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Bartleby
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Re: Success!

Postby Bartleby » Sun Jul 19, 2020 4:41 am

Thank you, TimE and disgruntledpeony! wotf007 wotf007 wotf007
R x 1
HM x 2
SHM x 1

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FishyGoo
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Re: Success!

Postby FishyGoo » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:05 am

Congrats Bartle! Metaphorsosis publish some stellar stuff - yours included.

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chuckt
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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:46 pm

Bartleby wrote:After many, many, MANY hours of revision, my first ever submission to Writers of the Future sold to Metaphorosis. It's titled "Shards." This is my first story sale *ever* after, um, five years of straight rejections.


That's way awesome. Feels good doesn't it? Big Congrats.
36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, ?

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crlisle
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Re: Success!

Postby crlisle » Sun Jul 19, 2020 2:11 pm

Bartleby wrote:After many, many, MANY hours of revision, my first ever submission to Writers of the Future sold to Metaphorosis. It's titled "Shards." This is my first story sale *ever* after, um, five years of straight rejections. And it's the basis for the cover art! You can read it here: https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story ... ase-young/


I love that title: Ambrose Starkisser Encounters That Which is Locked for the story in UFO.

I read your story in Metaphorosis. Love the cat Despond! Great world building! Thanks for the link.

Congrats on your pro sales!
Q4 36 R
Q1 37 R
Q2 37 HM
Q3 37 submitted
Q4 37 submitted
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SCAFontaine
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Re: Success!

Postby SCAFontaine » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:16 pm

MiloMinderbinder wrote:Image

"The Witch of Sherman Oaks" my HM from Volume 36, Quarter 3 appears in the Summer 2020 issue of The Colored Lens.


Congrats Milo!
5 x HM
2 x R

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Re: Success!

Postby SCAFontaine » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:20 pm

Bartleby wrote:After many, many, MANY hours of revision, my first ever submission to Writers of the Future sold to Metaphorosis. It's titled "Shards." This is my first story sale *ever* after, um, five years of straight rejections. And it's the basis for the cover art! You can read it here: https://magazine.metaphorosis.com/story ... ase-young/

And what happened just a couple months after selling this story? I made my first ever PRO sale to Unidentified Funny Objects 8! Ahhh!! I'm so freaking happy! (It's a funny sci-fi humor story titled "Ambrose Starkisser Encounters That Which Is Locked," and it'll be coming out in late September/early October.)

So, yeah. Five years of rejections would have ground me down but for the Honorable Mentions and one Silver Honorable Mention from WotF. I can't overstate what a morale boost they were. Seriously. After that SHM in 2018, I kinda went into overdrive, reading and studying and practicing SFF as much as possible. Thank you WotF! wotf024


Congrats! Your hard work shows! And to be the basis of the cover art on your first sale? Dang. You're on fire!
5 x HM
2 x R

Bartleby
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Re: Success!

Postby Bartleby » Wed Jul 22, 2020 9:57 pm

Thank you FishyGoo, chuckt, crlisle, and SCAFontaine. Your kind words mean a lot to me. And thank you for checking out my story! That's the best compliment of all. wotf007 wotf007

Congrats to the others in this thread who've sold stories recently! The folks on this forum are killing it! wotf024
R x 1
HM x 2
SHM x 1

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Andy Dibble
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Re: Success!

Postby Andy Dibble » Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:49 am

I did a exercise on point of view with the Toronto Sci Fi and Fantasy Writers Group, and they are publishing it in the second edition of Speculative North. It's nice to get a sale for a piece I didn't even submit, but the major success for me is writing publishable work (even as an example of a writing exercise) as a first draft. Typically, my first drafts are awful. But this piece took me all of 25 mins.
35.2 R
35.3 R
35.4 R
36.1 First Place
36.2 HM

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TimE
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Re: Success!

Postby TimE » Sun Aug 02, 2020 4:19 am

Twenty-five minutes to produce something publishable - Blimey! Well done.
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
CWA-Debut Dagger shortlist. https://thecwa.co.uk/colours/ (Still trying to find my genre - but perhaps it's scifi - and perhaps it's not)

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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:53 am

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52 ... -anthology

I’m delighted to announce I have a story forthcoming in this gorgeous anthology. The Kickstarter is to allow more authors to be included in the anthology! I love this cover! Check it out.
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
V37: HM, SF, P, P

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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:35 am

RSchibler wrote:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52625019/upon-a-once-time-anthology

I’m delighted to announce I have a story forthcoming in this gorgeous anthology. The Kickstarter is to allow more authors to be included in the anthology! I love this cover! Check it out.

wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010 Congratulations, Becky! I'm super excited about this one. wotf007
If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells

R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, ?, ?

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Re: Success!

Postby Wulf Moon » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:46 am

RSchibler wrote:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52625019/upon-a-once-time-anthology

I’m delighted to announce I have a story forthcoming in this gorgeous anthology. The Kickstarter is to allow more authors to be included in the anthology! I love this cover! Check it out.


Nicely done, Becky! Wonderful cover! May this Kickstarter reach its stretch goals. Great to see your bio on their page!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Fri Aug 21, 2020 10:39 am

Congrats Becky. Can't wait to read your story. wotf010
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HM-V36/Q4
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