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Stupefying Stories Buy A Ring, a Ring o' Roses

Sunday, 12 May 2013

A Ring, a Ring o' Roses is an alternative-world, steampunkish sort of story I wrote a couple of years back that I've been submitting to markets ever since. It's one of my favourite little tales; even if I do say so myself, it has a pretty neat central idea. I was pretty confident it would do well, but then it racked up nine rejections and I began to have doubts. This was the story that a certain well-respected SF magazine (OK, Analog) said "is not science fiction".

Well, I'm thrilled to report that the story officially is science fiction as it's been bought by Stupefying Stories. If Bruce Bethke says the story is SF that's good enough for me!




This is my third sale to this particular magazine, following on from The Cat's Tale and Your Call May Be Recorded For Training Purposes.

8 comments:

  1. *le gasp* A personal rejection from Analog? Woweee!

    And also congratulations on the sale.

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  2. That's a good way of looking at it, Deborah. I feel better now.

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  3. Whoot! Congratulations!

    I have a story accepted there which hasn't been published yet, maybe we'll get to share a TOC :)

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  4. Way to go, Amigo! I made my first-ever sale to them this week, so maybe I'll have a story in there with you and Rhonda.

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    1. Yeah, I saw your sale on Facebook. Sharing a TOC again would be cool.

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  5. Cool! Congrats on getting a sale. I'm still trying to find homes for many of my stories.

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    1. Keep trying! They'll find the right home eventually.

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