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Postby izanobu » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:52 pm

Congrats Joey! That rocks and sounds like major fun :)

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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:02 pm

Good work, Joey!

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Postby Prisoner » Wed Mar 24, 2010 9:57 am

JoeyJordan wrote:I am the Featured artist for the U district, Seattle WA art walk =)

http://udistrictartwalk.org/ :D Live music too =) yay


Visited your site. You're doing very interesting work. Congrats on the exposure.
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Postby JoeyJordan » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:31 pm

=) I am behind on updating my website, my web company changed to some offshoot and sent me a new startup packet a few months ago. Once I get all the info again I'll be able to update again. Then you can see the newer works I've been up to. :wink:
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Postby JoeyJordan » Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 pm

Thank you all for the congrats =) Best wishes to you all in your own pursuits! Fun times, fun times... :D
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Postby Alastair » Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:30 am

Conga rats, Joey, that's cool.

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Postby steffenwolf » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:30 am

My newest story now available, titled "What Makes You Tick" and published by Brain Harvest:
http://www.brainharvestmag.com/2010/04/ ... -you-tick/

It's the shortest story I've published to date, and is the first to be available as free text. :)
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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Sun Apr 11, 2010 6:40 pm

Good job, Dave!!
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Postby izanobu » Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:52 pm

Congrats, Dave!

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Postby Alastair » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:03 am

Okay, that was delightfully twisted.

And I wasn't aware of that market before. Pro rates, cool. Now to see what I can squeeze into 750 words.

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Postby sacredmime » Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:04 am

A twisted story with a good twist. Congrats! :D

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Postby izanobu » Thu Apr 29, 2010 6:40 pm

It's not exactly success yet, but I'm still pretty thrilled... I just got the first response back on my novel submission (I sent out 5 queries to editors back in the end of Feb). Editor requested a full!!!

Now, to wait 6-12 months to hear anything. That's why I like short fiction better, heh *grin*

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Postby Alex Kane » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:16 pm

izanobu wrote:It's not exactly success yet, but I'm still pretty thrilled... I just got the first response back on my novel submission (I sent out 5 queries to editors back in the end of Feb). Editor requested a full!!!

Now, to wait 6-12 months to hear anything. That's why I like short fiction better, heh *grin*

Wow, that's awesome! :)

I can only imagine how exciting that must be.
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Postby Jeff » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:24 pm

Congrats, Ms. Nobu. :-)

How did you go about deciding which 5 editors to send to? I'm much more familiar with playing the agent game, so I'm not as up on how to find editors at variou s houses.

Thanks for any insights.

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Postby A.R.Williams » Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:34 pm

izanobu wrote:It's not exactly success yet, but I'm still pretty thrilled... I just got the first response back on my novel submission (I sent out 5 queries to editors back in the end of Feb). Editor requested a full!!!


Congratulations!

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Postby A S Twigg » Fri Apr 30, 2010 2:03 pm

I'm reall pleased for you. Someone with your determination and committment deserves success. I hope it gets accepted.

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Postby soulmirror » Fri Apr 30, 2010 6:04 pm

JoeyJordan wrote:Silly Brad =)

It's an area where around 13 or so stores in a walking area have artists set up their art on display. On average there is about 33 artists total. I am displaying in a statuary with gothic statues and fantasy sculptures.

Kick arse update!!! =) I was approached by Eric Cagle of Privateer Press he wants me for "No Quater" gaming magazine, working pirate/steampunkish/futuristic weapon-y mixed art with characters and cityscapes...

I'll have to get a set of entries in for one last try before I start working with them and they start paying me. :D


I don't know how I've missed seeing this for so long, Ms Jordan -- but HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to you (even tho hugely Belated, too) !!!

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Postby skadder » Fri May 07, 2010 7:38 pm

Hey I sold my Q4 2009 entry--the one they pulled when I won Q3--to IGMS!

My second pro-sale.

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Postby Alex Kane » Fri May 07, 2010 11:13 pm

Well done!

My only success has been at collecting rejection slips. Got twelve so far, three of which were personal. Two said that the stories (two different stories) both had great imagery, but weren't too satisfied with the plot structure. The third said "Well written and publishable," adding only that the story was too "negative" for the publication's preferences.

Done with finals after Tuesday. That means... time to write new stories! I'm going to shoot for at least 1 new story every 1-2 weeks this summer.

No, I WILL write at least 1 new story (first draft) every week this summer.

Yes. That's how it's going to work.

And I'm going to hopefully clean my bedroom and car, and work out. Hopefully. Stories come first, though. Hehe.
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Postby izanobu » Sat May 08, 2010 12:42 am

Congrats, Skadder!

(Alex- yay, write a story a week... AND MAIL IT!) ;)

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Postby Alex Kane » Sat May 08, 2010 11:13 am

Oh ya, I never waste in any time in the mailing/submitting process. That's my favorite part! (Actually, I suppose writing is technically more fun, but the mailing part is the more gratifying feeling.)
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Postby A S Twigg » Sat May 08, 2010 4:33 pm

Hi Skadder
Congrats
It's good to see a Brit doing well.
Where did it sell to?

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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Sun May 09, 2010 3:00 am

IGMS = Inter Galactic Medicine Show.

Orson Scott Card's web zine.
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Postby skadder » Sun May 09, 2010 3:18 am

Thanks...yes Inter-Galactic Medicine Show.

It is considered by theSFWA as a professional market as it meets their criteria--same as WOTF.

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Postby M. Wimmer » Mon May 17, 2010 3:09 pm

My story "Life's a Grind" is out in the current issue of Murky Depths, a British Horror mag, if anyone's ever heard of it. Not much compared to getting into IGMS(great job, skadder!) but I'm pretty excited about it.

It's print only, so I won't really expect many of you to read it, but it is a great little magazine. Sort of a cross between graphic novels(shorts though) and regular stories.

http://www.murkydepths.com/

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Postby A S Twigg » Mon May 17, 2010 3:12 pm

Congrats Wimmer :D
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Postby izanobu » Mon May 17, 2010 3:21 pm

Congrats, Wimmer! :)

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Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Mon May 17, 2010 3:27 pm

Applause, Wimmer!
Coming up: "Life Flight," in Analog magazine
Coming up: "The Chaplain's War," from Baen Books
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Postby Prisoner » Mon May 17, 2010 3:47 pm

Nice job. Write, submit, get published.
Now how hard was that?
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Postby skadder » Mon May 17, 2010 4:13 pm

Good job! I submitted to them (only poems, though) and I never heard anything. That was two years ago...I guess that's a rejection, then.


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