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    Four Months of Successes

    Discussion in 'Success Stories' started by X Equestris, Jan 15, 2019.

    The span from October to now has been pretty kind to me. I thought about making a separate thread for each one, but I didn't want to bombard the forum.

    Back in October, I found out I'd earned an Honorable Mention in the Writers of the Future Contest for 2018's 3rd Quarter. Ending up in the top two hundred out of literally thousands of submissions to a highly competitive contest is pretty awesome. It's also a nice bit of validation: I'm on the right track with my work.

    Got a nice certificate from the contest in November:

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    In December, my eight short story--"Storming Gelon"-- was published in the 2018 edition of the Fall Into Fantasy anthology series from Cloaked Press.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M6346DP/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

    It's a sword and sorcery tale, following a slave soldier as her senses of duty and morality clash.

    Just today, my ninth story got published in Issue #8 of Broadswords and Blasters.

    https://www.amazon.com/Broadswords-Blasters-Issue-Magazine-Sensibilities-ebook/dp/B07MFBRTHL/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1547517005&sr=8-8&keywords=Broadswords+and+Blasters

    "Lightning Between Your Fingers" is a genre mashup of sword & sorcery and mystery, following my recurring character Arlise Dun as she investigates what seems like an impossible murder. Personally, I think this might be my best published story.

    Hopefully my luck holds, but I won't be too broken up if it doesn't. Just making it this far has been exhilarating.
     
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    You're on a roll! Congratulations!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Again, congratulations!
     
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    Awesome! Congrats!
     
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    Always good to hear success stories, I wish you more of the same.
     
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    February makes five.

    Since my target publisher finally reopened early in the month, I sent off a query for the novel I wrote last year. My sixth short story got published in one of their anthologies, and they expressed some interest in seeing a series from me at the time, so I figured they were pretty promising.

    Turns out I was right. Maybe two hours after I sent off the query, they asked for the full manuscript.

    If I hear a yes from them sometime before the end of the month, March will make six.
     
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    Congrats! I hope you get it!
     
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