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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:05 am

I have been lax in commending and congratulating all the tremendous good news around here.
It truly warms my heart to see so many of us getting ahead.
Cheers to you all!
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Re: Success!

Postby hazlett » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:00 am

preston wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:Plasma Frequency 8 is posted on Amazon and others.
My story inspired the cover art. My first! Very exciting.

http://plasmafrequencymag.com/CurrentI.html

100 pages for 2 bucks. A steal!

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Congratulations, Dustin. And that's a nice cover! I see that Sean Patrick Hazlett also has a story in there. Pretty darn cool.
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You have sharp eyes, my friend! Thanks for the shot out. It's an honor to be in the same magazine as Dustin, who I also think just sold something to Daily Science Fiction!

And congrats to everyone all around. It looks like everyone is starting to see some momentum with their sales!
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Re: Success!

Postby tmaulhardt » Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:11 am

You guys are rocking the sales! Congrats all!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:56 am

Congratulations, Hazlett!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:06 am

Very quick turn around on the flash sale at Every Day Fiction. "The Underground" is now live if anybody would like a quick bite of horror to spice up early October. http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-unde ... cca-birch/

Also, I can now announce the other happy I mentioned earlier. My short story, "The Memory of Huckleberries," which was a WotF HM and originally published in Penumbra eMag, has been included in the Best of Penumbra Volume 1 anthology, which is now available at http://musapublishing.com/index.php?mai ... cts_id=661

It's my first "Best of" anything. I'm thrilled to be included and to share the Table of Contents with a group of very talented writers.
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:46 am

That's fantastic, Rebecca! wotf010 Congrats everyone!

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Postby bobsandiego » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:17 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:Very quick turn around on the flash sale at Every Day Fiction. "The Underground" is now live if anybody would like a quick bite of horror to spice up early October. http://www.everydayfiction.com/the-unde ... cca-birch/

Also, I can now announce the other happy I mentioned earlier. My short story, "The Memory of Huckleberries," which was a WotF HM and originally published in Penumbra eMag, has been included in the Best of Penumbra Volume 1 anthology, which is now available at http://musapublishing.com/index.php?mai ... cts_id=661

It's my first "Best of" anything. I'm thrilled to be included and to share the Table of Contents with a group of very talented writers.

Way to go!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Sun Oct 06, 2013 12:00 pm

Wow, that took me back to my childhood days in Conn.

We played in the rain sewers beneath the city.

Great story Rebecca. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Sun Oct 06, 2013 4:26 pm

Another publication. My name on the cover. Great artwork by Laura Givens.

The October issue of Outposts of Beyond, featuring science fiction and fantasy tales seasoned with a few dabs of poetry and filled out with a couple fine articles, is now available for purchase. The stories include “Fleet,” by M. Keaton; “Sparkles,” by Beth Powers; “The God Thing,” by Australia’s Steve Cameron. There’s poetry by multiple Rhysling winner Robert Frazier, and by England’s Deborah Walker, among others. Finally, there are two excellent essays, one on character development by Rachel Holt, the other on being Goth, by Kimberly Richardson. All this is wrapped inside a really kicking cover by Laura Givens. Come try us out, see what we can do.



Yay.

http://store.albanlake.com/product/outp ... d-issue-2/

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sun Oct 06, 2013 10:23 pm

Congrats to both Rebecca and Steve.
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Mon Oct 07, 2013 12:42 pm

I'm kind of a little bit excited right now. I just made my first Pro Level sale. Mike Resnick bought one of my stories for Galaxy's Edge. And yes, it was a WotF reject and I only added one word before sending it to him.

Tina critted it for me way back before I subbed it to WotF. Thanks for the advice, Tina.

As I said, I'm kind of excited. And I'm dancing right now.

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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:01 pm

Woo hoo!! Congrats, man. That's got to feel good. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:06 pm

klaatu wrote:I'm kind of a little bit excited right now. I just made my first Pro Level sale. Mike Resnick bought one of my stories for Galaxy's Edge. And yes, it was a WotF reject and I only added one word before sending it to him.

Tina critted it for me way back before I subbed it to WotF. Thanks for the advice, Tina.

As I said, I'm kind of excited. And I'm dancing right now.

Steve



Woot! Woot! Galaxy's Edge is a great market. And I loved that story! So glad it found a home. I was baffled over the rejection--because it was so good--especially the voice.

Some great ones slip through. This is just proof. Also some stories do awesome in some markets and bomb in others--it's unfortunately not an exact science.

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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Mon Oct 07, 2013 4:53 pm

klaatu wrote:I'm kind of a little bit excited right now. I just made my first Pro Level sale. Mike Resnick bought one of my stories for Galaxy's Edge. And yes, it was a WotF reject and I only added one word before sending it to him.

Tina critted it for me way back before I subbed it to WotF. Thanks for the advice, Tina.

As I said, I'm kind of excited. And I'm dancing right now.

Steve

Great love for an 'R'!
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:25 pm

klaatu wrote:I'm kind of a little bit excited right now. I just made my first Pro Level sale. Mike Resnick bought one of my stories for Galaxy's Edge. And yes, it was a WotF reject and I only added one word before sending it to him.

Tina critted it for me way back before I subbed it to WotF. Thanks for the advice, Tina.

As I said, I'm kind of excited. And I'm dancing right now.

Steve

Great Steve! wotf009

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Re: Success!

Postby KbRy » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:02 pm

Congrats to everyone! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Tue Oct 08, 2013 11:41 pm

Thanks all.

Yes, pretty excited - and proof that an 'R' can be of quality. And that there's a large element of taste in the judging.


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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:36 am

One word. Ha! Love it.

I agree about the editorial taste. I swear, two of my recent R's are great stories, but I keep violating the opening rules, so he's not reading them. Not to say this is his fault, it's mine, because I know what not to do and I'm doing it anyway, but I still believe in those stories.
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:47 am

Grats, Steve. wotf009
Pro sale at last. Huzzah!

As for WotF, yep, it's pretty clear to me editorial tastes are critical. If I were to only take my WotF record, my writing is getting much worse not better as I still haven't even managed an HM from David. But one of those form rejects got a personal "send more" from Analog, and a second got a "this was close, send more," from Clarkesworld, so they can't be that bad surely. I'm hoping I'm going to sell one of those sooner or later just so that I can go, "Ha! Look!" wotf019 I'm so evil... It's not just the Gator you know. wotf004

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Re: Success!

Postby sarasvati » Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:44 pm

Congrats Steve!

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Postby klaatu » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:16 pm

sarasvati wrote:Congrats Steve!



Cheers, S.


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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:30 pm

Congratulations, Steve!!
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:15 pm

morshana wrote:Congratulations, Steve!!



Thanks. :)

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Re: Success!

Postby katsincommand » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:14 am

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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:14 am

Very nice, Dawn! Congrats!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:14 am

Hey I liked this story too! And congratulations are in order for Steve and Hazlett and Rebecca and ... hey is there anybody out there not being successful? No? Wow? Are we good or what?
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Re: Success!

Postby tmaulhardt » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:54 pm

Wow, Nature?? Awesome! Congrats Dawn!
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Re: Success!

Postby katsincommand » Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:50 pm

thanks :)
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:57 pm

katsincommand wrote:Hi Guys,

I have a story up. :)

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v5 ... 2586a.html

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Nice going, Dawn. A great story and a great market. Keep it up!

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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Fri Oct 25, 2013 8:04 am

Congratulations, Dawn!!
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