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TimE
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@alexvss Congrats - that's persistence for you. Well done.

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Posted : July 6, 2021 4:56 am
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Congratulations @alexvss. Proof positive persistence pays premium perks.

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Posted : July 6, 2021 6:08 am
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@alexvss

Congratulations, Alex! Story is king, so when you believe in the story it pays to keep working it until it shines and gets out to the public! Well done!

V37 Q3-HM, Q4-HM, V38 Q1-HM, Q2-HM, Q3-HM, Q4-HM

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Posted : July 6, 2021 10:40 am
ellisael
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this is such a heartening thread- its true we dont hear enough about successful stories of publishing one's accepted work

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Posted : July 12, 2021 12:56 am
Disgruntled Peony
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I have not one, but two, exciting pieces of news!

Firstly, I have a story coming out in the Upon a Thrice Time anthology. The Kickstarter funded day one, and doubles as a great way to pre-order the book if you're interested in obtaining it. Lots of great authors in every one of these anthologies. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52625019/upon-a-thrice-time

The other news, and man, did it floor me, is that I won the grand prize for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award! My mind is officially blown. The story should be going up on their website later this month, and I'll post the link at that point.

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
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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Posted : September 4, 2021 3:44 pm
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RETreasure
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@disgruntledpeony nuclear typing clapper clapper clapper clapper   YOU ARE ON FIRE! I'm so happy for you!

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V36: R,HM,HM,SHM
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V39: P
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Posted : September 4, 2021 4:07 pm
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NVHaskell
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

I have not one, but two, exciting pieces of news!

Firstly, I have a story coming out in the Upon a Thrice Time anthology. The Kickstarter funded day one, and doubles as a great way to pre-order the book if you're interested in obtaining it. Lots of great authors in every one of these anthologies. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52625019/upon-a-thrice-time

The other news, and man, did it floor me, is that I won the grand prize for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award! My mind is officially blown. The story should be going up on their website later this month, and I'll post the link at that point.

That is spectacular!!! Congratulations! And I second what @RETreasure said, you are on fire! clapper clapper  

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Posted : September 4, 2021 4:28 pm
Wulf Moon
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@disgruntledpeony Congratulations on both counts, Liz, but especially on the Baen Fantasy Award. I believe Kate Julicher won that award as well, so you’re in good company. 😊 WELL DONE!

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Posted : September 4, 2021 4:30 pm
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officer
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@disgruntledpeony congratulations! I was so honored to share the short list with you and am beyond excited to learn you'd won! So well deserved, and we all can't wait to read your winning story at Baen, as well as your story in Upon a Thrice Time. 

Cheers,

Ari

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Posted : September 4, 2021 4:36 pm
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AliciaCay
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@disgruntledpeony

HUGE congratulations on not only winning FIRST PLACE in Writers of the Future, but also the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award. YAYYYY!

So well done! (fiyah!!!!) clapper clapper clapper  

 

 

And @officer

Very well done for making Finalist. Baen is a big award and it's no small feat to do so well with them. You're just warming up for taking off! sunny  

 

So proud of you both. ♥

 

~A.

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V34: R, R, HM, HM
V35: HM, HM, R, HM
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Posted : September 4, 2021 4:43 pm
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crlisle
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This is excellent news! Congratulations!

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
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Posted : September 4, 2021 5:26 pm
Cray Dimensional
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@alexvss congratulations 

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Posted : September 4, 2021 5:44 pm
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@disgruntledpeony amazing news, congratulations!! can't wait to read your story. 

 

@officer similarly, well done, making finalist of a competition of that magnitude is such a huge accomplishment! even brighter things to come Smile

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Posted : September 4, 2021 5:50 pm
David Hankins
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@disgruntledpeony That’s fantastic! Congratulations! 
whoa salute clapper  

V38 Q2: HM
V38 Q3: HM
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Posted : September 4, 2021 6:35 pm
Cray Dimensional
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

I have not one, but two, exciting pieces of news!

Firstly, I have a story coming out in the Upon a Thrice Time anthology. The Kickstarter funded day one, and doubles as a great way to pre-order the book if you're interested in obtaining it. Lots of great authors in every one of these anthologies. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52625019/upon-a-thrice-time

The other news, and man, did it floor me, is that I won the grand prize for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award! My mind is officially blown. The story should be going up on their website later this month, and I'll post the link at that point.

Whoop whoop. Way to go!

Small steps add up to miles.
V38: R, R, HM, HM
V39: P

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Posted : September 5, 2021 12:47 pm
officer
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@foxed thank you! And as a sign of hope for those getting certificates in WotF, my Baen finalist was previously an SHM in this contest (identical story, no edits or revisions). Keep on submitting your stories to other markets!

HM, R, HM, R, R, SHM*, HM, ?, ?
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Posted : September 5, 2021 6:19 pm
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Joel C. Scoberg
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

I have not one, but two, exciting pieces of news!

Firstly, I have a story coming out in the Upon a Thrice Time anthology. The Kickstarter funded day one, and doubles as a great way to pre-order the book if you're interested in obtaining it. Lots of great authors in every one of these anthologies. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52625019/upon-a-thrice-time

The other news, and man, did it floor me, is that I won the grand prize for the Baen Fantasy Adventure Award! My mind is officially blown. The story should be going up on their website later this month, and I'll post the link at that point.

Wow! That is amazing news whoa   many many congratulations grinning !

 

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Posted : September 7, 2021 3:34 am
MountainSpud
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@disgruntledpeony Congrats!!! nuclear clapper clapper clapper   nuclear  

 

I just saw the news on Locus Magazine about the Baen award & went straight to this thread. You are having quite the rock star year, justly deserved, no doubt. I'm inspired! salute  

 

And @officer, congrats to you, too! You're clearly on mark! I greatly appreciate the behind the curtain info about the SHM. 

R X 3
HM X 5
SHM X 1

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Posted : September 14, 2021 1:12 am
Alexandra Miracle
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I didn't remember if there was a thread for anybody to share their writing successes with everybody, so I figured I'd start one. :)

I've been taking a break from forums for a while, but I just wanted to stop back to share some exciting news. My first publication is now posted on Fantasy Magazine. It's not fiction, unfortunately, but it's still getting my name on a prestigious magazine so I am very excited. I will have an entry posted every Saturday for at least the next 3 weeks after this one.

This one: an interview of author Alethea Kontis.

The other three (I'm not certain of the order yet):
An interview with David Wolverton (David Farland)
An article titled "Wizard vs. Witch: Who's the Real Villain?" examining the Wizard of Oz.
A comparison of "Wicked" the book vs. "Wicked" the movie.

I'm hoping to make this a regular thing, as long as I can keep Cat Rambo interested. Finally something for my hungry cover letter template. :)

My congratulations!!!!! What is a secret of your success? Do you have any publications online? I have started to publish the short stories ("Listening the thoughts") and to find the readers isn't so simple) 

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Respect and Honor,
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Posted : September 16, 2021 6:19 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Thank you, everyone, for the kind words and congratulations! grinning I promised I'd link my story once it became available, so here it is.

https://www.baen.com/echoes-of-meridian

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
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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Posted : September 16, 2021 9:31 am
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storysinger
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I read your award winning story Liz. It's awesome. You have definitely climbed the mountain of success, well done. 

Today's science fiction is tomorrow's reality-D.R.Sweeney
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HM-V36/Q4
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Posted : September 16, 2021 11:40 am
David Hankins
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

Thank you, everyone, for the kind words and congratulations! grinning I promised I'd link my story once it became available, so here it is.

https://www.baen.com/echoes-of-meridian

That’s a great story! A really good read. Thanks for sharing and congratulations again!

V38 Q2: HM
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V38 Q4: SHM
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Posted : September 17, 2021 3:25 am
czing
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Posted by: @disgruntledpeony

Thank you, everyone, for the kind words and congratulations! grinning I promised I'd link my story once it became available, so here it is.

https://www.baen.com/echoes-of-meridian

Just about to go read your story. So many congratulations to you on all the amazing success you have had over this last little while. May it continue on well into the future!!!

v36 Q1, Q3 - HM; Q4 - R
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Posted : September 18, 2021 10:04 am
scribblesatdusk
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As soon as I started reading Echoes of Meridian I got the distinct feeling that it was very familiar. No wonder, given I read this in the past: https://ticknortales.com/warspawn/ and lo and behold the author there.

Congratulations again on your big wins! It was really amazing to see how you took some of those same elements from your older story and reworked them.

V36:Q3 HM V37: Q3 R, Q4 SHM V38: R,HM, F, HM
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Posted : September 30, 2021 10:02 am
Scott_M_Sands
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@disgruntledpeony 

About to go and read this. The title sounds great already.
It's great to hear about your continued success. Well done, Liz!  dancingbanana  

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Posted : October 9, 2021 6:46 am
Joel C. Scoberg
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Hi all, I wanted to share my news. I had a story published yesterday by Every Day Fiction  smiley   It's amazing to see something I wrote out there but, also, seeing a "comments" section beneath it kind of fills me with dread at the same time uh-oh   something to (hopefully) get used to in the future!

 

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Posted : October 26, 2021 12:24 am
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storysinger
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Congrats on the sale Joel. Now I wonder why my wife eats that certain spice all the time.

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Posted : October 26, 2021 4:13 am
David Hankins
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@joel-c-scoberg Congrats! That was a fun story. I especially liked your sensory details. 

V38 Q2: HM
V38 Q3: HM
V38 Q4: SHM
V39 Q1: Submitted

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Posted : October 26, 2021 4:20 am
Joel C. Scoberg
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@storysinger and @lost_bard thank you!

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Posted : October 26, 2021 4:37 am
Disgruntled Peony
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Posted by: @joel-c-scoberg

Hi all, I wanted to share my news. I had a story published yesterday by Every Day Fiction  smiley   It's amazing to see something I wrote out there but, also, seeing a "comments" section beneath it kind of fills me with dread at the same time uh-oh   something to (hopefully) get used to in the future!

 

Congratulations! clapper That was a fun piece.

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
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, SHM, SF, SHM, 1st Place (Q2 V38)
Ticknor Tales
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Posted : October 26, 2021 9:38 pm
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