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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #375 on: January 15, 2019, 10:48:40 AM »
*cough* Possibly the wrong place, but anyone got any good tips for good places to submit short fiction to?

Also - awesome news Eric. And Eli. And Cam. And... well, I haven't read back further than that  :P

Here's a great list of writing contests, curated to avoid bad seeds (which you should always be on the lookout for). Remember to check what publication rights they ask for, and if they charge a fee, double check that they are a serious publication (it's not uncommon for competitions to have fees, but you should never pay just to have your work considered for 'regular' publication -- of course sometimes it's a fine line).

https://www.dystopianstories.com/writing-competitions-contests/

Here are some other publications that I've eyed before, most of which are well-known and well established (it seems a common denominator for serious SFF publications is that they have websites made in the 90s  ;D):

https://www.sfsite.com/fsf/glines.htm
https://www.asimovs.com/contact-us/writers-guidelines/
https://dailysciencefiction.com/submit/story/guidelines
http://martianmigrainepress.com/monstrous-outlines
https://johnjosephadams.moksha.io/publication/lightspeed/guidelines
http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/submissions/
https://uncannymagazine.com/submissions/
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #376 on: January 15, 2019, 11:10:45 AM »
So I wrote, revised, and edited a short story in about five weeks at the end of 2018, which is by far the fastest I've ever produced something (that I thought was worth sending off). There was an open call for submissions for stories set in the universe of The Banner Saga (awesome computer games for anyone wondering). That spurred me a lot because I was involved a lot in the community of that game in its Kickstarter days.

I don't know the result of that yet, but I've now been scouring competitions and submissions and I've set a few new goals for early 2019; three competitions or open calls that I want to make. I also have a couple of projects that I want to bring straight to Patreon. But I think getting some goals up of various sizes will help.

I'm still waiting on my first publication from the competition I placed in, but it should happen in 2019. These people are NOT fast. I feel a bit like my call to the "serious writer's guild" has been kept on hold for two years. I think it's affected me more than I'd like to admit, not knowing for this long. Anyway time to make new efforts and look ahead to a good 2019!

It's great to see other FF people working their way forward! Let's make 2019 a year of writing.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #377 on: January 16, 2019, 11:03:39 AM »
Well, it’s not anything to do with publishing, but I just won the December Challenge over at www.Fantasy-Writers.Org. Up to now, I’ve only really completed the 1,500 word challenges here at F-F, so I was really excited to have a 5,000 word canvas to play with. Since my goal this year is submit 3 fully realized stories for publication, I feel this was an important step forward.

If anyone is interested:
http://www.fantasy-writers.org/story/monkey-weather-december-challenge

(I posted an earlier version in F-F’s work to be critiqued thread.)
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #378 on: January 16, 2019, 11:05:49 AM »
Congrats!! :D
I can't access the link, though, it seems it's only for members.
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #379 on: January 16, 2019, 11:20:36 AM »
Congrats!! :D
I can't access the link, though, it seems it's only for members.

Ah. I’ll be putting it on my blog later today, and will link to that.
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #380 on: January 16, 2019, 11:54:03 AM »
Congrats @JMack - Hopefully we will see you getting your short stories published in magazines soon :)

@Magnus Hedén - Ugh, publication is really not fast at all a lot of the time. Fingers crossed your story gets picked up for The Banner Saga thing.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #381 on: January 16, 2019, 03:18:06 PM »
Well, it’s not anything to do with publishing, but I just won the December Challenge over at www.Fantasy-Writers.Org. Up to now, I’ve only really completed the 1,500 word challenges here at F-F, so I was really excited to have a 5,000 word canvas to play with. Since my goal this year is submit 3 fully realized stories for publication, I feel this was an important step forward.

If anyone is interested:
http://www.fantasy-writers.org/story/monkey-weather-december-challenge

(I posted an earlier version in F-F’s work to be critiqued thread.)

NICE! You are certainly a talented writer, so I expect more great things moving forward.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #382 on: January 16, 2019, 03:18:51 PM »
Congrats @tebakutis :)   So...what's next? :D

Probably a new book set in my Supremacy universe. I've already started it, but set it aside for 6-8 months of constant SkyrimVR. :)

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #383 on: January 17, 2019, 03:38:14 PM »
Good stuff, all.

Offline CameronJohnston

Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #384 on: January 17, 2019, 04:17:31 PM »
My structural edits have been handed back and I'm just twiddling my thumbs waiting for the copy edits to come back to me - by which I mean working on the WiP novel I had on the backburner. This new WiP is sitting at 63k words so hopefully I can have the rough draft of that finished in March sometime if I knuckle down (he says hopefully).

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #385 on: February 22, 2019, 02:40:22 PM »
I'm done and dusted with God of Broken Things. Copy edits have been handed back, It's up on Netgalley for early reviews, and the proofing is now being done.

Onto working on shiny new things without deadlines...

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #386 on: February 22, 2019, 03:25:18 PM »
Yay Cam!
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Is it still general release in June?
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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #387 on: February 22, 2019, 04:41:08 PM »
It is! June 11th as far as I know.

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Re: Adventures in Writing
« Reply #388 on: February 23, 2019, 08:22:41 AM »
Very exciting times, Cameron. Well done!

I look forward to picking it up.