In a month or so, my short story “Petra”, will be published in First Stop Fiction. It will be my first published work. Here’s what the editor had to say about my story:
Thanks for sending this piece our way. It's good stuff. The exploration of cold, that magical realism seeming almost plausible with the mysteries of water under ice. . . sheesh! We'd like to run this story.
Thanks again! Vivid piece.”
Apart from mispelling my name, I'm pretty fucking psyched. Thanks to all who reviewed my story and gave me great suggestions. Special thanks to Bryan Howie, Voodoo_Em, Jonathan Riley, JY, Tophertine, and Sean.
Dude, My goosebumps just had children. That is so great. I really want to read part two of the second draft! Or did you go back to a shorter version. Either way Congratulations. I love that story!
I submitted a revised copy of the shorter version. I still plan on revising the complete, full-length version. I'd probably try submitting that to a few places as a reprint, or however that would look like. Not sure how that would work.
Two things. First LOL @ the name! Oh, the irony. Second, congratulations ya shithead!
Congrats Brotha! Well deserved.
Congratulations, that is great news! Make sure you whore it out to us when the time comes.
Nice! Keep doing the work and it won't be the last acceptance I'm sure.
Congrats, and you're welcome. Great work.
Congrats! I thought the best thing in the world was a customized rejection letter until I got a customized acceptance letter. They spelled my name right, though. Seriously, though, congratulations.
You've failed at rejection! Hooray!
Holy shit, Sound, that was you I congratulated on Facebook! Sweet ass! Rock on, man.
Always great to hear someone here getting published for the first time! Congratz.
Celebrate every single success, good job!
Die alone, unloved, and un-mourned! Wait... Sorry I'm really bad at celebrations.
One of my favorite scenes ever:
Hey, congrats! It's great to hear all the hard work paid off!
Congratulations!!!! My first one started with how many and how high quality their submissions had been getting and I almost stopped reading before I got to the part where they wanted mine, haha. I like yours better, straight and to the point with how awesome you are!
Although yours must have given you a major ego boost once you realized yours was considered uber high quality. I probably would've stopped reading too. I'd gotten a few that began with, "We think it's good and very well written, BUT....."
Always late to the party...
Make sure you still post the rest of your longer version sometime, I wanted to know where it was going :)
way to go. you need to meet the WHORING THREAD now, so you can promote your work with the rest of us sluts. :-)
@Em: Thanks, I will. I was going to last week, but decided everyone would be too busy reading the WAR stories. I'll try to fit it in somewhere when things slow down a bit.
@Richard: Thanks. Oh, I intend to. I'll be the biggest slut of all.