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Ishmael
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:03 am

Well, after being on a real roll in the second half of last year I honestly wondered where my next sale was coming from. I can now reveal it's coming from Gumshoe. Yes, I wrote a crime story! (The story is called 'The Eleventh Commandment' and is due out in June.)

Following my political satire in 'More Alternative Truths' that makes two non-speculative stories in a row. Since I can't seem to sell speculative at the moment, maybe I should try another career path?
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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:09 am

Congratulations Ishmael!

If you enjoy writing other genres and people are buying them, I don't see why not. You can always slip a little speculative element into everything if you get the itch, just remember to wrap it up with a nice "logical" bow at the end. ;)
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:57 am

Congrats, Philip!
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:45 am

Thanks guys!
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Re: Success!

Postby YM Pang » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:32 pm

Congrats, Ishmael! I heard crime is a pretty tough market to crack, so yay you!

I'm gonna end up posting both here and in Five Minute Rant today, because it's been that kind of day. I've sold a story to Escape Pod; happened a while ago but I wanted to wait until contracts were signed before saying anything. Second science fiction sale (third if you count that one that was paid for but never will get published), to go with my three fantasy sales.

Quite pleased about how my SF is doing, considering I started writing it seriously only last year. Been writing fantasy for fifteen years...
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Ishmael
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:27 am

Thanks YM. And congratulations to you!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Tue May 08, 2018 8:49 am

An anthology I am in, The Chronos Chronicles, just came out on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/1910910171/

This is very exciting to me because my story in this, The Wishing Place, is the first short story I wrote.
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Tue May 08, 2018 5:18 pm

So much inspiring successes. Congrats to Ishmael and Michelle and Amoskalik! Keep it up!

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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Wed May 16, 2018 8:58 am

Had a couple tiny successes this week amidst a ton of negativity. Apparently, my non-fiction articles have gotten enough traction on Medium that I'm now a top writer in the "Mental Health" category and I had one of those articles accepted to The Good Men Project (an online publication about how male roles are transitioning in the 21st century [in a good way]).

So... yay small victories. wotf008
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