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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:53 am

Very pleased to announce that my new story "Korba's Revenge," is now live at Stupefying Stories! It's my first attempt at steampunk. (2000 words). Here's the link if you'd like to take a peek:
https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2018/09/showcase-korbas-revenge-by-preston.html

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Re: Success!

Postby Sataris » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:40 pm

preston wrote:Very pleased to announce that my new story "Korba's Revenge," is now live at Stupefying Stories! It's my first attempt at steampunk. (2000 words). Here's the link if you'd like to take a peek:
https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2018/09/showcase-korbas-revenge-by-preston.html

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that was a super fun read! and congrats!
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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:57 pm

preston wrote:Very pleased to announce that my new story "Korba's Revenge," is now live at Stupefying Stories! It's my first attempt at steampunk. (2000 words). Here's the link if you'd like to take a peek:
https://stupefyingstories.blogspot.com/2018/09/showcase-korbas-revenge-by-preston.html

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Great read, Preston! Well done!
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Re: Success!

Postby WiseSerpent » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:10 pm

I got my story "Braids" in Swords and Sorcery Magazine ! It's my first in that market.
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Re: Success!

Postby Ishmael » Sat Sep 15, 2018 3:18 am

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I'm pleased to report my third acceptance from Flame Tree, this time for their forthcoming 'Cosy Crime' anthology. These are beautiful hardbacks and good people to deal with. They've just given advance warning of another two calls, so keeps your eyes open, guys.
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Re: Success!

Postby morganb » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:44 am

That is a gorgeous cover!


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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:09 pm

WiseSerpent wrote:I got my story "Braids" in Swords and Sorcery Magazine ! It's my first in that market.


Congrats, WiseSerpent. That's a nice market!

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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Mon Sep 17, 2018 6:10 pm

Ishmael wrote:Image

I'm pleased to report my third acceptance from Flame Tree, this time for their forthcoming 'Cosy Crime' anthology. These are beautiful hardbacks and good people to deal with. They've just given advance warning of another two calls, so keeps your eyes open, guys.


Very impressive, Ishmael! Congrats. And thanks for the heads up on future calls.

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Re: Success!

Postby Sataris » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:40 am

Congrats wiseserpent and Ishmael!

Also have a story of my own out today-an early version of which was a shm a little ways back.

You can read it (free!) over at syntax and salt
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Re: Success!

Postby preston » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:16 am

Sataris wrote:Congrats wiseserpent and Ishmael!

Also have a story of my own out today-an early version of which was a shm a little ways back.

You can read it (free!) over at syntax and salt


Great story, Sataris. Vivid, poignant and incredibly creative. Can see why it won a silver!

https://syntaxandsalt.com/2018/09/22/the-tin-man/

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Re: Success!

Postby Sataris » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:49 am

Thanks for the kind words, Preston! And the link (whoops lol)
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Re: Success!

Postby vjalrik » Mon Oct 08, 2018 11:45 am

I'm happy to announce I have a fun story in a fun anthology that just came out last week: The Church of Raw in Thuggish Itch: Scientific. The story was a quirky early WOTF rejection that I still really liked, but was a poor fit for most markets, so I've been shopping it around for a couple of years. This was its 25th submission, so I'm happy to have finally found it a good home!
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Re: Success!

Postby WillShadbolt » Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:56 am

After numerous attempts, I finally placed a story in DSF! It's the first pro market I've been published in, so I'm pretty pumped.

https://dailysciencefiction.com/hither- ... -labyrinth

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Re: Success!

Postby vjalrik » Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:03 am

WillShadbolt wrote:After numerous attempts, I finally placed a story in DSF! It's the first pro market I've been published in, so I'm pretty pumped.

https://dailysciencefiction.com/hither- ... -labyrinth

Congrats Will! I enjoyed the story - fun idea wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:53 pm

Cool concept Will. Congratulations on the sale.
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Re: Success!

Postby WillShadbolt » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:43 am

Thank guys!

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Re: Success!

Postby morganb » Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:25 pm

Nice way to give an old story a new twist, Will. Congrats!


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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:45 pm

Congratulations on the win Wulf. wotf010
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:00 pm

I put my first published story, 'A Matter of Interpretation,' up on my website today. Feel free to peruse at your leisure.
If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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Re: Success!

Postby SCAFontaine » Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:24 pm

Congrats on your publication! It was a good read. Was this one of the stories you previously submitted to Wotf?

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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:36 am

SCAFontaine wrote:Congrats on your publication! It was a good read. Was this one of the stories you previously submitted to Wotf?

Actually, no. I wrote it specifically for submission to the Heroic Fantasy collection, expecting to submit it to WotF after it got rejected--and then it got accepted, and I was equal parts excited and confused. wotf019 My finalist story was a sequel of sorts to this one, although I have yet to find a market for it.
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Re: Success!

Postby JVAshley » Mon Jan 28, 2019 8:38 am

I'm excited for the chance to read it!
Congrats Again!!!
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Re: Success!

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:03 am

I made my first pro sale!

Woman's World, A US tabloid that can be found in the racks at the checkout lines of better supermarkets, will publish my mini-mystery "The Hockey Card Heist" in their March 14th issue.

I also sold a time travel story to Wildside Press' upcoming Crime Travel anthology. It's hard to be upset at a sale, but now I'm kicking myself for not sending it to WOTF. New rule: Every SF/Fantasy story gets submitted to the contest first.
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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Thu Feb 21, 2019 6:13 am

Congratulations! That's great news!
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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Thu Feb 21, 2019 11:24 am

Congrats Milo on both sales. Good going.
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Re: Success!

Postby SCAFontaine » Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:53 am

Congrats on the sales Milo! That's great news!

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Re: Success!

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Thu May 02, 2019 4:43 am

My story The Bicycle Thief won the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for Best Flash Story!

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2019/ ... unced.html
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Thu May 02, 2019 4:54 am

MiloMinderbinder wrote:My story The Bicycle Thief won the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for Best Flash Story!

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2019/ ... unced.html

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If a person offend you, and you are in doubt as to whether it was intentional or not, do not resort to extreme measures; simply watch your chance and hit him with a brick. ~ Mark Twain

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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Thu May 02, 2019 5:25 am

MiloMinderbinder wrote:My story The Bicycle Thief won the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for Best Flash Story!

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2019/ ... unced.html


Congratulations! wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
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Vol35: HM, R, R, HM
Vol36: R, pending

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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Thu May 02, 2019 7:21 am

MiloMinderbinder wrote:My story The Bicycle Thief won the Short Mystery Fiction Society's Derringer Award for Best Flash Story!

https://shortmystery.blogspot.com/2019/ ... unced.html



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