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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Jun 02, 2017 6:48 am

Congratulations, Matt and J'nae! wotf007 wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby J'nae Rae » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:50 am

amoskalik wrote:
Randy Hulshizer wrote:
J'nae Rae wrote:wotf054
I've sold a humorous flash piece to Empyreome. Thank you Randy!

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wotf006 J'nae's story, Nine-Tenths, is now live at Empyreome:

http://empyreome.com/read.aspx?id=40


Ha, great story J'nae!


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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:28 am

A couple of things to report here. I had a flash story, What Waits Beneath the Rainbow Sea, published recently in Every Day Fiction.

Also! I'm happy to announce my first short story collection!

Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder features twenty fantasy and science fiction short stories, including four not previously published. The stories include one of my WotF finalists, eight HMs, and four straight 'R's that went on to find happy publication homes.

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Re: Success!

Postby J'nae Rae » Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:54 am

Congratulations!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Tue Jun 13, 2017 8:55 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:A couple of things to report here. I had a flash story, What Waits Beneath the Rainbow Sea, published recently in Every Day Fiction.

Also! I'm happy to announce my first short story collection!

Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder features twenty fantasy and science fiction short stories, including four not previously published. The stories include one of my WotF finalists, eight HMs, and four straight 'R's that went on to find happy publication homes.

wotf007

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Love the cover. Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:08 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:A couple of things to report here. I had a flash story, What Waits Beneath the Rainbow Sea, published recently in Every Day Fiction.

Also! I'm happy to announce my first short story collection!

Life Out of Harmony and Other Tales of Wonder features twenty fantasy and science fiction short stories, including four not previously published. The stories include one of my WotF finalists, eight HMs, and four straight 'R's that went on to find happy publication homes.

wotf007

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That flash is awesome, and your collection has been added to my Amazon wishlist so I can purchase it after I've been paid. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Jeremyteg » Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:47 am

Good work Rebecca! I look forward to reading the flash piece. wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby inky_illuminarium » Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:59 pm

Congrats Rebecca, and thanks for sharing! I very much enjoyed your flash piece - beautiful, evocative language! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:16 am

I just had my first story published by pod cast in The Centropic Oracle. I really like what the narrator did with this piece.
http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0017_FreshAndFinite.php
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Jun 23, 2017 5:22 am

amoskalik wrote:I just had my first story published by pod cast in The Centropic Oracle. I really like what the narrator did with this piece.
http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0017_FreshAndFinite.php

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Re: Success!

Postby J'nae Rae » Fri Jun 23, 2017 9:02 am

amoskalik wrote:I just had my first story published by pod cast in The Centropic Oracle. I really like what the narrator did with this piece.
http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0017_FreshAndFinite.php


Congratulations!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Jun 23, 2017 12:01 pm

amoskalik wrote:I just had my first story published by pod cast in The Centropic Oracle. I really like what the narrator did with this piece.
http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0017_FreshAndFinite.php

Yay!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sat Jun 24, 2017 4:14 am

amoskalik wrote:I just had my first story published by pod cast in The Centropic Oracle. I really like what the narrator did with this piece.
http://centropicoracle.com/library/F0017_FreshAndFinite.php



Great news!
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Re: Success!

Postby jficke13 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 3:54 pm

So, being rather new to this (read: completely new to this), when is it appropriate to post about sales? When ink is dried on a contract? When a publication date is set? Something else entirely?

Also, what if the market isn't a pro market? I've heard at least one person give the advice not to even mention semi-pro or token paying publications in a cover letter, does that apply to semi-anonymous forum posts wherein one shameless fishes for affirmation from one's peers?

I have appreciated the forums guidance on the cultural industry norms in the past... so preemptively: thank you again.
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:06 pm

Simply based on what I've observed in the past, this thread is an informal place for celebrating with your peers and doesn't discriminate between pro, semi-pro, and token sales. A lot of people post when they first sell a story and again later to provide links or some such when the story goes public.
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Postby Jeremyteg » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:12 pm

jficke13 wrote:So, being rather new to this (read: completely new to this), when is it appropriate to post about sales? When ink is dried on a contract? When a publication date is set? Something else entirely?

Also, what if the market isn't a pro market? I've heard at least one person give the advice not to even mention semi-pro or token paying publications in a cover letter, does that apply to semi-anonymous forum posts wherein one shameless fishes for affirmation from one's peers?

I have appreciated the forums guidance on the cultural industry norms in the past... so preemptively: thank you again.


We're here to celebrate any and all successes, be they pro, semi-pro, or what have you! wotf010

The appropriate time to publicly discuss a sale is going to vary from market to market. My experience has been that you can talk about a sale once the contract has been finalized and signed, but some publishers/editors might want you to wait a while. As a general rule, double checking with the editor who bought your story is a good idea for things like this.

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Re: Success!

Postby jficke13 » Sun Jul 02, 2017 4:52 pm

Jeremyteg wrote:
jficke13 wrote:So, being rather new to this (read: completely new to this), when is it appropriate to post about sales? When ink is dried on a contract? When a publication date is set? Something else entirely?

Also, what if the market isn't a pro market? I've heard at least one person give the advice not to even mention semi-pro or token paying publications in a cover letter, does that apply to semi-anonymous forum posts wherein one shameless fishes for affirmation from one's peers?

I have appreciated the forums guidance on the cultural industry norms in the past... so preemptively: thank you again.


We're here to celebrate any and all successes, be they pro, semi-pro, or what have you! wotf010

The appropriate time to publicly discuss a sale is going to vary from market to market. My experience has been that you can talk about a sale once the contract has been finalized and signed, but some publishers/editors might want you to wait a while. As a general rule, double checking with the editor who bought your story is a good idea for things like this.


Well I tentatively have a what have you... details to follow when finalized... #firstsaleever.
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Postby hlreinhold » Sun Jul 02, 2017 10:56 pm

jficke13 wrote:
Jeremyteg wrote:
jficke13 wrote:So, being rather new to this (read: completely new to this), when is it appropriate to post about sales? When ink is dried on a contract? When a publication date is set? Something else entirely?

Also, what if the market isn't a pro market? I've heard at least one person give the advice not to even mention semi-pro or token paying publications in a cover letter, does that apply to semi-anonymous forum posts wherein one shameless fishes for affirmation from one's peers?

I have appreciated the forums guidance on the cultural industry norms in the past... so preemptively: thank you again.


We're here to celebrate any and all successes, be they pro, semi-pro, or what have you! wotf010

The appropriate time to publicly discuss a sale is going to vary from market to market. My experience has been that you can talk about a sale once the contract has been finalized and signed, but some publishers/editors might want you to wait a while. As a general rule, double checking with the editor who bought your story is a good idea for things like this.


Well I tentatively have a what have you... details to follow when finalized... #firstsaleever.


Congratulations! Keep us posted with the details. I'd like to read once it's out. wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:37 am

Not to be too much of a wet blanket, but when I received my first acceptance in 2014 it never occurred to me that an acceptance might not result in the publication of my story.

Since then I've had two such cases (respecting 'sales' which I happily announced in these pages) and come close to a third. Sometimes the publication doesn't last long enough to publish your story; sometimes a restructuring of the publisher causes problems; sometime a change of editor; sometimes illness; sometimes communications get so bad you don't know what's happening; sometimes unexplained delays just go on and on; sometimes several of the above at once.

You have a better chance once a contract's signed, but even that doesn't prevent some of these problems. When a business folds numerous contracts may be broken and it's unlikely to be worth pursuing them by legal means.

So I say, celebrate when you can, but it ain't over until the story's published (and sometimes not even then.)
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:09 pm

Congratulations on the recent successes, folks, especially jficke13. First sale is the best sale, and I'm looking forward to hearing the details!

I have a flash piece out today in T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog: Anchor and Key. It's basically my love letter to libraries.

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Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:44 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:Congratulations on the recent successes, folks, especially jficke13. First sale is the best sale, and I'm looking forward to hearing the details!

I have a flash piece out today in T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog: Anchor and Key. It's basically my love letter to libraries.

wotf008

Very nice. wotf007 Love it.
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Postby preston » Tue Jul 04, 2017 10:25 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:Congratulations on the recent successes, folks, especially jficke13. First sale is the best sale, and I'm looking forward to hearing the details!

I have a flash piece out today in T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog: Anchor and Key. It's basically my love letter to libraries.

wotf008

I always enjoy your stories, Rebecca. Another beautiful piece of art. Congrats.

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Postby jficke13 » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:21 am

I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go:

Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller category, but in any case it's pretty cool, no?
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Re: Success!

Postby hlreinhold » Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:28 am

jficke13 wrote:I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go:

Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller category, but in any case it's pretty cool, no?

That is pretty cool. Well done!
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Postby Ishmael » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:02 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:Congratulations on the recent successes, folks, especially jficke13. First sale is the best sale, and I'm looking forward to hearing the details!

I have a flash piece out today in T. Gene Davis's Speculative Blog: Anchor and Key. It's basically my love letter to libraries.

wotf008

Very nice, Rebecca. I enjoyed it.
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Postby Ishmael » Wed Jul 05, 2017 6:03 am

jficke13 wrote:I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go:

Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller category, but in any case it's pretty cool, no?


Congratulations and join the club! My first was also under 200 words. wotf007
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Postby Jeremyteg » Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:45 am

jficke13 wrote:I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go:

Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller category, but in any case it's pretty cool, no?


Nice! I'd say that counts as flash fiction. Well done! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby J'nae Rae » Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:47 pm

Jeremyteg wrote:
jficke13 wrote:I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go:

Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller category, but in any case it's pretty cool, no?


Nice! I'd say that counts as flash fiction. Well done! wotf010


Well, it's over the 100 for a drabble. So, really short flash!
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Re: Success!

Postby elratliff » Wed Jul 05, 2017 3:01 pm

jficke13 wrote:I signed the contract and the editor said it was safe to share, so here we go:

Mad Scientist Journal put out a call for classified ads and are planning to publish my submission in March 2018. It's a 180ish word fictional classified ad, so I'm not sure if that falls into flash or an even smaller category, but in any case it's pretty cool, no?


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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jul 05, 2017 8:10 pm

Congratulations, jficke13! Mad Scientist Journal is awesome. wotf007

And thank, Ishmael, Preston, and Peony. Glad you liked it!
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