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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:13 am

Strycher wrote:My story "Heartless" is up at Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. It got an HM from DF if that is of interest to anyone.


Reread the story, Krystal. Just as good as I remember. Congratulations!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Mon Jan 12, 2015 10:14 am

I have a time travel sci-fi short out today in Perihelion Science Fiction. Feel free to check it out! Blink Twice
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:35 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a time travel sci-fi short out today in Perihelion Science Fiction. Feel free to check it out! Blink Twice


Another excellent story, Rebecca. Nice twist on the time-travel trope.

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Re: Success!

Postby Imagination Vortex » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:24 pm

Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a time travel sci-fi short out today in Perihelion Science Fiction. Feel free to check it out! Blink Twice


Another great story Rebecca! I always love reading your work.
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:38 pm

Congrats, Rebecca!
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:04 am

preston wrote:
Rebecca Birch wrote:I have a time travel sci-fi short out today in Perihelion Science Fiction. Feel free to check it out! Blink Twice


Another excellent story, Rebecca. Nice twist on the time-travel trope.


Thanks, Preston, glad you liked it! I actually am supremely uncomfortable with time travel stories, but I was at a workshop where we were informed we would be writing two time travel stories, and so we did, and this was one of them. It's a difficult task to write outside your comfort zone, but I found it to be a rewarding experience, too.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Jan 14, 2015 10:06 am

Thanks, George and Stephanie! Also, Stephanie--

Imagination Vortex wrote:Another great story Rebecca! I always love reading your work.


--so many happies! I appreciate it.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:41 am

Well, this is still quite a novelty for me, but 2015 is off to a good start. Stupefying Stories have accepted a 2700 word piece entitled 'ALL OF THE PEOPLE, ALL OF THE TIME'

Urban Fantasy, would you believe? I've decided I really do like writing this sort of thing after all!

Borrows the shades. wotf013

Arr, Phil lad, that's what comes o' writing more stories than any man in the world, oh arr. Yer puts thirty out there an' somethin's got to give!

Ahem. I'd like to think it's a matter of quality, not quantity, Long John.
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:53 am

Ishmael wrote:Well, this is still quite a novelty for me, but 2015 is off to a good start. Stupefying Stories have accepted a 2700 word piece entitled 'ALL OF THE PEOPLE, ALL OF THE TIME'
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Grats!

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Re: Success!

Postby E.CaimanSands » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:48 am

Ishmael wrote:Well, this is still quite a novelty for me, but 2015 is off to a good start. Stupefying Stories have accepted a 2700 word piece entitled 'ALL OF THE PEOPLE, ALL OF THE TIME'

Urban Fantasy, would you believe? I've decided I really do like writing this sort of thing after all!

Borrows the shades. wotf013

Arr, Phil lad, that's what comes o' writing more stories than any man in the world, oh arr. Yer puts thirty out there an' somethin's got to give!

Ahem. I'd like to think it's a matter of quality, not quantity, Long John.


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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:00 am

Way to go, Ishmael!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:24 am

Thank you Thomas, Elinor and Preston.

And belated appreciation to Rebecca, whose Perihelion story I only just read today. Nice twist to the ending.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:48 am

Ishmael wrote:Well, this is still quite a novelty for me, but 2015 is off to a good start. Stupefying Stories have accepted a 2700 word piece entitled 'ALL OF THE PEOPLE, ALL OF THE TIME'

Urban Fantasy, would you believe? I've decided I really do like writing this sort of thing after all!


Congratulations, Ishamael! wotf009

And I'm glad you enjoyed Blink Twice. Thanks!
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Re: Success!

Postby s_c_baker » Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:52 am

Nice going, Ishmael!
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Postby george nik. » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:39 pm

Congrats, Philip!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:53 pm

And thanks to Rebecca, Stewart and George. Now Long John, on the subject of the other twenty nine ....

Oi bin countin' see. It's over thir'y again, ain't it?

Well ... wotf017 That may depend on how you count. Some things don't count, some things don't really count, some things have been queried ....

An' some things probably got stolen on the way by some o' they highwayman, eh?

Nonsense, there haven't been any highwaymen since .... well at least since they stopped charging tolls on the Forth Bridge ...
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:02 pm

And some news of mine; in fact more than one piece of good news, interestingly enough.

First, I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi Journal. wotf007

Second, I'm now officially participating in sfcomet, an international contest in Chinese, which also means that a story of mine has been translated in Chinese for the first time. wotf007 wotf006

At this point, I'd like to strongly suggest to all of you to apply for participation in SF Comet. The contest winner receives 500 $, and even the losers get paid nearly pro rates for publication; not to mention that you have the chance of attracting many Chinese fans. Among the authors that participated in the last six months are Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Alex Shvartsman, Deborah Walker, Gary Cuba and Ken Liu. This month I'm running against Anatoly Belilovsky and 3 Chinese authors. Win or lose, it will be great.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jan 20, 2015 4:06 pm

george nik. wrote:And some news of mine; in fact more than one piece of good news, interestingly enough.

First, I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi Journal. wotf007

Second, I'm now officially participating in sfcomet, an international contest in Chinese, which also means that a story of mine has been translated in Chinese for the first time. wotf007 wotf006

At this point, I'd like to strongly suggest to all of you to apply for participation in SF Comet. The contest winner receives 500 $, and even the losers get paid nearly pro rates for publication; not to mention that you have the chance of attracting many Chinese fans. Among the authors that participated in the last six months are Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Alex Shvartsman, Deborah Walker, Gary Cuba and Ken Liu. This month I'm running against Anatoly Belilovsky and 3 Chinese authors. Win or lose, it will be great.


Fabulous, George!

I've heard about SF Comet, but haven't studied it in detail. It sounds like a fabulous opportunity all around. Good luck!
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:15 pm

Grats, George!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:26 am

Well done George. wotf010

I saw you were in the hold pile at Sci Phi because I was too. I''ve heard nothing since. I wonder. NNINN I suppose.
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Jan 21, 2015 4:42 am

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Jan 21, 2015 1:49 pm

Thanks, Rebecca, Tom, Philip and Elinor!

Rebecca, you should really try SF Comet! And the others should, too! It would be nice to have many forumites competing in China! wotf007

Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:09 pm

george nik. wrote:And some news of mine; in fact more than one piece of good news, interestingly enough.

First, I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi Journal. wotf007

Second, I'm now officially participating in sfcomet, an international contest in Chinese, which also means that a story of mine has been translated in Chinese for the first time. wotf007 wotf006

At this point, I'd like to strongly suggest to all of you to apply for participation in SF Comet. The contest winner receives 500 $, and even the losers get paid nearly pro rates for publication; not to mention that you have the chance of attracting many Chinese fans. Among the authors that participated in the last six months are Mike Resnick, Nancy Kress, Alex Shvartsman, Deborah Walker, Gary Cuba and Ken Liu. This month I'm running against Anatoly Belilovsky and 3 Chinese authors. Win or lose, it will be great.


Congratulations, George! Or as they say in Chinese...(Oh, yeah. I don't speak Chinese!) wotf021

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Sat Jan 24, 2015 11:57 am

Thanks, Preston! Or, as they say in Chinese, 谢谢!

Well, I hope they say so in Chinese. At least Google Translate insists they do.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Jan 27, 2015 2:44 pm

george nik. wrote:Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007


You may have a future in fortune telling, George. I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi too. Whether we will be in the same issue remains to be seen. It appears there may be a queue. Nevertheless - steps back in amazement - the past fortnight has produced as many acceptances as my entire short story career to date (2) plus a rewrite request.

If I am dreaming, please don't wake me up too soon because I'm enjoying this!

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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Tue Jan 27, 2015 3:33 pm

Ishmael wrote:
george nik. wrote:Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007


You may have a future in fortune telling, George. I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi too. Whether we will be in the same issue remains to be seen. It appears there may be a queue. Nevertheless - steps back in amazement - the past fortnight has produced as many acceptances as my entire short story career to date (2) plus a rewrite request.

If I am dreaming, please don't wake me up too soon because I'm enjoying this!

wotf007


Woo-hoo!
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Ishmael wrote:
george nik. wrote:Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007


You may have a future in fortune telling, George. I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi too. Whether we will be in the same issue remains to be seen. It appears there may be a queue. Nevertheless - steps back in amazement - the past fortnight has produced as many acceptances as my entire short story career to date (2) plus a rewrite request.

If I am dreaming, please don't wake me up too soon because I'm enjoying this!

wotf007


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Re: Success!

Postby Elen Tel'Ithil » Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:23 am

Ishmael wrote:
george nik. wrote:Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007


You may have a future in fortune telling, George. I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi too. Whether we will be in the same issue remains to be seen. It appears there may be a queue. Nevertheless - steps back in amazement - the past fortnight has produced as many acceptances as my entire short story career to date (2) plus a rewrite request.

If I am dreaming, please don't wake me up too soon because I'm enjoying this!

wotf007

So much good news! Congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:27 am

Ishmael wrote:
george nik. wrote:Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007


You may have a future in fortune telling, George. I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi too. Whether we will be in the same issue remains to be seen. It appears there may be a queue. Nevertheless - steps back in amazement - the past fortnight has produced as many acceptances as my entire short story career to date (2) plus a rewrite request.

If I am dreaming, please don't wake me up too soon because I'm enjoying this!

wotf007

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Jan 28, 2015 6:08 pm

Ishmael wrote:
george nik. wrote:Philip, I'd seen you in that hold pile too. It seems he's slowly going through the pile, and he's mostly accepting at the moment; so there's still a chance we'll be sharing an issue over there. wotf007


You may have a future in fortune telling, George. I just got an acceptance from Sci Phi too. Whether we will be in the same issue remains to be seen. It appears there may be a queue. Nevertheless - steps back in amazement - the past fortnight has produced as many acceptances as my entire short story career to date (2) plus a rewrite request.

If I am dreaming, please don't wake me up too soon because I'm enjoying this!

wotf007


Go, Ishmael!
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