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DaneCurley
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Rejections don't always mean it's not your market, but I am glad they found success elsewhere! What is the market so we can check it out when it hits?

I agree with you generally, but I think my stories checked a few "not gonna be well-considered here" boxes upon reconsideration. Hehe.

In any case, I'm eager to share the market, but I'm so nervous that it is "too good to be true," and don't want pie in my face. So I will wait for more than just the acceptance email from the editor to share the Issue # & Market! I'm still nervous post-acceptance!!

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Posted : February 26, 2020 2:02 am
RETreasure
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I get it! Share when you can. Congratulations!

V34: R,HM,R
V35: HM,R,R,HM
V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
V37: HM,SF,SHM,SHM
V38: F, SHM, P, P
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Posted : February 26, 2020 2:21 am
Wulf Moon
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Well, it's not alphabetical, so it must be based on story awesomeness! (Sorry, KG Anderson) wotf011

Heh-heh. Congratulations, Michael J!

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Posted : February 26, 2020 2:57 am
LibrarianBarbarian
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I just heard from the Editor in Chief of the indie press publishing my upcoming Western novelette that the anthology will be coming out this October! It's been a long time since the story was accepted last spring. The poor guy AND his daughter have both been having terrible health issues and everything slowed to a crawl. This will mark my 5th published story (one reprint).

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Posted : February 28, 2020 10:23 am
AndyDibble
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I just heard from the Editor in Chief of the indie press publishing my upcoming Western novelette that the anthology will be coming out this October!

Congrats! Make sure you share it with us when it's out / out for pre-order!

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Posted : March 1, 2020 6:50 pm
LibrarianBarbarian
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Congrats! Make sure you share it with us when it's out / out for pre-order!

Thanks Andy! It's a little outside the realm of this board, but it is 'speculative' in a way. The anthology's theme is team-ups of Western historical characters who never actually met. We had to keep it realistic as to their lifespans and historical locations, in that a meeting could theoretically have occurred. My story is about a very young Henry McCarty taking the first small steps along the road to his future infamy as Billy the Kid, guided by the legendary outlaw, John Wesley Hardin.

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Posted : March 2, 2020 6:12 am
mikewyantjr
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Congrats! Make sure you share it with us when it's out / out for pre-order!

Thanks Andy! It's a little outside the realm of this board, but it is 'speculative' in a way. The anthology's theme is team-ups of Western historical characters who never actually met. We had to keep it realistic as to their lifespans and historical locations, in that a meeting could theoretically have occurred. My story is about a very young Henry McCarty taking the first small steps along the road to his future infamy as Billy the Kid, guided by the legendary outlaw, John Wesley Hardin.

This is the success thread; all success is welcome! Share away when it's ready. wotf007

WotF Results:

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

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Posted : March 3, 2020 1:57 am
LibrarianBarbarian
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This is the success thread; all success is welcome! Share away when it's ready. wotf007

I will! I had a lot of fun with that one. The mood I had in mind while writing it was 'imagine the classic Western movie, 'Shane' if it was directed in 1970 by Sam Peckinpah instead of in 1953 by George Stevens'.

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Posted : March 3, 2020 2:06 am
MichaelKingswood
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Here's a different kind of success: Kickstarter. I'm running a small campaign to fund some audiobooks. 25% funded so far, in less than a day. Considering I gave myself a month, I think success is in the works. Smile

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Posted : March 11, 2020 6:05 am
Henckel
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This is the success thread; all success is welcome! Share away when it's ready. wotf007

I will! I had a lot of fun with that one. The mood I had in mind while writing it was 'imagine the classic Western movie, 'Shane' if it was directed in 1970 by Sam Peckinpah instead of in 1953 by George Stevens'.

Yes, definitely share the link.

For a Sci-Fi Fantasy forum, there is a surprisingly LOT of us who love westerns (myself included).

(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – Semi-finalist
(2021) V38 Q2 – SHM
(2021) V38 Q3 – tba

Coolest Achievements
(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2020) Dream Foundry - Shortlisted
(2021) Mike Resnick Memorial Award - 3rd Place winner!!! (to be published)

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Posted : March 11, 2020 10:24 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Posts: 1115

Got so caught up in real life stuff that I forgot to post about this on February 29th! My second pro published short story, 'Scars of Sentiment,' is now for sale in the U.S. https://www.amazon.com/dp/178755693X/re ... AEbACJ5V9H

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 : March 11, 2020 3:03 pm
Wulf Moon
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Got so caught up in real life stuff that I forgot to post about this on February 29th! My second pro published short story, 'Scars of Sentiment,' is now for sale in the U.S. https://www.amazon.com/dp/178755693X/re ... AEbACJ5V9H

Wonderful! Congratulations, LIz! Those are beautiful books!

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : March 12, 2020 4:45 am
Wulf Moon
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Here's a different kind of success: Kickstarter. I'm running a small campaign to fund some audiobooks. 25% funded so far, in less than a day. Considering I gave myself a month, I think success is in the works. Smile

Best of success on your Kickstarter, Michael! You've got big plans; Kickstarter support can make them happen! Glad it's off to a good start!

Cheers!

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : March 12, 2020 4:47 am
AndyDibble
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Got so caught up in real life stuff that I forgot to post about this on February 29th! My second pro published short story, 'Scars of Sentiment,' is now for sale in the U.S. https://www.amazon.com/dp/178755693X/re ... AEbACJ5V9H

Nice! Something for me to read once I beat down my stack a bit.

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Posted : March 16, 2020 6:44 pm
Henckel
(@henckel)
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Posts: 417

Got so caught up in real life stuff that I forgot to post about this on February 29th! My second pro published short story, 'Scars of Sentiment,' is now for sale in the U.S. https://www.amazon.com/dp/178755693X/re ... AEbACJ5V9H

Congratulations, Liz!!!!!!  fistinair

(2014) V31 Q1 – R
(2018) V35 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q3 – HM
(2019) V36 Q4 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q1 – R
(2020) V37 Q2 – HM
(2020) V37 Q3 – SHM
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2021) V38 Q1 – Semi-finalist
(2021) V38 Q2 – SHM
(2021) V38 Q3 – tba

Coolest Achievements
(2019) Published in Escape Anthology
(2020) Published in Sci-Fi Lampoon
(2020) V37 Q4 – Finalist
(2020) Dream Foundry - Shortlisted
(2021) Mike Resnick Memorial Award - 3rd Place winner!!! (to be published)

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Posted : March 17, 2020 10:25 am
MichaelKingswood
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Here's a different kind of success: Kickstarter. I'm running a small campaign to fund some audiobooks. 25% funded so far, in less than a day. Considering I gave myself a month, I think success is in the works. Smile

Best of success on your Kickstarter, Michael! You've got big plans; Kickstarter support can make them happen! Glad it's off to a good start!

Cheers!

10 days in - 56% funded. wotf013

Hey on a related note, Dean is starting up a campaign to educate writers on Kickstarter and organize mutual support. The goal is to make writers better at campaigns but also to increase the Fiction presence on Kickstarter, and maybe turn it into a place readers will go to look for new cool books and writers sort of like how gamers do now. He set up a free course/forum on the subject, if anyone is interested:

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Posted : March 20, 2020 4:56 am
Wulf Moon
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Here's a different kind of success: Kickstarter. I'm running a small campaign to fund some audiobooks. 25% funded so far, in less than a day. Considering I gave myself a month, I think success is in the works. Smile

Best of success on your Kickstarter, Michael! You've got big plans; Kickstarter support can make them happen! Glad it's off to a good start!

Cheers!

10 days in - 56% funded. wotf013

Hey on a related note, Dean is starting up a campaign to educate writers on Kickstarter and organize mutual support. The goal is to make writers better at campaigns but also to increase the Fiction presence on Kickstarter, and maybe turn it into a place readers will go to look for new cool books and writers sort of like how gamers do now. He set up a free course/forum on the subject, if anyone is interested:

Congratulations your Kickstarter is doing so well, Michael! Kickstarter is a great resource for getting projects off the ground. Much success to you!

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : March 22, 2020 7:50 am
Jasmine Arch
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So, my story, On the Nature and Origin of Dragons, which got an HM last year, just got accepted by an anthology. At pro rates. I've sold short stories before (2 shorts, 2 flash pieces) but never at pro rates before!

(I'm still reeling, tbh)

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Posted : March 27, 2020 7:37 am
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
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Posts: 1115

So, my story, On the Nature and Origin of Dragons, which got an HM last year, just got accepted by an anthology. At pro rates. I've sold short stories before (2 shorts, 2 flash pieces) but never at pro rates before!

(I'm still reeling, tbh)

Congratulations! wotf007 wotf010

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

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Posted : March 27, 2020 7:48 am
Scafontaine
(@scafontaine)
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So, my story, On the Nature and Origin of Dragons, which got an HM last year, just got accepted by an anthology. At pro rates. I've sold short stories before (2 shorts, 2 flash pieces) but never at pro rates before!

(I'm still reeling, tbh)

CONGRATS!! That's awesome!

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Posted : March 28, 2020 2:38 am
Wulf Moon
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Posts: 2277

So, my story, On the Nature and Origin of Dragons, which got an HM last year, just got accepted by an anthology. At pro rates. I've sold short stories before (2 shorts, 2 flash pieces) but never at pro rates before!

(I'm still reeling, tbh)

Yay, Jasmine! Congratulations, and may there be many more!

JOIN THE WULF PACK! http://the super secrets.com
"Super-Duper Moongirl and the Amazing Moon Dawdler" wins WRITERS OF THE FUTURE VOL. 35 & BEST SF&F STORY OF 2019. Order WotF Volume 35 HERE!
“Muzik Man" in Deep Magic Fall 2020 wins BEST SF&F STORY of 2020
NEW! Don't miss the Super Secret "Character Agency: I Need a Hero!" in DreamForge Anvil Magazine!
JUST RELEASED! BEST OF DEEP MAGIC ANTHOLOGY TWO! Three Super Secrets Workshop members made it into this best of the best anthology! KD Julicher, Brittany Rainsdon, and some guy named Wulf Moon. Click HERE to get yours!
NEXT MASTER CLASSES AT FYRECON ONLINE, NOV. 18-21ST. Click HERE before they are sold out once again!

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Posted : March 28, 2020 9:06 am
WillShadbolt
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Posts: 39

Daily Science Fiction just accepted one of my stories!

I first got the idea almost two years ago and wrote a total of five different versions, trying to get it right, so I’m extra ecstatic to see it sell!

R, HM, R, Pending

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Posted : March 29, 2020 12:04 pm
Disgruntled Peony
(@disgruntledpeony)
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Posts: 1115

Daily Science Fiction just accepted one of my stories!

I first got the idea almost two years ago and wrote a total of five different versions, trying to get it right, so I’m extra ecstatic to see it sell!

Congratulations! wotf010

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

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Posted : March 29, 2020 4:35 pm
WillShadbolt
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Posts: 39

Thanks!

R, HM, R, Pending

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Posted : March 30, 2020 3:58 am
Dustin Adams
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Posts: 997

Awesome, Will!

DSF is fo' real.

2x Finalist
2x Semi
6x Silver
9x HM
1 of 6 SilverHM. 1 of 3 DSF: Short Stories. My Finalist #1 Finalist #2 coming soon in 4th & Starlight

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Posted : March 30, 2020 4:53 am
AndyDibble
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Posts: 86

Congrats Jasmine and Will!

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Posted : March 30, 2020 11:18 pm
chuckt
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Posts: 419

Congrats LIz, Jasmine, and Will!! Frickin awesome!

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

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Posted : March 31, 2020 12:55 am
mikewyantjr
(@mikewyantjr)
Bronze Star Member
Posts: 177

My story, "Lavender Footsteps," was picked up for an acted out audiobook podcast that's starting up next month!

It's a paying gig, which is kind of crazy, but they're also still looking for new short stories in the 6,000-9,000 word range, so I figured I'd post the link (it's a tweet with an email) here in case anyone has a story that might fit.

https://twitter.com/TheMichaelFight/sta ... 91685?s=20

WotF Results:

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

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Posted : March 31, 2020 5:53 am
storysinger
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Posts: 880

Wow, looks like a lot of success is happening here, congrats to all of you.

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
HM-V32/Q3
HM-V36/Q4
HM-V38/Q1

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Posted : March 31, 2020 8:36 am
RETreasure
(@rschibler)
Silver Star Member
Posts: 743

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

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

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Posted : March 31, 2020 9:12 am
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