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Re: Success!

Postby Randy Hulshizer » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:03 am

Congrats all around!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Feb 16, 2016 5:30 am

Congrats, Emily! That's a really impressive sale! wotf009

Congrats, Preston! I also saw your name at the Grinder. wotf008

Also, thanks, everyone! And yes, Matt, it seems I've been quite often in this thread recently, and I hope that this trend continues as I have a lot more stories to sell! wotf013 Anyway, since I announce both story sales and publications, I expect I'll be posting here again soon as four of my sold stories are supposedly to be published over the course of the next few months wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Feb 16, 2016 8:23 am

An especial congratulation to Emily who (I suspect) must have beaten me out for one of the last few places. I was in the shake-up for Myriad Lands until a few days ago.

However, I have already made VAST improvements to the story and sent it out again. That's the sort of thing you can do sometimes when you haven't looked at it in over 200 days!

And congratulations to Preston.

And George, you might like to stop by Baen's Bar where I FINALLY got around to giving your story a crit. Apologies for taking so long.
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:32 am

Philip, thanks very much for the crit. I'll go have a look at it as soon as I'm home from work. wotf007

Meanwhile, while I was at work, I had the strangest experience. Remember I just bragged that I have a lot more stories to sell? A bit of hybris, right?

Well, there's not a smiley for this, I think, but I'VE JUST SOLD TWO STORIES!!! There were days when I had five or six rejections, and I'd been dreaming of the day when I'd have multiple acceptances, so at last the day came! wotf003

I sold a reprint to 9Tales, and just one hour later, I sold one of my favorite new stories to one of my favorite publications, Unsung Stories! So yay, hooray, and I don't know what else to say! wotf013
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Postby amoskalik » Tue Feb 16, 2016 9:44 am

george nik. wrote:Philip, thanks very much for the crit. I'll go have a look at it as soon as I'm home from work. wotf007

Meanwhile, while I was at work, I had the strangest experience. Remember I just bragged that I have a lot more stories to sell? A bit of hybris, right?

Well, there's not a smiley for this, I think, but I'VE JUST SOLD TWO STORIES!!! There were days when I had five or six rejections, and I'd been dreaming of the day when I'd have multiple acceptances, so at last the day came! wotf003

I sold a reprint to 9Tales, and just one hour later, I sold one of my favorite new stories to one of my favorite publications, Unsung Stories! So yay, hooray, and I don't know what else to say! wotf013


There ought to be a smiley for that.. maybe a dancing banana wearing shades and lightning bolts coming out of it? Big huge congratulations!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:39 am

Huzzzaaaah!

Awesome work, Emily! And two stories in one day, George? You're making the rest of us look bad, here. wotf001

ETA: And huzzah to Preston as well! Too many stories being published--I can't keep track.
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Re: Success!

Postby emilymccosh » Tue Feb 16, 2016 12:42 pm

Thank you guys, you're awesome!

And I'm with Stewart here. It's hard to keep track of all the people to congratulate, so....


MANY HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE HERE (THERE WILL NOW BE A FEW DANCING BANANAS BELOW, SO BE FOREWARNED)

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Feb 16, 2016 10:28 pm

Thanks, all. I love this thread. Congrats, George. Two sales in one day is a great sign you're on the right track. I have some more news. I just had a story released called "Reflection," and there's even an illustration. There's something about having your story illustrated that makes it extra special.
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Postby george nik. » Wed Feb 17, 2016 5:54 am

Congrats, Preston! And having your story illustrated is definitely cool! wotf007

Thanks, everyone! (I'm thanking you collectively to avoid missing someone, you're so many!) wotf006
Yesterday turned out really great: I had two acceptances AND a hold request (not even one rejection to spoil the day), I signed two contracts (for the one of the new stories and for another soon to be published), and I received a crit for my latest HM from Ishmael down at Baen's Bar. What more can someone ask for? wotf013
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Re: Success!

Postby MattDovey » Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:16 am

It's official: today, I am Paul.

No, wait. Today, I am a published author. This is the Sound of the End of the World is up at Flash Fiction Online and you can all go read it now, for free.

The world changed for me while I slept, and will never be the same again.

(Also: here's a blog post about the story.)

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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Mar 01, 2016 5:30 am

Enjoyed reading that Matt. Congratulations on being published.
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:02 am

Great story Matt. Jerked a tear from my eye, which happens from time to time, but nevertheless an accomplishment wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Mar 01, 2016 6:11 am

Congrats, Matt!
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Re: Success!

Postby Dr.Bob » Tue Mar 01, 2016 8:45 am

My thanks to Martin L. Shoemaker, and Steve Pantazis for their prompt Facebook announcements (do you gentleman sleep?) of today's publication of the March 2016 issue of Galaxy's Edge Magazine http://www.galaxysedge.com/ . It contains Shattered Vessels, a story co-written with 2015 Jovian Award and WOTF Winning author and Hugo nominee (and truly wonderful person) Ms Kary English.

This Lurianic Kabbalah derived story of love, loss, and redemption (See? I can write a happy ending!) only spans Creation to the Olam Haba, i.e. the "World-to-Come". wotf011 And is under 4700 words (See? I can write short!).

This constitutes my 1st SFWA (Science Fiction Writers of America) professional sale -- although (with the recent, false, announcement of my Campbell eligibility, I am carefully checking the small print to be sure.

Kary contacted me with the idea for the story while she attended last years WOTF Winners' Workshop and asked if I'd be interested in sharing my Yiddishkeit and fledgling writing skills. "Um...yeah!" I plotzed at the opportunity and had a great time writing with her. We hope you enjoy this short, narratively complex, but sweet little story.

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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:53 pm

Awesome achievement Dr. Bob. Quite a list of names to be one of.
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Re: Success!

Postby emilymccosh » Tue Mar 01, 2016 4:09 pm

Congratulations Matt, I LOVED the story!!! wotf049
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Wed Mar 02, 2016 7:26 pm

Huzzah, Matt!

Huzzah, Dr Bob!

And Huzzah, Preston if I didn't say that already!

Big round of huzzahs all around! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Thu Mar 03, 2016 1:35 am

Congratulations to everyone who has had success recently (and not so recently!).
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:34 am

The brand new Campbellian Anthology (Up and Coming: Stories from the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors) is live right here!

You can download it for free until March 31 -- so go ahead and do it right now!

It includes 230 works by 120 authors, among them several well-known names, as well as many forumites and/or WOTF winners, like Zach Chapman, Auston Habershaw, Philip Brian Hall (aka Ishmael), Sean Patrick Hazlett, Holly Heisey, Rachael K. Jones, Steve Pantazis, Jeremy Szal, and myself. Hope I haven't missed anyone, there are so many! wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Fri Mar 04, 2016 10:53 am

Oh my. Am I in that list? Oh my.

I mean, yes I knew I was in that list, but somehow in looks more real when you see the actual works.

To show my incompetence I seem to have classed Spatchcock as a novella. wotf019 I wish!
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Mar 04, 2016 1:09 pm

I have a lot of reading material ahead of me. Oh my. wotf006

Kudos to everyone on this list, by the way! Everything I've read thus far has been excellent. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:32 pm

george nik. wrote:The brand new Campbellian Anthology (Up and Coming: Stories from the 2016 Campbell-Eligible Authors) is live right here!

You can download it for free until March 31 -- so go ahead and do it right now!

It includes 230 works by 120 authors, among them several well-known names, as well as many forumites and/or WOTF winners, like Zach Chapman, Auston Habershaw, Philip Brian Hall (aka Ishmael), Sean Patrick Hazlett, Holly Heisey, Rachael K. Jones, Steve Pantazis, Jeremy Szal, and myself. Hope I haven't missed anyone, there are so many! wotf007


Thanks, George. This is one huge book, and chock-full of great stuff. Should be quite interesting to see who wins the top prize.

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Re: Success!

Postby emilymccosh » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:08 am

Well, I am absolutely thrilled to report I've had a second story acceptance!!! wotf049

My story "After the Giant's War" will be coming out in this month's issue of New Realm Magazine (have you seen their artwork? It's gorgeous!). You have to pay to read the magazine for the first few months, but then a free version of the stories will go online. wotf015

I am so thrilled and I cannot believe what just happened. It was sort of funny because I'm in my college library and I had to clamp my hands over my mouth to keep from giggling like an idiot... wotf022
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:41 am

emilymccosh wrote:Well, I am absolutely thrilled to report I've had a second story acceptance!!! wotf049

My story "After the Giant's War" will be coming out in this month's issue of New Realm Magazine (have you seen their artwork? It's gorgeous!). You have to pay to read the magazine for the first few months, but then a free version of the stories will go online. wotf015

I am so thrilled and I cannot believe what just happened. It was sort of funny because I'm in my college library and I had to clamp my hands over my mouth to keep from giggling like an idiot... wotf022


Awesome news. Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:51 am

Well done, Emily. As we say in Yorkshire, Ey up, lass, tha's done a' reet there!"
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Postby emilymccosh » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:01 am

Thanks guys!

Ishmael... That. Is. Awesome. wotf019
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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:25 am

You're catching up!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:20 pm

emilymccosh wrote:Well, I am absolutely thrilled to report I've had a second story acceptance!!! wotf049

My story "After the Giant's War" will be coming out in this month's issue of New Realm Magazine (have you seen their artwork? It's gorgeous!). You have to pay to read the magazine for the first few months, but then a free version of the stories will go online. wotf015

I am so thrilled and I cannot believe what just happened. It was sort of funny because I'm in my college library and I had to clamp my hands over my mouth to keep from giggling like an idiot... wotf022


Hooray, Emily. You have every right to giggle!

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Mar 07, 2016 9:49 pm

Woohoo! Go Emily! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby rharp » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:00 pm

Loved your story, Matt! Congrats!

And congrats, Emily, that is sooo exciting! :)

George - awesome! I'll definitely download it and check it out. Congrats!
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