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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sat Aug 20, 2016 6:19 am

Good for you Aaron. I confess I was beginning to wonder if the well had run dry myself.

Perihelion is one I've been trying to crack for a while. I've had a couple go over 70 days recently but no joy ultimately.

Of my current total of submissions I've got 8 over 200 days. Whenever this sort of thing happens I'm scared to query because a couple of times it's simply been a rejection that's gone astray. Of course not querying doesn't make any difference to the fate of the story, but we writers can be a terribly superstitious bunch, can't we?

I see from The Grinder there was a Recompose 99 day rejection yesterday. Mine was 99 days as well! wotf015
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sat Aug 20, 2016 10:47 am

Congrats, Aaron & Ishmael. It's always a thrill to see a forumite name on the Grinder!
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Postby george nik. » Sun Aug 21, 2016 1:04 am

Congrats, Philip and Aaron!
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Re: Success!

Postby J'nae Rae » Sun Aug 21, 2016 9:41 am

Congratulations Gentleman. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:24 am

amoskalik wrote:
I just noticed that my Nature story has been translated into German:
Spectrum.de

Not a new sale, but I think it's cool that something I wrote has been translated.


I am so far behind here. Congratulations to HL, Emily, Beth, Aaron, Philip . . . did I miss a George and a Preston or anybody else? Congratulations everybody!

I also just learned that I had a Nature story translated, mine into Arabic. It's so pretty! Ice and White Roses in Arabic

On another front, I have a flash story out at Every Day Fiction today: Safe Word.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:32 am

Always liked this one, Rebecca. Nice ending.
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Re: Success!

Postby Rebecca Birch » Thu Aug 25, 2016 8:49 am

Ishmael wrote:Always liked this one, Rebecca. Nice ending.


Thanks! Your advice pointed me that direction. wotf007
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Postby george nik. » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:11 pm

Congrats, Rebecca!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:29 pm

Good one, Rebecca.
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Re: Success!

Postby rharp » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:37 am

My story is on StarShipSofa today! Hope you guys enjoy! wotf007

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:26 am

Well done Rachelle.
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Also (Phew!) at last a confirmation of the acceptance by Recompose of my story 'A Braw Song for Burns Night'.
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:06 am

Congrats to both of you, Rachelle and Philip.
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Postby Rebecca Birch » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:48 am

Congratulations, Rachelle and Philip!

And thanks Philip and George!

May there be many more successes here soon!
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Postby george nik. » Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:43 am

Congrats, Rachelle!
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Postby amoskalik » Wed Aug 31, 2016 3:41 pm

Congrats Rachelle.
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Postby rharp » Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:33 pm

Thanks everyone! And congrats, Phillip and Rebecca!
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Postby LaurieG » Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:07 pm

I'm losing track of all the successes. So... congrats all of you!
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:07 pm

LaurieG wrote:I'm losing track of all the successes. So... congrats all of you!

Seconded! wotf007 wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:36 am

I thought it'd be appropriate to post it here, but with the publication of my story "The Minotaur's Wife" in Galaxy's Edge today, I am officially pro'd out of the contest. Technically, I have two more chances to win, since I have a story in Q3 and Q4, but I cannot submit anymore new stories.

For the record, I submitted thirty times in a row and recieved 10 HMs, 1 SHM, and 2 Semi-Finalists. Two stories are pending.

While I didn't win--and don't expect to win with my final two stories--I'm grateful to the contest for introducing me to so many wonderful people. Above all, that's been the most important thing that I got out of submitting for so long, and will continue to benefit from going forward.

Thank you all and good luck with your submissions. :)
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Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Sep 01, 2016 11:25 am

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:I thought it'd be appropriate to post it here, but with the publication of my story "The Minotaur's Wife" in Galaxy's Edge today, I am officially pro'd out of the contest. Technically, I have two more chances to win, since I have a story in Q3 and Q4, but I cannot submit anymore new stories.

For the record, I submitted thirty times in a row and recieved 10 HMs, 1 SHM, and 2 Semi-Finalists. Two stories are pending.

While I didn't win--and don't expect to win with my final two stories--I'm grateful to the contest for introducing me to so many wonderful people. Above all, that's been the most important thing that I got out of submitting for so long, and will continue to benefit from going forward.

Thank you all and good luck with your submissions. :)


Congrats on proing out! And, hey, two quarters is nothing to sneeze at. Good luck either way! wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Fri Sep 02, 2016 3:23 am

Well, congratulations Thomas. Best of luck with your last two entries. You never know what might click. wotf007
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Postby katsincommand » Fri Sep 02, 2016 4:44 am

Tom, congrats and commiserations. 30 is a respectable number and an indication of consistency. I know I'll see you around the interwebs, but still going to wish you luck with your writing and publishing. :)
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Postby hlf » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:00 am

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
I thought it'd be appropriate to post it here, but with the publication of my story "The Minotaur's Wife" in Galaxy's Edge today, I am officially pro'd out of the contest.


Proing out is an excellent way to part ways with the contest.

Congrats on your latest sale.

Same goes for George and Rebecca and everyone else with a recent story out, posted above or not:
Congratulations to all!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Fri Sep 02, 2016 5:48 am

Congratulations on your achievement Thomas. Now go sell a million books.
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Postby george nik. » Fri Sep 02, 2016 12:10 pm

Congrats for proing out, Tom! You've still a couple of chances to win the contest but even if you don't, don't worry 'cause many great writers never did. Winning the contest is great for a lot of reasons, but proing out is even harder.
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Thanks, HL!

And, as those of you following Galaxy's Edge thread already know, my story and Martin's are out there with Tom's too wotf007
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Postby Muri McCage » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:18 pm

Congrats to so many on all the wonderful news. Sorry for yet another blanket congrats, though it's impressive that there's so much awesome here that I perpetually fall behind. You guys continue to inspire me. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:05 am

Who are these people who say Stupefying Stories never gets round to publishing you? Let them stand up and come forth, I say! Yea! Come the four corners of the world in arms and we shall shock them!

Very well. Enough said. By way of proof I offer All of the People, All of the Time a short story by yours truly written so long ago that its origins are lost in the mists of time.

Any resemblance between this story and the sort of stuff I write nowadays is quite similar to the resemblance provided by my recent story in Sci Phi Journal which also rested on the launching pad until the gantry rusted.

Nevertheless - a story in print is a story in print. This is either number ten or number eleven depending on whether you count the podcast by Gallery of Curiosities. These days publication takes so many weird and wonderful forms that I count everything I get. Of course, you all know me, I'd do that anyway.

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Postby amoskalik » Fri Sep 09, 2016 9:30 am

Ishmael wrote:Who are these people who say Stupefying Stories never gets round to publishing you? Let them stand up and come forth, I say! Yea! Come the four corners of the world in arms and we shall shock them!

Very well. Enough said. By way of proof I offer All of the People, All of the Time a short story by yours truly written so long ago that its origins are lost in the mists of time.

Any resemblance between this story and the sort of stuff I write nowadays is quite similar to the resemblance provided by my recent story in Sci Phi Journal which also rested on the launching pad until the gantry rusted.

Nevertheless - a story in print is a story in print. This is either number ten or number eleven depending on whether you count the podcast by Gallery of Curiosities. These days publication takes so many weird and wonderful forms that I count everything I get. Of course, you all know me, I'd do that anyway.

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Congrats! I love the ending on this one. I'm also pleased to hear Stupefying Stories is publishing again. Maybe they'll get to my story in due course...
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Postby LaurieG » Fri Sep 09, 2016 12:11 pm

Ishmael wrote:Who are these people who say Stupefying Stories never gets round to publishing you? Let them stand up and come forth, I say! Yea! Come the four corners of the world in arms and we shall shock them!

Very well. Enough said. By way of proof I offer All of the People, All of the Time a short story by yours truly written so long ago that its origins are lost in the mists of time.

Any resemblance between this story and the sort of stuff I write nowadays is quite similar to the resemblance provided by my recent story in Sci Phi Journal which also rested on the launching pad until the gantry rusted.

Nevertheless - a story in print is a story in print. This is either number ten or number eleven depending on whether you count the podcast by Gallery of Curiosities. These days publication takes so many weird and wonderful forms that I count everything I get. Of course, you all know me, I'd do that anyway.

wotf013


Yay, Ishmael!
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Re: Success!

Postby george nik. » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:06 pm

Congrats, Philip!
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