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Postby JRTomlin » Sat Aug 01, 2009 12:00 am

Emery, congrats on your mysterious sale!

EmeryH wrote:What's a W Brad?

And congratulations on your first publication Dave :)

To join in on the festivities, I've sold a story as well. But I'm unable to give any further details until it's announced publicly :\
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Postby MQ » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:06 pm

Congrats all!
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Postby EmeryH » Sat Aug 01, 2009 10:50 pm

haha TY JR and MQ! I wish I could share more :(

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Postby steffenwolf » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:01 am

EmeryH wrote:haha TY JR and MQ! I wish I could share more :(


Congrats, Emery! I can't wait to hear more. :)
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Postby steffenwolf » Tue Aug 11, 2009 9:04 am

More good news for me, one week after my first sale, I got a second sale, this one to the Shadows of the Emerald City anthology, a collection of horror stories related to the Wizard of Oz.

My good friend Frank Dutkiewicz (often known in forum-space as Snapper) also made it into the same anthology, so it will be cool to share a table of contents with him. :)
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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Tue Aug 11, 2009 10:24 am

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Postby klaatu » Tue Aug 11, 2009 7:37 pm

steffenwolf wrote:More good news for me, one week after my first sale, I got a second sale, this one to the Shadows of the Emerald City anthology, a collection of horror stories related to the Wizard of Oz.

My good friend Frank Dutkiewicz (often known in forum-space as Snapper) also made it into the same anthology, so it will be cool to share a table of contents with him. :)




Congrats..


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Postby Prisoner » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:30 am

steffenwolf wrote:More good news for me, one week after my first sale, I got a second sale, this one to the Shadows of the Emerald City anthology, a collection of horror stories related to the Wizard of Oz.

My good friend Frank Dutkiewicz (often known in forum-space as Snapper) also made it into the same anthology, so it will be cool to share a table of contents with him. :)


Well Done! Keep writing.

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Postby EmeryH » Wed Aug 12, 2009 11:57 am

steffenwolf wrote:
EmeryH wrote:haha TY JR and MQ! I wish I could share more :(


Congrats, Emery! I can't wait to hear more. :)


Thanks, and same to you x2 :D!

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Postby Alastair » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:19 pm

I'm pumped. I just sold a story to Analog! This is my first pro-level sale (and so the race is on -- will I win WOTF before I disqualify myself?) and to a market that some pro writers try for years before getting into -- not that I haven't been trying for years myself. (I haven't even heard from Stan yet, I just got the contract from Dell in the mail.)

A light hearted short-short, but hey, it's a sale, and to Analog! :D

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Postby wswingley » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:21 pm

Very VERY cool Alastair! Congrats!

Can't wait to read it.

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Postby izanobu » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:24 pm

Awesome, Alastair!

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Postby steffenwolf » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:24 pm

Alastair wrote:I'm pumped. I just sold a story to Analog! This is my first pro-level sale (and so the race is on -- will I win WOTF before I disqualify myself?) and to a market that some pro writers try for years before getting into -- not that I haven't been trying for years myself. (I haven't even heard from Stan yet, I just got the contract from Dell in the mail.)

A light hearted short-short, but hey, it's a sale, and to Analog! :D


WOW!!!! That is so cool!

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Postby AWSullivan » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:45 pm

Big congrats, Alastair! Way to go. Now don't wallow in this success too long. Get crack-a-lackin on that next story. :)

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Postby soulmirror » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:51 pm

Congratulations, Alastair!

Victory in the race not to the swiftest but to the deserving and the enduring!

Besides ... When any ONE of us succeeds, it inspires ALL of us to work harder to explore our own infinite possibilities, too!

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Postby klaatu » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:58 pm

Very cool indeed.

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Postby EmeryH » Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:10 pm

Alastair wrote:I'm pumped. I just sold a story to Analog! This is my first pro-level sale (and so the race is on -- will I win WOTF before I disqualify myself?) and to a market that some pro writers try for years before getting into -- not that I haven't been trying for years myself. (I haven't even heard from Stan yet, I just got the contract from Dell in the mail.)

A light hearted short-short, but hey, it's a sale, and to Analog! :D


Huge congrats Alastair! Making it into one of the Big Three is a great accomplishment. So, care to share what kind of hysterics you went into when you got the news?

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Postby AMcCarter » Mon Sep 21, 2009 10:12 pm

Congrats Alastair! Excellent news!
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Postby administrator » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:23 am

Well done, Alastair!

I would still love to see you at one of the Writers of the Future ceremonies. Crossing my fingers for you.

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Postby JoeyJordan » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:31 am

Extreme Congrats Alastair!
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Postby Prisoner » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:47 am

Very impressed. At Analog you're up against names that they have to have on the cover. They only let a small number of newbies in.
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Postby Jordan Lapp » Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:49 am

Just spotted this thread. Big congrats to Alastair! That's a market I wouldn't mind cracking myself one day!
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Postby Alastair » Wed Sep 23, 2009 2:22 am

administrator wrote:Well done, Alastair!

I would still love to see you at one of the Writers of the Future ceremonies. Crossing my fingers for you.

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Thanks Peter, so would I! :wink:

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Postby EmeryH » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:51 pm

So, I heard back from the editors and I'm able to share my happy news now :D .

I recently sold a story to DAW Books in their forthcoming anthology "The Dragon and the Stars." It's a collection of SF/F short stories by Chinese writers OUTSIDE of China. All the stories in the antho will be set in China and draw from Chinese culture/mythology for their speculative elements. It's def a pro sale and even has royalties to boot :D. (Although not expecting much from royalties for an antho!)

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Postby AMcCarter » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:56 pm

I will definitely have to check it out. That's so fantastic Emery!
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Postby Alastair » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:21 pm

That's great, Emery, congratulations! I remember DAW from back when all their books used to have the yellow spine, definitely one of the landmark publishers in the genre.

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Postby administrator » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:24 pm

Well done, Emery!

I think we'll be hearing a lot more from you in times to come.

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Postby soulmirror » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:49 pm

Congratulations indeed! Mental image of snowball atop mountain, long static, overlooking infinite vistas below, the world laid out before it ... its center of gravity now begins to shift, edging into motion, begins to roll ... growing larger and larger as it descends ... rolling faster, growing larger! That is your growing, speeding Success!

Except, well, for it to work as a mental image you're not descending, you're ascending to greater Success up the mountaintop, Emery!

But it's Sci-Fi and Fantasy we're talkin' here, so gravity be damned, you're snowballing up the mountain of Success! :)
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Postby klaatu » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:16 am

Emery,

Congratulations again.....

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Postby M. Wimmer » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:30 am

Not enough congrats to Alastair for getting into Analog yet. So I'll add mine. I can't imagine what that would be like, seeing that contract instead of a rejection slip. Haven't you been close at Analog before this, Alastair?


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