Post by earthtrekker on Sept 6, 2012 9:32:06 GMT -5
Oh, DB. My "Demon Dragonfly" is out to Stupefying Stories right now. It's an Anachronistic Technology in Pre-industrial China story. No real dragons unless it's the "little sister" in the year of the Dragon.
Post by dragonlots on Sept 6, 2012 21:33:41 GMT -5
If SS doesn't accept it - go ahead and send it. I'm intrigued by the idea. Another advantage to being on the Anomaly - access to me to pitch your idea to. I've taken quite a few stories based on that alone.
Post by earthtrekker on Sept 7, 2012 7:47:51 GMT -5
Hello DB, Thanks for your tips. My flash piece “Not the Wrong Planet” is a Time/Physics in Reverse romance. The main character, though I do not mention it directly, has Asperger’s. Every Day Fiction rejected it recently, but they also sent comments from five editor/readers, comments that I accommodated in the present version. There is no “found box,” I’m afraid. Just a found planet circling a dark star in a region of dark matter, whose light, from our perspective, moves toward its source rather than away. It’s a desperate shot, but if your upcoming TT anthology has any bit of space left at this late date, it’s right at 1000 words. -Mick
Post by dragonlots on Sept 7, 2012 11:04:04 GMT -5
Sorry, TTC is closed. Contracts, proofs, etc. have already been done. Scheduled release date is October sometime around or before MileHiCon on the 19th.
Different Dragons is the only antho I'm editing that is currently open. As I'm telling everyone, I'm not reading anything until after the deadline, Dec 31st, 2012. IF we get enough good stories there might be a DD2.
I've pitched another idea to WSP for an antho but I think I'm going to pass on it and come up with something new.
Post by dragonlots on Sept 10, 2012 20:08:47 GMT -5
Not a problem, earthtrekker.
Just a bit of professional advice - always check to see if something is open first before asking to send a story. I know of editors who would have basically 'roasted you alive' over it and then never looked at another story you sent in.
I'm not like that. I prefer to help guide less experienced writers over the rocky publishing waters. As Christie Golden said, she did everything wrong and wanted to help newbies not repeat her errors. Something I am very thankful for and the time she spent talking to me about it at a local convention. I learned from her mistakes.
At a writing conference I was at a few years ago, the speaker told us of a little contest she did in one session of another conference. It was a prairie romance conference, and she offered a pre-release copy of a new T. Davis Bunn novel to the student who had received the most rejection letters. The winner had received several hundred rejection letters but told her to give the book to the runner up as he didn't need it, being the author and all.
True holiness comes when we loathe sin not when we loathe getting caught.
Post by earthtrekker on Sept 10, 2012 22:15:30 GMT -5
I don’t mind it, but I never intended this thread to be a discussion of my rejection letters. I mentioned the 22 mark only as being the occasion of joining this group, which I did because… because I have been writing in isolation from other serious writers for 12 years and I finally realize that I need community. Never been to a workshop/conference, never to a writer’s group. A couple helpful books have been Storyteller by Kate Wilhelm, of Clarion, and Self-Editing for Fiction Writers, by Browne and King, and I’ve read tons of opinionated (and funny) Submission Requirements, but that’s not live interaction with others of my kind.