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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 5:46 pm

soulmirror wrote:
Brad R. Torgersen wrote:Sale #4 to Analog, for me.

"Ray of Light" will appear very late this year, or probably early next.

Yah, I can get used to being a "regular" in the genre's most venerable, most widely circulated print magazine.

:D


Huge Congratulations, Mr. T !!! :D

Just like so many of the now-bigtime writers profiled and quoted in the "WOTF: The First 25 Years" book, we'll all soon be hearing you say how after you won WotF your huge career took off to the stars !!!


That is so incredibly awesome! I love success stories *sigh*

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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:25 am

Thanks everybody!

Yup, it's taken years and years, and hard work, but I'm beginning to enjoy a little slice of the pie.

:wink:
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Re: Success!

Postby Patty » Sun Apr 24, 2011 2:55 pm

Since we were talking about contest rejects:

Santiago Dawn is the second story I ever sent to the contest and received a straight reject. I heard today that the Canadian semipro magazine Neo-opsis will be buying it.
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Sun Apr 24, 2011 4:49 pm

Patty wrote:Since we were talking about contest rejects:

Santiago Dawn is the second story I ever sent to the contest and received a straight reject. I heard today that the Canadian semipro magazine Neo-opsis will be buying it.

Congrats!

Neo-opsis isn't one I'd heard of before. I'll have to check them out.

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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:10 pm

Patty, nice.
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Re: Success!

Postby Patty » Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:51 am

Kyle, Brad,

They only open for submissions at very limited times. They pay 3 cents/word which is a half-decent rate. I don't think I ever sent this story to any of the big magazines. It's just not that type of story. I can't read the ending without feeling emotional, but it's a cute story that doesn't fit the high end of the market.
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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Thu Apr 28, 2011 7:18 am

Over at their website, Dark Highlands just posted an excerpt from my short story “Taken by Darkness,” which appears in Dark Highlands, Vol. 2, available in print and Kindle ebook format from Amazon this Saturday, April 30th. Enjoy!

click here to read the excerpt »
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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu Apr 28, 2011 2:09 pm

Alex Kane wrote:Over at their website, Dark Highlands just posted an excerpt from my short story “Taken by Darkness,” which appears in Dark Highlands, Vol. 2, available in print and Kindle ebook format from Amazon this Saturday, April 30th. Enjoy!

click here to read the excerpt »


W00T! Nice, Alex!!
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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:15 pm

Yay, Alex. :)

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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:03 pm

Grats, Alex!
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:17 pm

Congratulations, Alex! Woo hoo!
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:17 am

Congrats, Alex!

And, Dame, wherever you're lurking, I woke up to a very interesting story in my inbox!

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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:22 am

kyle wrote:Congrats, Alex!

And, Dame, wherever you're lurking, I woke up to a very interesting story in my inbox!


I saw that this morning too and saved it for reading after work. Well done, Dame. :)
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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:26 am

I can now make it official. Contest judge and award-winner, and also one of the elder statesmen of the genre, Mike Resnick, and I have sold our collaborative story, "Peacekeeper," to Ian Watson, who is editing THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SF WARS. This collaboration came about largely because I was a WOTF winner, where Mike and I first met, he noticed my Dress Blues on awards night, and remember me months later when he was asked to contribute to this military SF anthology. Ergo, "Tap, tap, hey kid, you seem to be going places, you're also Army, got any mil-sf stories you want to work on with me for this project?" The answer was, naturally: hell yes!

And talk about learning.... you haven't learned until you've worked on a co-project with a man of Mike's calibre. Wow, humbling. Back to school time.

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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:28 am

Fantastic news, Brad. Congrats. :)

And that e-book novelette you put out this week is none too shabby either. :wink:
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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:34 am

Thanks Tom! I am glad you enjoyed it!
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Postby Alex Kane » Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:38 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I can now make it official. Contest judge and award-winner, and also one of the elder statesmen of the genre, Mike Resnick, and I have sold our collaborative story, "Peacekeeper," to Ian Watson, who is editing THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SF WARS. This collaboration came about largely because I was a WOTF winner, where Mike and I first met, he noticed my Dress Blues on awards night, and remember me months later when he was asked to contribute to this military SF anthology. Ergo, "Tap, tap, hey kid, you seem to be going places, you're also Army, got any mil-sf stories you want to work on with me for this project?" The answer was, naturally: hell yes!

And talk about learning.... you haven't learned until you've worked on a co-project with a man of Mike's calibre. Wow, humbling. Back to school time.

:D

Congrats, Brad! :D
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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:58 am

Gratz, Brad!

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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:44 am

Wow! Congratulations, Brad!
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Postby Patty » Sat Apr 30, 2011 5:32 am

That is amazing, Brad!
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Re: Success!

Postby soulmirror » Sat Apr 30, 2011 1:13 pm

Way to go, Mr. T. !!! Let me add my congrats to the already mammoth list of Congratulations!

And "THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF SF WARS" has to be one of the catchiest titles there can be! :D
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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu May 05, 2011 7:36 am

Coming up: "Life Flight," in Analog magazine
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Re: Success!

Postby vanaaron » Thu May 05, 2011 7:55 am

Congratulations, Brad!

I liked this line: "This year all fiction categories had clear winners, one of them by a talented newcomer from whom we hope to see much more." He must mean Kristine Kathryn Rusch. :wink:

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Re: Success!

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Thu May 05, 2011 8:03 am

Yeah, who is this Kris Rusch kid? :wink:

Seriously, Kris is a mentor, a friend, and I admire and look up to her tremendously.

Looking forward to seeing her in L.A. again next week.

Being able to share an awards circle with her is priceless. Absolutely.
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Re: Success!

Postby Grayson Morris » Wed May 11, 2011 8:09 am

After four months and ten rejections across four stories, I just made my first sale, to Daily Science Fiction! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

(What's the etiquette there, by the way? May I / should I send a thank-you e-mail?)
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Re: Success!

Postby izanobu » Wed May 11, 2011 8:17 am

Congrats!! :)

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed May 11, 2011 9:17 am

Grayson Morris wrote:After four months and ten rejections across four stories, I just made my first sale, to Daily Science Fiction! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Yeeeha, Grayson! My envy meter just nudged up. I can't get anything but form letters from them.
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Postby kyle » Wed May 11, 2011 10:20 am

Grayson Morris wrote:After four months and ten rejections across four stories, I just made my first sale, to Daily Science Fiction! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

(What's the etiquette there, by the way? May I / should I send a thank-you e-mail?)

Congratulations!

A 10% acceptance rate is exceptional! I hope it will keep up, but don't be shocked if it takes quite a few more rejections before the next sale comes.

As for the etiquette, there's no need for a thank you, but acknowledging the sale, verifying your contact information, and asking if they need anything from you (with a thank you at the end) isn't out of line.

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Postby MJNL » Wed May 11, 2011 10:23 am

Awesome! Wow, everything's coming up roses around here :D
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Re: Success!

Postby Jordan Lapp » Wed May 11, 2011 11:06 am

Grayson Morris wrote:(What's the etiquette there, by the way? May I / should I send a thank-you e-mail?)


Never send thank you e-mails. It clogs up e-mail boxes. However, do respond promptly to any correspondence they send YOU. You can thank them then if you'd like.
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