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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:28 am

dantzel wrote:I made my first professional sale about 45 minutes ago! (Technically my first sale ever, since the Birthing Fire fiasco resulted in no money, just publication.)

Details are forthcoming. wotf006

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Excellent news, Dantzel! Three cheers!

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dantzel wrote:I made my first professional sale about 45 minutes ago! (Technically my first sale ever, since the Birthing Fire fiasco resulted in no money, just publication.)

Details are forthcoming. wotf006

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wotf010 Congrats Dantzel!

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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:11 am

Hmm, I guess this makes me an award-winning writer? wotf011
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izanobu wrote:Hmm, I guess this makes me an award-winning writer? wotf011
I got a GeekDad Golden Bots Award for my Pyrrh CCD series: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/01/th ... s-of-2012/ (down there under Erik's picks for best series!)


WOOT! wotf010
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:16 am

Grats Dantzel and Annie! wotf007 wotf010
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Postby Strycher » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:26 am

dantzel wrote:I made my first professional sale about 45 minutes ago! (Technically my first sale ever, since the Birthing Fire fiasco resulted in no money, just publication.)

Details are forthcoming. wotf006

wotf054


wotf010 YAY! Congrats Dantzel!

izanobu wrote:Hmm, I guess this makes me an award-winning writer? wotf011
I got a GeekDad Golden Bots Award for my Pyrrh CCD series: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/01/th ... s-of-2012/ (down there under Erik's picks for best series!)


wotf006 Congrats!

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izanobu wrote:Hmm, I guess this makes me an award-winning writer? wotf011
I got a GeekDad Golden Bots Award for my Pyrrh CCD series: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/01/th ... s-of-2012/ (down there under Erik's picks for best series!)

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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:53 am

dantzel wrote:I made my first professional sale about 45 minutes ago! (Technically my first sale ever, since the Birthing Fire fiasco resulted in no money, just publication.)

Details are forthcoming. wotf006

wotf054

Way to go!
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:50 am

dantzel wrote:I made my first professional sale about 45 minutes ago! (Technically my first sale ever, since the Birthing Fire fiasco resulted in no money, just publication.)

Details are forthcoming. wotf006

wotf054


WOOHOO!!! Hooray!

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:52 am

izanobu wrote:Hmm, I guess this makes me an award-winning writer? wotf011
I got a GeekDad Golden Bots Award for my Pyrrh CCD series: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/01/th ... s-of-2012/ (down there under Erik's picks for best series!)


Congratulations! You rock!

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Postby gower21 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:50 am

I came here to see what magazine Dantzel sold too (still under wraps I guess and Congrats again!) and I see more news in the success thread. Happy day! Congtrats to both Dantzel and Annie!!

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Postby Alex Kane » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:46 am

Huge congrats, to both of you!

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Postby Jackie B. » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:04 am

Congrats Annie!!
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Postby MJNL » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:09 am

Woot, guys! Awesomeness.
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Postby dantzel » Thu Jan 10, 2013 11:46 am

Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.
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dantzel wrote:Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.


Yes, zombies! I'm excited to read it when it comes out wotf007

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Postby Fobok1 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:25 pm

izanobu wrote:Hmm, I guess this makes me an award-winning writer? wotf011
I got a GeekDad Golden Bots Award for my Pyrrh CCD series: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/01/th ... s-of-2012/ (down there under Erik's picks for best series!)


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Postby liz » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:26 pm

izanobu wrote:Hmm, I guess this makes me an award-winning writer? wotf011
I got a GeekDad Golden Bots Award for my Pyrrh CCD series: http://www.wired.com/geekdad/2013/01/th ... s-of-2012/ (down there under Erik's picks for best series!)


Woohoo! That's great wotf010

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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:28 pm

Grats Dantzel!!! I enjoyed that story, I'm glad to see it made it through!
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Postby gower21 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:35 pm

dantzel wrote:Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.


Hooray! I subbed too. Zombies are so hard to me. Glad someone on the board got in! Congrats on a job well done Mrs. One Percent :)

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dantzel wrote:Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.


Congratulations! I was trying to submit a story for that issue, but it quickly ballooned to around 7,500 words--well above their limit. Now I have to find another market for it. lol But that is awesome, I'm so happy someone from the forums made it!

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Postby austinDm » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:29 pm

dantzel wrote:Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.

Yay Dantzel!

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Postby preston » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:12 pm

dantzel wrote:Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.


Congratulations Dantzel! So you're the one who edged me out. wotf011 I made it to a "later round," which was much better than last month's straight reject. I'm very happy for you and can't wait to read your story. Great job!
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Re: Success!

Postby dantzel » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:33 pm

Thanks guys!

And congrats to Annie, since my fingers forgot to include this earlier!! I love what I've read of your stuff so far, so I'm sure this is quite well deserved!
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Postby morshana » Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:51 pm

Congratulations Dantzel and Annie!! wotf010
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:15 am

dantzel wrote:Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.


Interesting stats there for me considering my dodgy alligator flash story made it to the "final round" of the animals issue some months back.

It's time I sent them something else. wotf024
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:53 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:
dantzel wrote:Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.


Interesting stats there for me considering my dodgy alligator flash story made it to the "final round" of the animals issue some months back.

It's time I sent them something else. wotf024


Got any space opera?
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:33 pm

Big victory laps of Success to both of you, Dantzel and Annie !!! wotf008
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:09 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:
dantzel wrote:Okay, I received and signed the contract a few minutes ago (just to play it safe, I suppose. I don't know how most people feel about when to announce), so here's the spiel:

It's for my flash story "The Business is Dying" to Penumbra for their Zombie Apocalypse issue, coming out in February. Celina's email was AWESOME. Here's the fun part from it: she said that the 7 stories were chosen because they 'superseded the norm for this particular theme--something that is really difficult to do with zombies (after all, their vocabulary IS rather limited).' AND there were over 600 stories submitted for this issue, with 41 stories being considered in the final round. 6 stories and 1 poem out of 600 submissions... So for Preston and Alistair and anyone else I forgot about that submitted to this issue, this was definitely tough competition.

I feel obliged to make the joke that I am the 1%... of people whose story made it through the rounds at Penumbra. wotf006 There, I said it. Now the urge can go away.


Interesting stats there for me considering my dodgy alligator flash story made it to the "final round" of the animals issue some months back.

It's time I sent them something else. wotf024


Got any space opera?


Hmm, I have a story I want to send them. I was thinking it could loosely fit the "lost" theme, and even more the "ocean" theme. Maybe it could fit the space opera theme too. wotf006 Or maybe not. I'm not even entirely sure what space opera is though I tend to think it's BIG and this story isn't exactly galaxy spanning. It's set on one little moon, and rather parochial. It is quite soap opera-like though. wotf006
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:22 pm

E.CaimanSands wrote:Hmm, I have a story I want to send them. I was thinking it could loosely fit the "lost" theme, and even more the "ocean" theme. Maybe it could fit the space opera theme too. wotf006 Or maybe not. I'm not even entirely sure what space opera is though I tend to think it's BIG and this story isn't exactly galaxy spanning. It's set on one little moon, and rather parochial. It is quite soap opera-like though. wotf006


I think that qualifies as Space Opera these days. Why not try it? wotf008


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