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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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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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Re: Success!

Postby YM Pang » Tue May 29, 2018 10:51 am

The Razor's Edge will be released earlier than expected: June 15th. My story "Final Flight of the PhoenixWing" will be the last story in the anthology. Pre-orders here: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc (For those outside the US, the anthology will be available through Amazon on the release date). If military SF/F about rebellion piques your interest, check it out!

This will be my first short story publication. It took 10 years and 200 rejections, but as they say: Never give up. Never surrender. :)
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Re: Success!

Postby morganb » Tue May 29, 2018 11:44 am

YM Pang wrote:The Razor's Edge will be released earlier than expected: June 15th. My story "Final Flight of the PhoenixWing" will be the last story in the anthology. Pre-orders here: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc (For those outside the US, the anthology will be available through Amazon on the release date). If military SF/F about rebellion piques your interest, check it out!

This will be my first short story publication. It took 10 years and 200 rejections, but as they say: Never give up. Never surrender. :)


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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Tue May 29, 2018 11:48 am

wotf010 Congratulations! I'll stop whining about my nowhere-near-200 rejections
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Wed May 30, 2018 6:21 pm

YM Pang wrote:The Razor's Edge will be released earlier than expected: June 15th. My story "Final Flight of the PhoenixWing" will be the last story in the anthology. Pre-orders here: https://squareup.com/market/zombies-need-brains-llc (For those outside the US, the anthology will be available through Amazon on the release date). If military SF/F about rebellion piques your interest, check it out!

This will be my first short story publication. It took 10 years and 200 rejections, but as they say: Never give up. Never surrender. :)


Fantastic! Nothing quite like that first story. Congratulations!

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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:37 am

I think it's pretty amazing to have got in Razor's Edge, YM. Those guys are hard to please!

Here's my own first effort this year. Slow off the mark but running at last!

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The Eleventh Commandment is not actually my first crime story, but it's the first with no SF / Fantasy elements.
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Re: Success!

Postby jficke13 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:27 am

Mad Scientist Journal accepted two fictional advertisements from me. Normally I'd wait to circulate contracts to post about it, but I wanted to tell everyone here because their submission window is still open. http://madscientistjournal.org/submissions/ and this maybe gives you more time to get something in.

I found them on the Grinder (https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/) a year or so ago and they were my very first sale of any kind (a fictional ad that ran in the Spring 2018 issue).

There are so many markets out there, everyone. Submit, submit, submit!
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:42 am

jficke13 wrote:Mad Scientist Journal accepted two fictional advertisements from me. Normally I'd wait to circulate contracts to post about it, but I wanted to tell everyone here because their submission window is still open. http://madscientistjournal.org/submissions/ and this maybe gives you more time to get something in.

I found them on the Grinder (https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/) a year or so ago and they were my very first sale of any kind (a fictional ad that ran in the Spring 2018 issue).

There are so many markets out there, everyone. Submit, submit, submit!


Congrats! They were my first paid publication. It is a fun journal to be in.
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Re: Success!

Postby jficke13 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:44 am

Yeah the fact that they were my first sale a year ago has earned them a special place in my heart. I'm happy to have been able to submit to their open call (happier still to be accepted).
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:49 am

Ishmael wrote:I think it's pretty amazing to have got in Razor's Edge, YM. Those guys are hard to please!

Here's my own first effort this year. Slow off the mark but running at last!

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The Eleventh Commandment is not actually my first crime story, but it's the first with no SF / Fantasy elements.


I loved this story.
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Re: Success!

Postby amoskalik » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:52 am

I have a story out The Garden of Esther in The Colored Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BXG21D3.
It's free on KindleUnlimited and will be on sale for $0.99 on June 19th is anyone's interested.
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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:30 am

It’s a little thing, but my R from last quarter was accepted for a dystopia-focused magazine.

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Re: Success!

Postby KD Julicher » Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:59 am

My V34 Q4 SHM is out now from InterGalactic Medicine Show!
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:09 pm

Awesome news, Michael! KD, that story is awesome! ^_^
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:40 pm

Ishmael wrote:I think it's pretty amazing to have got in Razor's Edge, YM. Those guys are hard to please!

Here's my own first effort this year. Slow off the mark but running at last!

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The Eleventh Commandment is not actually my first crime story, but it's the first with no SF / Fantasy elements.


Great story, Ishmael. Congratulations!

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:41 pm

jficke13 wrote:Mad Scientist Journal accepted two fictional advertisements from me. Normally I'd wait to circulate contracts to post about it, but I wanted to tell everyone here because their submission window is still open. http://madscientistjournal.org/submissions/ and this maybe gives you more time to get something in.

I found them on the Grinder (https://thegrinder.diabolicalplots.com/) a year or so ago and they were my very first sale of any kind (a fictional ad that ran in the Spring 2018 issue).

There are so many markets out there, everyone. Submit, submit, submit!


Congrats! I keep meaning to submit to these guys!

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:42 pm

amoskalik wrote:I have a story out The Garden of Esther in The Colored Lens https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BXG21D3.
It's free on KindleUnlimited and will be on sale for $0.99 on June 19th is anyone's interested.


Congrats, Aaron. I sold a story to these guys a while back. I love how they always give feedback even if they reject. I like their taste in stories too!

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:43 pm

michaeljwyantjr wrote:It’s a little thing, but my R from last quarter was accepted for a dystopia-focused magazine.

wotf024


Ah, it's always sweet to sell a WOTF reject. Congrats, Michael!

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:44 pm

KD Julicher wrote:My V34 Q4 SHM is out now from InterGalactic Medicine Show!


Congrats, KD! That's a great market to place a story in. And illustrated too! Very nice. wotf010

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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:58 pm

preston wrote:
michaeljwyantjr wrote:It’s a little thing, but my R from last quarter was accepted for a dystopia-focused magazine.

wotf024


Ah, it's always sweet to sell a WOTF reject. Congrats, Michael!


Thanks! I had a feeling it wasn't right for WOTF when I submitted it, but every now and then you have to try a passion project, right? Not everyone likes 18th century-style epistolary shorts like I do. wotf001
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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:58 pm

KD Julicher wrote:My V34 Q4 SHM is out now from InterGalactic Medicine Show!


Congrats KD! It's a beautiful tale!
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Re: Success!

Postby YM Pang » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:07 pm

Congrats Michael, KD, Ishamael, Aaron, and all you lovely people with recent acceptances! Remember, just because a story received a rejection at one market doesn't mean it won't make it at another market.

If anyone's interested, here's the Amazon link to THE RAZOR'S EDGE where I have a story: https://www.amazon.ca/Razors-Edge-Seana ... 940709229/ Should be available in your country's Amazon for those outside the US.
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