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Re: Success!

Postby MattDovey » Tue Nov 17, 2015 12:42 am

Blimey Dr. Bob! That's some post!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Nov 17, 2015 3:55 am

Awesome Dr. Bob. Congrats on everything.
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Postby Strycher » Wed Nov 18, 2015 11:13 am

s_c_baker wrote:(Currently at 571 submissions


hlf wrote:I'm at over 1200 subs


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Postby amoskalik » Wed Nov 18, 2015 5:33 pm

Bravo, Dr. Bob!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:25 am

Amid a never-ending string of rejections -- most of which are tolerable or even expected, but there's still a few particularly irritating and seemingly inexplicable -- another moderate piece of success. It seems that a story of mine has been accepted by Szortal magazine and is currently being translated to Polish. I think this will be the fifth language in which my works will have been published (unless I am forgetting some) so it's nice to be able to reach new readers wotf008
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george nik. wrote:Amid a never-ending string of rejections -- most of which are tolerable or even expected, but there's still a few particularly irritating and seemingly inexplicable -- another moderate piece of success. It seems that a story of mine has been accepted by Szortal magazine and is currently being translated to Polish. I think this will be the fifth language in which my works will have been published (unless I am forgetting some) so it's nice to be able to reach new readers wotf008


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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Nov 19, 2015 11:22 am

Huzzah!
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george nik. wrote:Amid a never-ending string of rejections -- most of which are tolerable or even expected, but there's still a few particularly irritating and seemingly inexplicable -- another moderate piece of success. It seems that a story of mine has been accepted by Szortal magazine and is currently being translated to Polish. I think this will be the fifth language in which my works will have been published (unless I am forgetting some) so it's nice to be able to reach new readers wotf008


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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:58 am

Thanks, guys!

Or, should I say, podziękowanie wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Dr.Bob » Sat Nov 21, 2015 6:24 pm

My thanks to all for your kind words and encouragement. wotf008

Respectfully,
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"Be prepared as you write to be surprised by your own writing, surprised by what you find out about yourself and about your world. Be ready for the happy accident. Open yourself to the numinous, to the shapes and shades of language, to that first powerful thrust of story, to the character that develops away from you (sort of like a wayward adolescent), to the surprise of the exact and perfect ending.

You are–after all–the very first reader of what you write. Please that reader. You may not have any other!"
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Dec 15, 2015 8:43 am

Now, quite probably, this is my greatest success yet. wotf007

I’m pleased to announce a sale to Clash of the Titles.

What is the Clash of the Titles? In the words of its editor and creator, Gil Bavel:

A new anthology of science fiction, fantasy, horror, steampunk, supernatural horror and more, coming out at WorldCon 2016 MidAmeriCon. It’s a unique idea; a community of writers were invited to claim a title from a list and write a short story, poem or commentary. New writers are rubbing shoulders with old hands writing all-new, original stories. Here’s a taster of the table of contents, not by any means complete:
Paul Levinson–Slipping Time
Mike Resnick–Fastest Dragon
Brian Trent–Vicious Cycle of Life
Adam Bolivar–An Ancient Tomb A-Yonder Lies
Alex Shvartsman–Blood Drive
Bob Vardeman–Mach 5
George Nikolopoulos–An Itinerant in Carcosa
Erica Allaire–Do you Feel Like Calamari Tonight?
Joe Oclon–Faster than Light
Jamie Earhart–Making the Grade
Keith Graham–Into Her Own
James Stegall–Down and Out in Paris, Texas
Hope Erica Shultz–I’ve got a Black Hole in Aisle 9
Deborah Walker (As Kelda Crich)–Night of the Vrykolakas
David Gerrold–Commentary
–And Counting!
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Postby Randy Hulshizer » Tue Dec 15, 2015 11:35 am

Congrats, George! wotf010
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:24 pm

That's fabulous! Congratulations, George!
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Re: Success!

Postby MattDovey » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:26 pm

That's a heck of a contents page already--congrats, George!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:12 pm

Nice going, George. Keep those successes coming!

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Re: Success!

Postby alpha » Tue Dec 15, 2015 6:49 pm

Rockin' sale, George!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Wed Dec 16, 2015 3:24 am

That's no mean company, George. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Dec 16, 2015 4:29 am

Randy, Rebecca, Matt, Preston, Alpha, Philip, thank you very much! wotf007

It was an interesting process, picking an intriguing title out of a big list and writing a story to fit it, and then going through a workshop -- though I have to admit that Gil didn't suggest a single change to my manuscript, other than to make it longer. And yes, we do have a few big names on board, more to come maybe.

Incidentally, that's the third sale I owe to Deborah Walker, after SF Comet and Szortal. She makes all these sales all the time, several of them to markets not even listed on the Grinder, so I try some of them too and sometimes I even succeed wotf008
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Postby amoskalik » Wed Dec 16, 2015 6:09 pm

Great sale, George. Sounds like an interesting anthology.
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Thu Dec 17, 2015 3:44 am

That's a great concept to work from George. Writing to a title had to be a challenge.
I look forward to reading the book.
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Postby george nik. » Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:30 am

Thanks, Aaron and D.R.! wotf007

I'll keep you posted when it comes out.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:55 am

I've got a flash fiction story up at Daily Science Fiction today, folks! wotf007

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... -christmas

If you like it, visit DSF's Facebook page and, uh, like it. wotf013

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Postby Randy Hulshizer » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:33 am

Dustin Adams wrote:I've got a flash fiction story up at Daily Science Fiction today, folks! wotf007

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... -christmas

If you like it, visit DSF's Facebook page and, uh, like it. wotf013

Happy reading!


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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Dec 23, 2015 7:00 am

Dustin Adams wrote:I've got a flash fiction story up at Daily Science Fiction today, folks! wotf007

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... -christmas

If you like it, visit DSF's Facebook page and, uh, like it. wotf013

Happy reading!


Liked and shared. Good job! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Dec 23, 2015 8:18 am

Dustin Adams wrote:I've got a flash fiction story up at Daily Science Fiction today, folks! wotf007

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... -christmas

If you like it, visit DSF's Facebook page and, uh, like it. wotf013

Happy reading!


Great story. I saw a Black Mirror episode that was akin to this, but I liked your extra twist at the end.
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:28 am

Amos,

I saw that episode after the story was accepted. For a while I was freaked out. Fortunately they went a different direction at the end. Loved that episode tho.
And the others. Great show.

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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:45 am

Congrats to Dustin, George, George (:P), and belatedly Dr Bob!

I hope everyone has had some successes they wanted this year, and if not, that next year will more than make up for it.
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Dec 23, 2015 5:31 pm

Earlier today I learned that my story "How to Configure your Quantum Disambiguator" (originally published in Nature earlier this year) is on the shortlist for the Quantum Shorts contest!

http://shorts2015.quantumlah.org/shortlisted-stories

There's a people's choice award as part of this, so if you like that story of mine, I'd appreciate your vote in the poll!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Dec 24, 2015 2:34 am

Thanks, Tamlyn! wotf008

Congrats, Dustin and Stewart! Nice stories!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Thu Dec 24, 2015 8:13 am

s_c_baker wrote:Earlier today I learned that my story "How to Configure your Quantum Disambiguator" (originally published in Nature earlier this year) is on the shortlist for the Quantum Shorts contest!

http://shorts2015.quantumlah.org/shortlisted-stories

There's a people's choice award as part of this, so if you like that story of mine, I'd appreciate your vote in the poll!


Wow, there are some really good stories on that list. Congrats! Hope you win.
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