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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Jun 12, 2014 6:44 pm

Congratulations Elinor and Rebecca. I love all this activity!

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:03 am

Happy to say that I sold two speculative poems (a haiku and a tanka) to Grievous Angel, a new pro-paying flash and poetry imprint of Urban Fantasist.

From query to submission to sale took about 4 days, so if anyone's got some flash or speculative poetry lying around, get it while it's hot! wotf007
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Postby AlistairKimble » Mon Jun 16, 2014 9:40 am

s_c_baker wrote:Happy to say that I sold two speculative poems (a haiku and a tanka) to Grievous Angel, a new pro-paying flash and poetry imprint of Urban Fantasist.

From query to submission to sale took about 4 days, so if anyone's got some flash or speculative poetry lying around, get it while it's hot! wotf007


Congratulations!

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:53 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Happy to say that I sold two speculative poems (a haiku and a tanka) to Grievous Angel, a new pro-paying flash and poetry imprint of Urban Fantasist.

From query to submission to sale took about 4 days, so if anyone's got some flash or speculative poetry lying around, get it while it's hot! wotf007


Congrats, Stewart. Pro-sales are always nice. Hmm, I guess you can sell as much pro-level poetry as you want and still submit to the contest too.

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Postby s_c_baker » Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:52 pm

Plus I still seem to be able to actually write poetry, which is more than I can say for fiction these days!

Bonus! ... ? wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:06 am

Thanks very much, George and Preston!

And congratulations again to Stewart. You are the haiku master. wotf007
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Postby george nik. » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:17 pm

Congrats, Stewart!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:59 pm

Conga rats, Stewart. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Wed Jun 18, 2014 6:24 pm

Go, Stewart! Huzzah!
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Postby klaatu » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:10 am

Hey, Stewart,


Congrats!


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Postby bobsandiego » Thu Jun 19, 2014 11:51 am

s_c_baker wrote:Happy to say that I sold two speculative poems (a haiku and a tanka) to Grievous Angel, a new pro-paying flash and poetry imprint of Urban Fantasist.

From query to submission to sale took about 4 days, so if anyone's got some flash or speculative poetry lying around, get it while it's hot! wotf007

Congrats and thanks for the pointer -- however I truly and utterly suck at poetry...
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:13 pm

Wow, a lot of positive vibes here.
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Postby s_c_baker » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:30 am

bobsandiego wrote:
s_c_baker wrote:Happy to say that I sold two speculative poems (a haiku and a tanka) to Grievous Angel, a new pro-paying flash and poetry imprint of Urban Fantasist.

From query to submission to sale took about 4 days, so if anyone's got some flash or speculative poetry lying around, get it while it's hot! wotf007

Congrats and thanks for the pointer -- however I truly and utterly suck at poetry...

Flash fiction, too!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Tue Jun 24, 2014 12:37 am

Congrats Elinor and Rebecca and Stewart! WOOT!

Thanks for that link Stewart, I've got a few flash stories kicking around I think I'll send one their way.
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:01 pm

Sold a story to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine! Even better, it's a story set in the current series I'm writing, the Alexandrian Saga! The story is called "The Trouble with Virgins".

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:20 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Sold a story to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine! Even better, it's a story set in the current series I'm writing, the Alexandrian Saga! The story is called "The Trouble with Virgins".

wotf001


Oh, that's fabulous! Congratulations, Thomas!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jul 01, 2014 2:20 pm

Whoa! EQMM! Very nicely done, Thomas!

I had two acceptances over the weekend to (far less illustrious) semi-pro/token markets: a poetry sale to Lakeside Circus and a short story sale to Chuffed Buff Books Press for their "Tales of Mystery, Suspense & Terror" anthology.

(Lest it seem like all I do is sell things, I also had a personal rejection and a form rejection for two other markets in the same time period.)
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:37 pm

s_c_baker wrote:Whoa! EQMM! Very nicely done, Thomas!

I had two acceptances over the weekend to (far less illustrious) semi-pro/token markets: a poetry sale to Lakeside Circus and a short story sale to Chuffed Buff Books Press for their "Tales of Mystery, Suspense & Terror" anthology.

(Lest it seem like all I do is sell things, I also had a personal rejection and a form rejection for two other markets in the same time period.)


Grats Stewart! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby scott.parkin » Tue Jul 01, 2014 3:56 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Sold a story to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine! Even better, it's a story set in the current series I'm writing, the Alexandrian Saga! The story is called "The Trouble with Virgins".


Monster sale, Thomas! And part of a series, no less, so you have a draw for future sales to them.

Nice work. Congratulations.
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Re: Success!

Postby Kary English » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:04 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Sold a story to Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine! Even better, it's a story set in the current series I'm writing, the Alexandrian Saga! The story is called "The Trouble with Virgins".

wotf001



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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Jul 01, 2014 4:53 pm

Thanks all! I've actually known for a week, but kept my trap shut until I received the contract. That was hard. wotf001

I've actually written five other short stories set in this time as prequeals to my novels, though the main character from the novels is only a secondary character in the short stories, including the one I just sold to EQMM (and visa verse, the main character in the shorts is barely in the novels). The other five are currently indie pubbed (I did sub them to EQMM before pubbing them, I guess I must have finally wore her down). I have ideas for other stories around this main character (the Magistrate of the Rhakotis District), so she'll be seeing more stories from me in the future.

wotf011

I'm still pumped. wotf007
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Postby klaatu » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:05 pm

Thomas, this is a fantastic sale. Well done, and Congrats!

I think I've kept up with everyone else. Apart from the Quarter threads, this is one of the few I visit - because I find it inspiring, and I love sharing in the success of (forum) friends.


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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Jul 01, 2014 5:17 pm

Yay, Thomas! Nice sale!

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Postby bobsandiego » Tue Jul 01, 2014 8:34 pm

A big salute for Thomas!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Jul 02, 2014 6:18 am

Congrats, Tom and Stewart!
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Re: Success!

Postby AlistairKimble » Wed Jul 02, 2014 2:45 pm

Congratulations, Tom and Stewart! Wonderful news!

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Postby klaatu » Wed Jul 02, 2014 3:46 pm

Congrats, Stewart. Well done.


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Re: Success!

Postby Holly Heisey » Wed Jul 02, 2014 8:58 pm

Wow, Tom, congrats! That's huge!

And holy wow, Stewart, you are on a roll! Congrats!

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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:56 am

Holly Heisey wrote:And holy wow, Stewart, you are on a roll! Congrats!

Now if only I could consistently do it with fiction at pro-level markets. wotf019
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Re: Success!

Postby Pat R Steiner » Thu Jul 03, 2014 7:14 pm

Just heard Stephen King has joined the TOC of Qualia Nous, a science fiction/horror anthology that I also happen to have a story in. wotf049
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