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Re: Success!

Postby Jackie B. » Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:44 pm

Congratulations all wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:24 pm

Wow!! Lots of congrats going around. We're rocking this thread!! Awesome everyone :)

PS. I like that Stewart got "Stewy-ed" -- Keep him on his toes everyone. There shall be no self-deprecation in the success thread.

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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:56 pm

Nice, Ember! Cograts! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:01 pm

Well, I finally heard back from Andromeda Spaceways and I'm having trouble believing my eyes. I keep re-reading the email to make sure I'm not seeing things. But it looks like it's finally happened.

wotf054
wotf053

I've been waiting a long time to post here, and I couldn't be happier. My re-worked HM winning story is going to be published. I'm more excited than I have any right to be! But I don't care. I sold a frickin' story!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:27 pm

preston wrote:Well, I finally heard back from Andromeda Spaceways and I'm having trouble believing my eyes. I keep re-reading the email to make sure I'm not seeing things. But it looks like it's finally happened.

wotf054
wotf053

I've been waiting a long time to post here, and I couldn't be happier. My re-worked HM winning story is going to be published. I'm more excited than I have any right to be! But I don't care. I sold a frickin' story!
Preston Dennett
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Hooray, Preston! Congratulations!

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Re: Success!

Postby Jackie B. » Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:28 pm

Go Preston!!! Gotta love that story-selling high. Grats!! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:10 pm

preston wrote:Well, I finally heard back from Andromeda Spaceways and I'm having trouble believing my eyes. I keep re-reading the email to make sure I'm not seeing things. But it looks like it's finally happened.

wotf054
wotf053


Congratulations, Preston! That's a great market to break into.
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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:26 pm

Yay Preston, big congrats! Topanga Canyon is a cautionary tale no more. Never give up, never surrender!
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:33 pm

Congratulations, Preston! That's awesome news!

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Re: Success!

Postby dantzel » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:39 pm

Awesome! Congrats Preston!
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Re: Success!

Postby dantzel » Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:39 pm

Is this the one I read?
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Re: Success!

Postby MeganG » Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:38 pm

Yay Preston! That's awesome, congratulations!
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Re: Success!

Postby DavidK » Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:38 pm

preston wrote:Well, I finally heard back from Andromeda Spaceways and I'm having trouble believing my eyes. I keep re-reading the email to make sure I'm not seeing things. But it looks like it's finally happened.

wotf054
wotf053

I've been waiting a long time to post here, and I couldn't be happier. My re-worked HM winning story is going to be published. I'm more excited than I have any right to be! But I don't care. I sold a frickin' story!


Well done Preston, I'm sure the story was excellent wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:36 am

Awesome! Congrats, Preston!

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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:39 am

preston wrote:Well, I finally heard back from Andromeda Spaceways and I'm having trouble believing my eyes. I keep re-reading the email to make sure I'm not seeing things. But it looks like it's finally happened.

wotf054
wotf053

I've been waiting a long time to post here, and I couldn't be happier. My re-worked HM winning story is going to be published. I'm more excited than I have any right to be! But I don't care. I sold a frickin' story!


wotf006 Yay! Congratulations! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:45 am

Wooohooo Preston, congrats!

And thanks guys.
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 7:43 am

preston wrote:Well, I finally heard back from Andromeda Spaceways and I'm having trouble believing my eyes. I keep re-reading the email to make sure I'm not seeing things. But it looks like it's finally happened.

wotf054
wotf053

I've been waiting a long time to post here, and I couldn't be happier. My re-worked HM winning story is going to be published. I'm more excited than I have any right to be! But I don't care. I sold a frickin' story!

Yahoooooo! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:30 am

Congratulations, Ember!

And congratulations, Preston!

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:42 am

Ember wrote:wotf006 Well done Marina!

I made a sale to DSF recently. It is my second sale there, but the first that will count as SFWA qualifying as the first one was so short.

And I missed this one. Victory is yours! wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Tue Mar 26, 2013 11:14 am

Hooray!! Congrats Preston!!

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:21 pm

Awesomeness, Preston. wotf006

And grats Ember too.

And pleased to see you remembered the wotf054 emoticon. I think I might have forgotten to use it a month or so back when I made my first sale. How could I have done that?? Gator is rightly ashamed of me. wotf014
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:38 pm

Thank you, everyone. I'm super excited and won't believe it until I actually see it. Finally, one of my babies has found a home.
(Dantzel, no, you haven't seen this one.)

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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Tue Mar 26, 2013 6:32 pm

Congrats, Preston! That's awesome. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Wed Mar 27, 2013 6:08 am

Great news Preston!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Mar 28, 2013 10:27 am

E.CaimanSands wrote:And pleased to see you remembered the wotf054 emoticon. I think I might have forgotten to use it a month or so back when I made my first sale.

If it helps to mitigate Gator, I think I forgot to use it too... wotf019

I also just had a haiku accepted in Heron's Nest. Hooray for haiku. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:28 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
I also just had a haiku accepted in Heron's Nest. Hooray for haiku. wotf007


Yes, hip-hip hooray!
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:52 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
E.CaimanSands wrote:And pleased to see you remembered the wotf054 emoticon. I think I might have forgotten to use it a month or so back when I made my first sale.

If it helps to mitigate Gator, I think I forgot to use it too... wotf019


Shame on us.

s_c_baker wrote:
I also just had a haiku accepted in Heron's Nest. Hooray for haiku. wotf007


Grats! wotf006
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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Mar 28, 2013 5:18 pm

I love seeing all this good news wotf013
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:56 am

s_c_baker wrote:I also just had a haiku accepted in Heron's Nest. Hooray for haiku. wotf007


Awesome! You're on FIRE!
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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:17 am

Fran Friel did a pretty cool interview with me, over at Amazing Stories. A number of my peers--including WOTF Forumites--are mentioned as "new writers to look out for," or as mentor figures who've supported me over the years.
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