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#357153 - 11/30/07 05:08 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: BellaShorts]
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Registered: 09/09/05
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I have had over 30 short stories published (in venues ranging from micro press, small press to professional publications), and a collection.

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#357173 - 11/30/07 06:06 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: BellaShorts]
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Registered: 09/14/06
Posts: 2616
Loc: Texas
I had a couple of short stories published years ago in a romance magazine. Not sure if they even still have those. I framed it and got 2 checks for $125 each. Big money 20 years ago.

I found it more difficult to write short stories tho than non-fiction, informational articles.
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#357229 - 11/30/07 10:19 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: Shaun]
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Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 1519
Loc: England
That's great Shaun - I'm really pleased for you - any writer who can get as far as being paid for even one can be congratulated!, and thanks for posting on the forum, but maybe you didn't get a chance to read the Forum rules and new updates?

I'm going to have to lock this topic to give shaun a chance to read and respond (sorry everyone - remember I changed it to no Links/urls (inc me) for the moment, unless by some chance Shaun is a bella editor?)

Shaun, would you mind removing the link please? You are welcome to mention it by name in passing though!

Thanks very much,
Siobhain


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#357231 - 11/30/07 10:21 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: joanj]
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Chipmunk

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 1519
Loc: England
Wow Joan ! High Five ! - and thanks for sharing that - it gives me ,and other strugglers, some encouragement.
That WAS a lot of money! Lucky you.

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#357242 - 11/30/07 10:36 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: BellaShorts]
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Chipmunk

Registered: 10/26/07
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Shaun, thanks for being so prompt and for understanding.

Siobhain
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#357244 - 11/30/07 10:39 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: BellaShorts]
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Amoeba

Registered: 09/09/05
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No problem. I guess I should read more than I write wink

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#357752 - 12/03/07 10:42 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: Shaun]
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Amoeba

Registered: 09/09/05
Posts: 99
I've just seen that my short story collection, 'Voyeurs of Death' is listed among the nominees for the Dark Scribe 1st annual Black Quill Awards, which is a new award to honour works of dark genre literature � horror, suspense, and thrillers � from both mainstream and small press publishers.

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#358129 - 12/05/07 01:17 PM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: Shaun]
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Chipmunk

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 1519
Loc: England
Wow - you got a listing? Well done! Let us know the results? I wish I could set a whole week aside to just do submissions!

I will be reviewing some submission sites soon - any suggestions?
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#358486 - 12/07/07 05:05 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: BellaShorts]
Melissa Editor Offline
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Registered: 11/12/07
Posts: 227
Well, I just had a short story sorta kinda published in my writing group's anthology. It had to pass the submission committee so I guess that is a plus. Kinda hokey but oh well. LOL.

And I have to say -- on a slightly different vein -- that this writing group that I participate in has been THE BEST THING for my writing. It forces me to produce (we all bring in our own writing - no prompts or writing during the group) and makes me analyze it in a way I never had to before (we read it aloud and everyone critiques).
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#359788 - 12/14/07 10:27 AM Re: Anyone here had a SS pub'd? [Re: Melissa Editor]
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Chipmunk

Registered: 10/26/07
Posts: 1519
Loc: England
That counts for publishing in my book!Well done you - Nobody wastes money publishing things that are no good?

What was it about? (I am occasionally allowed to have Guest Editor stories in my articles!)

Writing groups - I have never found the time I should for this. I use my son and daughter as guinea pigs! They are very long-suffering, but also picky! so that's good!

I wonder what other peoples experiences are?
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