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Lantern Jack
12-14-2010, 11:30 AM
After 15 years of solid rejection, and heaping up some 2,500 rejection letters, I have finally sold my first article to a major magazine!

Salon.com is featuring my story, "Why I Turned Down the Menage a Troi" in the Life Section. It's also on the front page: It's the one in the upper left, under the picture with the guy--not me--covering his face.

They paid me $150 to boot. I didn't even know I was getting paid. This is such a major breakthrough for me and I swore I wouldn't come back to this site until I had a real notch in my belt.

Wow! This is everything I ever dreamed it would be and more.


Thanks to all of you awesome people who supported me and offered me excellent criticism and encouragement over the years!


Wow! I am simply swimming!

Wayne K
12-14-2010, 11:45 AM
Maybe if ya didn't turn down the menage ya woulda sold sooner :D

Congratulations

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12-14-2010, 03:30 PM
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Phaeal
12-14-2010, 05:43 PM
$150 buys a lot of chocolate, or beer, or whatever. Not a lot of menage a trois, but then, you don't want that. ;)

CGs on the pro credit and on your persistence! The bananas must salute it:

:banana: :banana: :banana: :banana: :banana:

poetinahat
12-14-2010, 06:02 PM
I swore I wouldn't come back to this site until I had a real notch in my belt.

Sir, if I'd known that's what it would take, I'd have gone out and started a magazine empire. You've been missed mightily here. I'm elated about your news and thrilled to see you here again.

Having read some of your writing, I can't understand the thousands of rejections. I love your work, and I am in awe of your perseverance.

Well done, and welcome home!

soapdish
12-14-2010, 06:06 PM
:snoopy: Congratulations! I can see why you are so excited. What a huge achievement!

Calla Lily
12-14-2010, 06:19 PM
Congrats!

Perks
12-14-2010, 06:20 PM
Very neat! Congratulations!

Uncarved
12-14-2010, 06:39 PM
Congrats on that, you've been missed!

Maryn
12-14-2010, 06:45 PM
Nice to see your smilin' face, Lantern Jack. Where the hell you been? Oh, right, writing.

I'm so glad somebody finally recognized that you've got the goods. Congratulations!

Maryn, all proud of you and stuff

thoroughgreg
12-14-2010, 07:11 PM
Congrats!

Jess Haines
12-15-2010, 12:52 AM
LOL, big congrats!!! :D

Celia Cyanide
12-15-2010, 04:00 AM
And I suppose y'all know that makes me the "narcisstic bitch" the comment section is raving about....:P

Congrats, Joshua, I love you, and I am so proud of you!

heyjude
12-15-2010, 05:31 AM
Congrats, Lantern Jack! Glad you're back. :)

Stlight
12-15-2010, 05:33 AM
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honeysock
12-15-2010, 06:52 AM
Big big congrats! A big Salon salute to ya!

Haggis
12-15-2010, 06:58 AM
Well, I would have rather had the Menage a Troi than the publication, but that's just me. Congrats, Jack. And welcome back.

defyalllogic
12-15-2010, 07:37 AM
that's fantastic! I try not to mindlessly cheer, just in case. I read you article and it was great. I laughed, I cried! I shared it with my husband and a couple friends. You earned it with the hard work and deserved it because it's totally worth reading.

Suzan
12-15-2010, 05:40 PM
Congrats on a great story!

Barbara R.
12-15-2010, 05:47 PM
After 15 years of solid rejection, and heaping up some 2,500 rejection letters, I have finally sold my first article to a major magazine!

Salon.com is featuring my story, "Why I Turned Down the Menage a Troi" in the Life Section. It's also on the front page: It's the one in the upper left, under the picture with the guy--not me--covering his face.

They paid me $150 to boot. I didn't even know I was getting paid. This is such a major breakthrough for me and I swore I wouldn't come back to this site until I had a real notch in my belt.

Wow! This is everything I ever dreamed it would be and more.


Thanks to all of you awesome people who supported me and offered me excellent criticism and encouragement over the years!


Wow! I am simply swimming!

Hey, I read that piece! Before coming across your post here, that is. And I really liked it. Congratulations!

rhymegirl
12-15-2010, 07:46 PM
So where's the link? Do I have to go find it myself? (I'm lazy)

Congrats Lantern Jack!

ETA: Okay, I just read your article. Very well-done! You definitely have a way with words.

elindsen
12-15-2010, 11:10 PM
After all that rejection go buy yourself some sanity. Brag it up!!!! CONGRATS!!!!

Kate Thornton
12-16-2010, 03:05 AM
Salon is the Big Time! Many congrats!!

piscesgirl80
12-16-2010, 05:54 AM
Congratulations! Your persistence is inspirational! :snoopy:

Lylou
12-16-2010, 12:17 PM
Many congrats! :hooray: