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Re: Success!

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:00 am

chuckt wrote:
Ishmael wrote:Image
I'm happy to report my fourth Flame Tree acceptance. This one is for 'Detective Stories', due out in November. It's a second outing for my two Victorian policemen, MacAndrew and Smithers, whose first case featured in the inaugural edition of The Sockdolager back in 2015.

I also have two other acceptances waiting on a publication date. (That's not counting Albedo 2 where I've been waiting so long I'm pretty sure publication is not going to happen.)

It may be worth pointing out to newer members that acceptances aren't the last stage, publication is. You can have magazines go out of business or editorial changes that leave your story out in the cold again, even when you thought you'd sold it.


Congrats. I had one I wanted to send it for that but couldn't see a way to get it under the word limit.



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Re: Success!

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Aug 26, 2019 3:00 pm

Ishmael wrote:Image
I'm happy to report my fourth Flame Tree acceptance. This one is for 'Detective Stories', due out in November. It's a second outing for my two Victorian policemen, MacAndrew and Smithers, whose first case featured in the inaugural edition of The Sockdolager back in 2015.

I also have two other acceptances waiting on a publication date. (That's not counting Albedo 2 where I've been waiting so long I'm pretty sure publication is not going to happen.)

It may be worth pointing out to newer members that acceptances aren't the last stage, publication is. You can have magazines go out of business or editorial changes that leave your story out in the cold again, even when you thought you'd sold it.


Sorry I'm late congratulating you, *Ishmael*, but I'm happy to hear of your continued success! I was both happy/sad for you when you pro'd out, because I know you really wanted to win this contest. But getting in those beautiful pro anthologies is a great honor, and you've done it many times. Keep up the good work, and thanks for letting us know!

Cheers!
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Re: Success!

Postby DaneCurley » Mon Aug 26, 2019 7:33 pm

disgruntledpeony wrote:
DaneCurley wrote:
disgruntledpeony wrote:
Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).


Why did I think you could only submit a story once?

Because finalists and semi-finalists can't be submitted again, maybe? (Anything below that absolutely can be resubmitted, although editing beforehand is recommended.)


Very good to know!

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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Wed Aug 28, 2019 12:24 am

Sent another to Asimovs. I don't know why I bother with them. At this point, my goal with them is for my story to stay under consideration longer than 48 hours. wotf019
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Re: Success!

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:11 am

Cover Reveal for Wildeside Press' Crime Travel anthology which includes my story "The Case of the Missing Physicist."

http://bolobooks.com/2019/09/cover-reveal-crime-travel/
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Re: Success!

Postby Wulf Moon » Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:20 am

MiloMinderbinder wrote:Cover Reveal for Wildeside Press' Crime Travel anthology which includes my story "The Case of the Missing Physicist."

http://bolobooks.com/2019/09/cover-reveal-crime-travel/


Nice cover! Congrats on the upcoming publication!
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Re: Success!

Postby Mylkiof » Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:25 am

MiloMinderbinder wrote:Cover Reveal for Wildeside Press' Crime Travel anthology which includes my story "The Case of the Missing Physicist."

http://bolobooks.com/2019/09/cover-reveal-crime-travel/


Great cover, congratulations! I love those little diamonds, it makes it look even more better. I hope I will be able to publish my story soon and to share a cover too.

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Re: Success!

Postby Helge Mahrt » Tue Sep 10, 2019 3:17 am

MiloMinderbinder wrote:Cover Reveal for Wildeside Press' Crime Travel anthology which includes my story "The Case of the Missing Physicist."

http://bolobooks.com/2019/09/cover-reveal-crime-travel/


I love the cover! Congrats! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:39 am

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Re: Success!

Postby jficke13 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:35 am

Here’s a cool thing I didn’t really expect to have happen to me when I started typing about a hellbeast who doesn’t fit in at the office where he works: “The Howler on the Sales Floor” or “Ulguja müügiosakonnas” was translated into Estonian and is up now in Algernon.

http://www.algernon.ee/node/1137

Thank you to Kudrun Tamm for the translation, and to Kristjan Sander for ushering my story from slush to publication.

As for how this came to be: Mike Resnick's talk during the Vol 34 conference spent some time discussing selling foreign rights and resources to seek out foreign markets. Most of the reprint translation markets out there non-paying or pay in copies of the issues, but some do pay. What Mike was describing was that essentially the value in getting your short fiction work and name in front of audiences that would otherwise not be likely to see it, even for little or no money, may pay off when the times comes for your agent to try to sell translation rights on novels. Being able to point to an established audience in Estonia, Spain, or wherever, may make it more likely to find a novel translation deal or a better translation deal.

In any case, when you're sending reprints out, don't neglect to consider foreign markets.
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Sep 25, 2019 10:31 am

Awesome news, amoskalik and jficke! Congrats to both of you. wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby thegirlintheglasses » Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:13 pm

Nice! Congrats guys!
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Re: Success!

Postby czing » Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:46 pm

Congratulations to both of you!!!
HM - Q1,Q3 v 36

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Re: Success!

Postby WillShadbolt » Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:10 am

Congrats you two! That’s awesome!

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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Thu Sep 26, 2019 5:37 am

Thanks everyone.

Congrats Jonathan. Seeing your story in a foreign language must be quite a rush.
I remember stumbling across my first Nature story in Arabic. It was surreal. (Nature buys international rights, so they didn't need to tell me this was happening).
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Re: Success!

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:21 pm

Nature! Very Impressive. Congratulations!
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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:34 pm

I can now announce that I've sold my first story, and to a pro market at that. Flame Tree accepted my story for their "A Dying Planet" anthology.

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... 5KnOxRCcVs

Forthcoming in January 2020. I couldn't have done it without this forum. Now to go and do it again!
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, HM, HM, pending

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.


https://www.flametreepublishing.com/A-Dying-Planet-Short-Stories-ISBN-9781787557819.html

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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:47 pm

RSchibler wrote:I can now announce that I've sold my first story, and to a pro market at that. Flame Tree accepted my story for their "A Dying Planet" anthology.

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... 5KnOxRCcVs

Forthcoming in January 2020. I couldn't have done it without this forum. Now to go and do it again!


Congratulations! wotf010
WotF Results:
  • R:5
  • HM:6
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: Pending, Q4 v36

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Re: Success!

Postby czing » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:39 pm

Congrats on the sale!
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Re: Success!

Postby Andy Dibble » Fri Nov 01, 2019 11:22 pm

Congrats! It's a rush, isn't it?
35.2 R
35.3 R
35.4 R
36.1 First Place
36.2 HM (hmm...)

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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Sat Nov 02, 2019 4:24 am

Andy Dibble wrote:Congrats! It's a rush, isn't it?


Oh my yes. I still can’t quite believe I’ll never poke at that story again!
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, HM, HM, pending

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.


https://www.flametreepublishing.com/A-Dying-Planet-Short-Stories-ISBN-9781787557819.html

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Re: Success!

Postby einstein36 » Sat Nov 02, 2019 6:35 am

Me standing up and giving you a standing ovation...Big congrats.....:)

Quote from Wayne's World when they meet Alice Cooper: 'We are not worthy. We are not worthy.' :)
LOL

RSchibler wrote:
Andy Dibble wrote:Congrats! It's a rush, isn't it?


Oh my yes. I still can’t quite believe I’ll never poke at that story again!

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Re: Success!

Postby Wulf Moon » Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:34 pm

RSchibler wrote:I can now announce that I've sold my first story, and to a pro market at that. Flame Tree accepted my story for their "A Dying Planet" anthology.

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... 5KnOxRCcVs

Forthcoming in January 2020. I couldn't have done it without this forum. Now to go and do it again!


Wonderful news, Becky! Your first pro sale, and to a hardcover anthology at that! This is a great publisher with a fast turnaround from purchase to publish. You won't have long to wait, and it's the greatest feeling holding a REAL BOOK with your story in it. As Dean Wesley Smith once said to me...YOU'RE A PUBLISHED WRITER!

Enjoy the feeling. You worked hard for this!

All the beast,

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Re: Success!

Postby Thomas Woodward » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:24 pm

RSchibler wrote:I can now announce that I've sold my first story, and to a pro market at that. Flame Tree accepted my story for their "A Dying Planet" anthology.

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... 5KnOxRCcVs

Forthcoming in January 2020. I couldn't have done it without this forum. Now to go and do it again!


Congrats Becky!!! You have worked harder over the last year than almost anyone I know at improving your craft - you truly deserve this acceptance! wotf009
4x R
6x HM

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Re: Success!

Postby JVAshley » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:17 am

wotf010 Way to go, Becky!
I need to come here more often for inspiration. I just scrolled through all the recently published authors. So exciting! Congratulations to all of you!
1x SF
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2x R

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Re: Success!

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:34 pm

Congratulations Becky!
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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Thu Nov 07, 2019 6:41 pm

Thanks all. I'm really delighted and a little stunned.
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, HM, HM, pending

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.


https://www.flametreepublishing.com/A-Dying-Planet-Short-Stories-ISBN-9781787557819.html

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Re: Success!

Postby Andy Dibble » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:48 am

I got my first personal rejection from Asimov's.
35.2 R
35.3 R
35.4 R
36.1 First Place
36.2 HM (hmm...)

Published in Sci Phi Journal (https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/2019/09/29/the-greatest-good-to-god/)

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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:51 am

Andy Dibble wrote:I got my first personal rejection from Asimov's.


Shiny! wotf010
Trying to refute entropy with words.

Vol34: R, HM, R
Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, HM, HM, pending

ALWAYS available for critiques. PM me.


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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:01 am

RSchibler wrote:
Andy Dibble wrote:I got my first personal rejection from Asimov's.


Shiny! wotf010

Indeed. Good job. wotf007
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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