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Nice Surprise

March 4, 2010

I had a nice surprise waiting for me in the mailbox when I got home: WotF prize money!  Nevermind it’s already spent five times over.  It just makes things feel a little more real.

ADDED: I finally got around to subbing what was my WotF Q1 piece to another market (disqualified from the contest as I am).  I sent it to Clarkesworld.  We’ll see.

I could actually see this one breaking into Analog or something.  Wouldn’t that be sweet?  I don’t send much to Analog because I’m familiar with their tastes enough to know I typically fall outside them.  But I have a system; Clarkesworld and Lightspeed first (what could that take, a week?), then Strange Horizons, then on to others.  I will be banging on all the big doors with this one, not that it’s “so good” — I didn’t really expect much from WotF on this one — but because I now have enough pedigree that someone may give the story a shot.  Plus it’s a little experimental and could pull a wild card spot.  You never know.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. clint permalink
    March 5, 2010 12:44 am

    Man the clarion west boards are dead quiet. Longest that no one has posted…well grats and you deserve it. About time you were rewarded for your hard work!

  2. March 5, 2010 3:23 pm

    yeah, clarkesworld and lightspeed might take 50 hours 😉

    send to analog! i just sent a piece to them for the first time, thinking that Stan has complained both times i saw him on a panel that he doesn’t just publish superhard sci/fi, but that people only send that stuff to him because they think he only publishes it. so i decided to stop self-selecting and send a story in.

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