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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:29 pm

OK, I'm here again. I think I've become addicted to this thread. wotf002

This time I wanted to announce that "Harnessing Hotters" has just been podcast at Manawaker Studio's FFP and you can actually listen to it here.

I can only say that it was thrilling to listen to my story being recited. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby OldDarth » Fri Apr 22, 2016 4:39 am

Nice Philip and George!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:00 am

Congrats again, Philip and George! I hope I get to keep saying that for a long time to come. wotf008

As for me, my WotF HM, "The Memory of Huckleberries," is out today in the new issue of Fantasy Scroll Magazine. It was originally published in Penumbra eMag, and was reprinted in Best of Penumbra: Volume 1, so this is its third time out (or 2nd and a half, since the other two are both Penumbra iterations.)

A reminder to myself and anyone with publications--when you have the rights back, don't forget to submit reprints! You can get paid again for the same story! No extra work beyond the submissions effort. And you get the opportunity to get your story in front of a new set of eyes.
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Postby amoskalik » Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:19 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:Congrats again, Philip and George! I hope I get to keep saying that for a long time to come. wotf008

As for me, my WotF HM, "The Memory of Huckleberries," is out today in the new issue of Fantasy Scroll Magazine. It was originally published in Penumbra eMag, and was reprinted in Best of Penumbra: Volume 1, so this is its third time out (or 2nd and a half, since the other two are both Penumbra iterations.)

A reminder to myself and anyone with publications--when you have the rights back, don't forget to submit reprints! You can get paid again for the same story! No extra work beyond the submissions effort. And you get the opportunity to get your story in front of a new set of eyes.


Congrats! And good advice.
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Re: Success!

Postby MattDovey » Sun Apr 24, 2016 11:53 am

Congrats George & Rebecca! And don't worry, I'm climbing aboard the reprints train as soon as I can--WotF doesn't have an exclusivity period in its contract (as in, they explicitly tell you there's no exclusivity), and so my Golden Pen winner was off to Podcastle as a reprint 6 weeks ago, and has already been bumped ;D

As for me, I am mighty relived to have proof that none of this is a fluke, because I've just sold a story to farstrider for Issue 3, July/August time. 1500 words of silly fantasy, mocking the genre's tendency towards prophecy-as-plot-motivation. Woo!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Sun Apr 24, 2016 1:28 pm

Congrats Matt. Keep it rolling.
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:48 pm

Congratulations, George, Rebecca and Matt. Momentum is the word of the day!

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Postby george nik. » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:03 am

Thanks, Rebecca, Matt and Preston!

Congrats, Rebecca and Mat!

Rebecca, I've read The Memory of Huckleberries in Penumbra and it was great! wotf007

I also submit reprints as much as I can -- in fact seven of my 14 sales so far were reprints!
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Re: Success!

Postby Muri McCage » Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:36 pm

I'm beyond happy to announce that I've sold my story "Mom in the Moon" to Analog! It's been the genre market I've most hoped to sell to, for a long time. Dreams, fueled by preternatural tenacity in my case, really do come true.
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:03 pm

Muri McCage wrote:I'm beyond happy to announce that I've sold my story "Mom in the Moon" to Analog! It's been the genre market I've most hoped to sell to, for a long time. Dreams, fueled by preternatural tenacity in my case, really do come true.

wotf015 That is sooo awesome! Analog! Yeah! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Muri McCage » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:19 pm

Thanks, Preston. Those two smilies are pretty much what the inside of my brain looks like.
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Postby MattDovey » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:31 pm

Muri McCage wrote:I'm beyond happy to announce that I've sold my story "Mom in the Moon" to Analog! It's been the genre market I've most hoped to sell to, for a long time. Dreams, fueled by preternatural tenacity in my case, really do come true.


ANALOG

Holy mother of what the bloomin' heck

That's amazing! All the congratulations! (sorry to anyone else who needs any congratulations after this, they're all gone to Muri for being awesome.)
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:17 am

Wow Muri. Really awesome.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:20 am

wotf006 wotf015 wotf024 Muri!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:38 am

Way to go Muri. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby OldDarth » Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:25 am

Awesome Muri! Most awesome. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:18 am

Congratulations, Matt!

And MURI! Analog?? Way to go! That's very awesome.

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Re: Success!

Postby kentagions » Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:45 am

Congratulations Muri!

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Postby george nik. » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:26 am

Muri McCage wrote:I'm beyond happy to announce that I've sold my story "Mom in the Moon" to Analog! It's been the genre market I've most hoped to sell to, for a long time. Dreams, fueled by preternatural tenacity in my case, really do come true.

Analog! Wow! That's a tough one! wotf003 wotf015 wotf010

You could become the next Martin! wotf013
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Re: Success!

Postby Muri McCage » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:19 pm

Wow! Thanks guys. We need a blushing smiley.

And, George, that would be extremely awesome. Trying really hard not to count any chickens before they've even been published. Not very successfully. Playing what if is awfully fun.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:48 pm

Can't compare with Analog and I almost hesitate to butt in here, however:

My story Last of The Spice Schooners is now live for (podcast) download on Gallery of Curiosities

This story is unsuitable for anyone who thinks that mermaids are cute.
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Re: Success!

Postby Muri McCage » Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:08 pm

Congrats, Ishmael. No hesitating needed and no butting in possible. This thread is just what it says. A place to share and discuss OUR successes. Every success is as important as the one that came before and the one that came after, regardless of where it landed. We're all in this climb together, and I'm so grateful for all of you. I learn more than I knew I needed to know on this forum.
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Oh, and anyone who ever saw the movie She Creature is well over the cute mermaid thing. Shudder.
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Postby george nik. » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:04 am

Ishmael wrote:Can't compare with Analog and I almost hesitate to butt in here, however:

My story Last of The Spice Schooners is now live for (podcast) download on Gallery of Curiosities

This story is unsuitable for anyone who thinks that mermaids are cute.
wotf011

Congrats, Philip!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:45 am

Congrats, Philip. Maybe I'll get a chance to listen to it tonight.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:09 am

Congratulations, Philip!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:13 am

Thanks guys!

I was so excited about being podcast I forgot the cover illustration. Will you get a load of this?

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Arr! And about time too me hearties! I'll bet there was some of yez as thought I was dead! Well I bain't. An' I still knows where there be more gold than any man in the world. Ooo arr!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Apr 27, 2016 6:28 am

Ishmael wrote:Thanks guys!

I was so excited about being podcast I forgot the cover illustration. Will you get a load of this?

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Arr! And about time too me hearties! I'll bet there was some of yez as thought I was dead! Well I bain't. An' I still knows where there be more gold than any man in the world. Ooo arr!


Very cool.
I had a story that Gallery of Curiosities was strongly considering but in the end passed on. Now I am even sadder. I'll have send them something else just for the chance at some cool cover art.
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:10 pm

Ishmael wrote:Thanks guys!

I was so excited about being podcast I forgot the cover illustration. Will you get a load of this?

Image

Arr! And about time too me hearties! I'll bet there was some of yez as thought I was dead! Well I bain't. An' I still knows where there be more gold than any man in the world. Ooo arr!


Wow! Very nice!

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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:17 am

Congratulations everyone!! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Sun May 01, 2016 8:25 pm

I have two stories out this month (with a foreign-language reprint on the way on the 15th, supposedly).

Story one is original: "Just Another Night at the Abandoned Draft Bar and Grill." You can read this story in Galaxy's Edge, where it shares a table of contents with George RR Martin ( wotf015 ) and Kij Johnson ( wotf015 wotf015 ), among other luminaries. AND Tina Gower, also a contest winner (v29) is in there, too! (For extra bonus points, they actually spelled my name and story title right this time around.)

Story two is a reprint of "Love and Relativity," which appeared in Nature Physics last year. This story's now up in FFO with an original illustration. (It also happens to be the story that's going to be reprinted into Croatian on May 15th. If anyone you know happens to be Croatian.)
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