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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Dec 27, 2015 11:20 am

I'm very pleased to report a ninth acceptance for the calendar year, eleventh overall.

My 2700 short story Time's Winged Chariot has been accepted for Third Flatiron Publishing's Spring 2016 anthology, It's Come to Our Attention.

This is my first piece of alternative history to be accepted.

wotf007

And it does help make up for the fact that I also passed 250 rejections for the year wotf002
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Re: Success!

Postby alpha » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:36 pm

Way to go, Ishmael! It's a deserving story.

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Postby LawrenceVanHoof » Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:56 pm

Congratulations, Ishmael.
I saw that a bunch of acceptances for Flatiron came out on Grinder today.
Oops, where did that idea go? I had it a minute ago....

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Mon Dec 28, 2015 6:21 am

Congrats, Philip!!! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Mon Dec 28, 2015 9:27 am

Thanks everyone.

I like to think that this is the year I figured out how to write short stories. Ever anxious to keep my feet on the ground, my wife tells me I submit so many that I have to get the occasional one accepted by the law of large numbers.

But since I contrived HM or better for every quarter of V32 I've decided I prefer my explanation. wotf013
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Postby amoskalik » Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:28 pm

Congrats Philip. No doubt both you and your wife are right as both quality and quantity are required to turn submissions into acceptances.
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Re: Success!

Postby JenD-F » Wed Dec 30, 2015 7:41 am

Congrats to everyone here. :)

My story just went up today at Daily Science Fiction. Very excited!

http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-a ... e-galaxies

Please rate or comment on their FB page if the mood moves you.
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Postby george nik. » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:16 pm

JenD-F wrote:Congrats to everyone here. :)

My story just went up today at Daily Science Fiction. Very excited!

http://dailysciencefiction.com/hither-a ... e-galaxies

Please rate or comment on their FB page if the mood moves you.


Congrats, Jennifer! I liked this story a lot.

Meanwhile, I have another little piece of success to report. Bards & Sages Quarterly Jan 2016 issue is now available on Amazon, and it contains my minuscule story, Razor Bill Vs Pistol Anne. wotf008

Oh, and I have also to report my first ebook sales revenues, for the grand sum of 1.11 euros wotf004
Well, it's a lot better than nothing, actually! wotf003
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Postby Tamlyn » Wed Dec 30, 2015 2:19 pm

Update while I was updating: Grats to Ishmael and Jennifer and to George as well (you are on a massive role)!

My story 'Reflections', which was my only published piece apart from drabbles this year, will be appearing in The Year's Best YA Science Fiction and Fantasy: Volume Three (goodness that's a mouthful) from Twelfth Planet Press, an Australian publisher.

I woke up to the email Christmas morning. It made me feel better better about my overall year of nothing but form rejections.
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Postby george nik. » Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:15 am

Congrats, Tamlyn, and thanks! wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Dec 31, 2015 12:53 pm

Ishmael wrote:I'm very pleased to report a ninth acceptance for the calendar year, eleventh overall.

My 2700 short story Time's Winged Chariot has been accepted for Third Flatiron Publishing's Spring 2016 anthology, It's Come to Our Attention.

This is my first piece of alternative history to be accepted.

wotf007

And it does help make up for the fact that I also passed 250 rejections for the year wotf002

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Dec 31, 2015 2:51 pm

Nice work, Ishmael, George, Jen, and Tamlyn!

Woohoo! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby MattDovey » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:22 am

Congratulations to all the handsome, successful and talented types above. Some good last minute 2015 publications there :D
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:19 am

Thanks all - very speedy contract exchange on this one too.

Matt seems to think we're all handsome, successful and talented. First time I read it I thought we were handsome, successful or talented. Hard to know which to choose really. Fortunately it seems we don't have to.

But if we did ... wotf019
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sat Jan 02, 2016 11:14 am

Congratulations to Dustin, Stewart, Tamlyn, Jen, Ishmael...So many successes lately I can hardly keep up, which is a good thing. A very good thing, indeed! Can't wait to see what the new year brings!

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Postby amoskalik » Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:26 pm

Ishmael wrote:Thanks all - very speedy contract exchange on this one too.

Matt seems to think we're all handsome, successful and talented. First time I read it I thought we were handsome, successful or talented. Hard to know which to choose really. Fortunately it seems we don't have to.

But if we did ... wotf019



Well, talent makes you successful and success makes you appear handsome.
Or maybe its the other way around...
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Jan 06, 2016 12:51 pm

My story in Nature was just published:
Ghosts in the Machine
About the story blog post

I'm very geeked because not only do I get paid, but this is my first story that will be in print as well as online, AND I get a free one year subscription to Nature.
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Jan 06, 2016 4:39 pm

amoskalik wrote:My story in Nature was just published:
Ghosts in the Machine
About the story blog post

I'm very geeked because not only do I get paid, but this is my first story that will be in print as well as online, AND I get a free one year subscription to Nature.


Congrats, Aaron! wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:21 pm

amoskalik wrote:My story in Nature was just published:
Ghosts in the Machine
About the story blog post

I'm very geeked because not only do I get paid, but this is my first story that will be in print as well as online, AND I get a free one year subscription to Nature.


That's an amusing story, Aaron. Congrats!

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Re: Success!

Postby MattDovey » Thu Jan 07, 2016 2:33 am

amoskalik wrote:My story in Nature was just published:
Ghosts in the Machine
About the story blog post

I'm very geeked because not only do I get paid, but this is my first story that will be in print as well as online, AND I get a free one year subscription to Nature.


I am concerned at how probable aspects of that story are.

Which is, of course, what great SF is all about. Top stuff!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:06 am

Thanks guys!
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Re: Success!

Postby LawrenceVanHoof » Thu Jan 07, 2016 3:43 pm

Nice story, Aaron.
I've noticed it can be hard to do straight up dialogue, but yours works very well.
Oops, where did that idea go? I had it a minute ago....

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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:27 pm

LawrenceVanHoof wrote:Nice story, Aaron.
I've noticed it can be hard to do straight up dialogue, but yours works very well.


Thank you. This story kind of required it. Disembodied without a setting. That eliminates both narrative and action leaving only dialog. It was a fun challenge.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:25 pm

I really liked that story Aaron. It is one of the bright stars already this year. Well done. wotf010
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Postby amoskalik » Tue Jan 12, 2016 3:29 pm

Thanks!
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Re: Success!

Postby LawrenceVanHoof » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:19 am

Just sent my edits for a flash piece accepted by Splickety Prime. For their “news that never happened” issue.
Crossing my fingers for a piece being held for consideration elsewhere.
A nice little start to 2016.
Oops, where did that idea go? I had it a minute ago....

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Postby amoskalik » Wed Jan 13, 2016 3:21 pm

Congrats! Its good to get those proofs. Makes it feel more real.
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Postby george nik. » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:47 am

LawrenceVanHoof wrote:Just sent my edits for a flash piece accepted by Splickety Prime. For their “news that never happened” issue.
Crossing my fingers for a piece being held for consideration elsewhere.
A nice little start to 2016.

Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby hlf » Sat Jan 16, 2016 10:53 am

New story out at Triptych Tales. My first of 2016.
'Sober Kevin...'
http://triptychtales.net/sober_kevin_is_a_bch.html

*may contain wild profanity & alternate timelines
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:43 am

hlf wrote:New story out at Triptych Tales. My first of 2016.
'Sober Kevin...'
http://triptychtales.net/sober_kevin_is_a_bch.html

*may contain wild profanity & alternate timelines


Great story!
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