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So what's the cricket-equivalent for a piece that's not yet been sent out (or send-out-able) because it needs to age & polish? Caterpillars? Teenagers?
That's the part that's driving me nuts right now.
Under the patronage of Murphy the Muse
When writing a novel that's pretty much entirely what life turns into: "House burned down. Car stolen. Cat exploded. Did 1500 easy words, so all in all it was a pretty good day."
Don't know if anyone here is interested, but I thought I would pass the following along.
A friend of mine has a SF/F review blog. He's looking for more contributors. There's more info here. http://www.graspingforthewind.com/20...-contributors/
Now, I have a steampunk story to hammer out. Back in a few. (Hours.)
My S&S has grown weird. It's now some odd fantasy, western, steampunk mix. It also seems to be longer than I'd intended, which is worrying.
Does anyone have more info on the Mammoth Book of Steampunk? I'm not sure if this would fit, but more markets never hurts. I found the submission guidelines, but they don't say all that much, and it's not on duotrope for some reason.
Hi everyone. I am officially moved into the new place now so I wanted to stop in and say hi. Although my ISP messed up and I won't have my internet setup until wednesday it seems. Using a friend's at the moment.
Wish I'd heard about the mammoth book of steampunk earlier. I have a steampunk piece but it is pretty rough and I would need more than a week to get it ready. Good luck to those submitting to it. I'll be around more once my internet issues are resolved.
The one I'm working on has a pretty high magic quotient to the tech but I figure what the hell. I know it won't get accepted if I don't send it in.
I suppose I will send if I'm able. Friday's rather soon, and I've another I want to get to an anthology by monday (that I've yet to start), but...well, what's the point if it's not last minute and barely qualifying?
There's nothing else specific I need to know, I just feel antsy if I don't have reassuring empty paragraphs of what they want, average response times, acceptance ratios, etc. And I really hope the responses are under a month, as I want to send this to Sword & Sorceress, too, if it doesn't get in.
It's all in comments to his entry: http://oldcharliebrown.livejournal.com/347800.html
I worked on and off all day and got my short story rewritten from a piece of contemporary fantasy flash to almost 2k of steampunk weirdness. Awesome.
Now I just have to polish that turd into gold by Friday. And figure out what else I'm going to write this week.
Overall, I'm pleased with how the day has gone, though. The writing momentum is picking back up (after a slow finish to last week).
I sent the novelette out. It is 14,818 words!! I think, if it sells, I'll try to add another 182 words so it will qualify for awards in the novella category. Damn, I'm proud of this one. I'm damn proud of this one! I love it.
Ok. Dudes and dudettes, thanks to W1S1 I now have 6 stories under consideration. On Jan. 1st, I had 3 stories in circulation (one has since sold). So four stories are new.
Had a momentary panic this morning. Received an email from ChiZine. I was thinking "What? Already? That's a rejection." Turned out it was just the email acknowledging my submission.
I'm 4,700 words into my S&S and maybe three quarters or two thirds through the plot. It's coming out pretty well so far, though it'll need a lot of editing.
Also, I guess I'm going to have to be doing some revisions on Leaving Love next week, as 1/3 people grasping the plot isn't a very good ratio, even if that one person thought he was being hit over the head with it (why can't they all agree!?). Ah well, no big hurry in any event.
“Be a lamp unto yourself. Work out your liberation with diligence.” Buddha
OMG! I just sent a really recently completed piece to an anthology call that closes the 31st! Talk about cutting it close! I hope I hear something!!!