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Old 06-30-2011, 08:07 AM   #526
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Great work, Milo. Looking forward to seeing the story pop into my inbox

@Aggy: I shall be tuning in on August 4th then, it seems. I don't remember if I ever told you, but I liked The Bed quite a bit.
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Old 06-30-2011, 10:17 AM   #528
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I've got some braggage too.

short-story.me has bought Goldar the Unwieldy, my first W1S1 story, for publication. It's a light-hearted, somewhat satirical, fantasy piece. Not sure when it'll be up yet, but i'll let y'all know when it is.

Also, i've bought the cover art for issue #1 of C&C. And it's awesome. Here's a sneak peek at a small portion of the image: Sneaky-peekage.

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Old 06-30-2011, 10:22 AM   #529
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Ooh, fun pic!

And congrats!
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Congrats to Aggy and Izz.

And Yay! for the cover. That looks great.
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Old 06-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #533
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Thanks, Annie, Chris, Shelley and Lillie.

Lillie, wait 'til you see the whole picture. It rocks.
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Congrats Izz! And I'd never heard of that market - it looks like a good one. So thanks also

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Old 06-30-2011, 03:44 PM   #535
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Do you know, it's really exciting for me just to watch C&C happening. It must be wild for you!
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Very cool cover, Izz. Totally fits the tone the name brings to mind.
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Old 07-01-2011, 01:45 AM   #537
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Thanks, Nat.

Actually, Lillie, i'm more nervous than excited. Strange, huh?

And, things seem to be happening thick and fast for me at the moment. I've just been notified that i've received an honorable mention in the second quarter of WoTF. If you take one of the letters out of that acronym you'll get my initial response

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Awesome, Sam!

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Old 07-01-2011, 01:52 AM   #539
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That's wonderful!
Congratulations!

I suppose I can understand you being nervous about C&C. But I'm sure everything will work out great with it.
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Congrats! I'm so glad things are taking off for you, Izz. C&C looks like it's going to be great, and hopefully great to work on as well.

Also, I got an HM from WotF today too.
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Question: how do i report this to duotrope? A personal rejection?
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Congrats on the Honorable Mentions from WotF folks! I have a small braggage as well - a W1S1 flash story of mine called "Pel's Crusade" was posted today by Golden Visions Magazine and can be read here (Scroll down to PEL'S CRUSADE):

http://www.goldenvisionsmagazine.biz...011-Flash.html

I'm a little annoyed however, because the editor tacked on a sentence at the end of the story without checking with me. It's a twist story, and the sentence which was added works to "drive the point home" for anyone who did not get the twist. Think the last scene of "The Devil's Advocate" where the new guy tempting Keanu Reeves turns back into Al Pacino, for two and a half viewers so obtuse they did not realize what's happening otherwise. I always found that scene to be annoying and condescending to the viewer in an otherwise excellent movie.

If any of you take the time to read the story, could you please tell me if you think I'm right or if I am really off the mark and the editor had made an improvement? The sentence she added starts at "All thanks..."
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First off, very amusing (and clever) story. As to the final sentence, I don't think it's too obtrusive in and of itself. Not needed, no, but hardly a deal breaker. The fact that it was added without your permission, however, is extremely Not Okay and probably means that I will never submit there.
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Thanks, Nate. I am a little baffled as to how to best handle the situation. First off, I certainly am not trying to discourage anyone from submitting to GVM - the editors have been nothing but nice to me and I'm sure this is a misunderstanding that can be fixed - but I wanted to solicit opinions and advice from my friends here before reacting (overreacting?) to this.
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First off, I've never had an editor make changes with out least notifying me, and almost always passing them by me for my approval. That seems like a really big warning flag on this market right there.

Second, yes, that last line is cringe-worthy. The way it would have ended without it would have been just a tad too abrupt for my own tastes, but still, much better than what was done.

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