanical Bees" is up today at Every Day Fiction, which accepted two of my stories within about a week of each other. I had a fun time writing this, and I hope that comes across in the reading. Here it is: http://www.everydayfiction.com/father-f ... ell-hicks/
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Postby bobsandiego » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:03 am

Jennifer Hicks wrote:My steampunk flash story "Father Francis and His Mechanical Bees" is up today at Every Day Fiction, which accepted two of my stories within about a week of each other. I had a fun time writing this, and I hope that comes across in the reading. Here it is: http://www.everydayfiction.com/father-f ... ell-hicks/

way to go!
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Postby trdixon » Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:42 am

I'd call sharing a panel with David Brin a win!
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Re: Success!

Postby kairi » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:41 pm

Editor Stephen Ramey is posting excerpts from the 'Triangulation: Morning After' anthology plus reviews they've received from Tangent and SF Site review over on his blog. My excerpt is up today, if anyone's interested. I'm not sure that this is the right place to post this, especially given the SF Site review of my story - but here's the link:

http://stephenvramey.com/2012/10/10/818/
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Postby Jennifer Hicks » Wed Oct 10, 2012 12:54 pm

Kylie, congrats on writing a great story. "After-Spin" is one of my favorites in the anthology.
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Postby kairi » Wed Oct 10, 2012 1:20 pm

Jennifer Hicks wrote:Kylie, congrats on writing a great story. "After-Spin" is one of my favorites in the anthology.


Wow - thanks, Jennifer wotf007 You were an assistant-editor on the anthology, weren't you? You guys did an amazing job putting the thing together. I was thrilled when my story got accepted, but after actually reading the collection I think a curious combination of humbled/proud would better describe how I feel. I can't believe my story's sitting in there with all those other great ones. Thanks so much for letting me know you liked my story: completely turned my morning around.
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Re: Success!

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:10 pm

kairi wrote:
Jennifer Hicks wrote:Kylie, congrats on writing a great story. "After-Spin" is one of my favorites in the anthology.


Wow - thanks, Jennifer wotf007 You were an assistant-editor on the anthology, weren't you? You guys did an amazing job putting the thing together. I was thrilled when my story got accepted, but after actually reading the collection I think a curious combination of humbled/proud would better describe how I feel. I can't believe my story's sitting in there with all those other great ones. Thanks so much for letting me know you liked my story: completely turned my morning around.


You're very welcome -- the praise is deserved. And thank you, too. wotf008 Yeah, I was one of the assistant editors, and I hope Steve will have me on board again. It's a good learning experience to spend some time on the other side of the slush.
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Re: Success!

Postby dantzel » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:04 am

Holy crap, I actually have something to contribute! Story Star Publishing posted the shortlist for their contest this morning, and I am one of the 11 people on it! *happy dance*
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Postby Ember » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:38 am

Yay dantzel, congrats! And goodluck!
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Postby Strycher » Fri Oct 12, 2012 5:51 am

dantzel wrote:Holy crap, I actually have something to contribute! Story Star Publishing posted the shortlist for their contest this morning, and I am one of the 11 people on it! *happy dance*


Yay! Congratulations! Good luck!

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:49 am

Congrats and good luck, Dantzel!
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Postby bobsandiego » Fri Oct 12, 2012 9:40 am

dantzel wrote:Holy crap, I actually have something to contribute! Story Star Publishing posted the shortlist for their contest this morning, and I am one of the 11 people on it! *happy dance*

and we know you're happy dance is a good dance, not spastic jerking like yours turly.
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:07 am

Awesome Dantzel! Good luck!!

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:21 am

Good luck Dantzel and lashings of ginger beer. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby kairi » Sat Oct 13, 2012 1:04 pm

Good luck, Dantzel!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:55 pm

For those who have a DSF subscription my teeny tiny flash story 'Trophy Wife' should be in your inbox today.

(It is today for me already, I'm just waiting on it being today for DSF)
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:57 pm

Ember wrote:For those who have a DSF subscription my teeny tiny flash story 'Trophy Wife' should be in your inbox today.

(It is today for me already, I'm just waiting on it being today for DSF)


Fantastic! I'll look for it.
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Postby AlistairKimble » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:53 pm

Ember wrote:For those who have a DSF subscription my teeny tiny flash story 'Trophy Wife' should be in your inbox today.

(It is today for me already, I'm just waiting on it being today for DSF)


Awesome! Congratulations! Gonna go read it now!

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Postby gower21 » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:18 pm

Hey Sam!

I saw your story in my inbox just now and read it! It was great! Congrats on the sale. I recognized your name from our recent exchange and came on to tell you how wonderful it was. I especially liked the first few lines (drew me right in)--and I was trying to be good and "wait" since I have bit more writing to do today. Darn you! ;)

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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:10 am

Congrats, Sam! Just read it and really enjoyed it. Great little story!

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:19 am

Grats, Sam, I shall take a look.

Had to edit this to say MY NEXT POST IS MY 1000TH! wotf015
What to do what to do...

Can I post it? wotf040

Hmmm. That depends...

On what?

On whether you have anything particularly mischievous planned.

Now that's an idea! wotf006

Oh dear oh dear. wotf005
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:20 am

Ember wrote:For those who have a DSF subscription my teeny tiny flash story 'Trophy Wife' should be in your inbox today.

(It is today for me already, I'm just waiting on it being today for DSF)


Grats! wotf010
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:46 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:Grats, Sam, I shall take a look.

Had to edit this to say MY NEXT POST IS MY 1000TH! wotf015
What to do what to do...

Can I post it? wotf040

Hmmm. That depends...

On what?

On whether you have anything particularly mischievous planned.

Now that's an idea! wotf006

Oh dear oh dear. wotf005


And here we see today's lesson in "How to build suspense." Go, Gator, go! wotf013
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:17 am

Ember wrote:For those who have a DSF subscription my teeny tiny flash story 'Trophy Wife' should be in your inbox today.

(It is today for me already, I'm just waiting on it being today for DSF)


wotf010 Yay! Congrats, Sam!


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