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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:46 pm

Pat R Steiner wrote:Just heard Stephen King has joined the TOC of Qualia Nous, a science fiction/horror anthology that I also happen to have a story in. wotf049


Definitely deserves a dancing banana! Congrats, Pat!

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Postby klaatu » Thu Jul 03, 2014 9:15 pm

Pat R Steiner wrote:Just heard Stephen King has joined the TOC of Qualia Nous, a science fiction/horror anthology that I also happen to have a story in. wotf049


Congrats, Pat. What a fabulous TOC mate to have.



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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Jul 04, 2014 6:15 am

Pat R Steiner wrote:Just heard Stephen King has joined the TOC of Qualia Nous, a science fiction/horror anthology that I also happen to have a story in. wotf049


Wow, amazing! Grats!

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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Sat Jul 12, 2014 12:07 am

My drought has finally broken. My story 'Reflections' will be in Fablecroft's Insert Title Here anthology.

I hope it won't be this long again till I make a third sale wotf004

And thank you to Rebecca Birch as this story started in one of her prompts in the October Madness thread wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat Jul 12, 2014 5:57 am

Tamlyn wrote:My drought has finally broken. My story 'Reflections' will be in Fablecroft's Insert Title Here anthology.

I hope it won't be this long again till I make a third sale wotf004

And thank you to Rebecca Birch as this story started in one of her prompts in the October Madness thread wotf007


Woohoo! Fabulous news! So glad an October Madness story found a home!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sat Jul 12, 2014 8:45 am

Tamlyn wrote:My drought has finally broken. My story 'Reflections' will be in Fablecroft's Insert Title Here anthology.

I hope it won't be this long again till I make a third sale wotf004

And thank you to Rebecca Birch as this story started in one of her prompts in the October Madness thread wotf007


Let it rain! Congratulations, Tamlyn.

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Re: Success!

Postby Holly Heisey » Sat Jul 12, 2014 3:46 pm

Tamlyn wrote:My drought has finally broken. My story 'Reflections' will be in Fablecroft's Insert Title Here anthology.

I hope it won't be this long again till I make a third sale wotf004

And thank you to Rebecca Birch as this story started in one of her prompts in the October Madness thread wotf007


Woot! Congrats, Tamlyn! wotf010

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Postby Kary English » Sat Jul 12, 2014 4:25 pm

WOOT! Go, Tamlyn!
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Postby klaatu » Sat Jul 12, 2014 7:53 pm

Congrats, Tamlyn.


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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Jul 15, 2014 3:53 am

Conga rats to Tom, Stewart, Pat and Tamlyn, and anyone else I've missed while snoozing in the swamp.

As for sharing a TOC with Stephen King...

Maybe I should start writing horror! wotf006

No, Gator dear, nobody wants that.

Why not? Why not? I'd be good at it. wotf016

Yes dear, but you might be too good at it. You're meant to be a nice, cute little Gator, who everyone likes, remember? You're not meant to go around chomping people and... and....

Aw. Sooo boring. wotf014
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:29 am

Congrats, Tamlyn!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jul 16, 2014 10:39 am

I have a piece of sci-fi flash out in the current issue of Nature. Are You Receiving?
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Re: Success!

Postby scott.parkin » Wed Jul 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of sci-fi flash out in the current issue of Nature. Are You Receiving?

Ace!

A guy in my critique group is an evolutionary biologist who has published fiction in Nature and will soon have an article out in Analog. Now he's trying to flip that over and get the complete set.
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Postby george nik. » Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:21 pm

Congrats, Rebecca!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:43 pm

Way to go, Rebecca. Clever little story there. I enjoyed it very much. Keep those words coming!

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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:30 am

Grats, Rebecca :)
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:26 am

Well done Rebecca. I liked the changes since your first draft. This one is a winner. Have the movie offers come in yet?
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:21 am

scott.parkin wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of sci-fi flash out in the current issue of Nature. Are You Receiving?

Ace!

A guy in my critique group is an evolutionary biologist who has published fiction in Nature and will soon have an article out in Analog. Now he's trying to flip that over and get the complete set.


Thanks, Scott! And, that sounds like a great goal for your critique group-mate. How cool would that be! Good luck to him.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:26 am

Thanks, George, Preston, Tamlyn, and Ishmael!

Glad you liked the changes, Ishmael. The ending gave me some fits until a conversation with the boy wonder (my 14 year old son) opened my eyes to what was wrong. Worked much better after that.

It was an interesting story to write. Deadline for a challenge, I'd started and utterly failed something completely different, had only a few hours left, and was staring out the window of my house, trapped by the rare Seattle snow. All those things came together to create a story that was hugely different, voice-wise, from anything else I'd ever done. And all that snow might just possibly have had something to do with the story.

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:17 pm

scott.parkin wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of sci-fi flash out in the current issue of Nature. Are You Receiving?

Ace!

A guy in my critique group is an evolutionary biologist who has published fiction in Nature and will soon have an article out in Analog. Now he's trying to flip that over and get the complete set.

I think it's much harder to get an article in Nature than a story--good luck to him! (Not that it's easy to get a story in Nature either. But still...)

Nice work, Tamlyn, Rebecca, and awesome news, Pat!
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Re: Success!

Postby scott.parkin » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:14 pm

s_c_baker wrote:I think it's much harder to get an article in Nature than a story--good luck to him! (Not that it's easy to get a story in Nature either. But still...)


True. And yet he seems to have a good basis for a worthy paper here (http://news.byu.edu/archive14-jul-tsetsefly.aspx), so hope is not yet lost. The guy has an amazing mind. And I just talked him into submitting to the contest, so...there you are.

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Jul 18, 2014 7:41 am

s_c_baker wrote:
scott.parkin wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of sci-fi flash out in the current issue of Nature. Are You Receiving?

Ace!

A guy in my critique group is an evolutionary biologist who has published fiction in Nature and will soon have an article out in Analog. Now he's trying to flip that over and get the complete set.

I think it's much harder to get an article in Nature than a story--good luck to him! (Not that it's easy to get a story in Nature either. But still...)


I'm sure it must be harder to get in Nature with an article. As a side note, I find it highly interesting that all communication I've had from Nature (aside from the Futures editor) has addressed me as Dr. Birch. That's the default assumption, I suppose, but I have never been, nor ever will be a Dr.

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Sat Jul 19, 2014 4:15 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I'm sure it must be harder to get in Nature with an article. As a side note, I find it highly interesting that all communication I've had from Nature (aside from the Futures editor) has addressed me as Dr. Birch. That's the default assumption, I suppose, but I have never been, nor ever will be a Dr.

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Postby s_c_baker » Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:16 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:I'm sure it must be harder to get in Nature with an article. As a side note, I find it highly interesting that all communication I've had from Nature (aside from the Futures editor) has addressed me as Dr. Birch. That's the default assumption, I suppose, but I have never been, nor ever will be a Dr.

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I hereby confer upon you, Rebecca Birch, under no particular authority whatsoever, the title of Doctorum Adamus Cum Flabello Dulce. And lo thou'rt a Dr. Amen.

Or whatever it is I'm supposed to say there.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Mon Jul 21, 2014 2:15 am

Alternatively you can become a famous author, let everyone know that you really love some small place like Exeter or Boise that happens to have a college and they will doubtless confer on you a doctorate of literature (honoris causa).

But I am magister in artibus ex universitate oxoniensis and so far as I can see it doesn't help me sell any stories. Maybe I should try putting letters after my name. ( Miaeuow) What do you think?
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:24 pm

I have an article out in Perihelion: "Mining Data on UFOs"
http://perihelionsf.com/1407/article_1.htm

and

...a new story out in Cast of Wonders, A Young Adult Fiction Podcast: "The Phobos Monolith"
http://www.castofwonders.org/2014/07/episode-130-the-phobos-monolith-by-preston-dennett/

And more stuff upcoming! wotf011

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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:57 pm

preston wrote:I have an article out in Perihelion: "Mining Data on UFOs"
http://perihelionsf.com/1407/article_1.htm

and

...a new story out in Cast of Wonders, A Young Adult Fiction Podcast: "The Phobos Monolith"
http://www.castofwonders.org/2014/07/episode-130-the-phobos-monolith-by-preston-dennett/

And more stuff upcoming! wotf011


Grats! wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:40 pm

preston wrote:I have an article out in Perihelion: "Mining Data on UFOs"
http://perihelionsf.com/1407/article_1.htm

and

...a new story out in Cast of Wonders, A Young Adult Fiction Podcast: "The Phobos Monolith"
http://www.castofwonders.org/2014/07/episode-130-the-phobos-monolith-by-preston-dennett/

And more stuff upcoming! wotf011


Super, Preston!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Jul 29, 2014 5:23 am

Way to go Preston wotf010. You seem to be finding your groove.
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Jul 29, 2014 10:50 am

Congrats, Preston!
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