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  1. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    This past fall I entered a writing contest by a chapter of the California Writers Club. I found out over the weekend that my short story won first place. Nice to win, and also nice to receive payment of $0.16 per word, which is easily a professional payment rate. I'm pretty happy about it. Not sure yet when the story will be published.
     
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  2. Devor

    Devor Fiery Keeper of the Hat Moderator

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    Oh that's awesome, Steerpike! Congratulations!
     
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  3. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Thank you, Devor. I appreciate it!
     
  4. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

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    I guess you weren't allowed to rewrite the story with some more words?

    :) Congratulations
     
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  5. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Heh. Nope. As it was, I came in two words under the word limit, so I guess I left 32 cents on the table :)
     
  6. Ireth

    Ireth Myth Weaver

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    That's fantastic! Congrats!
     
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  7. Michael K. Eidson

    Michael K. Eidson Archmage

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    Nice. Congrats! Where can we read your winning story?
     
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  8. Tom

    Tom Istar

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    Congrats, Steerpike! You should use some of that money to buy victory cookies. ;)
     
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  9. Caged Maiden

    Caged Maiden Staff Article Team

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    YAY!!!!! You're an excellent writer and I'm sure the win was well deserved!
     
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  10. Chessie

    Chessie Guest

    Word! Congratulations, Steerpike! That's absolutely fantastic. :D

    *here's to many more sales*
     
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  11. Incanus

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    Very nice! Good job. I hope you'll let us know when and where its being published--
     
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  12. skip.knox

    skip.knox toujours gai, archie Moderator

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    More congratulations from here.

    Did they tell you why the story won? We writers mostly get told what we do wrong. It'd be nice to hear what worked, too!
     
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  13. Steerpike

    Steerpike Felis amatus Moderator

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    Thanks, everyone! The story isn't available yet. I'll post when it is.

    They didn't say why it won - there are a panel of judges who vote and that's all I know :)

    I didn't get victory cookies, but I did have a beer. Now I need to finish up another story I want to get out to market, and that has been kicking my ass for some time now...
     
  14. Reaver

    Reaver Kwisatz Haderach Moderator

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    Congrats buddy! Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy. You deserve it.
     
  15. Russ

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    That is a substantial accomplishment and a great word rate. Well done. Tell us how you spend that cheque!
     
  16. I'm late to this thread, but congratulations!
     
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