Notifications
Clear all

Success!

Page 135 / 147
 
TimE
 TimE
(@time)
Silver Member
Posts: 338

Well done, Milo. (Just keep your hands off my bike.)

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 2, 2019 3:28 am
OldDarth
(@olddarth)
Bronze Member
Posts: 77

Congrats!

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 2, 2019 5:04 am
Scafontaine
(@scafontaine)
Bronze Star Member
Posts: 119

Congrats Milo!!!

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 2, 2019 6:20 am
LDWriter2
(@ldwriter2)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1267

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

Not sure if you were here when I used to come here all the time but I add my Congrats too.

Working on turning Lead into Gold.
Four HMs From WotF
The latest was Q1'12
HM-quarter 4 Volume 32
One HM for another contest
published in Strange New Worlds Ten.
Another HM http://onthepremises.com/minis/mini_18.html

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 6, 2019 3:13 pm
chuckt
(@chuckt)
Silver Member
Posts: 419

Congrats!

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 11, 2019 8:17 am
chuckt
(@chuckt)
Silver Member
Posts: 419

Say-what is the procedure for acceptance (with a zine--not the contest)? Do they email you? Call you? Do they put it on hold for a while? I'm planning to find out first hand but . . . wotf004

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 11, 2019 8:18 am
LittleRed
(@littlered)
Advanced Member
Posts: 28

Say-what is the procedure for acceptance (with a zine--not the contest)? Do they email you? Call you? Do they put it on hold for a while? I'm planning to find out first hand but . . . wotf004

For what it's worth, I've done some small to midsize mags and anthologies, only one pro rate, and so far all the responses have been emails not calls.

Some editors did email to ask if they could hold a story "for consideration" and then sent a second email accepting or rejecting the story at a later date. A few were even kind enough to set a limit on how long they'd hold the piece -- those were definitely the minority.

And one or two anthologies have published a shortlist first and then emailed the R or A after final decisions were made. Those are the hardest for me if I get rejected. Making the shortlist gets me way too giddy and hopeful - then I crash and burn.

But I speak as a relative newbie - others may have different experiences.

If this world holds no wonder, it is no place for me.

ReplyQuote
Posted : May 11, 2019 11:18 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1115

I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy

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)
Ticknor Tales

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 19, 2019 4:40 am
TimE
 TimE
(@time)
Silver Member
Posts: 338

I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy

Congratulations. Must try this selling thing myself some time.

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 19, 2019 5:19 am
chuckt
(@chuckt)
Silver Member
Posts: 419

I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy

Congrats Liz. Success breeds success!

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 19, 2019 12:21 pm
Helge Mahrt
(@helge-mahrt)
Bronze Member
Posts: 69

I've sold a second story to Flame Tree Press!

http://blog.flametreepublishing.com/fan ... ic-fantasy

Awesome, congrats! Smile

R, HM, R
http://www.helgemahrt.com
Sky High, my YA/SciFi novel

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 19, 2019 8:21 pm
Scafontaine
(@scafontaine)
Bronze Star Member
Posts: 119

That's awesome!! Congrats!

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 23, 2019 8:03 pm
Ishmael
(@ishmael)
Gold Member
Posts: 793


I'm happy to report my fourth Flame Tree acceptance. This one is for 'Detective Stories', due out in November. It's a second outing for my two Victorian policemen, MacAndrew and Smithers, whose first case featured in the inaugural edition of The Sockdolager back in 2015.

I also have two other acceptances waiting on a publication date. (That's not counting Albedo 2 where I've been waiting so long I'm pretty sure publication is not going to happen.)

It may be worth pointing out to newer members that acceptances aren't the last stage, publication is. You can have magazines go out of business or editorial changes that leave your story out in the cold again, even when you thought you'd sold it.

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

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 25, 2019 3:23 am
TimE
 TimE
(@time)
Silver Member
Posts: 338

Well done, Ishmael. Always nice to hear success stories.

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 25, 2019 3:28 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1115


I'm happy to report my fourth Flame Tree acceptance. This one is for 'Detective Stories', due out in November. It's a second outing for my two Victorian policemen, MacAndrew and Smithers, whose first case featured in the inaugural edition of The Sockdolager back in 2015.

I also have two other acceptances waiting on a publication date. (That's not counting Albedo 2 where I've been waiting so long I'm pretty sure publication is not going to happen.)

It may be worth pointing out to newer members that acceptances aren't the last stage, publication is. You can have magazines go out of business or editorial changes that leave your story out in the cold again, even when you thought you'd sold it.

Woohoo! wotf007 wotf010 I'd seen your name on the list and am super thrilled.

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)
Ticknor Tales

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 25, 2019 10:15 am
Jamesblakey
(@jamesblakey)
Advanced Member
Posts: 49

Congratulations, Ishmael!

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 27, 2019 1:01 am
jficke13
(@jficke13)
Bronze Member
Posts: 80

I've neglected to post it here, but last summer Mad Scientist Journal published a classified ad where I imagined a mad science organization looking to hire a mad engineer to actually put their mad science into practice. It's out of exclusivity, so I put it on my site. https://jonficke.com/2019/03/28/fimbulv ... -engineer/

Then, I wrote a short story of the poor sap who got the job that MSJ accepted and have live on their site now:
http://madscientistjournal.org/2019/05/ ... dio-notes/

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

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 27, 2019 1:16 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1115

I've neglected to post it here, but last summer Mad Scientist Journal published a classified ad where I imagined a mad science organization looking to hire a mad engineer to actually put their mad science into practice. It's out of exclusivity, so I put it on my site. https://jonficke.com/2019/03/28/fimbulv ... -engineer/

Then, I wrote a short story of the poor sap who got the job that MSJ accepted and have live on their site now:
http://madscientistjournal.org/2019/05/ ... dio-notes/

Those are delightful. wotf019

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)
Ticknor Tales

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 27, 2019 2:36 am
TimE
 TimE
(@time)
Silver Member
Posts: 338

Ah - humour. Good stuff. Enjoyed those.

ReplyQuote
Posted : June 27, 2019 3:29 am
mikewyantjr
(@mikewyantjr)
Bronze Star Member
Posts: 177

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/

WotF Results:

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

ReplyQuote
Posted : July 12, 2019 4:27 am
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Silver Star Member
Posts: 743

Congratulations! That's awesome!

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.
www.rebeccaetreasure.com

ReplyQuote
Posted : July 12, 2019 9:50 am
chuckt
(@chuckt)
Silver Member
Posts: 419

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/

Congrats. That's gotta feel really good.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

ReplyQuote
Posted : July 12, 2019 9:55 am
czing
(@czing)
Bronze Star Member
Posts: 202

Congratulations. And I love that title Lavender Footsteps.

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
v37 Q1 - R; Q2 - SHM; Q4 - HM
v38 Q1 - HM; Q2 -SHM; Q3 - P

ReplyQuote
Posted : July 13, 2019 4:30 am
mikewyantjr
(@mikewyantjr)
Bronze Star Member
Posts: 177

Congrats. That's gotta feel really good.

It really does, especially since I love that story.

And I'm really happy with the title. Our very own RSchibler came up with the first iteration during a story swap last year and I fell in love with it.

WotF Results:

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

ReplyQuote
Posted : July 22, 2019 5:43 am
DaneCurley
(@danecurley)
Advanced Member
Posts: 49

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/

Serial-HM?

ReplyQuote
Posted : August 23, 2019 12:32 pm
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1115

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/

Serial-HM?

Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).

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)
Ticknor Tales

ReplyQuote
Posted : August 23, 2019 8:47 pm
mikewyantjr
(@mikewyantjr)
Bronze Star Member
Posts: 177

Serial-HM?

Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).

Nailed it.

WotF Results:

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

ReplyQuote
Posted : August 25, 2019 4:10 am
DaneCurley
(@danecurley)
Advanced Member
Posts: 49

I completely forgot to post here, but my serial-HM story to WoTF, Lavender Footsteps, is in The Colored Lens's Summer 2019 issue. It's also my first paid sale and I'm pretty stoked.

If you have Kindle Unlimited, it's free to read, so give it a go!

https://www.amazon.com/Colored-Lens-Sum ... 07T9J5TH2/

Serial-HM?

Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).

Why did I think you could only submit a story once?

ReplyQuote
Posted : August 25, 2019 1:16 pm
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
Gold Star Member
Posts: 1115

Serial-HM?

Submitted multiple times/earned an HM multiple times (probably with edits each time).

Why did I think you could only submit a story once?

Because finalists and semi-finalists can't be submitted again, maybe? (Anything below that absolutely can be resubmitted, although editing beforehand is recommended.)

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)
Ticknor Tales

ReplyQuote
Posted : August 25, 2019 2:20 pm
chuckt
(@chuckt)
Silver Member
Posts: 419


I'm happy to report my fourth Flame Tree acceptance. This one is for 'Detective Stories', due out in November. It's a second outing for my two Victorian policemen, MacAndrew and Smithers, whose first case featured in the inaugural edition of The Sockdolager back in 2015.

I also have two other acceptances waiting on a publication date. (That's not counting Albedo 2 where I've been waiting so long I'm pretty sure publication is not going to happen.)

It may be worth pointing out to newer members that acceptances aren't the last stage, publication is. You can have magazines go out of business or editorial changes that leave your story out in the cold again, even when you thought you'd sold it.

Congrats. I had one I wanted to send it for that but couldn't see a way to get it under the word limit.

36: R, R, R, SHM
37: R, HM, R, HM
38: HM, R, ?

ReplyQuote
Posted : August 26, 2019 5:39 am
Page 135 / 147
Share: