At least, I hope it was one of those, and not that my acceptance was a mistake....
I don't recall getting a round 2 e-mail from Nine but they did post on Twitter saying "if you submitted before such-and-such date and didn't hear back from us yet, you're in round 2."
I received a prompt response to my query confirming that my story was in the second look pile, which is enough to make me leave it. But I am wondering about whether to send birthday presents...
*pokes head in*
hey y'all, long time no see! I've been away (due to life taking a couple of hard knocks) but things have settled and I thought it would be good to come see how all you folks were doing. I've missed you!
I've been taking a break from short fiction (though I did write one of my favorite short pieces ever this past spring) and I'm writing a novel, currently 66,000 words in! I'm mostly doing it to prove that I can write close to a 100,000 words, and I'm doing okay so far.
Just wanted to say hi! Been poking around Braggage, good to see all your triumphs!
Hi everyone. I'm helping at a fascinating literary conference this week about comic and graphic novels and their educational benefits. Totally fun. Also gearing up for the first ever Denver Comic Con. I think we're in for a ride this weekend! Walked the floor this afternoon and got almost giddy. I'm keeping a notepad in my pocket to write down character notes. Should get lots of little bits this weekend.
Hi all! Plugging away like everyone else. Just passed 63K on my novel (yay!), I have 3 subs out right now (2 out for 14 days, but one out since November. Yikes!).
Various market calls with June/July deadlines are tempting me but I'm finding it hard to pull myself away from the book (which is good I suppose, considering I was blocked for a few months. All of my 2012 subs so far have been resubs of older stories though so I'm torn). The nice weather doesn't help my word count either. Maybe I should go scribble under a tree.
Hi guys, wondering if you know of any good literary horror magazines to submit to (or where I could find a listing)? I write a lot of horror short stories but they've stayed in the trunk thus far, figured I might let a few of em see the light of day
"The road to hell is paved with adverbs" - Stephen King
I'm usually pretty patient - I like stories to be out of the way so I can get on with new things. But right now there's one story which is postal (which always makes me nervous) and another one at a market that previously bounced my mails (this is the first time I got a sub through) and in both instances, Duotrope is showing recent submissions responded to while mine is past due. I'm torn between hoping that they are under serious consideration (both markets would be a first for me) and fearing that my submissions got lost in the ether and they don't even know I'm waiting.
*tap* *tap* *tap* *tap* *checks inbox again* *tap* *tap* *tap*
This will seem paltry to most of you grizzled pros, but for the first time ever I have 5 submissions out at the same time! It's a milestone.
New bare bones obligatory author's site: www.michaelwehunt.com
I know someone who just started at Tor.com as a slush reader. I was hoping maybe that meant they were recruiting more help to get their response times down. According to a blog post there ages ago, it sounded like they were going to try and do better, so maybe yours is climbing the ladder
I'm beginning my trek in the W1S1 world. My goal is to W1S1 per week. I'm at W1S1 every three weeks, or so, now, but it's time to get serious.
Wish me luck!