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New Story Out

Back in January I sold the short story 'Broodmother' to IGMS. Now it's out in all its glory in issue #44, and Tangent Online even gave it a 'Recommended' review!

But wait! There's more! Two days ago I also sold a story to Sci Phi Journal - a real 'what if'-story that focuses on entirely new feelings that we could experience if our brains were ever expanded with additional neurons. The editor warned that it could take a while before the story is out, but I'm fine with that. (This from the guy who sold a story to Time&Space Magazine in 2012 that hasn't come out yet ;-) )
Sales are pretty rare compared to the number of rejections I get (27 sales to 653 rejection), so I'm savoring the moment.

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jennygordon
Apr. 8th, 2015 12:51 pm (UTC)
Congrats - and even more congrats for having the fortitude to submit all those 653 times! Huge respect!
jakobdrud
Apr. 10th, 2015 12:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks. This has been going on for the past ten years, so it's not like those rejections have all come in a large avalanche. It only gets hard when there are half years between acceptances.
jennygordon
Apr. 13th, 2015 11:21 am (UTC)
Persistence is everything, and hey, at least those acceptances are coming in.
maryjdal
Apr. 8th, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
Congratulations. I enjoyed your story "Broodmother" very much. :)
jakobdrud
Apr. 10th, 2015 12:41 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
vaughan_stanger
Apr. 9th, 2015 08:58 am (UTC)
Congratulations!
(Keep extending that moment...)
jakobdrud
Apr. 10th, 2015 12:42 pm (UTC)
Those moments live on, or that's my experience anyway. They only start to fade when I'm not writing anything new (or when the new stories I write keep getting rejected).
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