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Re: Success!

Postby Beth Powers » Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:43 am

I didn't even realize it (last time they gave me a heads up), but my story was the Daily Science Fiction story yesterday!

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... re-invaded
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Jun 03, 2016 12:13 pm

Beth Powers wrote:I didn't even realize it (last time they gave me a heads up), but my story was the Daily Science Fiction story yesterday!

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... re-invaded

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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:33 pm

Beth Powers wrote:I didn't even realize it (last time they gave me a heads up), but my story was the Daily Science Fiction story yesterday!

http://dailysciencefiction.com/science- ... re-invaded


Very nice.
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:56 am

Congrats on the nice surprise Beth. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:39 am

Thank you Philip, Lou, Rebecca, Jeannette and Aaron! wotf007

I don't really feel much like I'm taking over the world, because all these sales come together with a humongous number of pro-market rejections, but well, it's better than only having the rejections wotf008

Seriously though, my sales have gone up since I'm doing the reprints market! wotf011
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:39 am

Congrats, Beth! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:48 pm

Congratulations, Beth!
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Re: Success!

Postby Beth Powers » Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:35 pm

Thanks, everyone!

I come bearing additional successes: I've had three stories accepted in the last two weeks! (two of them on the same night, which is definitely a record for me!). One was my V32Q4 Honorable Mention story, and I barely changed anything--I caught a continuity error and rewrote a paragraph at the suggestion of feedback on a personal rejection. The other two had both been significantly revised from their contest versions, but one had received an Honorable Mention (for V28) and the other a rejection (for V31). I just wanted to add more evidence to the pile of even if a story doesn't win the contest, you can still sell it elsewhere!
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Re: Success!

Postby OldDarth » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:48 am

Sweet!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sun Jun 05, 2016 10:11 am

Beth Powers wrote:Thanks, everyone!

I come bearing additional successes: I've had three stories accepted in the last two weeks! (two of them on the same night, which is definitely a record for me!). One was my V32Q4 Honorable Mention story, and I barely changed anything--I caught a continuity error and rewrote a paragraph at the suggestion of feedback on a personal rejection. The other two had both been significantly revised from their contest versions, but one had received an Honorable Mention (for V28) and the other a rejection (for V31). I just wanted to add more evidence to the pile of even if a story doesn't win the contest, you can still sell it elsewhere!


Yay, Beth! That's great news. And thanks for adding evidence to the pile! Soon we'll have a mountain of evidence. I enjoyed your DSF story.

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Re: Success!

Postby Beth Powers » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:51 pm

Thanks Lou and Preston! I will try to continue to add evidence to the pile wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:41 am

Congratulations, Beth!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:42 am

That's awesome, Beth! Way to go!
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Re: Success!

Postby Nick_T » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:44 pm

I did say I'd provide a link once my story Salto Mortal was free to read.

http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/salto-mortal/

I hope everyone enjoys it.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:50 am

My first sale was just recently published in the Defying Doomsday anthology. I'm pretty thrilled, it was my first ever sub!

Of course it was swiftly followed by 9 rejections. But I count myself lucky that it wasn't the other way around (Rejections are hard!)

Here's the blurb:

Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it’s not always the “fittest” who survive – it’s the most tenacious, stubborn, enduring and innovative characters who have the best chance of adapting when everything is lost. Basically the editors got sick of reading sci-fi where disabled characters were sidekicks in someone else's story, made magically better, or (especially for dystopia) a burden.

I even made a tagline - "New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors."

In stories of fear, hope and survival, this anthology gives new perspectives on the end of the world, from authors Corinne Duyvis, Janet Edwards, Seanan McGuire, Tansy Rayner Roberts, Stephanie Gunn, Elinor Caiman Sands, Rivqa Rafael, Bogi Takács, John Chu, Maree Kimberley, Octavia Cade, Lauren E Mitchell, Thoraiya Dyer, Samantha Rich, and K L Evangelista.

If you're interested in checking the anthology out, you can buy the ebook version for 4.99 from Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com.au/Defying-Dooms ... g+doomsday

They also sell paperback and hardcopy. I got one of each as a contributor copy. The hardback is my sweet sweet precious.
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:27 am

Congratulations, klevang!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:44 am

Congrats, Beth (three more times), Nick, and Kristy-klevang-ember! wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:26 am

Nick_T wrote:I did say I'd provide a link once my story Salto Mortal was free to read.

http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/salto-mortal/

I hope everyone enjoys it.


I read this story and it left a heavy emotional impact on me. It's *really* good. I could tell there was a lot of research and world-building that went into the story.
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Jun 09, 2016 12:52 pm

Not many people top Nick in world building.
If you haven't read it, pick up his winning WotF story. HUGE.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TC8FRM

Only $0.99 on Kindle.
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:26 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:Not many people top Nick in world building.
If you haven't read it, pick up his winning WotF story. HUGE.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007TC8FRM

Only $0.99 on Kindle.


I shall definitely put it on my list, although I'd prefer a hard copy to a digital one (which is still well within my price range). I like to hold a book in my hands. It's easier for me to focus on reading that way--less chance of getting distracted by a stray browser tab.
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Re: Success!

Postby Nick_T » Thu Jun 09, 2016 5:48 pm

Congrats Beth and Kristy-klevang-ember!

DisgruntledPeony, thank you very much for your kind words. It's a very personal story in some ways.

If you "enjoyed" it (yes, it's heavy going) please share.

In regards to the WOTF story, email/PM your postal address. I *may* still have some author copies hiding somewhere. If postage is reasonable, we may be able to work something out. I will warn you in advance that I have *dreadful* handwriting, so if you want something scribbled, please be prepared for people potentially thinking that a toddler has attacked your copy.

Cheers,

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:15 am

A new sale, and finally a great one: Mike Resnick bought my story for Galaxy's Edge. wotf003 wotf015

I still can't really believe it.
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:34 am

Congratulations, George!!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:44 am

Really awesome George. How close are you to proing out now?
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Fri Jun 10, 2016 9:48 am

Nick_T wrote:I did say I'd provide a link once my story Salto Mortal was free to read.

http://www.lightspeedmagazine.com/fiction/salto-mortal/

I hope everyone enjoys it.


Great story, Nick. The symbology of the Wall is particularly relevant recently.
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Re: Success!

Postby OldDarth » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:19 pm

Sweet George! The sale I mean..... wotf011
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Fri Jun 10, 2016 1:45 pm

george nik. wrote:A new sale, and finally a great one: Mike Resnick bought my story for Galaxy's Edge. wotf003 wotf015

I still can't really believe it.


What?
What? What?
What? What? What?

George, you old marvel you! Congratulations!
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Re: Success!

Postby emilymccosh » Fri Jun 10, 2016 2:26 pm

george nik. wrote:A new sale, and finally a great one: Mike Resnick bought my story for Galaxy's Edge. wotf003 wotf015

I still can't really believe it.



Wow, congrats!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby rharp » Fri Jun 10, 2016 4:24 pm

george nik. wrote:A new sale, and finally a great one: Mike Resnick bought my story for Galaxy's Edge. wotf003 wotf015

I still can't really believe it.


Awesome - congratulations!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri Jun 10, 2016 5:30 pm

george nik. wrote:A new sale, and finally a great one: Mike Resnick bought my story for Galaxy's Edge. wotf003 wotf015

I still can't really believe it.

I can totally believe it. Congrats, Nik. The Edge of the Galaxy is quite a journey!


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