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Post August 06, 2009, 09:10:26 PM

Targeting October

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How late is too late to submit a story aimed at Halloween? Assuming one of you would accept the story, of course, would it be too late to submit it at the end of August? I'm sure the length makes a difference. And I'm betting I'd have more of a chance to get a novella in the works than a short, but I'm not quite done with the thing and I don't know how long it will actually turn out.

Anyway, just rambling, I mean wondering.


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Post August 06, 2009, 11:41:11 PM

October

I dunno.

I sent Robert one in the beginning of May that might be good for October and haven't even heard he got it yet. There may be one heck of a backlog.

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Post August 07, 2009, 06:03:23 AM

Which means I should probably shoot for 7500+ words if I want a shot at making the cutoff.

Well, that's good I suppose. I tend to be a more comfortable in that ring anyway -- gives me a chance to use my footwork and a little rope-a-dope if necessary.


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Post August 27, 2009, 07:35:35 AM

Forty double-spaced pages later. . .

This turned out to be a whopper. I'll trim it down in the second draft, but I can only hope it will be in fighting shape quick enough for October now.


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Post September 09, 2009, 09:52:17 PM

So, seriously, how late is too late for an October submission? I'm just about done with my little masterpiece -- an homage to Lovecraft, Bradbury, and even a little King.

McCamy? Dan? Anybody?

Hello?


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Post September 09, 2009, 10:05:53 PM

You're early (for October 2010)

davjonz wrote:So, seriously, how late is too late for an October submission? I'm just about done with my little masterpiece -- an homage to Lovecraft, Bradbury, and even a little King.

McCamy? Dan? Anybody?

Hello?

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The September short story lineup includes submissions mainly from May and June (STILL about four months backlog), but you said you were aiming at 7,500+ words, so that shouldn't matter. I don't know what McCamy has in her to-read queue (if anything)...

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Post September 09, 2009, 11:03:59 PM

Good to hear. And there exists no chance of this becoming a short story even through the judicious cutting usually recommended by the editor (wife). It is 15k+ right now, though I'll take some of that off during tomorrow's rewrites. Still, it's way too fat for regular short stuff.


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Post October 19, 2009, 11:30:17 AM

Thanks to McCamy for getting my story, Worth, into the current issue. I wrote this tale especially for Aphelion and had no intentions of sending it elsewhere. I hope everyone enjoys it.


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