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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:44 am

hlf wrote:I have a story up today at Buzzy: A Game of Brinkmanship at Copper Beach

http://buzzymag.com/a-game-of-brinkmanship-at-copper-beach-by-h-l-fullerton/

Huzzah! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Fri Feb 28, 2014 8:56 am

Cool story hlf. Congratulations on having something published.
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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:55 pm

Grats to everyone on recent successes - HLF, Ember, Steve, Preston, anyone I'm missing!
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Re: Success!

Postby Dr.Bob » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:23 pm

s_c_baker wrote:
hlf wrote:I have a story up today at Buzzy: A Game of Brinkmanship at Copper Beach

http://buzzymag.com/a-game-of-brinkmanship-at-copper-beach-by-h-l-fullerton/

Huzzah! wotf010

Excellent story. Well done.

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Re: Success!

Postby Jeffrey » Fri Feb 28, 2014 4:11 pm

Congrats, hlf! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby austinDm » Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:23 pm

I haven't been on this thread in a while, but congrats to ember and hlf! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:38 pm

Issue 7 of Galaxy's Edge goes live in a few hours. I'm still amazed and awed to be sharing a TOC with Martin and Brad, not to mention several of my absolute heroes in C.J. Cherryh, Robert Sheckley and L. Sprague de Camp, as well as the other amazing names on the cover.

It's free on the website, or you can purchase it in a number of formats.

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:19 am

Round about this time last year I had my first published story, which was a tiny 200 word flash piece in AE Micro. Inevitably, I suppose, I then went through the overconfidence phase (everything that I submit will sell,) followed by the under-confidence phase (nothing that I submit will sell.) Just as I was getting to the stage of believing that it was hardly worthwhile submitting at all, along comes a perfectly ordinary email with a perfectly ordinary 'Re. ...' heading. So inconspicuous that it almost got overlooked.

And it says that AE would like to buy a 2,900 word SF that I sent them.

I figure that there has to be something that keeps you writing, even when there doesn't seem a whole lot of point to it, except to please yourself with the worlds that you can create.

And I want to thank Rebecca once again for a very helpful critique of this one back in July.

It appears that getting a story to the publishable stage can take me a while!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:23 am

Ishmael wrote:Round about this time last year I had my first published story, which was a tiny 200 word flash piece in AE Micro. Inevitably, I suppose, I then went through the overconfidence phase (everything that I submit will sell,) followed by the under-confidence phase (nothing that I submit will sell.) Just as I was getting to the stage of believing that it was hardly worthwhile submitting at all, along comes a perfectly ordinary email with a perfectly ordinary 'Re. ...' heading. So inconspicuous that it almost got overlooked.

And it says that AE would like to buy a 2,900 word SF that I sent them.

I figure that there has to be something that keeps you writing, even when there doesn't seem a whole lot of point to it, except to please yourself with the worlds that you can create.

And I want to thank Rebecca once again for a very helpful critique of this one back in July.

It appears that getting a story to the publishable stage can take me a while!


Congratulations! That's fabulous news!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:07 pm

Congratulations!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:40 pm

Nice going, Ishmael. wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:26 am

Thanks to Rebecca, George and Preston. It is nice to be on the cusp of joining you guys in the properly published ranks.
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Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:33 am

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:23 pm

Breaking news: I just had a flash story accepted by Mad Scientist Journal.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:32 pm

george nik. wrote:Breaking news: I just had a flash story accepted by Mad Scientist Journal.


Congratulations, George!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:41 pm

Good news George!
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Re: Success!

Postby Jeffrey » Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:13 pm

Congratulations, Ishmael & George! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Mar 25, 2014 5:57 pm

Yay, George, you mad scientist, you! wotf009

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Re: Success!

Postby klaatu » Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:58 pm

Congratulations George and Ishmael.

Well done.


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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:36 am

Thanks Rebecca, Ishmael, Jeffrey, Preston and Steve!

I still believe in submitting to pro markets first, but last week I discovered Mad Scientist Journal in The Grinder and I knew I just HAD to write something for them.
I had a lot of fun writing it so I'm glad they liked it. wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:39 am

Awesome news George and Ishmael! WOOOOOOHOOOOO!
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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:02 am

Conga rats, George and Ishmael. wotf010
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Postby hazlett » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:38 pm

george nik. wrote:Thanks Rebecca, Ishmael, Jeffrey, Preston and Steve!

I still believe in submitting to pro markets first, but last week I discovered Mad Scientist Journal in The Grinder and I knew I just HAD to write something for them.
I had a lot of fun writing it so I'm glad they liked it. wotf008


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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Mar 27, 2014 7:31 am

Thanks, Ember, Elinor and Sean!

hazlett wrote:
Welcome to the club, George!


Sean, I'd already checked out previous issues of MSJ and seen both your stories there. Very nice! wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Mar 27, 2014 8:29 am

Huzzah!

Congrats, George and Ishmael! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:24 pm

Thanks, Stewart! wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:03 pm

Thanks Stewart.

Final edits to publication on the same day.

http://aescifi.ca/index.php/fiction/35-short-stories/2273-spatchcock

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:37 pm

Ishmael wrote:Thanks Stewart.

Final edits to publication on the same day.

http://aescifi.ca/index.php/fiction/35-short-stories/2273-spatchcock

These guys are quick!


Nice story, and what an ending!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:06 am

Thanks, Preston.

It did make for complicated editorial process, but we got there in the end. The editor showed great patience with a rookie author!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Apr 01, 2014 7:52 am

Wow, that was quick! Nice, Ishmael. wotf010
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