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Little sale, big relief

June 4, 2009

The first short story I ever wrote sold to the first market I sent it to (The Fifth Di… I think).  I attribute that luck to good market research and a charitable editorial staff.  Since that inaugural publication, no story has sold to its first market.  Until today.

Big thanks to Jordan Lapp and his staff at Every Day Fiction.  They picked up “How Quickly We Forget” without it being rejected by anyone else first.  The story was inspired by a prompt from Jordan.

Being a friend, Jordan didn’t want to look at it without knowing his editors’ opinions first.  Fortunately they liked it, too.  No word yet on whn the massive three-dollar chec will arrive.  They still have “A Game of Telephone” in their queue, the story I wrote for the all-dialogue contest in May.  Maybe they’ll like that, too.

It’s always good to make a sale, no matter the size of the check.  It’s even better when it’s the firsttime selling to a market.  It’s an added bonus it’s Jordan’s zine.


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  1. June 8, 2009 8:40 am

    Congrats! Your output is inspiring. Really! I’ve realized part of my problem is I’m a big chicken when it comes to submission. However, I finally submitted “The Last Librarian” to EDF, and I just sent one of my Clarion-SD submissions (after one more revision) to Strange Horizons.

    I haven’t forgotten our discussion about joining OWW. I think I’m going to wait a bit because I’ve finally gotten into a daily writing groove that is paying off with better productivity. If I can keep that up for month, I’ll join to reward myself. Plus, I want to give myself adjustment time to incorporate crits into my routine. I’m wary of those swallowing my writing time.

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