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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Nov 04, 2013 7:18 pm

Yay!
My story "Zombie" has just been released by Encounters Magazine (Issue #09)
And yep, my story inspired the cover art!
Here's a link for those who want to take a peek:

http://blackmatrixpub.com/
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:19 pm

preston wrote:Yay!
My story "Zombie" has just been released by Encounters Magazine (Issue #09)
And yep, my story inspired the cover art!
Here's a link for those who want to take a peek:

http://blackmatrixpub.com/
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Congratulations, Preston. But, ACK, I'm not sure I'll be able to handle reading your story based off that image! wotf003
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Mon Nov 04, 2013 8:27 pm

Congratulations, Preston!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:20 am

Congratulations Preston. But I'm scared of zombies!
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:27 am

Grats to Dawn and Preston!

Though yeah, that picture is scary. wotf004
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:32 am

Way to go Preston,good story.

Also, congratulations to Dawn.

You both are doing good work. I read both stories.
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:22 am

Congrats, Preston! And a cover story to boot. wotf009

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:45 pm

Addendum.

Grats to me, too, for my first pro sale. wotf004 (See the infamous Q1 thread for details.)
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Re: Success!

Postby KbRy » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:22 pm

Wow, great news you guys!!! I'm so happy for y'all! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:29 pm

Congrats, Elinor.

Love that feeling, huh? It's addictive.

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Re: Success!

Postby katsincommand » Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:51 pm

Preston I'm going to have nightmares! Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Nov 05, 2013 7:42 pm

Thanks guys, and yeah, that is some picture. My poor protagonist!
Oh, and grats again Elinor!

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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:33 am

Congratulations, Preston! Definitely an enjoyable read -- that's a pretty twisty mystery story!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Wed Nov 06, 2013 6:15 am

Good going Elinor, congratulations on your sale.

Your story is a good one, very entertaining.
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Re: Success!

Postby Jeffrey » Thu Nov 07, 2013 3:40 am

Belated congratulations to everyone on this refreshingly long thread! And congrats most recently to Preston and Elinor.

Preston, getting artwork for a story is long been a dream of mine, it's one of the reasons Writers of the Future attracts me so much--so very cool!
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Re: Success!

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:28 am

My semi-finalist from 2011 is the featured short story of the month at Fireside Magazine! The issue went live this morning with a beautiful wonderful perfect illustration for my story by Hugo winner Galen Dara. Fireside is behind a paywall (alas), but subscriptions are available and you can also buy individual issues. The website is here: http://firesidefictioncompany.com/
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Re: Success!

Postby addisoncs » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:31 am

Congrats, Jennifer!

Mine will be in the February issue, I think, but it's just a flash piece, so I don't get any of that lovely Dara artwork. A friend of mine will in March, though, and his story is jealousy-inducing.

I'll give your story a read later, since I am about to leave work.

Congrats again!
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:30 am

Congratulations, Jennifer!
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Wed Nov 13, 2013 10:37 am

Jennifer Hicks wrote:My semi-finalist from 2011 is the featured short story of the month at Fireside Magazine! The issue went live this morning with a beautiful wonderful perfect illustration for my story by Hugo winner Galen Dara. Fireside is behind a paywall (alas), but subscriptions are available and you can also buy individual issues. The website is here: http://firesidefictioncompany.com/


Grats!!!

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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Wed Nov 13, 2013 11:48 am

Catch A Fallen Star, great concept for a story, can't wait to read it.
Congratulations Jennifer.
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:51 pm

Grats, Jennifer. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Nov 13, 2013 7:12 pm

Congratulations, Jennifer! wotf009

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Re: Success!

Postby Jennifer Hicks » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:14 pm

Thank you, everyone!
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Thu Nov 14, 2013 4:28 pm

Congrats to Jennifer, Preston, and anyone I've missed recently.

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Tue Nov 19, 2013 9:50 pm

OK, when I was cleared to go public with this news, I thought about Facebook. I thought about my blog.

But first, first, first, I thought about all my friends here, because you've been cheering me on since the beginning. So you're the ones I'm telling first. (Well, almost first. Hi, Tina!)

Gardner Dozois wants "Murder on the Aldrin Express" for Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 31.

I'm stunned. I can't sleep. I keep going back to the email to make sure it's real.

Thank you all for the encouragement. It really made a difference!

(I just checked my email. It's still there... wotf013 )
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:19 pm

The year's best! Wow, Martin, that's huge. What great news. Congratulations are definitely in order here.

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:23 pm

That's fabulous, Martin! Huge congratulations! In honor of your success, I shall refrain from busting out the clapping smilie!
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:46 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Gardner Dozois wants "Murder on the Aldrin Express" for Year's Best Science Fiction Vol. 31.

I'm stunned. I can't sleep. I keep going back to the email to make sure it's real.



Wowser!

Congratulations.


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Re: Success!

Postby TomKnighton » Wed Nov 20, 2013 2:45 am

Congrats Martin! That's wonderful news.

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:51 am

WOW! MARTIN!

Congrats! wotf006 wotf009 wotf010
That is totally off the charts in terms of bucket list and totally deserved! wotf013

You know, when I first beta read that story I thought, "this is one damn cool idea," and I admit more than once I wish I'd thought of it, lol. wotf004 I've certainly never forgotten it. So it seems totally appropriate that Gardner should pick it, it just confirms what I've always heard, he's an idea man, and that story is a brilliant idea story.

And of course, I have no such restraint as Rebecca when it comes to the smilies. Celebration! wotf006 wotf009 wotf010 wotf013 wotf019 wotf024 wotf006 wotf009 wotf026 wotf049 wotf048 wotf009 wotf045 wotf053
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