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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri Dec 07, 2012 6:42 pm

Go Rebecca! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
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Postby Dustin Adams » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:24 am

This will be my final EDF story for a time because I've recently become a slush reader for them. Really enjoying being behind the stage for once.

Meanwhile, here's the link.

Dustin's Every Day Fiction story

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:53 am

Dustin Adams wrote:This will be my final EDF story for a time because I've recently become a slush reader for them. Really enjoying being behind the stage for once.

Meanwhile, here's the link.

Dustin's Every Day Fiction story

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That's fabulous, Dustin! Both the publication and the slush reader position.

It must be fascinating to get a glimpse behind the curtain. I've heard people say that being a slush reader was hugely educational to them in their own writing.
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Dec 16, 2012 8:57 am

Awesome news, Dustin! Now that I'm awake, I'll take a look at it.
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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:27 am

Woo hoo! Congrats to Dustin, both for the sale and for nabbing a first reader spot. Go you!

Dustin Adams wrote:This will be my final EDF story for a time because I've recently become a slush reader for them. Really enjoying being behind the stage for once.

Meanwhile, here's the link.

Dustin's Every Day Fiction story

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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:59 am

Nice story, Dustin! I'm going to miss your EDF tales, but getting to be a slush reader is definitely worth it. It can give you a sense of what does and does not work in writing in a more profound way than just by reading published stories. Congratulations!

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Postby Jackie B. » Sun Dec 16, 2012 11:21 am

Good job Dustin!!
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:33 pm

Thanks for the feedback everyone!

The thing I like the most about slushing for EDF is that there's feedback on every story. As a general rule, we say something that we liked about the story, then suggest something that would improve it. (Assuming it's a reject.) I like this philosophy. I figure, there's something positive in every story, and the author should know that.

I enjoy having to think about why the story didn't work for me, instead of just reading the first paragraph and knowing it's not going to work. Analyzing and describing the specifics has so far been helpful. I've already altered one of my own stories based on what I've told others.

So far I've only said "yes" to one story. Interestingly, it's the only story I remember. All the others fell out of my head, but this one stuck. DW has said he likes the ones that are memorable. I have to agree.
Now, if only I knew how to write memorable each time. Who knows, maybe this will help me figure it out. wotf006

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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:44 pm

Congratulations on the story as well as the first reader position!

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Postby MJNL » Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:16 pm

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Dec 16, 2012 3:06 pm

Grats!

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Postby WriteToLive » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:52 am

A further update on my story "Zion" which sold to the anthology "For All Eternity: Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins."

It is now available at Amazon.com.

And I have seen the artwork which goes to the story.

And I'm spazzing everywhere

If you would like a link to it, it's in the signature.
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:31 am

Congrats, Dustin!

And congrats to Michael!

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:39 am

Congratulations, Michael!
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Postby Jackie B. » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:44 am

Yay Michael!! wotf010
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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:17 pm

Nice!
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Postby Alex Kane » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:13 pm

WriteToLive wrote:A further update on my story "Zion" which sold to the anthology "For All Eternity: Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins."

It is now available at Amazon.com.

And I have seen the artwork which goes to the story.

And I'm spazzing everywhere

If you would like a link to it, it's in the signature.

w00t! Congrats.
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Mon Dec 17, 2012 5:31 pm

Congrats, Michael!

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Dec 17, 2012 6:11 pm

Congratulations to Dustin & Michael. Nice to see you both again in the "Success!" thread.
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Postby AlistairKimble » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:36 pm

WriteToLive wrote:A further update on my story "Zion" which sold to the anthology "For All Eternity: Tales of the Seven Deadly Sins."

It is now available at Amazon.com.

And I have seen the artwork which goes to the story.

And I'm spazzing everywhere

If you would like a link to it, it's in the signature.


That's great Michael, congratulations! I'll check it out.
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Postby gower21 » Mon Dec 17, 2012 8:31 pm

I'm a little behind on 'grats:

So glad when the success thread stays at the top of the Writing sections page. Hooray for Dustin and Michael--may more good news come your way soon!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Thu Dec 20, 2012 12:02 am

Rebecca, I missed that news - woohoo, congrats!

Dustin - thanks for the story I really enjoyed it, congrats! (Well done on the reader spot too.)

And Congrats Michael!!
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Postby hazlett » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:08 pm

I just received notification that my short story "Movement to First Contact" has sold to Plasma Frequency Magazine and is tentatively scheduled to appear in the next issue (Issue 4). I'll let everyone know the full details once I learn more.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:21 pm

hazlett wrote:I just received notification that my short story "Movement to First Contact" has sold to Plasma Frequency Magazine and is tentatively scheduled to appear in the next issue (Issue 4). I'll let everyone know the full details once I learn more.


Congratulations! That's fabulous news.
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Postby hazlett » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:26 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
hazlett wrote:I just received notification that my short story "Movement to First Contact" has sold to Plasma Frequency Magazine and is tentatively scheduled to appear in the next issue (Issue 4). I'll let everyone know the full details once I learn more.


Congratulations! That's fabulous news.


Thanks Rebecca. And a belated congratulations on your recent sale to Penumbra!
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Thu Dec 27, 2012 3:23 am

Congrats, Hazlett!

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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:53 am

hazlett wrote:I just received notification that my short story "Movement to First Contact" has sold to Plasma Frequency Magazine and is tentatively scheduled to appear in the next issue (Issue 4). I'll let everyone know the full details once I learn more.


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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:57 am

hazlett wrote:I just received notification that my short story "Movement to First Contact" has sold to Plasma Frequency Magazine and is tentatively scheduled to appear in the next issue (Issue 4). I'll let everyone know the full details once I learn more.

Three cheers!
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Thu Dec 27, 2012 8:32 am

hazlett wrote:I just received notification that my short story "Movement to First Contact" has sold to Plasma Frequency Magazine and is tentatively scheduled to appear in the next issue (Issue 4). I'll let everyone know the full details once I learn more.


Congratulations, Hazlett!

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Re: Success!

Postby liz » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:13 am

hazlett wrote:I just received notification that my short story "Movement to First Contact" has sold to Plasma Frequency Magazine and is tentatively scheduled to appear in the next issue (Issue 4). I'll let everyone know the full details once I learn more.


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