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Re: Success!

Postby J'nae Rae » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:50 am

Congrats Phillip!!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby emilymccosh » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:28 am

Well I just got a poem accepted today from Ember after a 418 day wait! wotf006
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Sep 18, 2016 10:56 am

Congratulations, Philip and Emily and Thomas and George and Martin, and anyone else I may have missed in here!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:13 pm

I just received my print copy of Mad Scientist Journal, Fall 2016. I'm the first story.
There is something about having a physical representation of your writing that satisfies on a deep level.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Sep 18, 2016 4:10 pm

amoskalik wrote:I just received my print copy of Mad Scientist Journal, Fall 2016. I'm the first story.
There is something about having a physical representation of your writing that satisfies on a deep level.


Awesome!
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Re: Success!

Postby Jason Parker » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:12 pm

amoskalik wrote:I just received my print copy of Mad Scientist Journal, Fall 2016. I'm the first story.
There is something about having a physical representation of your writing that satisfies on a deep level.


Rock on!

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Re: Success!

Postby LaurieG » Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:49 am

Congrats, Emily!
Aaron, how do I get a copy of Mad Scientist Journal?
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:30 am

LaurieG wrote:Congrats, Emily!
Aaron, how do I get a copy of Mad Scientist Journal?


Oops, sorry. Unfortunately it is not a free online zine. You can buy it here:
https://www.amazon.com/Mad-Scientist-Jo ... st+Journal
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:21 am

New flash story out today in T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog.

I'm super-fond of this story, and thrilled it found a good home. wotf007

The Wren and the Clockwork Man
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:16 am

That's a good story Rebecca. Congrats.
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Re: Success!

Postby hlf » Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:49 pm

Congrats, Rebecca! ... and Aaron!...and Emily!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Sep 20, 2016 7:27 am

Another lovely story that I recall having critted, Rebecca. I really love it, though I still don't understand why you call the artificial man clockwork!

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Sep 20, 2016 8:12 am

Ishmael wrote:Another lovely story that I recall having critted, Rebecca. I really love it, though I still don't understand why you call the artificial man clockwork!

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Thanks, Storysinger, HLF, and Ishmael!

You did indeed, crit this one, Ishmael. I thought about the "clockwork" thing hard, and decided to keep it for the entirely not-great reason that it just plain sounds cool. Maybe the steam powers gears in there somewhere? wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Jason Parker » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:23 am

Woo hoo!

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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Tue Sep 20, 2016 10:36 am

Very nice story Rebecca. Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Sep 20, 2016 11:08 am

Congrats, Emily! (and I really admire your patience - 418 days! wotf003 I first saw it in the Grinder and was overawed.

Congrats, Rebecca! (and thanks for your earlier post!) I haven't gotten around to reading this one yet, but all your stories I've read are great, so I guess this one must be too wotf007

Print copies are nice, Aaron! I wasn't aware of MSJ selling print copies, I will check out if the volume I was in is available too. I've only got a print copy of my story in Bards & Sages Quarterly and I'm waiting for Galaxy's Edge, but I'd like to have another one! Well, I've got a couple of bookshelves filled with my stories in Greek editions, but I don't count those any longer wotf005
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:28 pm

And I have news of my own as well.

Achievement unlocked: after several attempts I finally managed to have a story accepted by Grievous Angel.
Bonus: it was the first of my micro-stories (100 words) to sell.
Extra bonus: this ended a dreary dry spell of over two months interspersed with a lot of excruciatingly frustrating personal rejections. Finally! wotf024
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Re: Success!

Postby Jason Parker » Tue Sep 20, 2016 4:15 pm

george nik. wrote:And I have news of my own as well.

Achievement unlocked: after several attempts I finally managed to have a story accepted by Grievous Angel.
Bonus: it was the first of my micro-stories (100 words) to sell.
Extra bonus: this ended a dreary dry spell of over two months interspersed with a lot of excruciatingly frustrating personal rejections. Finally! wotf024


Woo hoo!

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:42 pm

Nice! So much success. Talk about inspiration!
Congrats, Philip. I liked your story. It was fairy, fairy good!
Congrats, Ember. 418 days! That's a loooong time! So glad there was light at the end of the tunnel.
Way to go, Aaron. First on the TOC! Pretty cool.
Congrats, Rebecca. Your stories are always so beautiful.
Congrats, George. A pro-level sale is always nice.
And who else...Thomas? Proed out! Wow! That's amazing! Congrats.
Whew! You guys! My fingers! Jeez!
Next...?
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Re: Success!

Postby LaurieG » Wed Sep 21, 2016 6:54 am

george nik. wrote:And I have news of my own as well.

Achievement unlocked: after several attempts I finally managed to have a story accepted by Grievous Angel.
Bonus: it was the first of my micro-stories (100 words) to sell.
Extra bonus: this ended a dreary dry spell of over two months interspersed with a lot of excruciatingly frustrating personal rejections. Finally! wotf024


Yay, George!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Sep 21, 2016 7:00 am

george nik. wrote:And I have news of my own as well.

Achievement unlocked: after several attempts I finally managed to have a story accepted by Grievous Angel.
Bonus: it was the first of my micro-stories (100 words) to sell.
Extra bonus: this ended a dreary dry spell of over two months interspersed with a lot of excruciatingly frustrating personal rejections. Finally! wotf024


Congrats! I've tried to unlock Grievous Angel a couple of times without success. It is fun to sell a micro-story and ending a dry spell is always welcome although two months hardly qualifies in my mind.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Wed Sep 21, 2016 8:13 am

Cheers George. Grievous Angel is a tough nut to crack!
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:34 am

And there's Emily's DSF story in my inbox this morning!
Writing things are happening. :)
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Postby emilymccosh » Thu Sep 22, 2016 6:59 am

Ha, thanks Dustin, I didn't even know it was coming out today!!

My story is out at DSF!!!

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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Thu Sep 22, 2016 7:32 am

Loved the story, Emily. They should've saved it for Father's Day.
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Re: Success!

Postby Jason Parker » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:32 am

Congrats, Emily! You're on a roll.

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Sep 22, 2016 11:43 am

Congrats, Emily! I read it first thing in the morning, it was really good! wotf010

Thanks, Jason, Preston, Laurie, Aaron and Philip! wotf007 I started writing micro-stories for SpeckLit, but I had no luck there (Aaron has cracked that one, if I remember correctly). Anyway, SpeckLit is no more, so I had to find new markets for these stories, and Grievous Angel is great. This story was my only one that made it to FSI's second round, by the way, so it has to be good.

Meanwhile, most of the rejections I'm getting these days are almost raving. They keep telling me how great my stories are, and how sorry the editors are that they have to reject them, and how lucky will be the markets that accept them... Oh well, I'd rather they just bought the damn things wotf005
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:14 am

amoskalik wrote:
LaurieG wrote:Congrats, Emily!
Aaron, how do I get a copy of Mad Scientist Journal?


Oops, sorry. Unfortunately it is not a free online zine. You can buy it here:
https://www.amazon.com/Mad-Scientist-Jo ... st+Journal


My story is now free online:
http://madscientistjournal.org/2016/09/final-thoughts/
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Thu Sep 29, 2016 4:03 am

My story 'A Braw Song For Burns Night' is in the latest edition of Recompose mag, #2 entitled (I've no idea why) 'Ritualistic Pompadour'. Unfortunately for all my legions of admirers my story isn't in the free section.

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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Thu Sep 29, 2016 9:38 am

Congrats!
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