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( May. 23rd, 2009 03:13 pm)
Still on hiatus, but reporting a poetry sale - my long poem "Godfather Death" will appear in the Fall issue of Goblin Fruit.
I wrote this one for [personal profile] upstart_crow , who bought a poem from me at the [livejournal.com profile] helpvera  auction.



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( Jul. 17th, 2008 09:12 am)
Marge Simon bought my poem, "Burns at Both Ends," for the January 09 issue of Star*line. I sat on that one for a very long time. It went out once to a mainstream mag, because I was wondering if it could be a mainstream poem.  Silly me! It has a firebird in it!

This is my third sale to Star*line :D
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( Apr. 3rd, 2008 09:36 am)
So..... my short story "Geddarien",  about the lives of Klezmer musicians during the Holocaust, just sold to Fantasy Magazine.

Great thanks to [profile] cathellisen, who held my hand while I cried my way through this story in January, and to [profile] bachsoprano for reading and commenting :)

This was the story's third submission. It went to F&SF first (did not grab; and this is the last time anything of mine goes to F&SF); and Strange Horizons ("lovely but not our cuppa").  I wanted to send it to Paradox and queried the editor, but their submission period only opens in June, so meanwhile I sent it to Fantasy Magazine, which I love. And it sold.

This is my second fiction sale (both semi-pro),  the fourth story I wrote, and the third story I sent out.

This leaves me with two stories in circulation, not counting Maze.

<brag>Not bad for a person who only started writing in Sep 2007, and most of this writing is the novel of doom. </brag>
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( Mar. 25th, 2008 10:35 pm)
Sale of a poem to a fledgling market, the Sigurd Journal.
Rose, congratulations. The editorial board of The Sigurd Journal has voted unanimously to purchase "Hope" for our next issue. This poem was chosen from more than 400 entries.

Interesting to know they had so many entries... And I needed a sale this week - have been very discouraged.
My long poem, "Two Births of a Bird Shaman," just sold to Mythic Delirium! Yay!!! Thanks, [profile] time_shark!

And many, many thanks to [profile] cathellisen for reading and helping me figure out this poem.

I have to say I feel absolutely happy about this sale. And I would never want to delete this poem. Gut it, yes, but... err.. too late for that.

Perhaps I should join SFPA or something.
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( Feb. 27th, 2008 07:28 am)
In late January I sent a prose poem to Star*line prose poetry issue. Bruce B. put it on hold. He liked it, but apparently not enough to buy it. So all this time I was chewing myself about this piece. How weird it was. Convoluted. Hard to understand. Nobody likes it.

Yesterday he emailed me asking to change the title to something else. I wasn't so sure, emailed him back with two other variations. That was in the morning. I am very thankful for those people (you know who you are) who held my hands and thys prevented me from writing back to BB with a , "Listen, it's actually crap, I'm withdrawing."

It sold today.

Yet another poem I would have deleted upon rejection. Why is my good stuff still out there?
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( Feb. 9th, 2008 02:25 pm)
Just got an email from Roby James informing me that my SF novelette, "To Find Home Again," has been accepted for publication at Warrior Wisewoman.

I am shaking with happiness. Shaking. It is such a weird story. My first fiction sale.

Thank you so much, Roby and [profile] norilana.
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( Jan. 17th, 2008 10:45 am)
Two days ago I sent out a poem to Star*Line. Completely on a lark. I've been writing speculative poetry and promptly deleting it for years.
Well, guess what: a YES for the March issue.

Next time a poem comes my way I'll try not to delete it.
:)
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