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    Congrats, Irish. That's awesome!

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    I recently became a contributor to one of the national newspapers. I just sent a query letter on a whim and now I write film and book reviews. Now, I'm going to try get some work with regional magazines.
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    I had an article about Bangladesh published in an Asian travel magazine

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    I finally finished the last round of edits on a piece about Charlie Chaplin that a mag in the UK required before they'd publish it (cuts, cuts, cuts)! This thing has been languishing in the editor's email archives for a long, long time - it'll be so good to have it printed. And to finally get that cheque!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saba View Post
    I recently became a contributor to one of the national newspapers. I just sent a query letter on a whim and now I write film and book reviews. Now, I'm going to try get some work with regional magazines.
    Hey - that's great, Saba! I am sure the newspaper lines on the CV will help elsewhere. WTG!
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    I had a couple of articles accepted by a content site. Yes, I know that's not a huge accomplishment, but it does move me into the realm of professional writer, since it is the very first time I've gotten paid for anything. So I'm happy.

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    Sent a pitch to Games magazine and had a positive reply the following day. It's going to be a good year!
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    I have a story in the newspaper about some local martial artists who make low-budget kung-fu films:

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    figuring it all out Liz Kelly's Avatar
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    Just got an acceptance from Curve magazine. That's two magazine acceptances this January. My query blitz is paying off!
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    Last week, I got my first story published as a stringer for the regional newspaper, over the Wakarusa music festival. It isn't much, but it's completely professional! It kept my smiling through 6 hours working fast food

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    Well, it was published a couple of weeks ago, but I just got my check from Bankrate.com for my article on how to financially prepare to live abroad. Sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nancy View Post
    You are entitled to blow your own horn!
    It's not bragging to toot your own horn - after all, you're the only one who knows the tune. : )

    GREAT job!

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    Cleopatra, may I ask where you query for ideas for bankrate.com?

    Thanks.

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    it's just something small, only 713 words (by demand), so it almost seems silly to want to brag about it, but I was one of 8 who were selected for this month's Kazka Press 713 prompt.

    http://kazkapress.wordpress.com/flas...efore-sunrise/

    They put the wrong name up, it should be my writing name "Ramsey Kingston", but I emailed them already to fix it so... pft. But yeah. It's the first thing I've ever submitted for publication so having my first sub get accepted is exciting, even if it's not in my preferred writing style. and if people like it enough I can get into the quarterly print anthology. :]

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    Congrats!

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    Let's revive this thread! Let us congratulate you!

    Okay, folks--it's been a while, but I think this thread is uplifting and would be incredibly helpful for a lot of us.

    Soooooooo...tell us! Have you had a query accepted lately? Broken into a market you've never been able to crack before? Gotten a first-ever paycheck?

    Tell us about a recent success (no matter how big or small)--you deserve some props, and we love to see how perseverance pays off!
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    Ok, you asked... one day last month I sent out 4 queries-- and got 4 acceptances! It was a truly awesome feeling. By now, all four articles (three different magazines) have been written and submitted. They're just waiting publication time!
    Of course, the above is just my opinion -- and likely worth exactly what you paid for it...

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    That is fantastic! That's what I like to see!!

    Let us know where we can find them, when they're published.
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    Finally made it into print with one article I had a lot of fun researching and writing:

    http://www.thehomeschoolmagazine-dig...e/201301/#pg91
    Of course, the above is just my opinion -- and likely worth exactly what you paid for it...

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    Way to go, Jeffo!



    Thanks for sharing--that was a good article!
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    Woohoo! Just landed my first buck-a-word. I've been banging my head against the wall for the past month on a 1000-words-for-$50 piece so this is quite refreshing (especially considering the article will be a piece of cake to write)

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    Awesome, congrats, Rennet! That is really great news.
    Of course, the above is just my opinion -- and likely worth exactly what you paid for it...

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    My essay, "I worked as an online tarot card reader despite not knowing how to read tarot cards," is on xojane.com. Thanks to everyone who helped critique my essay over in the SYW forum.

    http://www.xojane.com/it-happened-to...ot-card-reader

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    Yay! Way to go, nerdyglam!
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