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    Bah, rejection after being shortlisted for a very long time. Time to rewrite and send it back out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    Bah, rejection after being shortlisted for a very long time. Time to rewrite and send it back out.
    Bummer, Ozmosis, but the fact that the editor held the story so long is a testament to its quality. Don't give up on it!

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    Yes, what she said. ^

    Keep pushing through, Ken.

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    Not really a rejection, but my story from the CD contest was in the queue. Curious as to how things will shake out in the future for a great publication...

    http://weirdtalesmagazine.com/2011/0...-in-the-queue/

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    thanks for this, i had one in the queue too, sucks - not happy with the way things are changing over at WT

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozmosis7 View Post
    Not really a rejection, but my story from the CD contest was in the queue. Curious as to how things will shake out in the future for a great publication...

    http://weirdtalesmagazine.com/2011/0...-in-the-queue/
    Bummer. Hope things get sorted out quickly after the changes.

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    I had one over there, too. Hope the new magazine works out...

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    I was actually glad when I saw that message from Weird...They had a story from me which was not ready to be submitted. I was caught up in a submission frenzy and let myself get carried away. After I submitting the damn thing I did another re-read and wished I could do a rewind on the whole process.

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    I'm another writer with a story in the queue over at Weird Tales. So much for that. Though I seem to recall having found another "home" for that particular story. I was waiting to hear back from WT first. Well, time to reach out to the other publication now.
    "Do or do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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    Not really a rejection, but just received copies of an anthology I was supposed to be in. Turns out they missed me somehow!!! Felt like a kid on Christmas, who ripped open their presents only to find they were someone else's. Sigh!

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    WTF? That's just wrong. Sorry to hear that man.

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    Ya, they did apologize and refunded my money, let me keep the books. But it was really deflating. I've asked for a letter releasing me from any sort of contract just in case. No word on that yet, although I am sure it wouldn't matter as they seem to have broken it already LOL. Trying to keep my spirits up and all, but I was really looking forward to this one.

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    Wow, sorry to hear that! They must really have shitty organizational skills or something to forget about an author in their anthology...

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    Wow, bad luck! Sorry to hear it.

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    Wow Oz that really blows. I can't fathom how that must have felt...sorry

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    ^ what? that's not acceptable. have you talked to the press/editor yet? which anthology was it? i'd raise hell. if they do another one, then you should be in it, no questions asked. otherwise, they owe you something for that screw up. man, that sucks. sorry to hear it.

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    Thanks for the support all. This was a newer press, and I know one of the guys running it. I don't want to out them in a public forum, as I don't think that is appropriate. When they were getting started I threw them a freebie to help them out. Perhaps this is what makes it sting so bad. They have refunded my money, let me keep the books, apologized, and even offered to put the story in another anthology.

    But, I think I will polish it up and take it elsewhere personally. I'm sort of soured on these types of "for the love" presses now. The only reason I sent them a story in the first place is their stated intention was to pay in the future. Supporting future paying markets helps them become such. It is clear their stated intention is not being followed through on, though.

    Most of my sadness in this was wanting to see the story in print, waiting for it, and then bang...nada. It should be a relative easier sell than most of my prose as it has a Sci-Fi feel to it.

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    Man, that's crap, Ken. I would have been pissed. Sorry to hear that.

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    Sad days. I see Murky Depths just decided to close their doors.

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    ^what? that's horrible, i just published with them this year, wow, and they won a big award last year too, what happened? links?

    EDIT: AH, got the email, here's a link to the post too: http://lucifal.wordpress.com/2011/10...depths-demise/
    Last edited by RichardThomas; 10-28-2011 at 05:25 PM.

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