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Re: Success!

Postby kyle » Tue Sep 04, 2012 10:04 pm

Congrats, Martin, and thanks, everyone!

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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:02 am

Grats to everyone!

Nice to see some big sales around here.

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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Wed Sep 05, 2012 5:52 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:The September issue of Penumbra, featuring my short story "The Memory of Huckleberries" is now available.

http://penumbra.musapublishing.com/

I'm so excited. My name is BIG!


WOW! Rebecca your name is HUGE!! Congrats!

kyle wrote:I've got a 6,000-word story in the current issue of Emerald Sky magazine (one of the TM Magazine imprints).


wotf010 Good job!

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Yes, Stan Schmidt confirmed at WorldCon, and new editor Trevor Quachri (pronounced CASH-ree) confirmed it as well: Analog is buying my story, "Not Close Enough", a story of an unusual Martian expedition and a commander with difficult orders to enforce.


Best WorldCon ever?

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:37 am

Thanks, Kyle!

And thanks, Strycher! Given that it was my FIRST WorldCon, it was necessarily my best so far. But I'm secretly hoping that my best will be London in 2014, when Brad and I will be duking it out on the Hugo ballot! wotf013

(Sorry for that last part... Evil Martin has been pretty much uncontrollable since last weekend...)
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SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT! SUBMIT!
REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT! REPEAT!
Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience. Patience.
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:38 am

Strycher wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:The September issue of Penumbra, featuring my short story "The Memory of Huckleberries" is now available.

http://penumbra.musapublishing.com/

I'm so excited. My name is BIG!


WOW! Rebecca your name is HUGE!! Congrats!

kyle wrote:I've got a 6,000-word story in the current issue of Emerald Sky magazine (one of the TM Magazine imprints).


wotf010 Good job!

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:Yes, Stan Schmidt confirmed at WorldCon, and new editor Trevor Quachri (pronounced CASH-ree) confirmed it as well: Analog is buying my story, "Not Close Enough", a story of an unusual Martian expedition and a commander with difficult orders to enforce.


Best WorldCon ever?


Wow, congratulations to everyone! Quite a flurry of success lately!

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:43 am

Congratulations, Kyle, and congratulations, Martin!

I'm so excited to see so many successes!

Also, thank you, Alistair, Strycher, Dustin, Dawn and anybody else I missed!

I have exclamation-point-itis! Better here than in a manuscript, I suppose. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:48 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:Congratulations, Kyle, and congratulations, Martin!

I'm so excited to see so many successes!

Also, thank you, Alistair, Strycher, Dustin, Dawn and anybody else I missed!

I have exclamation-point-itis! Better here than in a manuscript, I suppose. wotf007


I think for manuscripts, we should call it Exclamydia. That conveys the idea that it's a bad idea and should be avoided. wotf013
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Re: Success!

Postby MJNL » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:26 am

How have I missed out on all the congrats? Congrats Rebecca, Kyle, and Martin!
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Re: Success!

Postby morshana » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:49 pm

Martin L. Shoemaker wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:Congratulations, Kyle, and congratulations, Martin!

I'm so excited to see so many successes!

Also, thank you, Alistair, Strycher, Dustin, Dawn and anybody else I missed!

I have exclamation-point-itis! Better here than in a manuscript, I suppose. wotf007


I think for manuscripts, we should call it Exclamydia. That conveys the idea that it's a bad idea and should be avoided. wotf013


I don't know what you're talking about! Exclamation points are great! Everyone should use them all the time! In fact, I think I'll forget all other punctuation in my next story! It will be brilliant! Brilliant, I say!!
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:19 pm

Congrats to Kyle and official Congrats to Martin!!

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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:02 pm

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:28 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:!


wotf009
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Re: Success!

Postby gower21 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 4:31 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:
Dustin Adams wrote:!


wotf009


!!! (annnnnd.... I forgot a few)

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You guys can have your silly smilies. Exclamation points are where it's at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tina!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Thu Sep 06, 2012 9:19 pm

Congratulations Kyle! Congratulations Rebecca! Congratulations Martin!

Soooooo much awesome!
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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:34 pm

gower21 wrote:Exclamation points are where it's at!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Two turntables and a microphone!




Steve !!!

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Re: Success!

Postby dantzel » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:11 pm

Ah yes, Steve, I see your point.
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Re: Success!

Postby katsincommand » Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:59 pm

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 5:57 pm

Well, I thought it would be a long time before I would be able to add something here. But I got something...not a big sell but it's niiice.


My " Blue Of Home". Entered in a OnThePrmises.com Mini contest. Suppose to describe a color in a non-cliche way in 50 words.

It received an Honorable Mention. No pay but they are going to publish it, so you all will be able to read it soon.


Not that it will take that long. wotf011


I'll provide a link when it is up.

And even though rather small I now have something new to add to my credit line in my cover letters...hey, it's published. wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby Strycher » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:04 pm

Congrats LD! Sounds like a neat idea for a contest.

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Re: Success!

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sat Sep 08, 2012 6:20 pm

Congratulations, LD!
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:35 pm

Congratulations, LD! Looking forward to reading it!

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:47 pm

Congrats,

Steve
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:12 pm

Congratulations, LD!
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Re: Success!

Postby LDWriter2 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:19 pm

Thanks all.


And I just started revising a story I'm going to send to the regular contest deadline the 28th. This one has to do with time...anything but somehow time has to be important to the story. Mine may just have two things about time.



And I highly suspect that the OnThePremises contests are really writing lessons and practice in disguise. Especially the mini contests but the regular ones too. They send out a Newsletter with writing hints and such too. And they are willing to crit your story for 15 dollars. The top ten get it free.
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Re: Success!

Postby dantzel » Sun Sep 09, 2012 12:39 am

Very cool, LD! Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:25 am

Congrats, LD!

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Re: Success!

Postby AMcCarter » Sun Sep 09, 2012 10:07 am

Congrats to everyone I've missed. I'm sure there's a few.
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Re: Success!

Postby LDWriter2 » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:09 pm

Again thanks to all I missed.

But here is the link I promised---paraphrasing a movie line, "ahead and to the right". No, I mean all the way down to the bottom. wotf007


Blue Home


I can see why the first place got First but not the third place story...it seems on the same level as the three HMs.

Now however what do I do with it? :)
Eventually place it on my web site.
Actually, I have a longer version in mind...200 some words. I know a couple markets who want less than 500 words but I'm not sure if it would be considered the same story though.

When I can, I think I will add those 200 words and send it to EscapePod, they still want flash even though their new guidelines does not have a minimum, with a notation that a shorter version was published.
Last edited by LDWriter2 on Sun Sep 09, 2012 7:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:26 pm

LDWriter2 wrote:Again thanks to all I missed.

But here is the link I promised---paraphrasing a movie line, "ahead and to the right". No, I mean all the way down to the bottom. wotf007


Blue Home


I can see why the first place got First but not the third place story...it seems on the same level as the three HMs.


Just read them all, very cool mini-contest. I enjoyed your story, you got across quite a bit of information in such few words. Well done!

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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:38 pm

Nice, LD! I really liked yours; It was one of my favorites beside first place which, as you pointed out, definitely deserves the title. Well done!


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