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Re: Success!

Postby KbRy » Thu Nov 20, 2014 11:03 am



Oh Stewart that was so good! Loved it!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:00 pm

Thanks, Steve and Karen. :)
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Nov 26, 2014 3:35 pm

I have a piece of flash fiction out today in Nature: Ice and White Roses
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:19 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of flash fiction out today in Nature: Ice and White Roses


Ooh, that was such a poignant piece! You're just racking up those sales. Keep up the excellent wordsmithing.

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:24 pm

preston wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of flash fiction out today in Nature: Ice and White Roses


Ooh, that was such a poignant piece! You're just racking up those sales. Keep up the excellent wordsmithing.


Thanks, Preston. I'm glad you liked it!
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Re: Success!

Postby Imagination Vortex » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:32 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of flash fiction out today in Nature: Ice and White Roses

Such a beautiful and moving piece. I loved it!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Nov 26, 2014 6:33 pm

Imagination Vortex wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of flash fiction out today in Nature: Ice and White Roses

Such a beautiful and moving piece. I loved it!


Thanks very much, Stephanie!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ember » Thu Nov 27, 2014 4:08 am

I really enjoyed both of those, congrats Stewart and Rebecca!
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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Nov 27, 2014 6:38 am

Grats both of you!
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Postby george nik. » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:18 am

A very nice story, Rebecca!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Thu Nov 27, 2014 10:46 am

Way to go, Stewart and Rebecca. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:17 am

I've been sitting on this one for a loooong time now, because I hadn't received/signed the actual contract, but I just sent in the contract for Part One today, so I think it's okay finally put this in a public place. One of my WotF straight rejections will be appearing Cricket magazine. It's going to be serialized into three issues, and the first part will be in the February 2015 issue.

This is a story that I absolutely adore and was depressed when it got a form rejection here at the contest, but this is a good example of stories needing to find the correct market. Cricket is a children's magazine. Writers of the Future is not. This story really wasn't a good fit here. But Cricket? I am so excited!
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Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:34 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I've been sitting on this one for a loooong time now, because I hadn't received/signed the actual contract, but I just sent in the contract for Part One today, so I think it's okay finally put this in a public place. One of my WotF straight rejections will be appearing Cricket magazine. It's going to be serialized into three issues, and the first part will be in the February 2015 issue.

This is a story that I absolutely adore and was depressed when it got a form rejection here at the contest, but this is a good example of stories needing to find the correct market. Cricket is a children's magazine. Writers of the Future is not. This story really wasn't a good fit here. But Cricket? I am so excited!


YEEEEHAAAAA!!!!! And Cricket is a tough market to crack. They want good stories aimed at kids. A lot of people can do one or the other, but not both.

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Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Dec 12, 2014 10:29 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I've been sitting on this one for a loooong time now, because I hadn't received/signed the actual contract, but I just sent in the contract for Part One today, so I think it's okay finally put this in a public place. One of my WotF straight rejections will be appearing Cricket magazine. It's going to be serialized into three issues, and the first part will be in the February 2015 issue.

This is a story that I absolutely adore and was depressed when it got a form rejection here at the contest, but this is a good example of stories needing to find the correct market. Cricket is a children's magazine. Writers of the Future is not. This story really wasn't a good fit here. But Cricket? I am so excited!


Woot!!!

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Postby bobsandiego » Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:55 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I've been sitting on this one for a loooong time now, because I hadn't received/signed the actual contract, but I just sent in the contract for Part One today, so I think it's okay finally put this in a public place. One of my WotF straight rejections will be appearing Cricket magazine. It's going to be serialized into three issues, and the first part will be in the February 2015 issue.

This is a story that I absolutely adore and was depressed when it got a form rejection here at the contest, but this is a good example of stories needing to find the correct market. Cricket is a children's magazine. Writers of the Future is not. This story really wasn't a good fit here. But Cricket? I am so excited!

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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:50 pm

Grats, Rebecca! That's awesome :)
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri Dec 12, 2014 6:53 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:I've been sitting on this one for a loooong time now, because I hadn't received/signed the actual contract, but I just sent in the contract for Part One today, so I think it's okay finally put this in a public place. One of my WotF straight rejections will be appearing Cricket magazine. It's going to be serialized into three issues, and the first part will be in the February 2015 issue.

This is a story that I absolutely adore and was depressed when it got a form rejection here at the contest, but this is a good example of stories needing to find the correct market. Cricket is a children's magazine. Writers of the Future is not. This story really wasn't a good fit here. But Cricket? I am so excited!


Wow, from R to Pro. That's awesome. And serialized too. Even more awesome!

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Postby Rebecca Birch » Fri Dec 12, 2014 7:58 pm

Thanks so much, everybody!

And Martin, you're right about it being difficult to write both a good story and a story directed at children. I honestly didn't even consider that the story was a children's story for a long time. I mean sure, it has child protagonists, but I wasn't thinking about targeting that audience when I wrote it. It was just a story that I loved.

Is it February yet? wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Fri Dec 12, 2014 8:29 pm

Awesome! Congrats, Rebecca!!! wotf010
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Postby george nik. » Sat Dec 13, 2014 4:22 am

Congrats, Rebecca!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:18 am



Well done Stewart. A powerful tale.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:20 am

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a piece of flash fiction out today in Nature: Ice and White Roses


Not easy to enjoy, when you've been in a similar place, but so easy to empathise. Well done Rebecca. And congratulations on the Cricket success too.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:46 am

Huzzah! Congrats, Rebecca, on the Cricket sale. Great market. Such long wait times though...
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Re: Success!

Postby Holly Heisey » Tue Dec 16, 2014 9:02 pm

Woot, Rebecca, for landing Cricket! wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Dec 22, 2014 6:33 pm

Pleased to announce that my dark fantasy Japanese Mythology story, "The Laughing Tree," has been published by Liquid Imagination, with guest editor Shahid Khan. Thanks to Stewart for helping me out with this one.


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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Dec 23, 2014 4:56 am

Enjoyed reading your story Preston. Congratulations on your success.
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Dec 26, 2014 1:08 pm

Contributor copies of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine showed up today! I'm such a dork I sat down and read my own story. My story is in the February issue--The Trouble with Virgins.

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Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:09 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Contributor copies of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine showed up today! I'm such a dork I sat down and read my own story. My story is in the February issue--The Trouble with Virgins.

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Ellery Queen? Nice! That's a super sale.
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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Fri Dec 26, 2014 5:50 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Contributor copies of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine showed up today! I'm such a dork I sat down and read my own story. My story is in the February issue--The Trouble with Virgins.

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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Dec 26, 2014 9:18 pm

Dustin Adams wrote:
ThomasKCarpenter wrote:Contributor copies of Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine showed up today! I'm such a dork I sat down and read my own story. My story is in the February issue--The Trouble with Virgins.

wotf001

Ellery Queen? Nice! That's a super sale.


Thanks! wotf007

Yeah, still doesn't feel real. Even after the acceptance, check, various emails, etc. I kept expecting EQMM to say, "Oops, we made a mistake, you don't belong here."

Too late now! :)

Now, I'm hoping to sell them another story. Sent in a followup story to the one I sold. Figure selling in the same series is easier than a whole new idea.
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