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I'll dance first.
I sold my story 'Kin' to Fiction365. Woohoo! It's five years old and has been rejected by twenty markets, but I knew it was a good one and didn't give up. So there's a lesson there!
I also received the most flattering acceptance yet:
We almost never accept zombie apocalypse stories: the vast majority submitted to us are all about the killing, and have neither dynamic characters nor original take.
"Kin," on the other hand? Oh hell yes. We'll be proud to publish it. And we're grateful to you for redeeming our faith in the genre.
Awesome news, Leyline. I've never submitted anything anywhere, and wouldn't know where to look. Any tips?
Not unless:Is there a good reason not to do it?
Congratulations, that's great! I've found I like almost everything they put up, I think it's a cool spot.Jon M said:Which, by the way, recently found a home in the same le Journal yours did. :smile:
Thanks! No, it's not a big change at all, and I've agreed to make it. In any case, their guidelines do say they ask for profanity to be removed, so I was forewarned (just didn't really think I'd get in) and don't mind that much.Congrats lasm! What story if you don't mind?
And happy, of course. Rewrite requests are par for the course, every writer gets them some time or another. As long as they aren't trying to make you fundamentally alter the story itself, I don't think it's a big deal.
Whaddya mean, I don't get to be a primadonna at this stage of the game?!Not unless:
1. You'd rather starve; or
2. You want a reputation among publishers that you are difficult to deal with.
Reasons to do it:
1. Getting published is sort of a goal of being a writer; and
2. You can always publish the original version later; and
3. The money.
Can't remember the exact quote or where it comes from (Of Human Bondage, maybe); something to the effect that the only people who sneer at money are the ones who've never had to earn some. Me, I do not sneer.And then there's the money.
Whaddya mean, I don't get to be a primadonna at this stage of the game?!