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Ishmael
(@ishmael)
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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?

1 x SF, 2 x SHM, 11 x HM, WotF batting average .583
Blog The View From Sliabh Mannan.

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Posted : April 24, 2018 3:03 am
mikewyantjr
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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. 😉

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : April 24, 2018 3:09 am
amoskalik
(@amoskalik)
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Posts: 438

Congrats, Philip!

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Posted : April 24, 2018 3:57 am
Ishmael
(@ishmael)
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Posts: 793

Thanks guys!

1 x SF, 2 x SHM, 11 x HM, WotF batting average .583
Blog The View From Sliabh Mannan.

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Posted : April 24, 2018 4:45 am
YM Pang
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Posts: 50

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...

Michelle Pang
http://www.ympang.com
1xFinalist, 10xHM

"Subtle Ways Each Time" in Escape Pod.
"The Palace of the Silver Dragon" in Strange Horizons.

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Posted : April 27, 2018 12:32 pm
Ishmael
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Thanks YM. And congratulations to you!

1 x SF, 2 x SHM, 11 x HM, WotF batting average .583
Blog The View From Sliabh Mannan.

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Posted : April 27, 2018 11:27 pm
amoskalik
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Posts: 438

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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Posted : May 8, 2018 4:49 am
Preston Dennett
(@prestondennett)
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Posts: 518

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

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : May 8, 2018 1:18 pm
mikewyantjr
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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

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : May 16, 2018 4:58 am
YM Pang
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Posts: 50

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. Smile

Michelle Pang
http://www.ympang.com
1xFinalist, 10xHM

"Subtle Ways Each Time" in Escape Pod.
"The Palace of the Silver Dragon" in Strange Horizons.

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Posted : May 29, 2018 6:51 am
Morgan
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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. Smile

Persistence pays! wotf010

~Morgan

"If you can do it for joy, you can do it forever."
- Stephen King
Drop me a line at https://morganbroadhead.com

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Posted : May 29, 2018 7:44 am
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
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wotf010 Congratulations! I'll stop whining about my nowhere-near-200 rejections

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
Available for critiques - PM for availability.
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Posted : May 29, 2018 7:48 am
Preston Dennett
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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. Smile

Fantastic! Nothing quite like that first story. Congratulations!

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : May 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Ishmael
(@ishmael)
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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!

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

1 x SF, 2 x SHM, 11 x HM, WotF batting average .583
Blog The View From Sliabh Mannan.

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Posted : June 3, 2018 4:37 am
jficke13
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Posts: 80

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!

HM x2, Vol. 34 Q4 - 3rd. http://www.jonficke.com

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Posted : June 13, 2018 4:27 am
amoskalik
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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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Posted : June 13, 2018 4:42 am
jficke13
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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).

HM x2, Vol. 34 Q4 - 3rd. http://www.jonficke.com

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Posted : June 13, 2018 4:44 am
amoskalik
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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!

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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Posted : June 13, 2018 4:49 am
amoskalik
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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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Posted : June 13, 2018 4:52 am
mikewyantjr
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Posts: 177

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

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WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : June 21, 2018 2:30 am
KD Julicher
(@kd-julicher)
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Posts: 119

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

WOTF: HM x 16, SHMx2, SF x 1, F V31 Q3, V32 Q2, V32 Q4, V34 Q3, V36 Q1
Baen Fantasy Award Winner 2014
V32 Published Finalist
3rd place V37 Q1!

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Posted : June 21, 2018 5:59 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Posts: 1115

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

If you are in difficulties with a book, try the element of surprise: attack it at an hour when it isn't expecting it. ~ H.G. Wells
R, SF, SHM, SHM, SHM, F, R, HM, SHM, R, HM, R, F, SHM, SHM, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
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Posted : June 21, 2018 8:09 am
Preston Dennett
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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!

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

Great story, Ishmael. Congratulations!

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : June 21, 2018 1:40 pm
Preston Dennett
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Posts: 518

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!

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : June 21, 2018 1:41 pm
Preston Dennett
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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!

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : June 21, 2018 1:42 pm
Preston Dennett
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Posts: 518

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

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

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : June 21, 2018 1:43 pm
Preston Dennett
(@prestondennett)
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Posts: 518

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

Preston Dennett
HM x 12
F x 1
Winner, 2nd place, Q1, Volume 35
39 stories published! (and counting!)

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Posted : June 21, 2018 1:44 pm
mikewyantjr
(@mikewyantjr)
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Posts: 177

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

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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

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : June 21, 2018 2:58 pm
mikewyantjr
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My V34 Q4 SHM is out now from InterGalactic Medicine Show!

Congrats KD! It's a beautiful tale!

WotF Results:

R:6
HM:12
sHM:0
SF:1
F:0
Last: HM, Q1 v38

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Posted : June 21, 2018 2:58 pm
YM Pang
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Bronze Member
Posts: 50

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.

Michelle Pang
http://www.ympang.com
1xFinalist, 10xHM

"Subtle Ways Each Time" in Escape Pod.
"The Palace of the Silver Dragon" in Strange Horizons.

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Posted : June 21, 2018 3:07 pm
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