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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:19 pm

Grats, Bob!
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:14 pm

Hooray for Bob!

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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Jun 24, 2015 6:22 am

Congrats, Bob, and good luck with the novel!

Also, thanks for the SciPhi info. wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Fri Jun 26, 2015 5:08 am

Sweet!
After all that waiting and tension - success!

Now for the next level of waiting and tension. wotf011
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:23 am

Yay, Bob!
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Re: Success!

Postby AliceBrook » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:54 am

Congrats, everyone! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:01 am

After a period of purdah, I can report a sale to the forthcoming anthology Chilling Ghost Stories (due 15 August or thereabouts).

This story is 3700 and at pro rates, though Flame Tree Publishing is not yet a recognised SFWA market. I guess that for the purposes of WotF this counts as sale number two, since I'm pretty sure my original pro sale which was a 200 word flash doesn't count, but when the air clears over the contest I'll check with Joni.

This makes eight sales in total and six this year. though so far only two of the latter have actually been published.

From one sale a year in 13 and 14 to one a month in 2015? wotf017
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Sun Jul 12, 2015 7:53 am

Ishmael wrote:After a period of purdah, I can report a sale to the forthcoming anthology Chilling Ghost Stories (due 15 August or thereabouts).

This story is 3700 and at pro rates, though Flame Tree Publishing is not yet a recognised SFWA market. I guess that for the purposes of WotF this counts as sale number two, since I'm pretty sure my original pro sale which was a 200 word flash doesn't count, but when the air clears over the contest I'll check with Joni.

This makes eight sales in total and six this year. though so far only two of the latter have actually been published.

From one sale a year in 13 and 14 to one a month in 2015? wotf017


Congratulations, Ishmael! You're on a roll!
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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Sun Jul 12, 2015 8:40 am

Ishmael wrote:After a period of purdah, I can report a sale to the forthcoming anthology Chilling Ghost Stories (due 15 August or thereabouts).

This story is 3700 and at pro rates, though Flame Tree Publishing is not yet a recognised SFWA market. I guess that for the purposes of WotF this counts as sale number two, since I'm pretty sure my original pro sale which was a 200 word flash doesn't count, but when the air clears over the contest I'll check with Joni.

This makes eight sales in total and six this year. though so far only two of the latter have actually been published.

From one sale a year in 13 and 14 to one a month in 2015? wotf017

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sun Jul 12, 2015 9:47 am

Awesome, Ishmael. Keep 'em coming!

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Postby amoskalik » Sun Jul 12, 2015 12:56 pm

Ishmael wrote:After a period of purdah, I can report a sale to the forthcoming anthology Chilling Ghost Stories (due 15 August or thereabouts).

This story is 3700 and at pro rates, though Flame Tree Publishing is not yet a recognised SFWA market. I guess that for the purposes of WotF this counts as sale number two, since I'm pretty sure my original pro sale which was a 200 word flash doesn't count, but when the air clears over the contest I'll check with Joni.

This makes eight sales in total and six this year. though so far only two of the latter have actually been published.

From one sale a year in 13 and 14 to one a month in 2015? wotf017


Exciting news! It's great to see perseverance paying off for someone. Well deserved in your case and it brings us all hope.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Jul 12, 2015 1:37 pm

Thanks Rebecca, Bob, Preston and Aaron.

There is one other good thing. Since Flame Tree are based in the UK, at last I am to be published in my own country. Maybe a BBC entry .... ?

Meanwhile my recent holiday has allowed my stories on submission to drop to a mere twenty. To be remedied as soon as I get over the jet lag!
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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Sun Jul 12, 2015 2:38 pm

Congratulations, Ishmael!
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Mon Jul 13, 2015 2:59 am

Congrats!

20 on submission at once? Yeah, that's part of the reason you're selling one a month. Not just because they're out there, but the hours of work you put into them represents a honing of the craft.

Good stuff.

ETA, congrats to Hazlett! Go Pro!
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Postby E.CaimanSands » Mon Jul 13, 2015 3:02 pm

Congrats, Ish, and yup, having a lot on submission definitely helps. I've never reached 20. I struggle to stay in double figures, I've spent much of this year at 2 or 3 subs so no surprise that I haven't sold for a while. Realizing this just won't do I've forced it back up a bit, it's at 10 again now. wotf024
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:41 am

Congrats, Philip! wotf010

And I believe you'll have even more success if you continue writing and submitting -- from what I've heard of other writers, when you start gathering momentum it starts getting easier to roll. wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Jul 14, 2015 1:54 pm

Thanks to Tamlyn, Dustin, Elinor and George.

I like to think that the quality is higher as well as the quantity, but that didn't stop the rejections piling up whilst I was away. I guess nothing ever does stop that. Any prizes for a 178 day form rejection from Tin House do you think?

Nevertheless there are still a few intriguingly large numbers in the 'days out' column. I do hope they don't all turn out to be mislaid on the way out or the way in; I've had quite a few of those and they are seriously galling.

It would also be nice if some more acceptances turned into publications, but I guess that would just be pushy! wotf011
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Re: Success!

Postby Dustin Adams » Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:18 am

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I've got a sci-fi story up at EDF today.
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Read it, click some stars, comment if you like!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Wed Jul 15, 2015 4:10 am

Congrats, Dustin! It was nice to read another Factory story wotf007
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:08 am

Good one, Dustin. I enjoyed it.
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:18 pm

You can be happy with that one. I enjoyed reading it, two thumbs up.
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:33 pm

Nice story, Dustin. Very poignant.

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Re: Success!

Postby Alex Kane » Thu Jul 16, 2015 4:00 pm

Um, so, my Kickstarter for an indie comic book set in Pluto's orbit has been featured in The A.V. Club.

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Re: Success!

Postby Muri McCage » Sat Jul 18, 2015 7:34 pm

Congrats everyone! I'm having such internet trouble that I'm not online as much as I want currently. I'm trying to fit a lot in at the moment, hoping my data won't be decimated when I'm finished.
Good to see so much good stuff going on when I zip on and off occasionally.
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Re: Success!

Postby hlf » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:16 am

Haven't posted in awhile because I don't always log in when I skim the forum...but July is being rather nice to me. (Or at least the fruits of my labor are visible this months. Most of these acceptances came ages ago, but for some reason they have all managed to get pubbed this summer(for those of us in the Northern hemisphere.))

Target Audience Reprint in EGM Shorts (and ok this was technically June but my first reprint so yay)

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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Thu Jul 23, 2015 4:20 am

hlf wrote:Haven't posted in awhile because I don't always log in when I skim the forum...but July is being rather nice to me. (Or at least the fruits of my labor are visible this months. Most of these acceptances came ages ago, but for some reason they have all managed to get pubbed this summer(for those of us in the Northern hemisphere.))

Target Audience Reprint in EGM Shorts (and ok this was technically June but my first reprint so yay)

D.J.'s Locker Urban Fantasy Magazine, July issue

Two by Two T. Gene Davis’s Speculative Blog

"First & Second Offerings," PARSEC's Triangulation: Lost Voices anthology

Twist Ex Machina Daily Science Fiction


Nice! Those are some quality pubs.
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:58 am

Congrats, HL!
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Re: Success!

Postby Holly Heisey » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:17 am

My story "The Monastery of the Parallels" is up today at OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show!

This story got an R last year from the contest. I almost didn't send it out again, but some awesome friends (you know who you are!) told me to get it the heck out again, because I loved it so much. Now I am officially convinced that an R means zip in the overall scheme of things. Plus, squee!

And wow, I haven't checked in on this thread in a while. You all are putting out some amazing stuff! Grats, HL, Dustin, Alex, and Philip!

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Re: Success!

Postby bobsandiego » Fri Jul 24, 2015 11:14 am

Holly Heisey wrote:My story "The Monastery of the Parallels" is up today at OSC's Intergalactic Medicine Show!

This story got an R last year from the contest. I almost didn't send it out again, but some awesome friends (you know who you are!) told me to get it the heck out again, because I loved it so much. Now I am officially convinced that an R means zip in the overall scheme of things. Plus, squee!

And wow, I haven't checked in on this thread in a while. You all are putting out some amazing stuff! Grats, HL, Dustin, Alex, and Philip!

Congrats.
Both on the sale and publication AND on the epiphany that and R is not a statement of quality.!
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Re: Success!

Postby Tamlyn » Fri Jul 24, 2015 2:54 pm

Grats, HL and Holly! And, uh, everyone I missed because everyone is being successful :)
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