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Re: Success!

Postby JVAshley » Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:46 pm

Congrats Everyone! wotf010
It's so exciting to see forumites getting published!
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1x SF | 3x HM | 4x R

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Re: Success!

Postby Wulf Moon » Wed Apr 01, 2020 1:35 pm

RSchibler wrote:Congrats to everyone! DSF is a shiny sale, and who wouldn't love a podcast of their story?! Amazing!


What Becky said. Nicely done, all!
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Re: Success!

Postby KD Julicher » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:19 am

My WOTF workshop 24 hour story, "The Eyes of Hemshat", is available now at Abyss & Apex. Fun fact: it was actually about 1k words longer when I wrote it (in 24 hours) and was definitely the longest story written my year.

https://www.abyssapexzine.com/2020/03/t ... f-hemshat/
WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
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Re: Success!

Postby DaneCurley » Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:45 am

RSchibler wrote:I get it! Share when you can. Congratulations!


Here it is! From a WOTF Rejection, to my first published piece.
Thanks everyone again for being a part of my journey as an SF writer.

Infinite Worlds #4
In this issue: "Holy Crisis" by Dane Curley wotf024 wotf024 wotf024 wotf024

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The magazine is just fantastic. If you haven't heard of it, you can learn more about it at infiniteworldsmagazine.com
I cannot wait to see who illustrates my story.

Continued luck and success to all. Stay healthy in these trying times.
Per aspera ad astra*~

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Re: Success!

Postby AlexH » Thu Apr 02, 2020 1:53 pm

Some great successes recently. Nice work everyone. wotf008
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Re: Success!

Postby Corbin Maxwell » Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:06 am

I just received a “didn’t win me over,” from F&SF. It’s my first one of those. I always get “didn’t quite grab me,” with one or two comments.

Anyway, on to another day.
For there is death in the sound of it, and a glamorous fatality, like silver pennons downrushing at sunset, or a dying fall of horns along the road to Ronceveaux.

The only easy day was yesterday.




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HM x 10

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Re: Success!

Postby michaeljwyantjr » Mon Apr 13, 2020 10:53 am

My serial-HM short story, "Lavender Footsteps," is now a free podcast!

Swing by and give it a listen here: Episode 1 of The Storyteller Series "Lavender Footsteps"
WotF Results:
  • R:6
  • HM:8
  • sHM:0
  • SF:1
  • F:0
  • Last: HM, Q2 v37

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Re: Success!

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:29 am

My story "How to Become a Successful 21st Century Cybercriminal in Five Easy Steps" appears in the latest issue of "The Dark City Crime & Suspense Magazine."

http://thedarkcitymysterymagazine.com/howtobecome.html

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Re: Success!

Postby Henckel » Thu Apr 16, 2020 6:48 pm

Congrats! I was just looking at that publication two days ago wondering if I have anything suitable for them
(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM (published @ Sci-fi Lampoon)
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(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – ?
(2020) V37 Q3 – ?

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Re: Success!

Postby WillShadbolt » Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:56 pm

Congratulations, Michael and Milo!
R, HM, R, Pending

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Re: Success!

Postby vjalrik » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:36 am

I've been taking Dean Wesley Smith's free course on Fiction Kickstarters https://wmg-publishing-workshops-and-lectures.teachable.com/p/kickstarter and am giving an open submission anthology a go (it's live now!). If you're interested in which SFF authors your writing is most like (or in using computer algorithms to sift through slush piles), give it a gander:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vanalrik/despot-science-fiction-and-fantasy-anthology
Van Alrik
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Re: Success!

Postby RSchibler » Tue Jun 09, 2020 6:49 am

I am excited to share that DisgruntledPeony and I co-wrote a story that has been selected for publication in the Hold Your Fire anthology from WordFire Press!

Proceeds from the anthology go to fund the scholarship we received. It’s a shiny ToC as well- at least one other forumite is with us but I’ll let them announce themselves.

I’m so ecstatic that our story was selected. Co-writing was a really fun experience!
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
V37: HM, SF, P

ALWAYS available for critique. PM me.

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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:05 am

RSchibler wrote:I am excited to share that DisgruntledPeony and I co-wrote a story that has been selected for publication in the Hold Your Fire anthology from WordFire Press!

Proceeds from the anthology go to fund the scholarship we received. It’s a shiny ToC as well- at least one other forumite is with us but I’ll let them announce themselves.

I’m so ecstatic that our story was selected. Co-writing was a really fun experience!

wotf026 wotf049 wotf026 wotf049 wotf026 wotf049 wotf026

I'm really proud of the story we wrote together. It was a really fun project!
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

R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, ?

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Re: Success!

Postby TimE » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:40 am

Well done DP & RS. Doubt if I could co-author.
Some HMs More Rs - I keep thinking I'm getting closer, but perhaps not.
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Re: Success!

Postby Wulf Moon » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:52 am

Congratulations Liz and Becky! Not only is it a great anthology, but you are supporting new scholarships. Well done!
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Re: Success!

Postby Thomas Woodward » Thu Jun 11, 2020 7:10 pm

Congrats Liz and Becky! You both deserve the recognition - very excited to read it when it comes out!
5x R
7x HM
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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:10 am

RSchibler wrote:I am excited to share that DisgruntledPeony and I co-wrote a story that has been selected for publication in the Hold Your Fire anthology from WordFire Press!

Proceeds from the anthology go to fund the scholarship we received. It’s a shiny ToC as well- at least one other forumite is with us but I’ll let them announce themselves.

I’m so ecstatic that our story was selected. Co-writing was a really fun experience!



How exciting! Congrats!
36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, ?

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Re: Success!

Postby chuckt » Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:10 am

DaneCurley wrote:
RSchibler wrote:I get it! Share when you can. Congratulations!


Here it is! From a WOTF Rejection, to my first published piece.
Thanks everyone again for being a part of my journey as an SF writer.

Infinite Worlds #4
In this issue: "Holy Crisis" by Dane Curley wotf024 wotf024 wotf024 wotf024

Image

The magazine is just fantastic. If you haven't heard of it, you can learn more about it at infiniteworldsmagazine.com
I cannot wait to see who illustrates my story.

Continued luck and success to all. Stay healthy in these trying times.
Per aspera ad astra*~


How awesome. Can't wait to read it.
36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, ?

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Re: Success!

Postby SCAFontaine » Wed Jun 17, 2020 6:05 pm

RSchibler wrote:I am excited to share that DisgruntledPeony and I co-wrote a story that has been selected for publication in the Hold Your Fire anthology from WordFire Press!

Proceeds from the anthology go to fund the scholarship we received. It’s a shiny ToC as well- at least one other forumite is with us but I’ll let them announce themselves.

I’m so ecstatic that our story was selected. Co-writing was a really fun experience!


Congrats to both of you!!!
5 x HM
2 x R

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Re: Success!

Postby MiloMinderbinder » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:55 am

My story The Greatest Secret appears in the just published "Heartbreaks & Half-truths" anthology from Superior Shores Press.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088ZGF18Y

And I have an essay up at Art Taylor's "The First Two Pages" talking about how I crafted the beginning of the story.

https://arttaylorwriter.com/2020/06/09/ ... es-blakey/

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Re: Success!

Postby storysinger » Fri Jun 19, 2020 6:13 am

Congrats on the sale James. I read your first two pages and reread The Bicycle Thief. Good stuff.
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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:05 pm

Awesome, Milo! wotf007 wotf010 wotf010 wotf010
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

R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, ?

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Postby AlexH » Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:40 pm

Congrats everyone! I'd love to read about how you worked this out together Liz and Becky. Is there a blog post coming? Maybe co-written! I read an article about co-writing stories recently. Maybe it was a link shared here.
35: - R R R | 36: R HM R R | 37: HM ?

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Postby RSchibler » Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:19 pm

AlexH wrote:Congrats everyone! I'd love to read about how you worked this out together Liz and Becky. Is there a blog post coming? Maybe co-written! I read an article about co-writing stories recently. Maybe it was a link shared here.

I’ll write something up!
V34: R, HM, R
V35: HM, R, R, HM
V36: R, HM, HM, SHM
V37: HM, SF, P

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Re: Success!

Postby SCAFontaine » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:44 pm

Congrats Milo! You've been on a roll lately!
5 x HM
2 x R

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Re: Success!

Postby Andy Dibble » Tue Jun 30, 2020 1:16 am

I sold three stories last month, two to Sci Phi Journal and one to Speculative North, a new semipro zine out of Toronto. One of the two to SPJ is out:
https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/2020/06/26/the-meaning-of-his-own-words/

The first edition of Speculative North is also out, albeit not the one that my story is in:
https://www.amazon.com/Speculative-Nort ... B089KW21WV
35.2 R
35.3 R
35.4 R
36.1 First Place
36.2 HM

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Most Recent - Sci Phi Journal (https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/2020/06/26/the-meaning-of-his-own-words/)

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Re: Success!

Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:35 am

Andy Dibble wrote:I sold three stories last month, two to Sci Phi Journal and one to Speculative North, a new semipro zine out of Toronto. One of the two to SPJ is out:
https://www.sciphijournal.org/index.php/2020/06/26/the-meaning-of-his-own-words/

The first edition of Speculative North is also out, albeit not the one that my story is in:
https://www.amazon.com/Speculative-Nort ... B089KW21WV

Nice!
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 Reuben » Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:43 am

wotf049 wotf049 I submitted for the first time to a pro-paying market--Science Fiction and Fantasy, I was worried it would give me a bad name and maybe I should push it off, and I got a "didn't win me over"!

I'm a little stunned.

Can anyone confirm that this still means something good?
Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill
One reject, one pending.

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Postby disgruntledpeony » Tue Jun 30, 2020 8:41 pm

Reuben wrote:wotf049 wotf049 I submitted for the first time to a pro-paying market--Science Fiction and Fantasy, I was worried it would give me a bad name and maybe I should push it off, and I got a "didn't win me over"!

I'm a little stunned.

Can anyone confirm that this still means something good?

That's a rejection, but I'm pretty sure that one means Charlie read the story all the way through. wotf007 Kind of like getting an HM from WotF.
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 FishyGoo » Wed Jul 01, 2020 7:27 am

Reuben wrote:wotf049 wotf049 I submitted for the first time to a pro-paying market--Science Fiction and Fantasy, I was worried it would give me a bad name and maybe I should push it off, and I got a "didn't win me over"!

I'm a little stunned.

Can anyone confirm that this still means something good?


I assumed 'win me over' was his higher tier response, but I've received so many variations from that magazine..."didn't grab me" "didn't quite grab me' "didn't win me over" "didn't quite win me over"...on twitter Charlie has said these are not specifically tiered so hell if I know what the difference is. The closest I've gotten to a personal was "interesting idea but didn't quite win me over."

All my rejections from SFaF have also been signed Charlie, so I'm not convinced he's read every story through to the end, though I could be wrong. I think it's on all the form rejections.


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