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Cray Dimensional
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@storysinger congratulations 

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Posted : October 27, 2021 3:14 am
Joel C. Scoberg
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@disgruntledpeony Thank you! I am glad you enjoyed.

And, by the way, I loved your story "Echoes of Meridian", thanks for sharing the link. The constructs are a cool concept, I like the Frankenstein vibes (one of my favourite books). I can see why it won the Baen award grinning  

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Posted : October 27, 2021 3:31 am
Disgruntled Peony
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@joel-c-scoberg Thank you! grinning (And thanks to everyone else who responded, too! The last month and a half has been crazy--I kept meaning to respond to everyone earlier.)

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 : October 27, 2021 1:57 pm
scribblesatdusk
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@joel-c-scoberg Congrats! You should be super proud. Comments are a great way to engage with others who read your story. Don't be scared, the commenters can't bite as bad as vampires 😉

 

 

I submitted a story once to every day fiction and got a rejection with some harsh feedback where they told me my story was trite (among other things). Eesh! 

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Posted : October 27, 2021 5:45 pm
Joel C. Scoberg
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@scribblesatdusk Thank you Smile Yeah, I need to look at it as an opportunity to engage and take on board feedback, rather than let my anxiety get the better of me!

It's hard writing away and submitting but never getting feedback from editors, so I am sorry to hear your feedback wasn't the most constructive 🙁

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Posted : October 28, 2021 3:25 am
Morgan
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Posted by: @scribblesatdusk

I submitted a story once to every day fiction and got a rejection with some harsh feedback where they told me my story was trite (among other things). Eesh! 

That's horrible! A simple form rejection would've been sufficient without the added insults. That just seems terribly unprofessional. I'm sorry you had to experience that. I bet that didn't feel good at all. sadness  

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Posted : October 28, 2021 4:38 am
scribblesatdusk
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@morgan-broadhead 

After my skin had time to toughen I became grateful for the feedback, even as harsh as it was (or seemed to me at the time; I'm not going to reopen that email.). It helped me see the story through a more critical eye and let it go.

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Posted : October 28, 2021 5:27 pm
Scott_M_Sands
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@morgan-broadhead 

Agreed. No need for feedback like that. It's obvious they don't like the story enough to purchase it if they reject it. 
Good on you for finding a way to look at it in a positive way. I very much hope you sell that story. smiley  

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Posted : October 30, 2021 2:52 am
scribblesatdusk
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@scott_m_sands I am sure I wrote something like "aspiring writer who appreciates all feedback" or "feedback more than welcome" or some such in my cover letter. I appreciate the hard work of editors and in the end it did me good seeing their criticism. I really think it's a great accomplishment Joel Scoberg got published there and one day (soon) I'll have the nerve to resubmit something to them. 

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Posted : October 30, 2021 4:02 pm
storysinger
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(@rschibler) I read your interview of a published author in the Apex email today, your digital footprint is growing. Well done.

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Posted : December 24, 2021 5:59 am
RETreasure
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@storysinger Oh, Thank you! I love doing the interviews. Was this the Nina Munteanu interview? She is so brilliant and her story in our International Futurist's Issue ( https://apex-magazine.com/robins-last-song/) is just beautiful.

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Posted : December 24, 2021 8:15 am
storysinger
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It was the Nina Munteanu interview. I'm signed up for the Apex newsletter so I read it when it comes.

It's one of the markets I watch so I can submit when they are accepting stories. When I saw your name, I read the article.

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Posted : December 24, 2021 10:37 am
Álex Souza
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I managed to sell the story that was rejected in V38/Q3. It's (purposely) weird and violent so it doesn't fit Wotf at all, and I didn't know that at the time; but I sold it so I guess it's OK. Click here to read it.

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Posted : January 5, 2022 1:37 pm
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Posted by: @alexvss

I managed to sell the story that was rejected in V38/Q3. It's (purposely) weird and violent so it doesn't fit Wotf at all, and I didn't know that at the time; but I sold it so I guess it's OK. Click here to read it.

Congratulations! clapper It's officially on my short story TBR list. (Which is admittedly rather long right now, but I'll be making time to catch up soon.)

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 : January 6, 2022 7:48 am
storysinger
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I read your story Alex. Except for a few f-words it seems like an acceptable tale for WotF.

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Posted : January 6, 2022 10:30 am
Joel C. Scoberg
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@alexvss 

congratulations! That's amazing news clapper

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Posted : January 6, 2022 1:18 pm
Álex Souza
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@storysinger Thanks for taking the time to read the story!

I read somewhere (I think it was either here or the blog) that Dave likes simple stories, with structures like Dan Harmon's story circle, and over-the-top violence is out of the question. I did quite the opposite with this story, and thus my odds plummeted.

My HM, on the other hand, has moderate violence and an evident basic structure. Inciting incident, rising action... it's all there in a pretty obvious way. Now I'm trying to sell this story too. A big-time magazine has been holding it for months so fingers crossed.

@disgruntledpeony Thanks! Do lemme know what you think of it!

@joel-c-scoberg Thank you!

 

 

 

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V39: Q1-P
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Posted : January 6, 2022 1:42 pm
crlisle
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Hi everybody,

I wanted to share my news. Daily Science Fiction has published my micro fiction story "Invasion"

So thrilling! I hope you enjoy my little story. It came from a Wulf Moon KYD exercise.

Here is the link:

Daily Science Fiction :: Invasion by Candice R. Lisle

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020

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Posted : January 14, 2022 8:00 am
crlisle
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To continue the good news. My story "The Last Dance" will be published in mid-February 2022 along with a story by Wulf Moon in the LTUE anthology, Parliament of Wizards. You can see the cover on Amazon and pre-order the Kindle version.

Here is the link:

Amazon.com: Parliament of Wizards (LTUE Benefit Anthologies) eBook : Butler, D. J., Collings, Michael R., Stone, Eric James, Lisle, Candice R., Seeley, Sarah E., Milner, Jodi L., Moon, Wulf, Leen, Gerri, Clegg, Jaleta, Monson, Joe: Kindle Store

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020

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Posted : January 14, 2022 8:05 am
Ease
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Congrats @crlisle and @wulfmoon!

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Posted : January 14, 2022 8:27 am
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Posted by: @crlisle

To continue the good news. My story "The Last Dance" will be published in mid-February 2022 along with a story by Wulf Moon in the LTUE anthology, Parliament of Wizards. You can see the cover on Amazon and pre-order the Kindle version.

Here is the link:

Amazon.com: Parliament of Wizards (LTUE Benefit Anthologies) eBook : Butler, D. J., Collings, Michael R., Stone, Eric James, Lisle, Candice R., Seeley, Sarah E., Milner, Jodi L., Moon, Wulf, Leen, Gerri, Clegg, Jaleta, Monson, Joe: Kindle Store

Well done, Candice! On this anthology, and on selling your KYD to Daily Science Fiction. You’re a published writer!

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Posted : January 14, 2022 4:54 pm
crlisle
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@wulfmoon thank you! It's strange, I knew that a lot of people would be reading my flash at Daily Science Fiction, but it blew me away when people started quoting my tiny little story! 

I could not have done this without your mentorship and teachings. salute  

 

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020

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Posted : January 14, 2022 6:20 pm
crlisle
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@ease thank you!

2020 Quarters: 1st -- R, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- SHM
2021 Quarters: 1st -- HM, 2nd -- HM, 3rd -- HM, 4th -- HM
2022 Quarters: 1st -- Pending
Short story sold to Galaxy's Edge magazine
"Invasion" published by Daily Science Fiction
"The Last Dance" to be published Feb. 2022 in the LTUE Anthology, Parliament of Wizards
"My Ten Cents" published in Sci Fi Lampoon, vol. 2, Dec. 2020

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Posted : January 14, 2022 6:20 pm
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